Originally posted by ellrosso
Good to clear up the Winton 1981 debate Ray - I've got a bit of caption work to do! So the Calder stuff from 1982 (The Slako leading the pack shot) is all correct.
Do you have any details of the last AIR race in May 1982 Ray?
Glenn sent me this yesterday, he's been a big help, I just wish I'd known he had this stuff a few months ago!
2 Bob Minogue
3 Russell Davidson
4 Jon Davison
7 Alan Nitschke
10 Rob Butcher
11 Reg Orr: TBA
15 Terry Hook
17 Mel McEwin
33 Tim Slako
76 John Wright
The Reg Orr car didn't turn up, nor did Terry Hook.
Yes, the colour stuff from Calder is the February 28, 1982 meeting. Other ARCOgraphite dates were (inserted here because they're very hard to find!
Round 1 - Sandown Park - September 13, 1981
Round 2 - Calder - November 8, 1981
Round 3 - Calder - February 28, 1982
Round 4 - Oran Park (short circuit) - March 21, 1982
Round 5 - Adelaide International Raceway - May 2, 1982
Winton's Rose City 10,000
was for F5000 only and was sponsored by ARCOgraphite, but wasn't a round of the series.
I think it's also very interesting to read Graham Slater's comment in the RCN
report on the February Calder round. This was a meeting where the ATCC round was held and there was a 60-lap Formula Pacific title race:
In contrast to their smaller counterparts, the sound of the big F5000 V8s was music to the ears...