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.
$1,000,000 XY GTHO Phase 3
$1,000,000 1971 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 currently owned by Paul Carthew
who also owns one of the four XA GTHO Phase 4 race prototypes. Is this the
best original unrestored PH3 in the world?
Falcon XY 9-second true street car
Arty's Ford XY runs into the 9s for the first time. The car was driven to
and from the track and raced in full street trim (3690lb with driver) for
consistent 9s and then driven to the pizza shop to celebrate!
Dandy Engines powered naturally aspirated 440ci Windsor V8 running on
98-octane pump fuel through the mufflers and street radial tyres. Making
800hp the car has room to improve yet.
Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 4 test drive
The Falcon GTHO Phase 4 is one of the rarest muscle cars ever built by
Ford. Only 4 were ever made and 3 are beleived to still exist. 3 were
purpose built for production car racing and only one made it through the
production line before the program was cancelled due to the "muscle car
scare" in Australia.
It is to Australia, what the Mustang Boss 429 is to the USA - The
ultimate muscle car.
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...
GODZILLA GT-R Group A R32 Nissan Skyline GTR - Bathurst 1000 1992
GODZILLA. The 1992 Tooheys Bathurst 1000 Winner and 1992 Australian Touring
Car Championship Winner, The R32 Skyline GT-R.
The WINFIELD Number #1 GT-R piloted by Mark Skaife and Jim Richards was the
winner at Mount Panorama for a 2nd year in a row.
WINFIELD GT-R won the 1992 Australian Touring Car Championship.
Driver Championships were also won by Skaife 1st and Richards in 2nd,
Longhurst was 3rd with the BMW M3 Evolution in the final Drivers
Championship Standings in 1992.
Australian Motorsport was changed forever after this event and proceeded
with an amalgamation of today's V8 SUPERCARS. This also meant the removal
and abolishment of turbo charged engines
in the top tier of Australian Motorsport and only 2 car Manufacturers that
compete for the title.
In this video the car is the GIO Racing GT-R with Mark Gibbs driving on the
day along with Rohan Onslow, they finished 6th at Mount Panorama.
The eventual championship drivers were Mark Skaife and Jim Richards in the
For those wondering why The Chase or "Caltex Chase" is not in the video:
Channel 7 decided to edit out The Chase section.
In 1987 Mike Burgmann died after his VK Commodore SS Group A became
airborne at 260km/h along the second hump on Conrod Straight.
Bathurst hosted the WTCC in 1987 and the FIA regulations did not allow
international tracks to have a straight longer than 1.5 km in that class,
the second hump was removed and "The Chase" added.
In 1991 the Winfield GT-R (Skaife) reached 293km/h along Conrod Straight,
similar speeds to the V8 Supercars of today.
The 1992 Tooheys Bathurst 1000 was stopped due to torrential rain and
multiple crashes. The results were compiled using the 143rd completed lap,
18 laps short of full race distance.
The Fastest Lap of the race was -- #1 Mark Skaife -- 2:16.47
The top 10 final finishing positions for the 1992 Bathurst 1000 were as
1st Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
Mark Skaife / Jim Richards
2nd Ford Sierra RS500
Dick Johnson / John Bowe
3rd Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
Anders Olofsson / Neil Crompton
4th BMW M3 Evolution
Tony Longhurst / Johnny Cecotto
5th Holden VP Commodore
Win Percy / Allan Grice
6th Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
Mark Gibbs / Rohan Onslow
7th Holden VN Commodore SS Group A SV
Andrew Miedecke / Troy Dunstan
8th Ford Sierra RS500
Wayne Park / David Parsons
9th Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV
Larry Perkins / Steve Harrington
10th Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV
Andrew Harris / Gary Cooke / John Trimbole