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Holden has confirmed the ‘VXR’ nomenclature will replace ‘SS’ for the 2018 ZB Commodore. We also have the latest on its plans for October 20 when the rollershutter comes down for the final time. Plus, we take a new Tickford-enhanced Foed Mustang 360 for a spin.

Muscle Maniac
Last issue we outlined Gallaher’s efforts to ignite sales of its failing ciggy brands through motorsport. Lo and behold, we’ve since received a call from a former Gallaher sales rep who drove a silver XR GT. His recollections and insights are fascinating. Plus a wrap-up of the auction action.

Guest Columnist
Guest columnist John Smailes has commentated, publicised and reported on motorsport for five decades. Throughout this time he’s observed at close quarters the intriguing career and persona of Allan George Moffat. Who better then to help bring Moffat’s long-awaited autobiography to life.

Muscle Mail
Readers drop us a line on their memories of the Gallaher Falcon XR GTs and just about everything else that was in the last issue.

A9X 1: 40 reasons
The Torana A9X turns 40 this year. To celebrate, AMC presents 40 reasons to love the ultimate factory Torana V8.

A9X 2: Never raced
Today, Greg Hayes’ stunning Palais White Torana sits somewhere between the surviving racing A9Xs and the 405 factory-spec road cars produced. We photographed it on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley-Griffin, but perhaps it would have been more appropriate to shoot it outside the nearby National Museum of Australia, or, better still The Treasury!

A9X 3: Patto hatch
It’s 40 years since this Torana won on debut at Sandown and, a few weeks later, sat on the Bathurst pole. After almost 20 years in virtual hibernation, the Peter Brock ‘Patto hatch’ returned to public view and now, for the first time, AMC details its long overlooked history.

A9X 4: Top 25
AMC highlights 25 notable A9X racecars that live on today. Our list includes some surviving GMP&A race A9Xs, upgraded L34s and vehicles that raced at Bathurst as A9Xs but were built out of humble Torana hatches.

Muscle Man
George Smith is a fabrication genius. He has built about 80 famous racecars, including nine Bathurst winners and three rally champions, for the likes of Colin Bond, Nissan, Peter Brock and HRT. And, in keeping with this issue’s overall theme, George was a member of the winning crew from Bathurst ’77.

Moffat scrapbooks
Allan Moffat takes AMC through the scrapbooks and files he’s kept from his ultra-successful 1977 season.

Jacky Ickx
Bathurst 1977 winning co-driver Jacky Ickx has only been back to Australia a couple of times since playing his part in arguably the Great Race’s most famous victory. So to hear this endurance racing legend’s recollections we had to catch-up with him, fittingly, at Le Mans.

Can-Am MkII: Overview
It’s 40 years since Can-Am was reborn for the 1977 North American racing season. While Can-Am MkII lacked the impact and grandeur of the original no-holds-barred series, it does hold more significance for Australians.

Punter Pics
Fresh imagery of the 1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000, especially the 1-2 Moffat Ford Dealers ‘form finish’, is hard to come by for mags like AMC. So it was like a breath of fresh air when we first clapped eyes on Keith Trotter’s pics. This is Bathurst 1977 from the spectator’s perspective.

Project Kaleda
The Kaleda family has created a very special tribute Valiant Charger in the livery of patriarch Ray’s most successful Bathurst challenger. The E38 has proven a hit at car shows as it helps keep memories alive of an unsung privateer’s Great Race feats. Ray’s is an incredible life story.

Sacred Sites
For the last two decades Adelaide International Raceway has been something of a Clayton’s circuit – the racetrack you have when you don’t have a racetrack. It’s still sitting out there in the sun, too.

Mini Muscle
Welcome to the first, expanded version of Mini Muscle. For starters, this time we get to ride along with the cover story and look at scale-model versions of the legendary A9X Torana.

Missing in Action
MIA is back but for one issue only, as the V8 Sleuth’s detective work has uncovered a surviving A9X Torana with an amazing history and several claims to fame. Its life story includes being the very first GMP&A racing chassis built and the last A9X to win an ATCC race.

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