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Two-timer!

August 26th, 2013 by Luke | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized


The September/October edition of Australian Muscle Car celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Peter Brock-led Holden Dealer Team’s extraordinary victory in the controversial 1983 James Hardie 1000, the squad’s second consecutive triumph in the Bathurst classic using the same VH Commodore chassis.

This Brockmobile is one of just two chassis that sit in the rarefied air reserved for two-time Great Race winners.

The two wins came in vastly different circumstances. In 1982 the Brock and Larry Perkins-driven lead HDT car, #05, dominated. But in 1983 the pair took over the second car of Brock’s trusty lieutenant John Harvey, resulting in a breakthrough Bathurst win for the popular ‘Harves’, while depriving disappointed younger brother Phil Brock of a drive in the winning car.

This Brock/HDT car was created amid the homologation wars of the Group C era and came in a season, 1982, that was perhaps the most turbulent of Brock’s racing career off-track bar his highly-publicised bust-up with Holden five years later.

AMC #70 presents the story of the first car to claim two Great Race victories, which would also find its way into the history books as being the first car to have three pilots take it to glory on the Mountain. It’s also the tale of a well-used machine that lives on today. We outline its life story and where it is today.

Beyond Brock’s best car, we remember the Chevrolet Corvair campaigned by Frank Gardner and Allan Grice in the late 1970s, arguably Australia’s greatest Sports Sedan.

The September/October edition also takes readers back to 2003 and the time of Ford’s early-noughties nuclear-grade nostalgia trip, which culminated in the launch of FPV and its BA GT.

From this issue AMC includes a poster. To get the ball rolling one side features the Bill Bourke Special, while the other has each and every AMC cover to date.

Meantime, to celebrate the passing of the Deadly Hume, we reflects on the old highway’s passing and goes in search of what’s left of its most notorious and noteworthy sections.

Our muscle man section has expanded to become ‘muscle men’, specifically a group of motorsport greats with a combined 125 Bathurst starts, who are training newbie race drivers.

Finally, AMC pays tribute to the humble grid girl with a special focus on racing fashions of the last 50 years.

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