On the weekend I actually did go 100 round the bends (and it happened to be entirely legal) and I could not get that bloody song out of my head. I jumped in a V8 Supercar and did four hot laps, oooh yeah. My inner bogan rev head felt the need for speed and a sudden urge to smoke Winnie Blues and wear flannelette and thongs.
I bought Map Guy a double pass from one of those online voucher places and actually got around to using it before it lapsed like the last one I bought. He chose to take me and I was actually pretty surprised... I assumed (yes, ass:you:me, I know) that he'd take a mate or one of his car club buddies he's been around the track with before. But he chose me and I spent the morning saying "You choo choo choose me" because even though I was mixing up my modes of transportation I can't miss an opportunity to be annoying.
We rocked up at Barbagallo Raceway and suited up - in case you're wondering, it's really hard to pull on a firesuit when your back is so sunburned that you can't put your arms back. And so we're clear, firesuits are unattractive unless you're an actual V8 Supercar driver.
|Needed a firesuit because I'm so hot|
|A non-action shot of Map Guy the scarecrow|
|Bogan couple in matching outfits|
|Last time I had a back seat bonus I didn't need a lanyard|
|There was a bit of waiting around for "photo's" because bogans can't spell|
|Then posing for "photo's" that they wanted to charge us $50 for when I could just take my own...|
|Then a bit more waiting at Stig School|
|Go for launch with my massive head in a tiny helmet|
|Jumping in for Step 8 "drive" - hard to see, but the brakes were on fire|
Climbing out of the car all I wanted to do was get as far away from the fumes as possible, but I'd promised my shoes to some chick who had rocked up wearing thongs *coughbogancough* and wasn't allowed in the cars unless she found some closed in shoes. So we waited; me going slightly green and Map Guy thinking all his Christmases had come at once being in pitt lane for such a long time.
I felt sick for the remainder of the day but it was definitely worth it. Four hot laps for me, eight for my shoes. An awesome experience.
Are you a rev head? Would you do a hot lap? Would you lend your shoes to a bogan?