Date posted : May 25. 2003
An event organized in conjunction with the Lamborghini Club of Australia INC
Two weeks after the factory celebrations for the 40th Anniversary, the Lamborghini Australia Melbourne showroom also hosted a small event to mark the fourth decade of Lamborghini, held in conjunction with the official Lamborghini Club of Australia INC and the Euro Automotive Group (which includes actual Lamborghini Club of Australia INC members).
Remembering that there are less than 200 cars in Australia, (most of which are rarely if ever seen), they had a total attendance of 15 cars.
Not great by worldwide standards but good for Australia and its vast distances.
In attendance to meet the visitors where Paul Stokell and Sam Newman, drivers from Team Lamborghini Australia, our very successful Diablo race team.
On display where the teams two race cars. Both heavily campaigned but showing just how good the Lamborghini race engine is.
Sams car having over 20,000 race kilometers, (at max RPM!), without any major engine work.
Some of the other cars in attendance included an original unrestored 400GT, beautiful restored Miura S, Countach 25th, Diablo VT, two Murciélago, an LP400 that was converted to S spec's by the factory, a very nice Urraco P250 with very nice and unusual wheels, an Espada belonging to a very good friend and last to arrive was a Diablo GTR in the usual yellow.
It must be mentioned that Euro Automotive Group, who are the official Lamborghini importers at this time, are owned and managed by true Lamborghini enthusiasts.
Andrew, Anthony, Jerome and the rest of the organization should be exceptionally proud of what they have managed to achieve.
They are giving the Lamborghini name a fantastic and much needed boost in this country.
It is also worth noting that over 1000 members of the public made the trip to view the vehicles and show their support for the race team.
All in all, a fantastic day!
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Text © Darren Mitchel - email
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