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Australia’s fastest VW Fastback: Thommo’s ground-breaking V8 Sports Sedan

Submitted by on January 29, 2014

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Australia's fastest VW Fastback

Image www.autopics.com.au, via the Shannons Club

The story of a Type III Volkswagen which took it to the fastest sports sedans in Australia and fought its way to the very top.

Sports sedan racing was getting seriously high-tech in the mid-‘70s, and Byran Thomson’s weapon of choice was a Volkswagen Type III Fastback, into which he plonked a 500BHP Chevrolet fuel-injected V8 from a McLaren Formula 5000.

He spent ’74 and ’75 wheel-to-wheel with Bob Jane in the Marlboro Sports Sedan Series and produced two nail-biting finishes. You can read about their many epic battles in Australia’s fastest VW Fastback: Thommo’s ground-breaking V8 Sports Sedan at the Shannons Club.

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Image www.autopics.com.au, via the Shannons Club

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