Sydney celebrates Macau GP’s 60th anniversary

Posted on May 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Sydney celebrates Macau GP’s 60th anniversary

Macau GP 60th launch IMG_1383

Kevin Barlett (with microphone), Vern Shuppan and Mike Smith tell tales of the simpler days of motor racing.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Tonight Macau Tourism opened a free exhibition under Sydney Town Hall (entry off Druitt St) to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix. The exhibition boasts free entry over the next four days and it’s a well told tale of motor racing history. To celebrate the opening, MC Mike Smith of Helen Wong tours introduced racing legends Kevin Bartlett and Vern Schuppan as well as Fernanda Ribeiro, the first winner of the Ladies car race in Macau in 1956 (in a Fiat 1100 she told iTT). There are some race simulators to try your hand at emulating Mark Webber (careful – the steering is very direct) and some great open wheelers, old and new, to inspect.

The 2013 Macau GP will be held over two weekends November 9-10 and 14-17and there’s information about packages to attend.

For more information visit

www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo

www.macautourism.gov.mo

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