I guess this must have been mid '80s. In blue is well known Australian motor racing photographer Paul Cross, I think we spent most of the day in the Bamford Motorhome, how I got home afterwards I have absolutely no idea.
It's not beyond the realms of possibility that Paul just picked you up and carried you home. A large, large man. Rugby player, don't you know? His son (Ryan) is too. And his other son, Clay, was a top shot-putter. Also large.
I too was of the 'up at stupid 0'clock, cycle train and cycle' to Oran Park from Dundas. (About 40km by road). And I'd only have a roll or two of film, which I'd process myself. And pay mill owner for permission to come to work.
And at the end of the meeting, on the bike and pedal like mad to get back to Campbelltown and the train before it got dark. 'Cause our meetings were in Winter and the sun was going down.
I love digital photography. Most of my pictures are in focus, but the opportunity to get a really good shot is better for me.
A selection from Phillip Island...
Yes, that's his rear window breaking.
Evidence that some people will race anything.
And a mixed bunch - variety is, after all, the spice of life.
Finally - Australia's sporting colours backed by the same. And a favourite car of mine.
Oh, and digital photos are much easier to upload.