It's the granddaddy of motor racing in Australia. It's the gig any self-respecting motor mechanic apprentice would give their entire toolbox to score - working in a race team garage at the Bathurst 1000.
Stewart (Seth) Martin understands this privilege better than most. Seth is currently studying for his Cert III in Motor Sport Technology at TAFE Western’s Motor Sport Training Centre, which is actually based right at Mount Panorama. In other words, the party comes to him. He's also experienced the roar of the engines at many other high octane raceways around the country, including Oran Park, Eastern Creek, Wakefield Park and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
But last weekend's event at Bathurst will probably rank as one of his most memorable. Seth was working as a volunteer with Red Bull Australia – and the car his team was looking after, the Red Bull Racing 888 car was the overall winner for 2015.
Many motor mechanic apprentices are given work experience placements in race team garages and this was Seth's second time as a volunteer with the Red Bull team. For an up and coming mechanic, it almost doesn't get any better than this.
"Working with this team was an ultimate eye opener," Seth said. "The level of preparation, presentation and sophistication in dealing with many different situations was something I've never experienced within motorsport before.
“All team members knew exactly what was expected of them and everyone pushed to perform at their highest level possible."
Seth's work was basically that of a mechanical assistant and included tasks like helping with the set-up of the vehicle, cleaning and preparation of wheels and tyres during and between pit stops, cleaning of the vehicle, and assisting with the removal and refitting of parts and spanner checks.
So how did he feel when the car he was working on was declared the winner of the 2015 Bathurst 1000?
"It was a dream come true," he said. "It was one of the best moments of my life and one that I've been dreaming of ever since I was six years old and sat in my very first racing car and was totally hooked."
A perfect example of the famous 'TAFE advantage' - getting your hands dirty actually doing the work you're learning about.