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Chequered Flag Chat – Daniel Flanagan

If you live in Canberra and you’ve learned to drive recently, there’s a fair chance you’ve been taught by an instructor from the Fifth Gear Motoring school and spent some time in one of their Mini Coopers. Fifth Gear Motoring is owned by Daniel Flanagan, a racing competitor with a passion for driver education. On [...]

By |2020-11-10T11:54:59+11:00November 10th, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – Daniel Flanagan

Chequered Flag Chat – 2020 Bathurst 1000 Preview

It’s Bathurst time! In a special Great Race preview episode of Chequered Flag Chat, sports journalist Shane Jones joins Lachlan Mansell to discuss some of the variations and rule changes for this year’s event, as well as assessing the chances for each of the 25 cars in the field. Download via Apple Podcasts Download via [...]

By |2020-10-10T15:35:29+11:00October 10th, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – 2020 Bathurst 1000 Preview

Chequered Flag Chat – Phil Alexander

He has more than four decades of experience racing in events such as the Bathurst 1000, Bathurst 12 Hour and Nurburgring 24 Hour, and now Phil Alexander is using that expertise for the benefit of the motorsport community, providing the knowledge and logistics to help new people enter the sport. On this episode of Chequered [...]

By |2020-09-24T17:58:31+10:00September 23rd, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – Phil Alexander

Chequered Flag Chat – The Changing Nature of Motorsport Sponsorship

Motorsport sponsorship used to be solely about exposure and brand awareness – put a sticker on a race car, spectators will notice and recognise the brand. These days though, sponsorship is about so much more than that – it involves elements such as staff and customer incentives, business-to-business networking opportunities and various other benefits. On [...]

By |2020-09-08T14:53:20+10:00September 8th, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – The Changing Nature of Motorsport Sponsorship

Chequered Flag Chat – Matt Braid

Matt Braid is CEO of the Australian Racing Group (ARG), which runs a suite of national categories including TCR Australia, S5000, Trans Am Australia and Touring Car Masters, along with the Bathurst 6 Hour and Bathurst International events. In our chat, Matt talked about his time at Supercars, and prior to that, his roles in [...]

By |2020-09-08T14:44:14+10:00August 4th, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – Matt Braid

Chequered Flag Chat – Formula Ford

The Australian Formula Ford Championship has been in existence for more than half a century and it’s still going strong. In our category critique, we look at Formula Ford's history, advantages and disadvantages and investigate why it has such an amazing record for breeding future stars of the sport. 2015 Australian Formula Ford Champion Cameron [...]

By |2020-07-21T14:46:29+10:00July 21st, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – Formula Ford

Chequered Flag Chat – Chris Lewis-Williams

The Benalla Auto Club is unique among Australian car clubs in that it owns not just one, but two permanent racing circuits – Winton and Wakefield Park. It also controls the Australian Auto Sport Alliance (the AASA) and the Australian Motor Racing Series (the AMRS). Our guest this week is the CEO of the BAC [...]

By |2020-07-15T18:06:36+10:00July 15th, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – Chris Lewis-Williams

Chequered Flag Chat – COVID Conversation

What will the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic be on the Australian motorsport industry? How will the current circumstances change the progression pathways for young racing drivers aspiring to forge a professional career? How will state and national categories be affected? On this episode of Chequered Flag Chat, Lachlan Mansell and Dave Stillwell tackle the [...]

By |2020-07-07T18:13:26+10:00July 7th, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – COVID Conversation

Chequered Flag Chat – Lucy Hatton

Lucy Hatton is an experienced motorsport timekeeper, who has officiated at some of Australia’s highest level motorsport events including the Supercars Championship and Bathurst 12 Hour. As well as explaining her journey from car enthusiast to motorsport official, Lucy discusses the evolution of timing technology. WARNING: some aspects of this podcast reach three pens in [...]

By |2020-06-23T17:04:21+10:00June 23rd, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – Lucy Hatton

Chequered Flag Chat – Garth Walden

When it comes to motorsport, Garth Walden has done a bit of everything. He's raced V8 Supercars in the main-game, including a start in the Bathurst 1000. He’s also raced production and improved production cars, GT cars, Porsches, Radicals, Sports Sedans, LMP3 cars and won the World Time Attack Challenge three times. These days, Garth [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:34:25+10:00June 16th, 2020|Chequered Flag Chat|Comments Off on Chequered Flag Chat – Garth Walden