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Honda Civic: The $1000 Bathurst Racer

Submitted by on July 31, 2014

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Civic $1000 Bathurst Legend

Image thanks to the Shannons Club, www.autopics.com.au

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 Class A front runners.

And they were right!

The little Civic was impressively reliable, efficient, feisty and nimble, and from 1973 to 1976 it contested in some of the fiercest and most entertaining competition that The Mountain has seen.

Civics, and the rest of Class A, brought not only entertainment, but diversity to the competition on the mountain, and when the racing’s good, does it really matter how quickly it’s going by?

Honda Civic: The $1000 Bathurst racer is an enjoyable read which tells a story from the golden age of Australian motorsport, and you can enjoy it at the Shannons Club here.

Via the Shannons Club

Image thanks to the Shannons Club, www.autopics.com.au

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