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2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition to the Bathurst 1000

By Cameron Kirby | Photos by Thomas Wielecki, 28 Nov 2016 Features

2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition to the Bathurst 1000

A spiritual roadtrip on a special weekend in HSV’s most track focused car resulted in some spectacular photography

ROADTRIPS are a part of Aussie culture. Generations of Australian’s have grown up barrelling into the family station wagon (often a Holden or Ford), and travelling long distances on the road for a holiday.

It’s with this spirit in mind that we took HSV’s latest creation, the Clubsport R8 Track Edition for a road trip to Mount Panorama.

Wheels -tyre -test -car -driving -in -circleMaking the event particularly poignant, was the fact the trek was to begin at the same time the very last Ford Falcon to ever be made rolled off the Broadmeadows production line.

HSV Clubsport R8 at Bathurst 1000With ace photographer Thomas Wielecki in tow, the HSV Track Edition was taken through the heartland of rural Victoria and New South Wales.

HSV Clubsport R8 at Bathurst 1000There were sleepy towns, endless plains, flooded river banks, swooping crop dusters and more mosquitos than you could poke a stick at.

HSV Clubsport R8 at Bathurst 1000Getting to Bathurst was just half the journey, with the Track Edition then spending the weekend as part mobile tent at the top of The Mountain.

HSV-Clubsport -R8-at -Bathurst -1000-muddy -wheelsNestled amongst the campgrounds of the most dedicated and passionate motorsport fans in the country, the Track Edition attracted plenty of attention, with many curious punters keen to get a closer look at the car.

HSV Clubsport R8 at Bathurst 1000You can read the full feature in this month’s issue of Wheels Magazine, available at all good newsagents in printiPad or Android editions, on sale now.

HSV Clubsport R8 at Bathurst 1000In the meantime, enjoy these spectacular photos from photographer Thomas Wielecki we couldn’t fit in the magazine.