Some of the biggest names in Australian touring car racing history are set to be commemorated in a new ‘Legend’s Lane’ to be constructed at Mount Panorama.
Twelve Australian motorsport stars will be inducted into ‘Legend’s Lane’ at this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
The Legend’s Lane will be put to tender later this year and be in place by the 2018 Bathurst 1000.
“This permanent legacy will become a major focal point for Mount Panorama and a place where people can come to pay homage to some of the greatest names in Australian sport,” Supercars CEO James Warburton said.
“This will also be a major tourism drawcard to join the National Motor Racing Museum where of course the Peter Brock statue resides, as a lasting legacy for motorsport in this country.”
Bathurst Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the addition of a permanent tribute would be another major drawcard for the thousands of people who visit the circuit each year.
“Mount Panorama holds a special place in the heart of Australian motor sport fans and the proposed tribute to the legends of the Mount will continue to build on the reputation of the circuit as the spiritual home of motor sports in this nation.”
The first of the greats to be inducted into ‘Legend’s Lane’ will be be announced at a function on the Friday evening of race week. Many of their famous cars will also be on display at the event.
The legends themselves will be honoured prior to the start of the race and will also conduct autograph sessions for the public on Saturday and Sunday.