NO V8s? NOT THE SAME

Samuel Parker (age 13), via email

MY DAD took me to Adelaide in early 2014 to see the Clipsal V8 Supercars event. My first main memory is of a noise that sounded like the sky was falling right on top of us Ė it was the Muscle Car Masters cars.

Clipsal was the spark that lit the bushfire of enthusiasm Ė when I got home I read your mags thoroughly and started to like Porsches and Fords.

I had the privilege of returning in 2015 and heard some of the best exhaust notes youíll ever hear, such as the V8 Supercars, Ferrari 458 and McLaren 650S GT3s, LaFerrari, a whole field of Porsche Carrera Cup cars and, best of all, the Ferrari V8 F1 car at 18,000rpm.

Clipsal 2016 will probably be even better.

Itís a shame I canít go as it will be the last year of the V8 Supercars. It will be good to see turbos and coupes but they wonít have the dramas of the V8s.

Great letter, Samuel, glad youíre hooked on motorsport. If you want something different, try and check out the Bathurst 12-Hour, itís an amazing race.