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Rick and Todd Kelly go retro for their road trip to the Bathurst

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For over a decade now the Kelly brothers have made the annual drive to Bathurst in a series of off-beat vehicles, with the Japanese-sourced Figaro one of the more interesting cars used to date.

The 1991 built two door convertible boasts a 987cc turbocharged engine, mated to a three-speed automatic transmission.

Adding to the challenge of completing the road trip in time for Thursday’s opening practice session, the Figaro is paired with a Bathurst Special Edition Jayco Caravan.

As a solid backup plan to the Figaro, a Nissan NP300 Navara will provide support, equipped with a Jayco Starcraft Caravan.

To complete the caravanning road trip theme, the team will make overnight stops at Jayco leisure parks en route.

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Kicking the trip off in style, the Kelly brothers donned their finest 1950s threads, with the dress up theme now a staple of the yearly Bathurst expedition.

Once in Bathurst, the Kellys and Russell will be joined by five other drivers in Nissan’s four-car attack on The Great Race in Australia.

The Nissan Motorsport convoy is scheduled to arrive in Mount Panorama’s pit lane at 11 am local time on Tuesday.

On-track action is schedule to commence on Thursday with three practice sessions, before two further practices and qualifying on Friday, the top-10 shootout on Saturday, and the 161-lap race on Sunday.

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