Bathurst via Goulburn and Oberon

The Mercedes Club have been running regular ‘pop up’ drives mid week. These are informal drives at a couple of days notice. I’ve been able to get to a few over the last couple of months. Today was a really big one. We started early at our meeting point in Pheasants Nest, just south of Sydney. The plan was to drive down to Goulburn and take the back roads up to Oberon. I’ve done this drive a few times recently and am never tired of it.

While it was a Mercedes Club event, I took my Jaguar E-Type. I would […]

560SEC lap of Mount Panorama

I recently purchased a Mercedes-Benz 560SEC at auction. The auction was in Queensland, so the cheapest way to get the car was to have it shipped to a depot in Bathurst. My brother and I went up to Bathurst to pick up the car in his E63 BMW 650i. The trip presented a great opportunity to drive two v8’s around the Mount Panorama racetrack.

This is now the 3rd 560SEC I have owned. The first two (1989 & 1988) were both owned in the USA when I lived in Michigan from 2007-2011. This car is a 1987 UK market […]