The Lakeside Reunion - Dick Johnson & the Tru Blu XD Falcon
Race legend Dick Johnson is reunited with his famous 1981 XD Falcon, for a
couple of laps at their spiritual home of Lakeside Raceway. This was the
first time together at this track since the mid eighties.
It was at Lakeside that DJ and Tru Blu had a now legendary race against
Peter Brock's HDT Commodore, narrowly winning in front of a crowd of 30 000
race fans. This sealed the first of two memorable Australian Touring Car
Championships in Tru Blu.
Tru Blu was retired from the track in 1985 and lay dormant till a recent
mechanical revival. On her original battle scarred warpaint, she now wears
the famous Bathurst winning livery from 1981. Now alive once more, this
survivor from the Group C racing era is still run at select race events, so
her fans- old and new- can enjoy seeing her once again.
Thank you to DJR for letting us showcase the XD and Sierra at their ride
day at Lakeside Raceway. Also to the team at Qld Raceways for allowing us
to run mid week, at a reduced speed, when there were concerns with the
noise restrictions now at the famous track....
More videos on other famous cars coming soon, including the soon to be
completed 1992 Shell DJR RS500 Sierra, so stay tuned. Check out more of Tru
Blu and our other cars here: www.bowdensown.com.au
Video by: shoutoutfilms.com.au
Song: M83 - Outro
1964 Ford Falcon / $100 At a Time
Shane has owned this 1964 ford falcon Sprint 2 door hardtop since 1997 when
he was 15 years old. He bought this car for $500 and made payments "$100 at
a time". The car was a shell when he got it and over the years he has
turned it into a running, and driving classic car with a Ford 302 V8 and a
5-spd manual transmission out of a Mustang 5.0.
1965 Ford Falcon $25,900.00
2100 miles on Complete Frame-Off Restoration, beautiful Raven black paint,
two tone vinyl interior, 347 ci stroker engine, Holley dual feel 4 bbl,
Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake, billet breather & valve covers,
factory Exhaust manifolds, MSD Digital
6AL ignition with Pro Billet distributor, power steering, power front disc
brakes, aluminum radiator with shroud, C4 automatic transmission with 2800
stall, factory bench seat, factory dash, Vintage tach, Grant steering
wheel, am radio, dual exhuast, 9" Ford 3.08 posi rear end, 215/70R15 rear
tires, 185/70R15 fronts, 15" REV wheels, factory jack with spare, Show or