The start-up TA2 Racing Australia category took a racing upstart – AMC’s editor – way beyond his comfort zone when they let him loose out on the track in one of their beaut new LS3-powered beasts. Our stunned mullet relays what it’s like for a complete novice to drive a thoroughbred racecar. AMC reader Mike Terakes provided us with these magnificent pics from the 1969 Rothmans 12 Hour – and he also helped us track down the winning car! That’s it directly above. Ripper ain’t it? We reckon this car could have won the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst had it entered the big race, such was the high-level of preparation for the gruelling a 12 hour battle. Recalling a selection of regional and country speedways that have long since gone to God. If you have photos and details of other rural speedways we’d love to hear from you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Overlooked, overcooked and ‘over-chooked’ – barely surviving classics from our motoring past. Yet another historically significant Sports Sedan’s restoration is complete. It’s the first ‘works’ BMW to race on Australian soil, one of the three Sports Sedan/GT cars campaigned by the legendary JPS Team BMW in the early 1980s and lovingly restored in California.