November 30th, 2009 by Australian Muscle Car Magazine | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

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Being Sydney based, it is nigh on impossible to escape the fanfare that is the inaugural Telstra Sydney 500, with even local radio station Triple M belting out the Sydney 500 top songs this week.

This however pales in comparison with yesterday’s festivities, NSW Premier, Nathan Rees along with his Treasurer and Minister for State Development, Eric Roozendaal, officially began the five day countdown to Sydney’s biggest ever motorsport party at the northern boardwalk of the Sydney Opera House.

The NSW state government is more than behind the event with Premier Rees stating, “Sydney is about to experience one of the biggest weeks in sport that the city has ever seen, and will reinforce NSW’s reputation as Australia’s events capital. The Sydney Telstra 500 will be Sydney’s showcase motoring and entertainment event utilising the world class facilities of Sydney Olympic Park to its full potential for the first time since the 2000 Olympics”.

Both the State government and V8 Supercars Australia, are gearing up with event set to attract over 15,000 interstate and international visitors and with the event being broad cast in over 130 countries it is set to put both Sydney and the V8 Supercars in the spot light.

With some of the biggest names in Australian music including a re-united Cold Chisel, the Presets, the Potbelleez, the Living End, Grinspoon and Sneaky Sound System heading the entertainment, as well as the on track action that will decide the first ever Sydney Telstra 500 trophy and the 2009 Championship, this weekend is set to reach boiling point!

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