Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. Back in 1875, a group of amateur paleontologists discovered animal remains in the pits at Rancho La Brea, which bubbled with asphalt from a petroleum lake under what is now Hancock Park. Some 130 years later, the pros are still at work here, having dragged more than 3.5 million fossils from the mire. Many of these specimens are now on display in this delightfully old fashioned museum, which can’t have changed much since it opened in 1977. On display inside the museum are mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, giant sloths and more. The big hit here is the tar pull, which gives kids a chance to test their strength to discover what it’s like to be trapped in tar.
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The 2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 was an Australian touring car motor race for V8 Supercars. The race was at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. It is a 1000 kilometre (620 miles) race. The race was traditionally run on the first Sunday in October but is now held on the second Sunday. The race traces its lineage to the 1960 Armstrong 500.
Jonathon Webb’s race haule
Ford Performance Racings’ race hauler
Dick Johnson Racings’ race hauler
Garry Rogers Motorsports’ race hauler
Triple 8 Racing’s race hauler
V8 Supercars’ race hauler
tone Brothers Racings’ race hauler
Stone Brothers Racings’ race hauler
Supercheap Autos’ race hauler
Dean Fiore’s race hauler
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