NATIONAL MOTOR RACING MUSEUM CLOSES AMID PANDEMIC

The National Motor Racing Museum has featured a Bathurst 12 Hour and 24 Hour exhibition this year.

BATHURST Regional Council has taken immediate action to respond to the raft of changes announced by the State and Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor of Bathurst Cr Bobby Bourke announced today that the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama, in addition to a range of other attractions and council properties, has closed as of today at midday.

“It is important we follow these guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” he says.

“We understand these closures will have a significant impact on our community and we are working to provide alternate business delivery methods for facilities like our library and information centre during the closure.

“Given the speed at which this decision has been made it will take us a day or two to get these new systems in place.

“We will continue to communicate with the community as this situation continues.”

As of 12.00pm today, the BRC has closed:

· Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

· Bathurst Library

· Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

· Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

· Chifley Home

· Bathurst Rail Museum

· National Motor Racing Museum

The National Motor Racing Museum has had a long-time association with V8 Sleuth.

We’d encourage as many motorsport fans as possible to visit the Museum when the current pandemic situation clears.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.