Mate Brendon and I organised a drive for Sunday to take in the best southern roads we know. One thing ledto another and it turned into a group drive. In the end turned out a Skyline R34 GTR, BMW M3, Lambo Gallardo spider, Aston Martin V8 vantage, Porsche 911 turbo and my Audi RS4. Here are some photos.
Everyone Meeting up at a service station in the gong
Nice wool skin in the back of the Porsche for some wintery class
First stop and for breakfast at the Robertson pie shop. This was after the best drive of the day up, Macquarie pass.
The very blue Porsche,
Next stop Fitzroy falls and more chatting
Talk talk talk more chatting
Brendon got a twig stuck in his front right wheel and we had to try and fish it out before it worked it’s own way out.
Next, so a fast drive down to a dam and the excitement of the fish lift at the dam. Ash is interested here
Pretty Aussie country out the back of the dam
Last stop in Berry and time to say good byes, till next time…..
This footage was recorded back in October 2009, when we spent a couple of days with brilliant BMW M3. The weather was kind to us through our trip and many of the roads were ultra smooth to allow us to experiment with the handling characteristics of this great car.
This particular video was filmed during the Macquarie pass, a hill climb road just 30kmâ€™s South West of Wollongong in New South Wales. Its surface is silky smooth, benefiting from a fairly recent re-surface and the 7.7km pass features smooth sweeping turns with only 1 overtaking section near to the top.
The BMW M3 is a very neutral balanced car, which makes it a pleasure to be driven on roads like these. Just listen to the way the V8 engine loves to rev, as we make our way up the pass.
On a technical note, this was the first video I’ve completed featuring a accurate map overlay tracking the cars location as we progress up the hill. This proved pretty time intensive to complete in a accurate way but I am very happy with the tracking results and many thanks to friend Jay Ng for his assistance in this area.