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Shannons Legends of Motorsport

Relive Australia’s Motorsport History with Shannons Legends of Motorsport

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Launching on 7mate on Saturday July 19th, 4.30pm EST, Shannons Legends of Motorsport is a new twelve-part series in which Neil Crompton is set to bring the history of Australian Motorsport …

Commodore VH SS

VH Commodore SS: The Cop Car that won Bathurst

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“It’s a police car without a siren!” – Peter Brock
Thanks to its big power and low weight, the VH Commodore SS was the perfect production platform for Holden’s …

Renault 12 Gordini

Renault 12 Gordini: Front paws in need of lion claws

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Renault’s mighty R8 Gordini powered through the 1970 Australian Rally season to take the championship, giving Renault a huge boost in sales and branding.
So they brought their R12 Gordini back in 1972, …

Holden HD/HR Bathurst Debut

HD/HR Holden X2: The General’s mysterious 1960s ‘muscle’ car

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“The worst Holden I’ve ever driven.” – Bob Watson
With skinny track dimensions, a short wheelbase, big and heavy body, forward-mounted motor, drum brakes and narrow wheels, Holden’s HD/HR Holden X2s did not …

Sydney Retro Speedfest

Get Pumped for the Inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest

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Sydney is about to add a new feather to its historic racing cap, with the launch of Sydney Retro Speedfest – a brand new historic racing event for 2014.
The inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest …

Holden LC Torana GTR

Holden LC Torana GTR: Born to Fly!

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Holden’s LC Torana GTR XU-1 may be the local hero, but don’t count out its gentler little brother, the LC Torana GTR, which had plenty of competition chops of its own.

Motorclassica

Record Crowds Join In as Motorclassica Gets Better and Better

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The beautiful halls of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building are just that little less enrapturing today, as the last of Motorclassica 2013′s stunning collection of  historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles has hit the …

Geoghegan’sMonaro

Magnificent Muscle! Pete Geoghegan’s HJ Monaro Sports Sedan

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The best ideas are usually the simplest. Take, for example, Laurie O’Neil’s idea for John Sheppard in the early ‘70s: to build the best sport sedan in Australia.