Race fans revved up
OVER the years it has led to school yard punch ups and plenty of heated debate and now, this weekend, the Ford versus Holden rivalry will reach fever pitch.
While for some the "great race'' may not register a mention, for those with a love of motor sport the Bathurst 1000 has been marked on the calendar for months.
As the only Holden supporter in a family of Ford lovers, Trevor Emerson could be in a tough position this weekend.
"It gets pretty hostile around here when the race is on and I'm guaranteed if Ford wins I'll be getting a call from my brother,'' Trevor said.
Following in his father's footsteps, Trevor said it was the atmosphere of the race he enjoyed most.
"The best part is the pre-race stuff like the time trials and then seeing the drivers' skills on the track ? it's great to have a few beers and a few mates around and get everyone together,'' he said.
Trevor said of the 161 laps, the "skyline'' section of the track was the most exciting.
"It's only one-and-a-half cars wide, so it gets pretty hair-raising around that part of the track, and then there's the straight where they get up to some pretty big speeds,'' he said.
Trevor said he would be barracking for Holden driver Greg Murphy to take the chequered flag.
"He's going for a hat-trick this year, but he's got a bit of competition in SBR (Stone Brothers Racing) unfortunately, so that's a bit worrying,'' he said.