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