Ali­son’s labour of V8 love

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WOMEN re­sort to many things to ease the pain of child­birth, but watch­ing V8 Su­per­cars is usu­ally not on the list.

How­ever that’s what Ali­son Storm did, and its that level of ded­i­ca­tion that has won her the Dun­lop VIP trip to the com­ing Syd­ney 500 on De­cem­ber 3-5, in­clud­ing a din­ner with V8 leg­end John Bowe.

‘‘I watched the en­tire 1985 Bathurst in labour, I have cleaned a ho­tel room for a week for John Bowe, and I have fuel in my veins,’’ Storm said in her en­try to prove she was Aus­tralia’s biggest V8 Su­per­car fan.

She nar­rowly beat a few other ded­i­cated en­trants, in­clud­ing Aeron Nap­per of Syd­ney, who ad­mit­ted; ‘‘I’m 27 and the walls of my bed­room are cov­ered in V8Su­per­car posters and, much to my girl­friend’s dis­gust, I have a V8 Su­per­car doona cover.’’

His girl­friend should be warned she could end up in the same sit­u­a­tion as the fi­ance of Ho­bart’s Dar­ren Quinn, who said; ‘‘I’m get­ting mar­ried on the 4th De­cem­ber, I’m sure the mis­sus won’t mind if I’m not there, this is way more im­por­tant.’’

These were just a few of the very clever en­tries that made the de­ci­sion a dif­fi­cult one for the judges, and proved the V8 Su­per­car se­ries has a com­mit­ted fan base.

Ali­son Storm has won a VIP trip to the up­com­ing Syd­ney 500 on De­cem­ber 3-5 and din­ner with V8 leg­end John Bowe (above)

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