Classic Car Specialists Brooklands Classic Cars and iconic Australian Sports and Racing Car manufacturer Elfin have joined forces to bring C31’s popular live motorsport tonight show In Pit Lane back to Melbourne’s TV screens.
The new series of In Pit Lane will commence 9.30pm Tuesday night September 7th, live from the studios of RMITV in the heart of Grand Prix City, Melbourne.
Special guest will be popular V8 Supercar star Jason Bright driver of the Trading Post Commodore for Brad Jones Racing.
Paul Sabine of Brooklands Classic Cars said that the sponsorship of In Pit Lane was a great choice for the company.
“In Pit Lane has developed to be an icon in Australian motor sport and Brooklands Classic Cars are delighted to assist in fostering IPL’s ongoing success.” he said.
Mr Sabine said that Brooklands had been catering to car enthusiasts and owners of interesting and sporting cars for many years and clients could rely on that experience when searching for that special car.
“The sort of hard core enthusiast and classic car lover that buys our cars and uses our services are the very same people who regularly tune into In Pit Lane.” he said.
In Pit Lane host Brett Ramsey said he was delighted to be able to continue with the show which is now in it’s 15th straight year of production.
The show finished it’s last season in May and looked set to disappear forever due to a lack of sponsorship. Now thanks to Brooklands Classic Cars and Elfin, the show returns for a new 13 week series to cover a busy three months of local and international motorsport.
“With the transition to digital we were finished without some financial support” said Brett. “Now thanks to Brooklands Classic Cars and Elfin, the show continues for at least another season.”
It will be a huge three months for In Pit Lane with a packed local motorsport calendar as well as the excitement of Australia’s own Mark Webber challenging for the sport’s ultimate prize.
“We first interviewed Mark about 14 years ago.” said Brett. “What impressed me then, as now, was his incredible determination to first reach F1, and to then succeed. To see him where he is now is a great inspiration to all young local drivers and proves that it is still possible to make it to the top even without a massive cheque book.”
The support of Elfin is also a huge thrill for the team at In Pit Lane. Established by the late Garrie Cooper in South Australia, Elfin have produced some of the country’s most successful and famous sports & racing cars.
“I grew up watching Garrie Cooper & John McCormick driving the factory team Elfins in the glory days of Formula 5000″ said Brett.
“Elfin took on the best in the World and regularly beat them both here and overseas. To think that the show now has the support of such an iconic Australian brand is a huge thrill.” he said.
Elfin production manager Tom Wright said that In Pit Lane was an ideal media vehicle for Elfin.
“Elfin Sports Cars is thrilled to be associated with such a pure Motorsport program. Our affiliation with In Pit Lane was a natural choice to present our latest range of Elfin vehicles. IPL has supported all levels of Motorsport for many years and it’s a pleasure to assist them in reaching an even larger audience.”
In Pit Lane is a production of RMITV Student Television, Australia’s leading community television production group. The show is staffed by volunteer members and membership of the group is open to anybody, not just RMIT University Students.
In Pit Lane also acknowledge the great support of The All Seasons Eco-Resort at Phillip Island and Melbourne company LF Graphics for their great support and assistance.
The new series of In Pit Lane starts Tuesday September 7 on Melbourne’s C31, now also available on Digital Channel 44.
Highlights, Extended Interviews and Special features are available on the show’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/inpitlane and breaking news and special features can be found on the In Pit Lane website www.inpitlane.com.