The group of friends from Kangaroo Island, SA, attended the famous street race without one of their mates – Edward – who passed away in November last year.
Edward was the group's leader, purchasing their tickets in bulk, ensuring they kept the same seat year after year (and also scoring the discounted race).
When Edward passed away, the group decided that it was only fitting that Edward retain his seat. As a sign of respect to Edward, the friends kept his seat for him, placed a cardboard cut-out in his place.
See below for Speedcafe.com's video, speaking to Edward's friends, plus others, at this weekend's Clipsal 500 Adelaide …