The best photos from the Bathurst 1000 in 2016 Lynn Rayner, @lynn_rayner1,Benjamin Palmer@palmersaurusrex4 Oct 2017, 7 a.m. In the lead up to 2017's Bathurst 1000, we take a look back at the best of the last five years of Australia's big race. The best photos from the Bathurst 1000 in 2016 "Why do I love the Bathurst 1000? It's the noise, the heat, the atmosphere and the smiles on people's faces." BRAD DEAS AND PETE 'POLLY POLLOCKPhoto: CHRIS SEABROOK"With 161 laps you just never know what's going to happen at Bathurst." - SOPHIA FRANZINI AND RENEE FRANZINI"Our baby was born on Thursday morning at 9.50am. "We have been coming here for the past 10 years, so as long as everything was okay with mum and bub I was able to come to Bathurst. Everything was okay, so the two oldest children and I drove up Friday. "We wanted to make things as normal as possible for them, and a trip to Bathurst is normal for us." - RAD SREDOJEVIC "We have been here since Wednesday and we haven't really done much. "We have been coming each year for the past 11 years, and he has been coming for the past four. We come to see the racing, and just have a good time." - HAYDEN SALTER, JAMES ATKIN and JUSTIN SALTER. "You meet some awesome people up here. Last year we met a group, and this year we met up with them again." - JUSTIN ALLEN AND JIMMY JAMES"We are from Bathurst but we come up to the track each year. I'm supporting Lowndes this year but I'm happy if Holden or Ford wins, Not the others, I'm traditional." - BELLE COOK AND BRENDAN KNIGHT"We come from Sydney each year for the cars and the drivers." - GEOFF, LUKE AND JOEL RAYMOND. "We haven't been for 12 years so it's great come back again this year." "I'm confident that Holden are going to lose this year. It's going to be Frosty or Chaz that will win." - JAYNE TOWERS, AIDEN HUME, KYLE FINDLAY AND ROD FINDLAY“Since I was a teenager. I wanted to fly the jet and do that as part of a job, and the display is just on the side of our real job.” - FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ADAM (flying the F-18 Hornet over Bathurst before the Bathurst 1000)"We are sponsored by Blue Dog Training for Variety and have been taking part each year for the past three years. "We have been in these costumes since the start - ten days ago. We are just rolling through the country side and have stopped in Bathurst. "Our team are the fifth highest fundraising team for Variety." "The others call me Kumpa - for King Oompa Loompa." - BRAD DEAS"I like the different lines and the apex and the different ways the cars take the corners. And the different designs of the car and the drivers." - JACKSON LEE AND JASON LEE"We come down from the Sunshine Coast and camp at the showground. We have been a few times and we just love the atmosphere. "But we aren't loving Lowndes stuck in the pits this morning." - JULIE AND STEVE FERGUSON. "We are all mates and we can't lose each other in the crowd when we are wearing these shirts." "It was just an idea we had for something different. We come each year and camp down the bottom of the mountain. We are all from different parts of the country, from Brisbane, Sydney and the South Coast." - DAVE REDGATE, LAWRENCE SAULTER AND TIM WOOLER"[I like] the atmosphere and it's the first time for the little fella," - DWAYNE MURPHY"We enjoy your hospitality" - JIM SALMON“It only happens once a year and it is a great opportunity to see it." - DAVE, SAM AND HUGH BROWN"It is a bit noisy, but that's what you expect. It has been a nice weekend." - PENNY DEARNESS"It is a just a great weekend; the kids like it," - ANDREW FULLER"It is the greatest race in Australia" - PAUL WILLIAMS"I love Peter Brock, I'm 51 years old and I grew up with Brock, in that era. I have photos with Brock and I have photos of my kids with Brock. My daughter put a photo of Brock on my 50th birthday cake and I cried." "I made the hat myself, complete with smoke, just give it 30 seconds to warm up." - DARREN NAYDA"I was 10 years old when I first camped on the mountain, back then you could build big scaffolds to watch the race from. "I've been coming for 36 years now and I just keep coming back." - DAVE CRAVEN“He loved the place and racing, for the majority of Peter’s race years, was a stepping stone to get into Bathurst,” - PHIL BROCK“It’s great and it’s only going to get better,” - TAHLIA