The call is officially out for volunteers for the 2010 Bathurst 12 Hour Enduro at Australia's spiritual home of motorsport - Mount Panorama.
The three day production based Event will run from February 12-14 and is now seeking volunteers to assist in vital roles for the running of what is fast becoming a motoring experience not to be missed.
There are two types of volunteer positions sought; CAMS accredited officials to assist with circuit operations and general volunteers to assist with Event operations such as grandstands, corporate suites, the media centre, information booths and the accreditation centre.
Volunteer Manager and Bathurst veteran Robert Stanley - aka Ned Kelly', for his long beard has been a volunteer at the Event since its inception four years ago and is looking forward to 2010.
"It's going to be a great year in 2010. Bathurst Regional Council has recently constructed a large facility on track dedicated solely for the volunteers to work out of. While yet to be officially christened, its unofficial name is Ned's Shed'," one Stanley is happy to lend his name to.
The Bathurst 12 Hour will be Stanley's 45th event as a volunteer. The Gold Coaster has volunteered at the Bathurst 1000 for 13 years, Indy (Super GP) 17 times, in New Zealand twice, Canberra three times and at the three 12 Hour events.
"I've been watching motorsport since I was just a kid and my volunteer involvement has been a natural progression from this original passion."
Stanley works for Queensland Rail full-time and uses his annual leave to attend events.
"It's hard, I've only got 4 weeks a year of annual leave so I have to shuffle things around to fit in all the events but I love motorsport and I love what I do," said Stanley.
Potential volunteers should visit www.bathurst12hour.com.au where they can download information on positions sought and application forms.
The Bathurst 12 Hour Showroom Enduro is now in its 4th year, with a grid of over 50 cars expected to compete. The race features production cars in a class structure representative of the mass road going market.
BMW, Mitsubishi, Ford, Holden, Nissan and Subaru are expected to compete for outright honours, while an Alternative Energy class is open to diesel, hybrid and LPG entries.
The Event will be televised in a 3 hour special on the SEVEN Network, through Fox Sports, New Zealand and other international markets.