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Fred Gibson

Fred Gibson

Fred Gibson has won Bathurst as a driver, he’s managed team’s that have won Touring Car Championships and he was at the helm of 00 Motorsport when Craig Lowndes spectacularly jumped ship from Holden to Ford. Speedcafe.com.au caught up with Gibson on the eve of Bathurst to look back at his career and find out what he is doing now Read More

Allan Grice

Allan Grice

If you’re in the school of Australian motorsport and you mention the brands Akubra, Craven Mild and Fosters, there’s only one man that springs to mind – Allan Grice. Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley caught up with 'Gricey' on the 20th anniversary of his last Bathurst 1000 victory Read More

Barry ‘Bo’ Seton

Barry ‘Bo’ Seton

The Seton’s have been involved in Australian motorsport for 50 years. The focus in recent years has been Glenn Seton’s inability to win Bathurst; however the Seton name is already etched into Bathurst folklore with his dad, Barry Seton, winning the ‘Great Race’ way back in 1965. That was 45 years ago, what is he up to now? Speedcafe.com.au found out Read More

Ed Ordynski

Ed Ordynski

This week Speedcafe turns its attention to one of the Australian Rally Championship’s most popular drivers, Ed Ordynski. In the 1990’s he established himself as the ‘Group N’ King and drove for the country’s highest profile outfit - Team Mitsubishi Ralliart. Ordynski has been very quiet of late so Speedcafe.com.au tracked him down to find out what he’s up to now. Read More

Geoff Brabham

Geoff Brabham

With David Brabham in the country about to put his helmet on for IRWIN Racing in the endurance events we thought it would be good to see what the elder son of Sir Jack Brabham was up to now. You will have heard his voice on the latest BMW television commercial, but what else does he do? Speedcafe.com.au spoke to Geoff Brabham about his career and what fills in his day Read More

Charlie O’Brien

Charlie O’Brien

Charlie O’Brien once held the record for being the youngest driver to win an Australian Touring Car race; it was a record that he held from 1976 through to 2003. O’Brien has raced across six decades and still gets behind the wheel on occasions now. Speedcafe.com.au contacted the former Holden Dealer Team driver to find out what he is up to these days Read More

Simon Wills

Simon Wills

Over the last fortnight Speedcafe has spoken to John Faulkner and John Briggs about their careers. This week we give the ‘Johns’ a break and turn to someone who drove for both Faulkner and Briggs and won an enduro with Stone Brothers Racing. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to former Team Dynamik racer Simon Wills to find out what he’s doing to fill in his days Read More

John Briggs

John Briggs

You can thank the current success of the mighty TeamVodafone to this man. John Briggs sold his level one franchise licences to Roland Dane and his Triple Eight business and the rest is history. Briggs was involved in motor racing for years and once ran a three car V8 team. What else has he done and what is he doing now? Speedcafe.com.au found out. Read More

Jeff Grech

Jeff Grech

When you look back at the history of the Holden Racing Team, certain names crop up – Brock, Lowndes, Skaife and Tander. Add to that list Jeff Grech. Grech was a long time servant of the team and had a high profile thanks to his position as team manager. There is nothing that Grech hasn’t achieved in Australian motorsport. He left the championship suddenly last October, Speedcafe.com.au found out what he’s up to now Read More

John Faulkner

John Faulkner

Most of you will be aware of John Faulkner. No, not the current Federal Government Minister for Defence, but the former race driver, Australian NASCAR competitor and V8 Supercar team owner. Faulkner was a regular in domestic racing circles for the best part of 30 years but has been rather quiet of late, so Speedcafe.com.au tracked him down Read More

Glen Dix

Glen Dix

There are not many people that can say they have earned an Order of Australia medal thanks to their services to motorsport. Glen Dix was once one of the Adelaide Formula One Grand Prix’s most recognised faces. His high-profile performance made global headlines and his style has been copied all around the world. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to Dix about his remarkable motorsport legacy Read More

Craig Lowndes’s ‘Calder’ Holden Commodore VT

Craig Lowndes’s ‘Calder’ Holden Commodore VT

Think of an image of V8 Supercars? Think Craig Lowndes' roll over at Calder Park in 1999. The young Holden Racing Team star made international sports headlines when his Commodore VT rolled over and over during the Shell Championship Series V8 round. But where is the car now? Speedcafe.com.au finds out ... Read More

Tomas Mezera

Tomas Mezera

When you think of Tomas Mezera you think of motor racing not skiing. Mezera’s sporting career started on the European slopes where he was a downhill skier. He moved to Australia to pursue a motorsport career and the rest as they say is history. He won at Bathurst and is still well and truly involved in the sport. Mezera spoke to Speedcafe.com.au about his career and what he’s up to now Read More