BULLPIT AND KAREN DARNELL“I’ve been coming [to the Bathurst 1000] for 26 years straight. “[One year] Dick Johnson signed it [his upper arm] and I went to a tattoo place straight away and got it done." - PETER STANDEN, TROY HOFMEIER AND TIFFANY HOFMEIER"We come up every year and dress as something different. We like making people smile and laugh and we get a bit of attention. "Now we have to start working out what we can do next year, we usually throw ideas around for six months before we settle on something." - brothers CAMERON AND ASHLEY DEVRIES“It’s great for the local economy and it gives Bathurst exposure It’s a great event for us and the community.” - SHAWN PYNE"We are here to follow the Volvos. It's our first Bathurst - we are Bathurst Newbies, you can't say Bathurst virgins. "I love it, I just can't believe how big it is." - MATT WILLIAMS AND STU OLDFIELD "We are here all the way from New Zealand for the adrenaline, the atmosphere and the smell of fuel." - STEVE MICHIELSEN AND DALE MICHIELSEN. "We have come down from Far North Queensland. It's our first year here, I just love car racing, and his dad is a mechanic so he grew up around cars. "We will definitely come back." - REBECCA BELL AND JOHN POWELL"This weekend I'm here to support Chaz. It was great to drive with him at the beginning of the year in the Bathurst 6 hour. I've raced at Bathurst four times and won three of the four. You can't complain about the weather, or the great crowds. "Bathurst is always spectacular." - NATHAN MORCOM. "We are from Sydney so it's great getting out in the rural area. It's our 11th year up here. We enjoy the race and the friendly atmosphere." - Michael Mitchell. "I love the racing and the crashes." - MITCHELL HAWKINS"I've wanted to come in the past, and this year is ten years since Brocky died and the last proper year of the Ford and Holden V8s, so that's why I could come," - ABBEY, KATE AND HARRY HEYDON. "We heard there was a car race up here. Some of us have been coming since the 1970s, others it is their first year. There are 25 in our group. We camp on the top of the mount for the atmosphere, but what's not to love. "And it's a great opportunity to give our wives a break from us - that's why we really come." - DAVID MASON, CHRIS WATSON, PETER GRINTER AND JAMES BROWN"I'm a Lowndes fan and he is a Ford fan, but we grew up together and I was his best man at his wedding. We are all in this together." - DEAN LANGFORD AND GLEN MILLER"I really like the atmosphere and it is nice that kids can do something during the school holidays." - REBECCA AND CASSANDRA JONES"The people are great up there, it's my 13th year up there this year." - AMANDA MURDOCH. "There is nothing better than watching the V8s go around the Mount." - BRENDAN MURDOCH. "I love the race cars." - JORDAN FORREST"We live in Bathurst and it is school holidays so we thought it was good opportunity to see the parade and get dressed up." - CARRIE GRAHAM (left) with MARILYN KAY AND BEN GRAHAM"We come most years, we are locals really and rev heads. We love the atmosphere." - RHANA, ZOE AND TAYA."It's great to get the family together for the race, and the race cars." - STEVEN BONHAM. "I love talking to a whole range of people who flock to Bathurst for the V8s." Photo KYLE PALMER"It is quite an exciting time for the town and it is a good way to celebrate the start of the week." - ZAC AND MILLIE PALMA, GEORGINA RICHARDSON AND KATHERINE PALMA (spoken by Katherine Palma). "We camp on top of the mountain and there is 10 of us who come down from Ballina to watch." - LESLEE GAY"There's great fun and activities for the kids and they love it." - BELLA AND TYLER MARCEAU (spoken by their mother Melinda Marceau)."It's my first year here, my parents come every year, and last year I turned 18 so they thought it would be a good experience for me to come along. So far it's been good, we come with heaps of our relatives." - CHRISTOPHER DORAN"We have been coming every year for the past seven years. We come down from Brisbane and stay in Lithgow and come over to Bathurst every day." - DANIEL CROWE and his mother DIANNE CROWE. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKPhoto: PHIL BLATCHTweetFacebook of ╳exitThe Faces of the Bathurst 1000 | 2016 #fromthearchivesThe story The best photos from the Bathurst 1000 in 2016 first appeared on Western Advocate.