The Ford GT club put on a Ford GT Muscle Car day so I had a trip to heaven today when I went down to Maroochydore to see the Allan Moffat race cars along with a heap of other FORD & Falcon 351-GT's & GTHO's.
Many of these cars are worth $100,000's & the race cars are easily worth $1,000,000 yet people drive their cars on the road. I was amazed! Most of Moffat's cars were driven to the display although they didn't have far to go. They all live at Buderim.
The 1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO phase 3 gave Moffat his first Australian Touring Car title in group 3 racing in 1973 & the first year a Ford Falcon won the Touring Car Championship.
Ah.......... to return to those heady days...............
The GT Club Inc GT Nationals, 2013
The Gt Club Inc went to the GT Nationals, held in Bathurst.
It was a great weekend, with the club victorious in many categories,
including best maintained XYGTHO and best restored XBGT sedan.
1963 Ford Galaxie 427 Group N Historic Touring Car Chasing Falcon GTHO
Group N Historic Touring Cars at Eastern Creek in Nov 2011. Driver is Marc
Ducquet who is chasing down Mick Kennedy in the red XW Falcon GTHO that is
straight ahead on the starting grid. Race was eventually red flagged due to
the amount of cars that had gone off the track and also a major crash at
1972 Ford Falcon XA-GT-HO
1972 Ford Falcon XA-GT-HO
Phase 4 "170MPH Factory Prototype Race Car"
Falcon GT HO Phase 4 Factory Prototype Bathurst Race Car. Hand built seam
welded and blueprinted producing almost 400HP. This unmolested intact
factory race car with under 5,000 miles is one of only three manufactured
by Ford Special Vehicles for Allan Moffat & Fred Gibson.
NZV8TV Ep11 - Ford Falcon GTHO, Nurburgring, drag racing, muscle car racing - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. Feature Car: Nick Kale's genuine GTHO Phase II
Ford Falcon. This is the real deal with a prestigious racing history, now
restored to perfection.
Andy's back from the 24-hour around Nürburgring, so look out for a full
report from him.
Young Achievers: Speaking of successful racing, we catch up with Anthony
Marsh, as seen in the current issue of NZV8 Magazine, Anthony has been
having huge success at the dragstrip in the Metalman Dragster.
Muscle Car Racing: We caught up with Shane Moore and his ex Super
GT-winning Commodore at Taupo recently, and were amazed with the vehicle.
Shane tells us all about it on this week's show.
Grand Tourer Restoration
Come for a tour of Australia's top GT and GTHO Ford restoration shop. From
Unique Cars magazine, Australia.
Building a Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III - Project HO (ep.1)
Join Unique Cars Magazine for the first instalment of restoring a Ford
Falcon GT-HO Phase III; with nationally recognised experts Grand Tourer
Restorations, restoration parts suppliers Rare Spares and Insurance for
motoring enthusiasts Shannons.
When it's done, you could end up owning it!
See Unique Cars magazine #302 (released Ausgust 19, 2009) for all the