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Garry

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Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« on: March 11, 2020, 23:13:46 »
My car was “borrowed” by Mercedes Benz yesterday for a photo shoot for the Formula One Grand Prix that starts in Melbourne today.  It has appeared on page two in the daily rag this morning.
My car is now in the MB VIP Marque for display for the rest of the GP weekend. 
Yesterday’s photo shoot at Port Melbourne Beach.  More photos to follow tomorrow from the track.


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Re: Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 23:55:36 »
Very cool, Garry. I have my DVR set to record the race and all the pre race activities. I will keep an eye out for our car. ;)

John
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Re: Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 02:20:12 »
here is the newspapers bit today.
Garry Marks
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Re: Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 04:12:34 »
Outstanding Gary! Wasn't Adelaide the site of the GP years ago?  I have been on that coarse with the Rally car.
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Re: Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 06:00:49 »
Joe,
Adelaide was where they held the early Modern GP’s for about four years then transferred it to Melbourne which is also a streat course like Adelaide but about 2km from centre of city.  Its the 25th GP this year.

The very original GP’s in Australia in the 40’s and 50’s were held at a place called Philip Island about 150km away.  They still hold the Open class motor bike GP there.
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Garry Marks
Melbourne/ Kyneton, Australia
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery
2005 MB A200
2008 MB SLK 55 AMG
2016 VW T6 4x4 pop top Camper
2020 Volvo XC40 Electric Recharge, on order.

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Re: Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 17:16:05 »
Seems the GP has been called off.

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Re: Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 03:22:27 »
Yep Colin,


Been called off and my car is in the MB Marquee till I can retrieve on Monday.   There was a huge crowd at the gates this morning who were all turned away.  Disapointing but not unexpected.
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2005 MB A200
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2016 VW T6 4x4 pop top Camper
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Re: Melbourne Australia F1 Grand Prix
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2020, 07:00:57 »
Sensational and very cool photos Garry. Great to sea a background I recognise too!