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Scott Mclaughlin and the Volvo V8 Supercar

 

A superb day at Homebush where the V8 Supercars series was being held.

Many thought Sydney Olympic Park would be an expensive white elephant, but no not a bit of it. Apart from fistfuls of concerts, football games and miscellaneous community events, the magnificent V8 Supercars. Saturday’s event was washed out in the dying moments by bad weather. Sydney has had 5 straight days of vicious afternoon and evening storms, but it failed to dampen the spirits in the Volvo room.

With 2 entries, the Volvos, are doing better than expected in their first season. Fresh-faced 21 year

year old Scott Mclaughlin has a bright future in front of him. We hope to have a word with him later

in the year so stay tuned. Meanwhile here are some highlights from the day

 

IMG_3324The Volvo Suite at V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS

ABOVE: Inside the Volvo V8 Supercars Suite above its garage and pitstop

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AVOVE: “Champers alright for you Pats””?” , The Pits, the Volvo lining up for a start

IMG_3343The Pits at V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS

ABOVE: CHampers in the Suite, The pits from the suite

the tail of the The Volvo V8Supercar  and the pit stop at V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS (4)The Volvo V8Supercar garage and the pit stop at V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS (2)

ABOVE: The carbon fibre tail and the Kevlar body of the Volvo V8 Supercar

The Volvo V8Supercar garage and the pit stop at V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS (1)The Volvo V8Supercar garage and the pit stop at V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS (3)

ABOVE: the race is only half an hour away. 33 next door driven by Scott McLaughlin

A tour of the pits explaining what is in a V8 supercar-The Volvo V8Supercar garage and the pit stop at V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS (5)A view from above the pits V8 supercars Sydney Olympic Park GAYCARBOYS (1)

ABOVE: “this is what’s in a V8 Volvo. This is a bit of tyre. and the Body there is Carbon Fibre

for strength in the tail, and Kevlar so a dustup doesn’t ruin the body. There are very few panels of the original car left after “we’ve” finished with it