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High Octane Fun For The Whole Family

If you love the sound of V8s, the shine of McLarens and Ferraris, and the smell of burning rubber, then the Jesus Racing Family Event in October is for you.

By Clare BruceFriday 25 Sep 2015Station NewsReading Time: 3 minutes

If you love the sound of V8 engines, the shine of McLarens and Ferraris, and the smell of burning rubber mingled with petrol, then the Jesus Racing Family Event in October is for you.

Organiser Andrew ‘Fishtail’ Fisher and his Jesus Racing Team have just celebrated their 200th V8 Ute race, but Andrew’s hardly stopping for breath — planning the October 31 family event with his typical energy and speed.

Bring Your Fellow Motorsport Lovers

Crowds check out the cars at Jesus Racing Event 2014

Andrew told Hope Media the day is a great chance for Christians to bring a friend to a non-threatening and fun environment.

“The whole idea of Jesus racing is to entertain, engage, impact and challenge, and to challenge peoples’ understanding of what a Christian is,” he said.

He’s calling on believers to think about who would enjoy such a high-octane event and extend the invitation to them.

McLarens, Ferraris, Lamborghinis And More

Cars at Jesus Racing car show 2014

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The standout attraction of the day will be a car show, featuring 300 cars and motorbikes including:

  • McLarens
  • Lamborghinis
  • Ferraris
  • Mustangs
  • A rocket fuelled drag car
  • A Morgan Aero 8 (a favourite of Richard Hammond and Rowan Atkinson)
  • Historic vehicles such as a Morgan 3 Wheeler
  • Jesus Racing vehicles including the XYGT and the Jesus Racing ute.

Those who’d love to display their own unique car at the show can submit an expression of interest.

Other entertainment will include:

  • Live Porsche and BMW racing displays by Andrew ‘Fishtail’ Fisher and Skidpan action.
  • Banks of Racing Simulators
  • A Car Wheel Changing Competition
  • A Grandstand Stairs Challenge
  • Musical entertainment

Kids Zone Packed With Fun

Andrew Fisher at a Jesus Racing event

Entertainment for kids at the Family Event will be set up in a safe, supervised Kid’s Zone featuring:

  • A 200-metre flying fox over the top of the car display
  • A jumping castle
  • Jousting
  • Sumo wrestling
  • Face painting
  • A van filled with Playstation kiosks

Infused With A Message Of Faith

Car display at Jesus Racing event 2014

There won’t be any preaching, but the day will be subtlely infused with the Christian message, and videos about Jesus Racing will play through the day.

Andrew held a similar event for men last year, called “Life in the Fastlane”, which attracted 700 men and had very positive feedback.

“We had people saying it’s a great fun event, it’s comfortable, but not churchy,” he said.

“Statistics show that 60 percent of people say they don’t know a Christian. But I don’t think that’s the case. I think the issue is, 60 percent of people don’t know someone who’s willing to speak up about their faith.”

He said he aimed to hold events that helped break down the barriers to the topic of faith.

“It’s a non-churchy environment, culturally sensitive and heaps of fun, but the message of our faith is still demonstrated in all aspects of what we do,” he said.

What Is Jesus Racing?

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Andrew Fisher established his Jesus Racing team to challenge the paradigms of Australians who believed Christians were no fun.

Believing people would never expect to see a Christian racing car at 300km/h, he stepped out in faith with the name of Jesus emblazoned all over his race vehicles.

He originally considered having something subtle on his cars, like a fish emblem. It was his wife who encouraged him to represent his faith boldly with his large “Jesus” logo. He aims to embody the “life to the full” that Jesus said he came to give to humanity.