1979 Heat 2 AMSCAR Amaroo, The Torana A9X Years
Take a trip down memory lane to the early years, Amaroo 1979 AMSCAR round
2, heat 2, featuring the Holden Torana A9X with the unusual combination of
Bob Morris, Allan Moffat and Allan Grice all driving the A9X, a rare moment
in Touring Car History. Also featuring bonus interviews with the drivers
and legendary sponsor of touring car racing Ron Hodgson himself. All
rights Channel 7 Sport, great contributors to Australian motorsport
history. Kudos. Special thanks to Duncan for making it happen.
Amaroo Park was a 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) motor racing circuit located in
Annangrove, New South Wales, in the present-day western suburbs of Sydney,
Australia. It was opened in 1967, hosting its first motorcycle meeting on
26 February with a 30 lap production race won by Larry Simons on a BSA
Spitfire in heavy rain. The first dry meeting saw the lap record set by
Jack Ahearn at 63.9 seconds. The road circuit served as a venue for a
variety of competitions including the Castrol 6 Hour motorcycle race,
rounds of the Australian Touring Car Championship, Formula Ford, Formula
5000, historic racing and others. The last Australian Touring Car
Championship round to take place at the circuit was in 1994.
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
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 1978 at Mount Panorama.
Hardie-Feredo 1000. Bathurst, Mt Panorama, NSW, Australia.
Winners: Peter Brock and Jim Richards.
Car: Holden LX Torana A9X SS. 308cui.
1/10 Scale Peter Brock Torana A9X NITRO replica and FJ Holden
Product review for this new nitro replica!
This is Peter Brocks Legendary 1979 Bathurst Winning car. 1/10th scale, A9X
comes fully factory assembled with a powerful nitro pull-start engine,
tuned pipe, 4WD, 2-speed gearbox, 2.4GHz wheel radio and Nitro Starter
The GV Peter Brock A9X Torana race car has a beautifully painted, great
looking, highly detailed body, scale stickers, scale chrome bumper bars,
scale Globe Sprint-Master wheels and 2.4GHz wheel radio.
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The Nitro version is built on the GV-BV1 chassis and comes complete with
2-speed automatic gearbox and Starter Pack.
The Electric version is built on the ultra reliable GVE chassis and is
supplied with 6 cell stick pack and charger.
4 wheel drive (4WD)
Low maintenance belt drive system
High power tuned pipe
Double aluminium chassis
Scale wheel rims
Fully adjustable suspension
Drivers numbers included
Requires 8xAA batteries for transmitter and model fuel.
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Around Mount Panorama with Christopher Mies in an Audi R8 LMS
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Come on board with Audi driver Christopher Mies in an Audi R8 LMS on a warm
up lap during Bathurst 12 Hour 2012 on Mount Panorama. He encounters some
of the local wildlife - a kangaroo - crossing the track at around the 2:18
1971 - Peter Brock Rallycross - Colin Bond Torana XU1 (SUPER100mph)
This video was produced for the Holden Dealers about 1971 ish as a promo
film under the title "What's A Nice Car Like You Doing In A Race Like
This?" featuring Peter Brock and Colin Bond. Some amazing rare colour
footage of Peter Brock "Rallycrossing" in "The Beast" (specially modified
Torana) and Colin Bond in his famous Torana XU1 days South Pacific Touring
Car Series, competing at Warwick Farm, Sandown and Surfers Paradise.
Special thanks to Colin Bond for his introduction to the our video and
alerting us to this wonderful footage. Enjoy!
Bond initially made a reputation as a hillclimber with three NSW Hillclimb
titles in 1965-67 driving a Lynx-Peugeot S/C. Also known as a rally driver
he was relatively unknown in circuit racing circles apart from a few forays
racing various Isuzu Belletts, when he was chosen to partner Tony Roberts
in one of three Holden Dealer Team entered Holden Monaros for the 1969
Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst. On a day when the Fords crumbled with
unsuitable tyres for the race, the HDT stood strong, putting all three
Monaros into the top six positions with Bond and Roberts winning.
