Awesome ’80s Celebrated on Shannons Legends of Motorsport

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Awesome ’80s Celebrated on Shannons Legends of Motorsport

Bartlett, Longhurst and Mezera special guests on next episode of hit new 7mate motorsport series

SHANNONS Legends of Motorsport continues on 7mate this weekend with a special focus on the amazing decade that was the 1980s.

A period that saw Australian touring car racing move from local Group C rules to an international Group A formula, the decade was one characterized by the rise of turbo-charging, technology and the hero drivers of the day.

Neil Crompton is joined on this week’s episode by former Australian Drivers Champion Kevin Bartlett and 1988 Bathurst winning combination Tony Longhurst and Tomas Mezera to take a look back at the decade that delivered some of the best racing ever seen.

The Shannons Legends of Motorsport team has dug deep into the Seven archive to illustrate the period with a wide range of material ranging from some old favourites to some forgotten gems.

Mark Oastler returns to take an up-close look at Bartlett’s Nine Sport Chevrolet Camaro Z28 that took pole position at Bathurst in both 1980 and 1981.

Co-host and researcher Aaron Noonan also returns with some more golden vision from the vault, much of it unseen in many years and unearthed from deep in the Seven Sport library.

There’s plenty of familiar old vision as well as some rare gems so tune in for the series that celebrates Aussie motorsport’s golden era this Saturday, September 6 on 7mate.

The sixth episode in a 12-part series celebrating Australian motorsport was filmed in front of a live audience at Shannons Auction Centre in Melbourne, Victoria.

Times are varied in different markets and are as follows:

Saturday September 6 on 7mate

  • 1.30pm – Adelaide
  • 3.30pm – Perth
  • 4.30pm – Sydney and Brisbane
  • 5.00pm – Melbourne

All markets will air a repeat on 7mate on Wednesday September 10 at 3.00pm and Thursday September 11 at 12.00am and later that morning at 11.00am.

Every episode of the Shannons Legends of Motorsport is also available to watch on the Shannons Club website after it first airs on 7mate, and you can hit this link to find them.

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