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Where are they now?

Murray Carter

Murray Carter

As sharp as a nail, this week Speedcafe.com speaks to Murray Carter, former motorbike and race car legend. 81 years young, he is amazingly still racing and once loaned his car to Allan Moffat Read More

Mick Doohan

Mick Doohan

This week Speedcafe.com focuses on the career of Mick Doohan, Australia’s best ever motorbike rider and one of the world's greatest racers. Read More

Warwick Brown

Warwick Brown

Warwick Brown is one of a handful of Australian’s that have driven in Formula One. What else did he race and what’s he doing now? Speedcafe.com found out. Read More

Bob Muir

Bob Muir

Bobby Muir made his name as a top F5000 driver in the ‘70s and ‘80s; he raced in Australia, Europe and North America and almost got a dream F1 drive. Read More

Johnny Herbert

Johnny Herbert

Johnny Herbert stamped his name on Formula 1 in the mid-1990s and had it not been for a life threatening F3000 crash who knows how successful he could have been Read More

Alan Jones

Alan Jones

This week’s HDT ‘Where are they now?’ subject needs no introduction – 1980 F1 world champion Alan Jones. Always outspoken, but highly respected, Speedcafe.com found out what Jones is doing Read More

Murray Walker … part 2

Murray Walker … part 2

In last week’s ‘Where are they Now?’ we introduced broadcasting legend Murray Walker. You read about how he got involved in Formula One commentating and what he thought about the Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide and the famous Clipsal 500. This week we look back at some of his favourite F1 moments and the death of Ayrton Senna, focus on Mark Webber and find out what keeps the ever young 87 year old busy. Read More

Murray Walker Part 1

Murray Walker Part 1

This week Speedcafe.com introduces Formula One royalty. Over the next two weeks we introduce Murray Walker. Walker, 10 years after his retirement, was, is and always will be the voice of Formula One. Walker is loved across all four corners of the globe and is still in constant demand for appearances. In Adelaide for this weekend’s Clipsal 500, Speedcafe.com.au spent some time with Walker to find out what he is doing at the event. Read More

Brad Heywood

Brad Heywood

Speedway is one of the most popular motorsport categories in the country; the racing is fast, the competition is fierce and the guys behind the steering wheel are as serious about their racing as V8 Supercar drivers. This week we introduce Brad Heywood, winner of the 1991/1992 World Series Sprintcars Championship. He was a privateer that beat the factory teams and was one of the characters of the sport. Speedcafe.com.au chased him down to look back at his career and find out what he is up to now. Read More

Armin Hahne

Armin Hahne

This week’s ‘Where are they Now?’ focus turns to Europe. Armin Hahne is not a big name in Australia but he certainly is in Europe. The Monaco based driver has been racing for forty years and made his name here when he won Bathurst in 1985 with John Goss. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to Hahne to find out what he’s been doing since his last Australian outing in 1988. Read More

Wayne Cattach

Wayne Cattach

Wayne Cattach was one of V8 Supercars' most impressive administrators. After a long and distinguished career with Shell, he worked closely with Dick Johnson Racing and held the role as V8’s CEO for almost 10 years. He led the sport into and through its most prosperous times before his retirement in late 2008. What does someone who lived the 'glitz and glamour' of the sport for so long do in his retirement? SpeedCafe.com.au found out for you Read More

Terry Finnigan

Terry Finnigan

In this week’s ‘Where are they now?’ we return to the ‘good old days’ of the Australian Touring Car Championship. In an era when the privateer competition was just as highly sought after as the overall championship, drivers like Terry Finnigan put their heart and soul into their racing and had a blast doing it. What is Finnigan doing to keep busy now he is no longer racing? Speedcafe.com.au found out. Read More

MARK STACEY

MARK STACEY

Mark Stacey will go down as one of the greats of the Australian Rally Championship. Stacey, one of the most successful co-drivers in the sport, has raced in and won literally dozens of championships, both here and overseas. In a career spanning over 30 years he has raced with some of the best, including the late great Possum Bourne. What is he doing now? Speedcafe.com.au found out. Read More

David Harding

David Harding

In this week’s ‘Where are they Now?’ we introduce a man that will one day surely be recognised with an Order of Australia medal for services to motorsport. For 40 years David Harding was the man behind the famous Lakeside and Surfers Paradise race tracks, he even played a hand in the creation of Lakeside. Long out of the sport, Speedcafe.com.au tracked down Harding to talk about his career and to find out what he is doing. Read More

Rodney Forbes

Rodney Forbes

Rodney Forbes last raced V8 Supercars in 2002. He was part of the super team of Craig Lowndes and Neil Crompton at 00 Motorsport. He career was short and he sure left a mark, perhaps for the wrong reasons, but having raced in other categories since then he has proved that he is a talented driver and can more than hold his own when given the right equipment. What is he doing now? Speedcafe.com.au got together with him for a D&M. Read More

Ivan Stibbard

Ivan Stibbard

Ivan Stibbard was once one of the country’s most powerful motorsport administrators. As head of the Australian Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) he ran events at Amaroo Park Raceway and Bathurst. Highly respected by drivers and fellow motorsport employees alike, Stibbard was involved in the sport for 30 years. Moving on in the late 1990s, Speedcafe.com.au got him on the phone to find out what he is doing now? Read More

Penny Swan

Penny Swan

This week Speedcafe.com.au returns to the world of rally and for the first time introduces a woman to the ‘Where are they Now?’ honor board. Penny Swan was one of the first women to race rally cars and paved the way for young guns like Molly Taylor to try their hand. Swan competed in the Australian Rally Championship and the Australian Safari. What’s she up to now? Read on … Read More

