Shannons Legends of Motorsport to Debut on 7MATE in July


Shannons Legends of Motorsport to Debut on 7MATE in July

Motorsport fans of all ages will be taken on a ride down memory lane in the new ‘Shannons Legends Of Motorsport’ television series, which will debut on 7mate in July.

And fans of Heritage Touring Cars – which features the Legends of Bathurst of the Group C and A eras that covered the 1970s, 80s and 90s – will be well catered for.

The series of 12, one-hour episodes will debut on Saturday July 19 and celebrate the rich motorsport content that sits in the Seven Sport archives from the Bathurst 1000, Australian Touring Car Championship, AMSCAR Series and much, much more.

Shannons Legends Of Motorsport couples this extensive motorsport library from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s with the hero cars of the period and the legends that drove them.

Aaron Noonan will co-host the series alongside the driving force behind its creation – and long-time Seven Sport motorsport figure – Neil Crompton.

Former Seven motorsport commentator and founding editor of Australian Muscle Car Magazine, Mark Oastler, will also be a reporter on the new series with a particular focus on some of the famous muscle cars made famous over the last five decades of Australian motorsport.

The trio will speak to some of the biggest names in Australian racing history and rewind the clock to recall some of the most famous races, cars and eras.

The programs will feature plenty of famous vision as well as a range of material not seen since it aired or long forgotten and extracted from deep within the Seven tape archives.

It’s clear that interest in the history and heritage of Australian motorsport has never been greater and Shannons Legends Of Motorsport is set to be an instant hit with racing fans across the country.

All 12 programs will be filmed in front of a live audience with filming blocks over upcoming weeks to be conducted at Bowden’s Own Collection in Queensland, the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama, Bathurst and Shannons Auctions in Melbourne.

Free tickets were recently made available for audiences via the Shannons Club – they were all snapped up within minutes!

Iconic drivers including Peter Brock, Jim Richards, Larry Perkins, Dick Johnson, Allan Grice and Mark Skaife will be featured during the series while legendary races, eras, manufacturers, teams and cars will also be put in the spotlight.

The first episode of Shannons Legends of Motorsport will air on Saturday July 19 on 7mate and feature four-time Bathurst winner Allan Moffat with the remaining 11 programs to air through to the end of 2014.

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