Torana GTR XU-1
Bond and Shepheard in the Holden Dealer Team Torana GTR XU-1 on their way
to another win in the Warana Rally, round four of the 1972 Australian Rally
The nimble 6-cylinder Torana GTR XU-1 debuted in late 1970 and in 1971 Bond
began racking up an impressive list of race and rally titles in his Torana.
He secured the Manufacturer's Championship for Holden by winning 3 out of 5
rounds, including the Sandown 250 enduro in his XU-1. He also won the
Australian Rally Championship and the Southern Cross Rally, along with the
South Pacific Touring Series that year.
Late in 1971 Bond had a couple of drives with Frank Matich's F5000 team.
One was in the Australian Grand Prix at Warwick Farm and driving in a wet
practice session Bond put in lap times seconds faster than his more experienced F5000
rivals. After his open-wheeler stint he opted to stay with the Holden
The following year Bond won the Australian Rally Championship for the
second year in a row. Bond also won the Catalina Park rallycross series,
while on the bitumen he won the Toby Lee Series and Sun-7 Gold Medal. In
1973 he again won the Sun-7 series at Amaroo Park.
1974 ARC winners Colin Bond and George Shepheard in the HDT Torana GTR XU-1
at the Warana Rally, round five of the 1974 Australian Rally Championship.
In 1974, as well as winning his third national Rally Championship, Bond won
his third consecutive Sun-7 Chesterfield Series against a strong challenge
by Bob Morris.
In late 1974, driving the new Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34, he contributed
to Holden's victory in the Australian Manufacturers' Championship, again
winning three out of five rounds.
Peter Brock left the Holden Dealer Team at the end of 1974. So for the 1975
season Colin Bond was the team's No.1 driver. That year he won the
Australian Touring Car Championship and also won the South Pacific Touring
Car Series. At Bathurst Bond won pole position and led for much of the
early part of the race but a broken axle at half distance put him too far
back to challenge Peter Brock.
Reproduction of the 1976 Bathurst Bond/Harvey Torana
Bond was involved in a dramatic finish in 1976 at the Bathurst 1000. Late
in the race when it seemed Bond, in the Holden Dealer Team Torana L34, had
the race sewn up he was forced to pull into the pits with fanbelt trouble
allowing the Bob Morris Torana to take the lead. In the final laps Morris's
co-driver, British touring car ace John Fitzpatrick, nursed home an ailing
car trailing smoke ahead of Bond's Torana which finished about 40 seconds
In 1987, motoring writer Bill Tuckey in his book The Rise and Fall of Peter
Brock claimed that there had been a lap scoring error in the 1976 race and
that Colin Bond's Torana was the first car to complete the distance. Tuckey
claimed Holden declined to challenge the result because a privately entered
Holden team had won in such a memorable, emotional finish, and because Bob
Morris' major sponsor was Ron Hodgson Motors, one of Sydney's leading
Holden dealerships at the time. It remains however a contested footnote,
Bob Morris denies that this was the case, claiming most team lap scorers
agreed that the results were correct. Despite this, Bond's co-driver John
Harvey believes that he and Bond did indeed win the race, despite the
official result still showing Morris and Fitzpatrick as race winners.
1984 Bathurst 1000 - Chasing Brock (ICMR)
A9X Nationals Queensland Raceway
Footage from the A9X Nationals at Queensland Raceway Sept 07. Features the
1979 Bathurst winning Brock/Richards 05 car, Janson/Perkins 19 Car and
Rockets Jane/Geoghegan replica.
Bathurst 1987: That Old Brocky Magic
Another from the vault - and a clip from what turn out (eventually) to be
Peter Brock's ninth and last Bathurst win. Coming home third on the day,
the "winning" and "second place" Eggenberger Texaco Ford Sierra's were
firstly cleared of having illegal fuel by the Tuesday after the race, but
found to have illegally modified wheel arches and associated body work to
allow them to run larger tyres on their cars. It took until June 1988, but
Brock was declared the winner - but in this sequence in the rain in the
closing laps of the race, we are reminded just how good the man was.
Absolutely superlative car control, mixed with the happy-go-lucky mind of
the man. Pure Brock magic!