This is why we love Winton!

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We love Winton. It’s a tight and exciting track. Great to drive on and great to spectate at. After craving some much-needed track action Driven Threads headed down to Winton to check out Tampered Motorsport’s December track day. We were able to capture a few cars despite the threatening, inclement weather.

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The grey clouds of Benalla, did amount to some rain towards the middle of the day. But this didn’t stop anyone from having fun.

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From professionally prepared all-out track weapons to daily hacks this track day covered all bases.

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This RS-styled Porsche 911 was immaculately finished. Impecable attention to detail would see this car getting attention at any car show, let alone the race track. Scroll down for more detailed pictures of this beauty.

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The Porches weren’t the only Bavarian classics to hit the circuit.

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It’s not often that you see an E24 out on the track. The sweet sound of the smooth inline six reverberated around the track.

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The sweet handling of the E30 makes a great track car. Not to mention cheap. Throw on some sticker rubber and you are laughing.

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Old Beemers ooze character.

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As stated in a previous post, Tampered Motorsports run a well-organised and relaxed day. If you want to know your car’s limits this is the safest and best way to do so. Take it off the street and bring it to the track, you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face.

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This track day was unique in that for half the day the full circuit was utilised whilst after lunch, the original track (without the boring bits) was put to the paces.

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We’ve spotted this Corvette at a few racing events this year. Despite a removable racing wheel, the interior still retained so much authentic character. I love the white gear knob.

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With a ballsy, grunty exhaust noise, this meaty Corvette demands attention and respect.

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It’s no secret that we love Datsun’s of all shapes and sizes.

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The boxy and compact shape of the 1600 looks right at home on the track. Number 73 was a well sorted track car running clean lines around the circuit.

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No track day is complete without some Evo 9 attention. This grey example had some first class body modifications.

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Evo’s always stick together.

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A couple of ex-V8 Supercars also came out to play and were definitely out flexing their muscles.  Have a go at spotting a few famous names on the liveries.

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A number of drivers had a passenger on board. Some seemed to look a little nervous.

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With added aero enhancements this Honda looked right at home on the track.

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Hard braking then smoothly turning in into Turn 1. You can see the concentration on the driver’s face. When you start out driving on the track after 15 minutes of  you can be mentally exhausted.

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This is the first time I’ve seen an Alfa Brera out on the track. You have to admit that it’s gorgeous rear end view. The Italians sure know how to make a car look beautiful.

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This Brera is the 2.2 litre version. Capable of 136kw at 6500 rpm.

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Never underestimate a Mini cooper. This one was flying.

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This CC Lancer was quick through the corners of Winton.

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The turboed engine of the Mitsubishi Lancer CC. This car was very well prepared.

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A race car Type R on full registration. Race on Sunday. Work on Monday.

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We’re looking forward to Phillip Island Classic in March. Hopefully this Mustang makes an appearance.

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The owner of this Mx5 looked like he was having a blast. The perfect vehicle choice for the tight corners of Winton.

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Aggressive front camber aids in handling.

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As promised, here are a few more of the beautiful 911.

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The car was fitted with an RS style wing. I love the massive deep-dish staggered Porsche wheels.

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With a full cage, the interior of the Porsche was elegantly simple. Anything deemed unnecessary had been removed.

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Two spectators looking on; an MGBGT and a Golf R32. Two hatches from two different worlds.

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Some cool Honda’s parked up.

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A rare Audi Rs2 coupe parked near the pit garages. Never underestimate simple styling. Would have liked to see this thing out on the track.

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There is something special about seeing an uber-clean car dicing out there on the track. The gold-centre Work VS-XX wheels on this Type R were the perfect choice.

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Thumbs up! The best number plate goes to this Rotary classic.

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The original Rx7 is such an underrated car. I’m sure they will become even more popular with modifiers.

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Aero. Aero. Aero. Wow!

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Of all of the Rotaries present this was my pick.

This thing sounded nuts.

Affectionately called the ‘Silver Bullet’. The Centreline Suspension is one of the quickest naturally aspirated 20b rotaries in the country. For full specs see:

http://www.centrelinesuspension.com.au/the-silver-bullet/

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I love the original two-door STI shape. Great to see one out on the track competing…

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with younger siblings.

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This flared WRX looked like it has seen plenty of track time, cutting some quick laps around the circuit by its female driver.

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If you are interested in seeing the times for the long track see here. An interesting comparison are the short track times available here.

This is why we love Winton.

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Well, it’s only one more sleep until Christmas. I would like to wish all of our readers a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. A huge thank you to those that have supported us and shared our posts over the year. Please drive safe over the holiday season.

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