Steve Reed and Trevor Ashby

Steve Reed and Trevor Ashby

Trivia question: Who holds the record for successive Bathurst starts with the same partner? Answer: Steve Reed and Trevor Ashby? Between 1986 and 2001 Messers Reed and Ashby drove side-by-side, year-after-year. It’s a record to be proud of and one that is not likely to be broken. This week Speedcafe.com.au caught up with the ‘ultimate’ Bathurst pairing Read More

Anthony Tratt

Anthony Tratt

Anthony Tratt is one of Australian motorsport’s genuine nice guys. He was someone that always enjoyed his racing, despite the results, and was often seen walking up and down the V8 paddock with a smile on his face. The always accommodating former V8 driver pulled off the Hume Highway when Speedcafe.com.au called him Read More

Mike Raymond

Mike Raymond

Mike Raymond is remembered as one of the most recognised commentators in Australian racing history. Raymond was a renowned Speedway and Australian Touring Car race caller in the 1970s through to the late 1990s. He was head of Sport at Channel 7 in Sydney and called Bathurst for more than 20 years. What’s he up to now? Speedcafe.com.au found out Read More

Tim Schenken

Tim Schenken

Many Australians can correctly identify Sir Jack Brabham, Alan Jones and Mark Webber as Australian Formula One drivers due to their success on the track, but there have been many Australians that have slotted in behind the steering wheel of an F1 car. Tim Schenken was one of them. Schenken enjoyed several years in F1 and was a very successful sportscar driver. Speedcafe.com.au caught up with him in Darwin Read More

The Brabham BT 19

The Brabham BT 19

The Brabham Repco BT19 is arguably the most famous car in Australian Motorsport history. Sir Jack Brabham raced it in 1966 and 1967, winning the 1966 Formula One World Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. It was the first and only time in F1 history that a team bearing the driver’s name has won the F1 Championship. Where is it now? Speedcafe spoke to Sir Jack to find out Read More

Dave Luckett

Dave Luckett

Dave Luckett has gone down in Formula One folklore as one of the luckiest people to grace the sport. He was involved in a high speed accident at the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder in 1981 that paved the way for increased safety standards in pit lane. Luckett spoke to Speedcafe.com.au about that fateful May day Read More

Tom Gorman

Tom Gorman

Tom Gorman was once one of the most powerful men in V8s. The former Ford boss ran the car company when it had the best drivers and the best teams and helped it to return to the winners circle at both Bathurst and in the V8 Championship. Gorman spoke to Speedcafe.com.au Read More

Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez was one of those guys that came to the sport a lot later than many of the youngsters now racing. He had a dream, worked hard to get a drive and found himself racing alongside the biggest names in Australian motorsport. Recently MIA, Speedcafe.com.au found out what Jose’s up to Read More

Adrian Burgess

Adrian Burgess

You’ve heard of Adrian Burgess, you’ve seen him in the V8 paddock and on television, but do you know where he came from? Burgess has been involved in the sport at the highest level. He worked with Ayrton Senna and Mika Häkkinen and has won championships in every series he’s been involved with. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him Read More

Damon Hill

Damon Hill

Damon Hill will be remembered as one of the names of Grand Prix racing. He raced with several teams during his eight-year career but is best linked with the mighty Williams team. Speedcafe.com.au tracked him down Read More

Barry Oliver

Barry Oliver

Barry Oliver was one of those rare souls that was heard but rarely seen by people at a V8 round. Whether you were seated in the grandstand at the Clipsal 500 or perched on your plot of dirt at Bathurst, it was Barry that you heard over the track PA system calling the action. Speedcafe dialled his number to see what he was up to … Read More

Paul Weel

Paul Weel

Which former speedster had his own V8 Supercar team but is now enjoying closer links to NASCAR and Formula One? His name is Paul Weel, this week's featured driver in the 'Where are they now?' segment Read More

Tim Pemberton

Tim Pemberton

Former Holden motorsport media manager Tim Pemberton has been around motorsport for over three decades. You rarely see him but he has had a significant impact on what you read and hear. Speedcafe.com.au sat down with the man they call ‘Plastic’ Read More

Steve Ellery

Steve Ellery

Steve Ellery was one of the modern championship’s most successful privateers. He ran his own one car team and had a lot of success at Bathurst, but where is he now? SpeedCafe caught up with the amiable Queenslander to get the low down Read More

Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald is one of the best-credentialed production car racers Australia has ever seen. Three national titles, endurance race wins and a well-regarded racing business. Speedcafe.com.au caught up with the 60-year-old Read More

Ross Brodie

Ross Brodie

Ross Brodie is a name that you might not have heard of that much, but he has probably visited more Australian Touring Car Championship podiums than any of the drivers in the history of the sport Read More

Rob Duckworth

Rob Duckworth

For over 30 years radio announcer Rob Duckworth was a voice heard across the airways on the east coast of Australia. Now, he resides in the United Arab Emirates and worked at the Yas Marina Circuit while the V8 Supercars were in town ... Read More

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