Mark Oastler

Mark Oastler

Mark Oastler was one of Australia’s most popular motorsport commentators. Working at Channels Seven and 10 in a broadcasting career that totalled 13 years, Oastler was one of the voices of the sport and worked alongside some of the greats, men like Neil Crompton, Mike Raymond, Gary Wilkinson, Barry Sheene and many others. Deciding to hang up the microphone in 2002, Oastler hasn’t been seen on television since. What is he doing now? Speedcafe.com.au found out Read More

Bruce Allison

Bruce Allison

Most Australian drivers start out in Formula Ford and progress to touring cars, Bruce Allison only ever had an eye on open wheelers and carved out an impressive career, albeit a short one. Allison raced Formula Ford, Formula 5000, F2 and the Tasman and Pacific series’, he even had the chance to test a Formula 1 car. Speedcafe caught up with one of the genuine nice guys of Australian open-wheeler racing to find out what he’s been up to Read More

George Fury

George Fury

George Fury started out as a champion rally driver and progressed to be a champion touring car driver. He twice won the Australian Rally Championship and was a Nissan stalwart. He was recently voted as one of the Australia’s top 50 touring car drivers of the last 50 years. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to the Talmalmo farmer, one of the sport’s nice guys, to find out what fills in his days Read More

Paul Weissel

Paul Weissel

All of the big teams in the V8 paddock have their own public relations or media departments. The PR manager’s role is to create ways in which to get the team front and centre before the media and deliver for the team’s sponsors. Paul Weissel used to be one of the best in the business and ran the show at HRT during its most successful and turbulent times. What is Weissel doing now? Speedcafe.com.au found out. Read More

Tim Leahey

Tim Leahey

Tim Leahey didn’t have a long career, but he sure made an impact on the Australian motorsport scene. The former open wheeler specialist will forever hold the outright lap record at the now defunct Oran Park Raceway and he was an endurance race specialist. What’s Leahey doing now? Speedcafe.com.au caught up with him as the V8s gridded up at the Sydney Telstra 500 recently Read More

Robbie Phillis

Robbie Phillis

When you mention some of the great Australian motorcycle riders most will talk about Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner and Kevin Magee – and you can add to that list Robbie Phillis. Phillis has won a massive number of titles and made a name for himself as one of our first World Superbike riders. What’s he doing now? Speedcafe.com.au caught up with the 54 year old at the recent MotoGP at Phillip Island Read More

Andrew Miedecke

Andrew Miedecke

Andrew Miedecke has enjoyed a prolific motorsport career. Growing up in Tasmania, he is one of the state’s great exports. He’s raced in a number of open wheeler categories, he’s driven with Peter Brock and he’s been on the Bathurst podium. 35 years after starting in the sport, he’s still racing. What is he up to now? Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him recently to get the low down Read More

The Big Kev Commodore VS

The Big Kev Commodore VS

At Oran Park in 2000 Paul Morris and Mark Larkham were involved in one of the most terrifying accidents to be seen in V8 Supercars. The accident on the start line saw a ball of flame engulf Larkham’s Ford while a trail of fire made its way to the Big Kev Commodore as Morris struggled to get out. What became of Morris’s Commodore? Speedcafe.com.au spoke to ‘the dude’ to find out Read More

Tony Gaze

Tony Gaze

With Australia’s most recent Formula One driver, Mark Webber, in contention to win the drivers’ world championship in Abu Dhabi this weekend and during Remembrance Day week, Speedcafe.com.au decided to wind back the clock and speak to our very first F1 driver. Tony Gaze raced in the 1952 championship; he was a decorated World War Two fighter ‘ace’ and is step-grandfather to Alex and Will Davison. At 90 years young, we spoke to Gaze about his career and asked whether he thinks Webber can win the title Read More

Kevin Magee

Kevin Magee

Kevin Magee raced 500cc bikes during the golden age of Australian motorcycle history. A supremely talented rider, Magee raced with fellow Australian’s Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan and against some of the greats of the sport. Plagued with accidents and injuries Magee never showed the world what he was truly capable of. At Queensland Raceway for a recent V8 Supercar test day, Speedcafe.com.au spent a few minutes with the man they call ‘Magoo’ to find out what he’s being doing since retiring from racing Read More

Garry Wilkinson

Garry Wilkinson

During the 1970s through to the late 1990s Garry Wilkinson was one of ‘the’ voices of Australian motorsport. Teaming up with Mike Raymond at the track, Wilkinson was a sports commentator with Channel Seven and was a regular on the network’s tennis coverage. Wilkinson hasn’t been involved in motorsport for over a decade, so Speedcafe.com.au chased him down after he returned from the Delhi Commonwealth Games to find out what he does to fill in a day and how he pays the bills. Read More

Tony Longhurst

Tony Longhurst

In this week’s ‘Where are they now?’ Speedcafe.com.au chats to one of the V8 Supercar championship’s greatest names, Tony Longhurst. A former champion water skier, Longhurst is a two time Bathurst winner, a feat that he did in a Ford and a Holden. Involved in motorsport for over 25 years, Longhurst has driven for some of the series’ best teams and has won several championship titles Read More

Kevin Schwantz

Kevin Schwantz

The ‘Lanky Texan’ was one of the biggest personalities of 500cc racing in the 1980s and 1990s and still has a fan base that many top line riders would be envious of. On the eve of the Australian MotoGP, Speedcafe.com.au contacted the 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz. He used to thrill race goers with his late braking and aggressive style and the famous #34 Lucky Strike Suzuki was one of the best known bikes in the world. What is he up to now? Read on ... Read More

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