TALK about the best seat in the house - self-confessed rev head Dennis Hardaker will be the envy of the world when the rally cars tear past his front gate tomorrow.
He and his family are primed for all the action - so are his dozen or so mates who plan to make a weekend of it and camp out at his Central Bucca property.
Dennis is keen to see just how fast these flying machines will go on Wears Road - he's anticipating 200km/h because it's a straight stretch.
"We're going to have a barbecue and campfire on Saturday night and bacon and eggs for brekky and sausages for lunch," he said yesterday.
"It's going to be a really festive atmosphere."
Dennis headed over to a mate's place on Thursday for the Rally Australia 'shakedown' at Sherwood and was impressed by what he saw from the front paddock.
"It was spectacular," he said.
"I can't wait to see them come down this road to see how much speed they can get up. It's a bit damp and the dust has settled.
"The first car is due past my house at 6.45am and again about noon."
Dennis regularly follows the Australian Rally Championship and has watched the V8 supercars a few times and reckons his interest in cars is in his blood.
He's been a diesel mechanic for 32 years and started out working with his dad at Norm Hardaker Motors.