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
Bathurst 1982 - Dick Johnson In Car.
Bathurst 1980 Allan Moffat 'We are all mates in this business'
https://www.youtube.com/SUPER100MPH The story of when Bob Morris and Allan Moffat got together mid 1980 race to hold the flag for the Ford Falcon (Channel 7 Breville Falcon.) Also includes Morris's famous first line on race cam where he said Back off or was it F_ _k off, you decide, plus the very unusual driving style display from Allan Moffat beamed live around the country. The interviews highlight there may have been some controversy between the Morris camp and Allan Moffat at the end of that day, again, you decide.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_Hardie-Ferodo_1000 http://youtu.be/TqJg8cnM1jw SUPER100mph - "Our Heroes" Enjoy Our Channel (ICMR) The 1980 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 21st running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. It was held on 5 October 1980 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. The race was open to cars eligible under the locally developed CAMS Group C Touring Car regulations with four engine capacity based classes. Peter Brock and Jim Richards won their third consecutive Bathurst 1000 debuting the Holden Commodore for the Holden Dealer Team. In taking a one lap win over Peter Janson and Larry Perkins, Brock Brock won his fifth Bathurst 1000, breaking the record for most wins in the history of the race. Janson and Perkins finished second for the second successive year and finished three laps ahead of Ian Geoghegan and Paul Gulson as Commodores filled the first seven positions. The race is most famous for the specatacular retirement of the Ford Falcon of Dick Johnson. The 1980 Australian Touring Car Championship had featured one of the smallest fields in its then twelve years as a multi-race championship
Bathurst 1981 - Christine Gibson XD Falcon.
Who could have predicted what was coming up...........