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Holden Torana L34 – Brabham and Moss

Submitted by on December 24, 2014

Holden Torana L34It is said that an additional 30,000 people turned up to Bathurst in 1976 for the purpose of watching Brabham and Moss race this car. Things didn’t go as smoothly for the Brabham / Moss combo on the mountain in 1976 as the pair might have hoped, with a jammed gearbox causing a Triumph Dolomite Sprint to ram into the back of it on the start line.

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Jack Brabham was behind the wheel at the time, and the damage was severe enough that the race was effectively over for the world famous duo before it had even begun. However, the fact still stood that tens of thousands of additional fans had turned out to see Moss and Brabham drive at Bathurst, so the team hastily repaired the car and sent it back out.

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The car re-entered the track several hours later, primarily for the purpose of appearances. Moss explained after the race that he was really enjoying driving the car… until the engine expired.

Watch and enjoy.

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