24 Hours – TAFE University
Darrell Dixon pointed out one of the behind the scenes activities
that goes on here – the
car repairs taken on by TAFE University students.
One of the paint
sprayers, Brent Singh, explained that TAFE students from all over
Australia applied to make this event part of their apprenticeship.
He is in the second year of a four year course, and when he qualifies
he’ll find it “easier to find a job with this qualification.”
Brent is joined
here by Nathan Dewer (right), James McKinlay (left) and Belinda
Saunders, and it was the young lady (above) who had the honour of
spraying the front of a very distinctive car.
A couple of dents had appeared in the front panel in transit to
Australia. Students in the neighbouring panel beating shop behind
the paddock here had knocked out the dents impeccably.
Dixon’s repair story – a rather more significant one
than two little dents – relates to Mercedes Stermitz’s
big accident here in 1987, in qualifying for the 1000 Km. The team
were packing up to go home, but the students were given a chance
to show their prowess, and by Saturday the BMW was allegedly handling
better than it had done before the crash.
hope no one else has to use the services of this group of talented
young people this week – at least not in Mercedes Stermitz