The Marque Sports Car Association held the final round of their Supersprint series up at Mallala on the weekend. A couple of unmissable afternoon engagements meant I wasn’t able to enter the event myself, but with such a lovely spring morning on hand and the X1/9 begging for a drive I made Mallala my destination and cut an extended path through the hills, before ending up with just enough time to fire off a few frames and have a quick chat.
The entry list was full of competitors and the paddock packed with other spectators on similar jaunts to my own, in addition to the Triumph club national gathering on display. Many competitors were getting ready for next month’s Classic Adelaide Rally, including Michael Busby gathering Motec data from his RX7 and Mike Lowe, who was giving his Abarth 500 Assetto Corse factory built rally machine its first run since bringing it out from New Zealand for a few Aussie events. Andy Sarandis was experimenting with a couple of different sump designs on his IPRA spec Evo 9, and we saw Keith Wong’s Ferrari 360 Challenge out for the first time in a while. It’s such a gorgeous shape that’s dramatically enhanced in Challenge spec.
With just an hour or so until I had to head back to town it was only a quick stop, but worth the journey.
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