The planned trip to compete at the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is fast becoming a reality, and plenty of progress is being made behind the scenes. The current plan is for 25 Enzed Central Muscle Cars (CMC) vehicles to compete against 25 Enzed Touring Car Masters (TCM) cars. One of the big intentions is to add a little parity to the classes, with CMC cars historically being more powerful, and also to limit the top speed of the faster CMC cars down Bathurst’s legendary Conrod Straight, the aim being to ensure that a proposed 280kph top speed is enforced across the board. The plan currently is to impose an rpm limit, although, understandably, there are complications about how that would be managed. The alternative is to look at diff ratios, which may help some of the engines that have been built to produce higher power at the extreme rpm. Apart from this obstacle, progress on the trip is going well, with the 25 drivers having received confirmation that they’ve been accepted to attend. With more than 25 being keen to go, preference was given to drivers with a long-standing association with CMC. Despite TCM being Australian based, CMC actually has more cars of Australian origin competing, so even the patriotic Aussies are likely to be looking forward to the sight and sound of 50 old bangers racing around the mountain. If you haven’t booked your flights yet, now’s the time to get them sorted.