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Journeys : Feb March 2011
February / March 2011 49 Longford Revival Festival 2011 Held from 1-3 April this year, the Longford Revival Festival is the first annual celebration of Longford motor racing from the 1950s and 60s. In these glor y days of open-wheel racing, Longford was home to one of the world’s greatest tracks, where the best drivers and F1 cars competed on the four and a half mile track. It was closed in 1968 but sections of the track still remain today and the most famous section, The Flying Mile, where cars once reached 180 mph, will play host to this revival festival in celebration of the track ’s ama zing histor y. The three-day festival w ill be staged as in the early 1960s and will take people on a journey back through time when legends like Sir Jack Brabham, Jim Clark and John Surtees ruled The Flying Mile. There will be a speed demonstration show that will run once on the Friday and three times a day on the Saturday and Sunday along the Mile. Other attractions w ill include music and entertainment, exhibitors’ stalls, a children’s area and a place to relax with a picnic rug and basket as you enjoy a selection of fine w ine and food. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in 50s and 60s-syle gear. The festival aims to revive Longford as a motor racing destination, and once again attract people from all over the world. For more information about the event and how you can participate please go to ww w.longfordrev ival.com.au or contact Event Executive Hayley Stanway at Octagon on 6221 8811 or email her at email@example.com. Mystery in the snow Ahome in provincial France is in the grip of a blizzard and the mystery of an unsolved murder. Eight women seek solace from the snow, each with a tale to tell and a secret to hide. Each is a murder suspect. Cut off from the police, the women are forced to deal with the harrowing question that haunts them all – who is the killer? Hobart Rep presents the comedy murder mystery Eight Women at The Playhouse in Hobart from 18 February to 5 March. We have three double passes to see the show on 2 March – to enter, write your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to Eight Women, RACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271 Hobart 7001. Entries close on 21 Feb. In Tasmania today WIN $30 vouchers from Fullers Bookshop, Myer and The Body Shop. Find our Prize Pot, hidden in the magazine, write the page number and your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to Prize Pot, RACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271, Hobart 7001. Entries close 9 March. Last issue the Prize Pot was on page 49. The general Terms and Conditions for all competitions conducted by Journeys are published at ww w.r act.com.au. Copies can be obtained by calling 13 27 22. The Wish List Britz – Lyn Dickson, Blackstone Heights Veg Food Guide – Tony Parsey, Kettering Explore Australia – Pamela Welsh, Bagdad Prize Pot – Carol Wrigley, Prospect Vale Janice Killick, Rosetta Margaret Forster, Eaglehawk Neck Quick win Thinking Hobart? Think The Old Woolstore ! Hobart’s multi-award winning Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel has built a reputation among business and leisure travellers as one of Australia’s most welcoming and relaxing inner-city hotels. The Old Woolstore won the Deluxe Accommodation category at the recent Tasmanian Tourism Awards Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, the property is centrally located, close to the city centre and just a block from Hobart’s waterfront. A gentle stroll will get you to Salamanca Place and its legendar y market, restaurants, harbour and waterside festivities, such as the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Accommodation includes a unique choice of fully-serviced apartments and hotel rooms; the decor is contemporary and rooms immaculately presented. Guests enjoy complimentary parking and use of the on-site gymnasium, guest lounge, business centre and guest meeting room. Reception and room ser vice operate 24/7. High-speed internet access is charged at just $5 per 24 hours and is available in all rooms and most public areas. Two of Hobart’s best-kept secrets, Stockmans Restaurant and the Baaa Bar are located at the hotel. Specialising in Tasmanian-inspired cuisine, Stockmans opens for breakfast and dinner, providing a range of affordable meals in a relaxed atmosphere. The Baaa Bar’s blend of the old and new is the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a relaxing drink at the end of the day. WIN The prize is a two-night stay in a two- bedroom apartment – value is $778. To enter, write your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to Old Woolstore, RACT Marketing, GPO Box 2271 Hobart 7001. Entries close 9 March 2011. Subject to availability and valid until 30 September 2011.
Apr May 2011