WATCH: Supercars surprise stop at Bowen Basin mine
HUGE trucks are a common sight at mines, but it is not everyday you see a supercar zipping around.
Even rarer is a visit from Supercars Champion James Courtney and teammate Scott Pye alongside the awe-inspiring machine for a meet and greet with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance mine site staff.
But that is exactly what happened when National Group and its partner, Mobil 1 Mega Race team, brought the race cars to the BMA Peaks Downs coal mine.
National Group delivered the first of a series of excavators to the site earlier this year.
Its managing director Mark Ackroyd described the experience as "thrilling" for both operators and race car drivers.
"The atmosphere was exciting for the operators, the race cars and their drivers pulled up and there was some disbelief they were on site," he said.
"There were photographs, autographs and everything, it was something they haven't seen before. Even the race car drivers were amazed at some of the mining equipment too."
Mr Ackroyd described the visit as a show of appreciation for its customers, with Courtney and Pye posing for photos next to the colossal mining equipment.
"Before coming up to the Bowen Basin, we got told the National Group's machines were big, but you don't realise just how massive they are until you get here and see them in person. They are monsters," Courtney said.