17 March 1999
Correspondence from the President, Northern Territory Motor Sports Council, Mr Alan Turnbull, following the retirement of Shane Stone as Chief Minister of Australia's Northern Territory. Extensive mail, fax and telephone messages were received from throughout the Territory and from Australia wide, hence, a small selection of the correspondence has been included in the archives. Extract: ''Just a short note to thank you, from all motor sporting fans, and especially myself, for your effort in bringing the Shell V8 Supercars to Hidden Valley Raceway''. Also, Turnbull commented on the flow on effect of the event elevating the standing of motors sports in the NT: ''...has assisted all motorsports clubs...to gain recognition and acceptance by the general public far easier than could be planned for previously''. Shane Stone responded May 5 and set out in some detail in the attached correspondence the narriative around the event in Darwin.