The people you meet at the V8sFriday, December 10th, 2010
The Sydney Telstra 500 was the last event in the hectic HDT calendar for 2010 and it was a big one. PC arrived in Sydney with a fully loaded HDT transporter and was out at the track and set up by Thursday lunchtime. Two Blue Meanies and the new HDT Improved Omega were set up next to the Brock Merchandise trailer and the very special 30th Anniversary VC/VE #1 was inside with the HSV Owners Club of NSW (incorporating HDT) Club Display in the Armour All Auto Show.
The weekend was packed with plenty of HDT fans dropping by to say hello and even some keen buyers for two of our vehicles on display. The weather proved somewhat challenging on and off the track but it certainly made for interesting racing . . to say the least. PC caught up with Jim Richards and John Bowe, both competing in the current Biante Touring Car Masters. Then it was into the pits on Sunday with Team Vodafone and Craig Lowndes. He also took the opportunity to catch up with Dick & Jill Johnson and congratulate them on their Teams Championship win.
But the highlight of the weekend was showing Craig Lowndes the 30th Anniversary VC/VE Retro. As you can see from the pics, he gave it the big thumbs up, and the biggest compliment of all was his comment “that PB would love what you have done with HDT, this car is awesome”.
So with all the celebrity spotting over, it was time to pack up all the shiny beautiful cars and head back to Smeaton Grange – the V8s were over 2010 and we are already busy working on some great new models to showcase at the V8s in 2011.