This year, Nissan and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG will make history; it will be the first time they appear on the grid since the infamous 'Godzilla' won on the Mountain in 1992 and Mercedes-Benz last tackled the Bathurst 1000 in 1990.
So with just 30 days until Australia's iconic race – the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – a collection of all-time greats, and their cars, will come together in Sydney tomorrow.
Fans are invited to meet two decades of drivers who tamed the Mountain and staked it as their own, with an autograph session at Sydney Convention Centre Forecourt in Darling Harbour from 12pm.
Which winning drives do you remember when you think of the Great Race?
Seven-time winner Jim Richards has dusted off his Championship winning Nissan Skyline, Dick Johnson his 1996 EL Ford Falcon, Mark Skaife the decorated 1997 HRT Commodore and George Miedecke, son of former Mercedes-Benz pilot Andrew, in the 1990 E190 Mercedes-Benz.
And if their presence doesn't mean enough autographs to fill your flag, add to the mix today’s drivers, each representing the four marques that will be lining up on the grid at Mount Panorama.
Two-time winners Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan driver Rick Kelly and Supercheap Auto Racing Holden driver Russell Ingall, 2009 winner Pepsi Max Ford Performance Racing’s Will Davison, and IRWIN Tools Merecedes-Benz AMG pilot Lee Holdsworth, who will also be there with their respective cars.
Which one of their drives was your favourite?
Come down to Darling Harbour tomorrow for the opportunity to meet some of Australia’s motor racing royalty ahead of what is to be an exciting 2013 Bathurst 1000.
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will run from October 10-13 – tickets are available from Ticketek.