Issue 121

Issue 121

Muscle Maniac

The ‘Magic’ fi rst BMW to start the Great Race, and Moffat in Macau

Monster Monza

Back in the day Jamie Whincup’s uncle, Graeme, raced a wild winged wonder of a Chev Monza.
Now that it’s back on track, here is its – and Graeme Whincup’s – story

Cape Catastrophe

Cape Catastrophe was the remote, rugged location Ford chose when it got serious about fi xing the chronic unreliablity of the early Falcons – thereby averting a sales catastrophe

Miami nice

They gave it an American name but the supercharged Miami variant of the Ford Coyote V8 engine was an all-Aussie affair – maybe even the fi nest V8 ever made in Australia

Beechey Mustang

The story behind Norm Beechey’s Ford Mustang Improved Production racer – and the
correspondence that took place between ‘Stormin’ Norman and Shelby American

Muscle man: Bob Beasley

Bob Beasley might not be the best known name in motorsport but in the late ‘60s and early
‘70s he was one of the best – in openwheelers, sports cars as well as sedans

Vale John Harvey

Remembering the late, great John ‘Harves’ Harvey

The future of Supercars

Everything in current-day motorsport is a bit up in the air thanks to the coronavirus, and while Supercars did well to put on a decent 2020 season, the future remains decidedly uncertain

The Greek cowboy

Dennis Syrmis was a young immigrant kid street racer who took drag racing by the neck and shook it into line through 40 years of hard work and tough racing

The big wet

It was the big wet one, as well as the end of the era of the privateer battler. Our look back at the 2000 Great Race shows just how different it all was 20 years ago