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Be Roused by the Heroes of the Bathurst 1000

Submitted by on October 8, 2014

Peter Brock Bathurst 1000

The Bathurst 1000 has forged the legends of many Australian motorsport heroes through more than five decades of fierce competition on the iconic circuit.

This video, Channel 7 Australia’s opener for 2012’s 50th Anniversary V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000, tells the stories which etched their names onto the mountainside and earned the event its title of ‘The Great Race’.

Harry Firth, Allan Moffat, Dick Johnson, Jim Richards, Larry Perkins, Mark Skaife, Greg Murphy, Craig Lowndes and Peter Brock. You’ll find these nine names beside the majority of the 52 victories that the Bathurst 1000 has witnessed. You’ll also discover many of the unforgettable moments which give the race such a rich history and importance in Australian motorsport culture.

MORE Bathurst 1000 action: Dick Johnson interviewed whilst racing Bathurst 1982

This video brings the men together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Race and their role in its history, and tell some of the stories which they helped to forge.

It ran as Channel 7 Australia’s opener for the 2012 race. Very dramatic, with rousing music and a deep, wizardly narration, it builds powerfully and has us pumped to head once again to The Mountain for this weekend’s Bathurst 1000!

MORE Bathurst 1000 action: Bathurst 1000 1992 – Skaife, Richards, and the Pack of Arseholes

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