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2007-09-10:    Chuckie and Eg's V8 Simulator
proves to be crowd stimulator

The V8 Racecar Simulator- Presented by Bridgestone- owned by Gary 'Chuckie' Baxter and Andrew 'Eg' Eglinton has so far proven to be a huge hit with fans of all ages at the 2007 Royal Adelaide Show.

The white knuckle race car Simulator attracted crowds that waited up to an hour to take two laps around the Clipsal 500 circuit under the bright lights of the Jubilee Pavilion.

Partner and Simulator manager Andrew Eglinton has been run off his feet each and every day since they started Friday with the long line of customers.

"It's amazing the interest this experience is creating," Eg says, "the line was pretty long at times and yet people waited patiently to have their go. It's incredible."

Motorsport fans of all ages queued for their chance to tame the Simulator whilst hundreds of on-lookers watched the progress of the driver belted in on the video monitor on the side of the machine.

"There's no doubt this Simulator is attracting some serious interest," Eg concedes, "until you drive it you can't completely understand why but once you're bitten you have to come back."

Conceding Eglinton's point is Yokohama V8 Ute Series commentator Wade Aunger, who strapped in for not one but three drives today at the Adelaide Show.

"The thing is truly awesome," Aunger said after emerging from the cockpit with a toothy grin, "well worth the money and really a white knuckle ride. The car moves around on pneumatic shocks when you get over the ripple strips or get the car out of shape. It's fantastic."

Also settling in for a few drives today between his V8 Ute Driving Display at the show was co-partner Gary Baxter.

Baxter drove three times and got to within half a second of the fastest time of the day to that point - recorded by a youngster (not quite a teenager even) named Brendan.

Ah kids, you gotta love 'em!

2007-06-28:    
Team Bendix V8 Race Simulator steam rolls AAAA show

The Virtech Simulators Australia “V8 Race Simulator” made a spectacular Melbourne debut last weekend in front of an estimated crowd of 15,000 at the AAAA Trade Show.

Over the three day event some 350 lucky people were treated to all the thrills and spills that the Simulator provides, thanks to the vision and foresight of the folks at Team Bendix.

“We were delighted to be part of this weekend and more importantly to be a part of the Team Bendix family,” said VSA’s Andrew Eglinton.

“We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and we were overwhelmed by the professionalism and enthusiasm of the entire Bendix team. The Bendix stand was a centre piece that was second to none and it showed with the crowds swelling all around and even over it during the three days.”

Bendix’s Heath Dixon was to be commended for his outstanding effort which truly drove the weekend’s success. Dixon worked tirelessly over the three days as did the entire Bendix team – that kind of teamwork and perspiration was inspiring.

The Team Bendix simulator performed effortlessly over the three days with Bendix running a competition for the fastest lap time in the Simulator.

Using the world famous Mt. Panorama Bathurst track the scene was set for what proved to be stiff competition from the AAAA show goers.

The winning lap time of 1min 48secs.73 was recorded by Sydney ace Reece Marcello after a devastating display of speed and precision around the mountain.

“Reece was awesome. Nobody really came close to his times. He certainly deserved his success,” grinned VSA’s Andrew Eglinton.

The VSA V8 Race Simulator rocked the house for Team Bendix and the VSA crew look forward to working with the Bendix group again very soon…