Hey all, went to the race today and walked past the hall of fame of motorcyclists and decided to do some digging when I came back. Bikes were raced in Bathurst (not Mt Panorama) since 1911. Mt Panorama opened in 1938. I'm not sure if the Australian Tourist Trophy in that year was a bike or car race. There used to be bike races on the mountain at least up to 1987 (from here), but I remember the year 1989 from somewhere... I'm not sure why they stopped, but from here: "However, the factors that make the track so unusual, and tighter contemporary safety standards, make it unlikely that major race meetings in these categories will be held there again, and as such it has become the near-exclusive province of closed-bodied automobile racing cars." Apparently there was a pretty bad us-vs-them attitude with the police who started brutalizing people causing a riot in 1985. Some people from the uni across the road were there and wrote a sociology paper about it. (love to read it if anyone has access). If you have any further info or videos, please post! Edit: I would race here, danger be damned!!