Fiat 125/125S: The Bathurst Class Wars
Fiat’s 125/125S only made three appearances on The Mountain, but it made sure that they wouldn’t be forgotten any time soon.
In 1969 just minutes after the start of the Hardie-Ferodo 500, Bob Forbes was standing next to his Fiat with a fire extinguisher, in the parking lot that had been created when Bill Brown rolled his Falcon GT-HO at Skyline. But the race was still on, and this was no time to be standing around!
So he hopped back in, put pedal to metal and, along with co-driver Peter Finlay, drove the wheels off the thing. The story of what happened next is thrilling, and you can check it out in Fiat 125/125S: The Bathurst Class Wars at the Shannons Club.
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