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XD Falcon: Ford’s accidental racing hero

Submitted by on April 9, 2014

The Shannons Club Dick Johnson Tru-Blu

To be true blue is one of the greatest honours an Australian can hope for, and its one which Dick Johnson and his ‘Tru-Blu’ XD Falcon truly earned. It’s also one which nearly didn’t come to be.

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

In 1980 Ford Australia had no intention to race or homologate its new XD Falcon, and Dick Johnson had just collided with a huge rock which had tumbled onto the track while he was leading the Bathurst 1000, wiping out his home-built XD Falcon. So the story of how it did is a classic.

Check it out over at the Shannons Club in XD Falcon: Ford’s Accidental Racing Hero.

Via the Shannons Club

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

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