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Civic $1000 Bathurst Legend

Honda Civic: The $1000 Bathurst Racer

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In 1974 Sports Car World asserted that you could take your showroom Honda Civic, spend just $1000 on race-preparing it and head to Bathurst to compete on equal terms with …

Falcon XP Durability Run

XP Falcon: The crazy 70,000-mile gamble that saved Ford Australia

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With durability concerns causing sales to tank and GM-H on song and hitting hard, Ford Australia was in trouble in 1965.
So they gathered together a fleet of brand new, showroom …

Penrite Oil Tin Cooler

Rockin’ Retro Penrite Gear

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With a near 90-year history lubricating the motor industy and using motorsport as its development playground, Penrite have claim to some serious retro credentials.

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 …

Valiant

Valiant R & S Series: Potent ’60s Pentastars!

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In an age when the Australian Touring Car Championship was being decided by a single race each year, Valiant Hemi Pacers and R/T Chargers took it to the …

Fiat 125 on The Mountain

Fiat 125/125S: The Bathurst Class Wars

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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 …

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 …