The Newcastle 500 definitely sped things up in the city. As the dust from the Supercars settles, let’s slow down and take a look at the vehicles of the 1960s.
Jamie Whincup won an unprecedented seventh series title in a nail-biting finish in the inaugural Newcastle 500.
The Holden superstar didn’t seem to mind that the weather had turned dreary, as the city had already been blessed with three radiant spring days across the weekend.
The Supercars weekend was being dubbed in some circles as “the biggest thing to happen to Newcastle since the ’97 grand final”.
“The event was unbelievable,” a beaming Whincup told reporters.
“It was a huge success … 190,000 people through the gates at the weekend and I reckon every single one of those fans saw good value for money. I’m going to remember this for a very long time.” Read the full story here.