In February 1988, several NASCAR drivers from the US joined a few Aussies for the much-celebrated Goodyear NASCAR 500 race at the Calder Park Thunderdome in Melbourne, Australia. While many tried to hype it as "the first NASCAR race outside of North America", it was certainly not a NASCAR-sanctioned event. NASCAR approved to test the waters of international fan appeal and corporate interest? Sure. But not an official event.Rightfully so perhaps, Bob Jane was very pleased with the February race. He openly lobbied for future races featuring NASCAR's drivers - and perhaps even a legit, NASCAR-sanctioned Cup race. But the promoter's initial optimism soon turned to reality as is often the case with racing.A second 500 km, 280-lap race was scheduled for December 18, 1988 called the Christmas 500. As the Cup season begin to wind down, several teams had to also make plans for the long haul across the Pacific. Cars were loaded in shipping containers and sent to the track well in advance of the…See More
With Rex White and John Havac both appearing on this past Tuesday's show, I think it can be said that we were, indeed, "Racing Through History". I listened to both interviews with great interest and was duly impressed by both. What do you all think about this past Tuesday's show? One of the best? Would you like more such shows as that one? Would love to hear from you all.I am not in charge of programming nor producing the show and what little part I do contribute is very minimal, but I was really proud to be a part of a show that presented listeners with that I thought were really great representations of history.See More
"I would really love to see Coke come into the sport as an official "sponsor" of the Cup. Perhaps they could rename the cup to "the can". Even better, how about the "Coke Zero Can"? Seriously, all the…"
"Hey,Welcome to our lil memory lane of vintage racing,and a few current too. If you can set for a few weeks we got enough photos,videos,and videos to keep you really entertained for a long while -- we got live shows almost every nite of the week so…"
"Thanks Bill, Rex is a great person, I have taken the 4 car all over the country and have heard all good comments about him. glad to be a friend. I want to go to the induction, having trouble getting tickets. Thanks for the information on last night,…"