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Book Quest

Tagged from entropy_house's journal:

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open it to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for the "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
The three sentences are:-
Noel Richards said bitterly at the start: "How the hell do we know how to run the car when we can't trust the official scores?"
It was in Sydney that the hitherto-impeccable organisation of the Repco - results service and press liaison apart - fell to bits. All points lost on the transport section into Sydney had been wiped, obviously because whoever set the section had no idea of the problems of getting through Sydney traffic on a Friday.

The book - "An Old Dog For A Hard Road" subtitled The Inside Story of the 1979 Repco Round-Australia Reliability Trial, by Bill Tuckey and Thomas B Floyd.
What a flashback, and I don't even do drugs....hey APN, do you remember this event? Were you living then where you are now? It went through that part of the countryside.
Actually, I have my own story about that event.
One of the late stages involved a few organised laps around Oran Park. At the time of the field reaching Sydney, the M-HDT Commodores had well and truly established their dominance, with Peter Perfect leading the event. Bear in mind that I absolutely adored Brock back then.
So out we traipsed on the Friday night, to the wilds of Narellan, to see the Oran Park stage. We had to park at the bottom of the carpark hill (anyone who's attended the track will know what I'm talking about) and make our way on foot up the track to the spectators area. We were almost at the top when suddenly we heard a car coming up behind us - a rattly, jangly noise that crept up on us out of the night. We had to jump out of the way, and then I discovered - I'd almost been run over by Peter Brock! Swoon!
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