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    Default Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Back in 2008 Stitt did the "lost Race Tracks Cruise" to Catalina Park in Katoomba and it was an awesome day out.

    Since that was 4 years ago its about time we took a trip back up there

    When - Saturday 21st July
    Meeting Time: 9.30am
    Where: Old Government House, Parramatta Park, Parramatta
    Destination: Katoomba, Catalina Park and a Pub for lunch
    What to Bring: Full tank of fuel, CB, Cash for lunch, walking shoes, a hat and a sense of nostalgia

    We will meet up at Parramatta park just near the Old Government House at 9.30am for a 10:30am leave.

    Parramatta Park Raceway Info - Opened in 1952, Parramatta Park had a 2 mile Grand Prix circuit and a 1 mile club circuit. The track closed at the end of 1955



    We will do a lap of the park and get some photos before we head out and up the mountains via the Great Western Hwy.

    Depending on what time we arrive we'll stop for some lunch at a nice kid/family friendly pub in Katoomba and then head down to the race course.
    We will park near the Aquatic Center in Red Hill Street and should be able to walk around the circuit which is just over 2ks, given none of us will be in a hurry after a nice big feed this will take us an hr or so.

    Catalina Race Track Info - A 1.3 mile circuit in New South Wales whose construction was started in 1954, but didn't officially open until 1960, and closed in 1969



    These guys did an Article on Catalina which is not a bad read http://www.vsccwa.com.au/cms/uploads...ept-Page09.pdf

    And if Program covers for Race meets is your thing check this out ! - http://www.progcovers.com/motor/catalina.html

    You can see the track from Google maps here:
    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&h...=17&iwloc=addr

    And if your feeling Nostalgic this is the best I could find for Track footage


    This should be a great day so put it in your Diary now and join us.
    1971 2T-B Celica TA22 ST.
    1971 2T-? Celica TA22
    1973 2T-G Celica TA22, aka "The Unicorn".
    1975 2T-G Celica TA27 GT
    1976 2T-G Celica TA23, aka "The Colonel".
    1985 3F Auto FJ62 Landcruiser
    1989 7M-GTE MA70 Supra, aka "The Poopra"
    History: Rods Classic Celica Sampler thread.

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    And here is a couple of pics at Catalina Park from back in the day to raise your interest

    Catalina Park - 1963


    Catalina Park - 1964


    Catalina Park - 1969 - Featuring a Corolla !



    Minis


    TVR


    Cortina
    1971 2T-B Celica TA22 ST.
    1971 2T-? Celica TA22
    1973 2T-G Celica TA22, aka "The Unicorn".
    1975 2T-G Celica TA27 GT
    1976 2T-G Celica TA23, aka "The Colonel".
    1985 3F Auto FJ62 Landcruiser
    1989 7M-GTE MA70 Supra, aka "The Poopra"
    History: Rods Classic Celica Sampler thread.

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    And for those of us who also ride 2 Wheels..

    Bikes at Catalina Park in 1966.. Check out that Safety gear





    1971 2T-B Celica TA22 ST.
    1971 2T-? Celica TA22
    1973 2T-G Celica TA22, aka "The Unicorn".
    1975 2T-G Celica TA27 GT
    1976 2T-G Celica TA23, aka "The Colonel".
    1985 3F Auto FJ62 Landcruiser
    1989 7M-GTE MA70 Supra, aka "The Poopra"
    History: Rods Classic Celica Sampler thread.

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Keen to get to this one... missed out last time!

    Check out the gimp suits on the bikes
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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    DAMN...

    You pricks better have a FAT time or else!

    Cheers from the middle of Qld...
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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Rod,
    This is a top idea!
    You could stop through the Amaroo site aswell if you wanted to take the real scenic route up through the back of richmond and then up springwood road / yarramundi and out onto the gt western hway at springwood.....
    Having said that.......I would probably cry at Amaroo...and I knkow having been to Catalina quite a few times in the recent years....its really depressing!
    But Probably one of the best tracks we had!
    I have had the priviledge of driving it and dad raced there.....and wow at full pace its scary!
    Cheers Matt
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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Keen on this. Mind if I repost it on twincam.org.au?

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Heya Matt,

    It would be great if you could join us on this one and since you know where we are going..... Wanna lead the Cruise ?

    And Ben, No worries at all if you want to repost this on Twincam.org.au always happy to have other Toyota Clubs tag along as long as everyone behaves
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    1971 2T-B Celica TA22 ST.
    1971 2T-? Celica TA22
    1973 2T-G Celica TA22, aka "The Unicorn".
    1975 2T-G Celica TA27 GT
    1976 2T-G Celica TA23, aka "The Colonel".
    1985 3F Auto FJ62 Landcruiser
    1989 7M-GTE MA70 Supra, aka "The Poopra"
    History: Rods Classic Celica Sampler thread.

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Quote Originally Posted by TheToyman75 View Post
    And Ben, No worries at all if you want to repost this on Twincam.org always happy to have other Toyota Clubs tag along as long as everyone behaves
    No, no, not .org - .org.au - there's a HUGE difference

    But thanks, I'll post it up now

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    im keen, might even have the adub back by then too
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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    For further Inspiration here are a couple of pics form the 2008 Toymods Cruise









    1971 2T-B Celica TA22 ST.
    1971 2T-? Celica TA22
    1973 2T-G Celica TA22, aka "The Unicorn".
    1975 2T-G Celica TA27 GT
    1976 2T-G Celica TA23, aka "The Colonel".
    1985 3F Auto FJ62 Landcruiser
    1989 7M-GTE MA70 Supra, aka "The Poopra"
    History: Rods Classic Celica Sampler thread.

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Awesome, count me in.

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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Looks like an awesome bit of history I will hopefully be there
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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    Quote Originally Posted by TheToyman75 View Post
    Heya Matt,

    It would be great if you could join us on this one and since you know where we are going..... Wanna lead the Cruise ?

    Would love to Rod,
    Sarah and I are in!
    Its now on the calendar....However i'm not sure what car we will be in...unless we take the landcruiser towing the celica or the corolla....and then we will be in toyotas....lol.


    Cheers Matt.
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    Default Re: Lost Race Track Cruise to Catalina Park - Saturday 21st July

    This sounds like a great cruze.. Its been such a long time since we have been on one.. Will definately try yo make it.
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