And it's worth asking, is a Conrod really straight? Yes the straight part of that important bit of the infernal combustion engine is straight but it has a loop at both ends. Conrod straight always seemed something of a misnomer to me. Would love to do it at speed in the mog.
The 60th and the Muster at Mt Panorama sounds wonderful.
Conrod straight is a downhill straight, originally known as the main straight that was renamed after a conrod failure in a race car in 1939. It used to be nearly two kilometres long and at the bottom end there were two humps. The fastest speed recorded was 290 km/h (180 mph) set by Tom Walkinshaw driving a V12 Jaguar XJS during qualifying for the 1984 James Hardie 1000.
As speeds increased the cars and bikes became airborne over the second hump. This resulted in the fatal accident of Bevan Gibson in 1969. I was present at that race. Bevan's Traco Elfin Oldsmobile became airborne and flipped at 160mph. Unbelievably the race was not stopped even though all the top drivers pulled out and, if I recall correctly, it was won by a relatively mundane sports car, perhaps a Lotus, driven by an amature driver. Another fatal accident occurred in 1986 involving Mike Burgmann. Following this incident the bottom part of the straight was redesigned to include a chicane that is now known as the chase.