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
Moffat 1969 Trans Am Mustang in-car footage. Fantastic noise!
Allan Moffat's immortal 1969 Trans Am Mustang is one of the greats of
Australian motorsport. Winning 101 of 151 races it was also one of the most
successful in our nations racing history. Here is some in car footage from
the Gold Coast 600 Legends demonstration event, taking it easy as there is
a lot of concrete there to hit! See more of this car and others from the
Bowden Collection here at www.bowdensown.com.au
Ford Capri v Toyota Celica Bathurst 1980
http://www.australianautosportcommunity.com/index.php Peter Williamson
(Celica), Lauri Nelson (Capri) and Peter Hopwood (Capri), go at it in a
classic dice from Bathurst 1980 in the small car class.
HO Phase 6 - XE Ford Falcon
This is the original Phase 6 that Wayne Draper built for the street in 1982
(for the Dick Johnson street car prototype).
The original engine in 82' for Johnson was a a turbo charged 6 cylinder cross flow. In 88', a 351
Cleveland with carburetor was put in (and is still in today). It's been
perfectly tuned by our Phase Autos toy shop. Enjoy!
Peter Brock Bathurst 1979, Last Lap in the A9X.
The legendary last lap of the 1979 Bathurst enduro. Peter Brock takes the
race win by a massive six lap lead, setting a new lap record on this final
lap. Enjoy this great sporting moment...
Bathurst 1972 Hardie Ferodo 500
Here is an old Bathurst 1972 500 special. This is the race that started
the Peter Brock legend and the first Torana win in the mighty 6 cylinder
GTR XU-1. It was later called Bathurst 1000 when they changed to