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Classic Aust Touring Car Races – Vol 3

Classic Aust Touring Car Races – Vol 3


1978 Sandown 400 (Colour)
Travel back in time to the golden days of Group C touring car racing, as Holden and Ford fight it out in the 1978 ‘Hang Ten 400’ at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne. This beautifully preserved, high quality colour footage is taken directly from the ABC’s live coverage, featuring the debut of the XC Falcon Cobras driven by Allan Moffat and Colin Bond against the A9X Toranas of Peter Brock, Bob Morris and John Harvey. This was long before the advent of today’s Safety Car periods, so the 129-lap battle is fought without interruption as the big guns carve their way through heavy traffic. The ‘old’ Sandown looks magnificent, too, with pit lane located on the inside of the track and cars four-wheel drifting at high speed through the notorious Causeway that leads under the Dunlop Bridge.

1972 South Pacific Touring Car Series (B&W)
It’s early ’72 and the new Adelaide International Raceway (A.I.R) is open for business. Taking centre stage is the 55-lap final round of the 1972 South Pacific Touring Car Series. This race is held at the peak of the Series Production factory wars, with the GT-HOs of Moffat, French and Goss against Bond and Brock in LJ Torana XU-Is and Leo Geoghegan’s Charger. See skinny wheels and narrow tyres cop a real pounding on the new high-speed banking at A.I.R, during this ABC live telecast not screened since it was first shown.

1968 Tasman Series Touring Car Feature (B&W)
Aussie race fans love a good ‘David vs Goliath’ battle and this is one of the best, captured live by ABC cameras during the Tasman Series meeting at Sydney’s Warwick Farm Raceway in the summer of ’68. Brian Foley’s amazing Mini Cooper S is pitched against powerful Ford Mustangs driven by racing greats Pete Geoghegan, Bob Jane and Neil Allen in a classic 10-lap screamer. Foley, starting from pole position, gets the ‘brick’ at some insane angles in his pursuit of the big V8 Fords, with their equally entertaining body language. A thrilling contest that captures the wonderful variety of vehicles and raw excitement of 1960s touring car racing.

Race footage used under license from ABC Enterprises.
Due to the nature of the footage some minor technical faults may appear during the program.

Hosted by Will Hagon

Cat no. 107743-9