‘Legends Lane’ to be built at Mount Panorama

A permanent tribute to Bathurst legends is set to be installed at Mount Panorama, with the announcement of a walk of fame-style tribute at Australia’s most famous race track.

‘Legends Lane’ to be built at Mount Panorama
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The ‘Legends Lane’ was confirmed in Sydney this morning, with 12 greats of Australian motorsport and Bathurst 1000 history to be inducted into the tribute on the Friday of this year’s Great Race.

Allan Moffat, Colin Bond, Jim Richards, and Fred Gibson were all on hand for today’s announcement, which also confirmed the theme of this year’s Bathurst 1000 will be ‘Heroes and Legends’.

“This permanent legacy will become a major focal point for Mount Panorama and a place where people can come to pay homage to some of the greatest names in Australian sport,” Supercars CEO James Warburton said.

“This will also be a major tourism drawcard to join the National Motor Racing Museum where of course the Peter Brock statue resides, as a lasting legacy for motorsport in this country.”

Following the induction of the first 12 stars at this year’s 1000, the Legends Lane will then be put to design tender, and constructed in time for the 2018 Bathurst race.

“Mount Panorama holds a special place in the heart of Australian motorsport fans and the proposed tribute to the legends of the Mount will continue to build on the reputation of the circuit as the spiritual home of motor sports in this nation,” added Bathurst Mayor Graeme Hanger.

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