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#1 AleSi

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:27

Hello everybody,

I hope somebody can help me. I´m looking for Tomas Mezera´s contact. The best form would be e-mail. I´m a journalits from Czech republic and I would like to make an interview with him, because he was born in Czech rep. (well, Czechoslovakia) and emigrated in 80´s. He spend a few years in Europe and then moved to Australia, where he had pretty succesfull career in V8 supercars.

I would appreciate any help.

Best regards
Ales Sirny

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#2 gouldo

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:44

You can try & contact him via V8supercars.com.au

He was thye driving standards overseer for a number of years. I am sure the=at they could pass on your request to him

Either that or CAMS.com.au which is the australian motorsport governing body

Good luck

#3 ReWind

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:39

I think Tomas Mezera runs the Porsche Sport Driving School Australia in Queensland or at least he ran it in the past.
If he still does you should be able to contact him via
Porsche Cars Australia Pty. Ltd.
Lena Theodossiadis
109−111 Victoria Parade
Collingwood Vic 3066
Australia
Tel.: +61 394730929
Fax: +61 394730959
E-Mail: sportdrivingschool@porsche.com.au

Good luck.

Edited by ReWind, 14 March 2013 - 12:32.


#4 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:45

he was born in Czech rep. (well, Czechoslovakia) and emigrated in 80´s. He spend a few years in Europe and then moved to Australia,

When he was racing in Europe he was described as a Czech-born Australian, so he must have first gone to Australia before his European career


#5 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 20:37

Yes and no...

He hillclimbed in a Skoda prior to migrating.

#6 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 22:41

Before migrating to Australia?

#7 LittleChris

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:02

I seem to remember there was an interview with him concerning his background in either Motoring News or Autosport around about 1986-7 when he was racing in UK F Ford

#8 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:19

Correct...

In fact, if I recall correctly, he moved to Australia principally to advance his motor racing career.

#9 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 23:45

Evidently Tomas has left V8 Supercars to concentrate on his Golfing career. And he has been a ski instuctor too. A very versatile bloke!

#10 AleSi

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:45

And that´s why I want to speak with him, to make clear what, when and where he was racing :)

Anyway, thanks ReWind. I will try to contact them. So far I haven´t been very succesful with others tips.

#11 ReWind

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:32

An overview of his career on DriverDatabase.

And in his own words on Speedcafe.

#12 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 13:11

He was a bit of a 'flavour of the month' for a while in his FF period...

This is why, I guess, Frank Gardner got him to drive with Tony Longhurst. Their Bathurst win was a big breakthrough for Tomas.

If you look at the list of co-drivers Frank Gardner lined up with his regular drivers you'll find a lot of openwheeler men. Alf Costanzo, Denny Hulme, John Leffler, John Smith, David Hobbs.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:11

He was a bit of a 'flavour of the month' for a while in his FF period...

This is why, I guess, Frank Gardner got him to drive with Tony Longhurst. Their Bathurst win was a big breakthrough for Tomas.

If you look at the list of co-drivers Frank Gardner lined up with his regular drivers you'll find a lot of openwheeler men. Alf Costanzo, Denny Hulme, John Leffler, John Smith, David Hobbs.



Thomas gained his P licence on the same day I did at Amaroo Park 77 or 78 cant remember , he was in his Carlboro FF piece of sh1'', I remember talking to him as he was newly arrived here and had worked as a ski instructor , not sure about when he drove FF in Europe though?

#14 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:30

Afterwards...

Did you just remember your password, Matthew?

#15 David McKinney

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:56

not sure about when he drove FF in Europe though?

See the first link from Post 11

#16 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:30

It was his reward for winning the Australian title, was it not?



#17 David McKinney

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 14:35

The 1986 Race of Champions (I think there had been one in 1985 as well) was ostensibly for the FF champions from all around the world, so I guess the answer is "yes"