In 1985 Australian touring car racing ran under International Group A formula, rather than the indigenous Group C regulations that had been in force since 1973. This led indirectly to the Holden Commodores becoming less competitive against the imported Nissans, Volvos, BMWs and Jaguars.
The 1985 Bathurst 1000 was not one of Brock’s nine wins; it was a race that was always going to prove difficult up against the best Group A cars from Europe. However, the hard-charging Brock, whose progress had twice been interrupted by pit stops to remove a broken windscreen and later to dislodge the rear window, was steadily making inroads on the leading John Goss Jaguar XJ-S. Despite only one win during the season, Brock nearly pulled off an upset podium, but his magnificent drive came to nothing just three laps from the chequered flag, when a timing chain broke while running a strong second.
1985 turned out to be the worst Bathurst result for Holden in history.
This model is limited to 1000 and features fully opening doors, bonnet and boot.
This model was released in 2011 and was originally priced at $230.
In 1980, Allan Moffat looked as though he would not be competing in the Australian Touring Car Championship as the attempted homologation of the Mazda RX7 had fallen through appearing to leave him without a drive for Sandown and Bathurst.
A deal was struck and then came the shock announcement that for the race, Moffat would be driving the No.25 Holden Dealer Team VC Commodore, the sister car to the HDT No.05 VC Commodore of Peter Brock.
The 1980 Hang Ten 400 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars staged at the Sandown Circuit and the event was marked by the fact it was only the second time Moffat had driven a Holden and he was in the same team as his arch rival, Peter Brock.
Brock and Moffat made it an all HDT front row on the grid. Brock won the start and Moffat remained in second place until lap 42 when after sliding wide, he hit a barrier and had to pit. After rejoining the race he pitted again to have some loose wheel nuts tightened. Allan was a lap down, but worked his way through the field to eventually finishing the race in third place.
Allan Moffat performed admirably as a guest driver in a well deserved 3rd place finish on a podium shared by only Holden VC Commodore drivers.
Garth Tander in his Toll HSV Dealer Team Holden claimed the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship in a thrilling final round at Phillip Island.
Tander won the round to claim his first Championship win by just 2 points from Ford rival Jamie Whincup.
Comes in a display box and is a limited edition and includes a certificate of Authenticity.
The model number is 18716 and it is priced at $270
Late in 1970, Ford replaced the XW range with the new XY range. As with the XW, a GT was also released. By the first half of 1971, a GT-H0, the Phase 3 was delivered. This GT-HO was a true supercar and with a top speed of over 140mph was the fastest four door sedan in the world at the time. Approximately 300 XY GT-HO Phase 3 Falcons were produced.
The Phase 3 comes with the top of the line interior with 140mph speedometer and an 8000rpm tachometer. It also sports the protruding aircleaner scoop in the bonnet famously known as a “shaker”.
Preorders close Monday 2nd March and a phone number is required.
Features include opening doors and bonnet, full race interior, engine and chassis detail.
In 1984 Dick Johnson envisioned the Ford Mustang GT as a car that could be competitive under the new Group A racing rules scheduled for 1985. He tracked down two in Germany and took them back to his Queensland workshops for an engine rebuild and thorough race fitout.
Although Johnson described the car as one of the best handling and braking cars he has ever driven, the lack of engine power meant that during the 1985 ATCC season the car was not as competitive as he’d hoped.
After qualifying 3rd for the 1985 Bathurst 1000, Dick Johnson and Larry Perkins finished seventh in their Palmer Tube Mills Ford Mustang GT, four laps down from the winning John Goss Jaguar XJ-S.
“The Mustang was a great little car. It’s just unfortunate the power-to-weight ratio was not the most desirable, but the handling, braking and stability was superb. It was a damn good car…” – Dick Johnson.
This is a shout out to all Moffat Collectors. If you are looking to complete your Moffat collection, we have the following 2 models at great prices and stock is going down quickly. Grab yours before we sell out!
3rd place : 1974 Australian Touring Car Championship
Diecast metal model
Opening bonnet, boot & doors
Working steering wheel
Positionable front tyres
Highly detailed interior & exterior
Limited edition of 4000 pieces
Comes with COA signed by Allan Moffat.
Vinyl covered spotlights, engraved headlights and GT badge.
Gold Minilite rims with Goodyear tyres expose the brake disc and calliper.
Fuel cap is authentically replicated in two-tone chrome and silver.
Classic “Ironing Board” GT rear wing is faithfully reproduced matching the aggressive styling of the XB.
The boot features a race prepared roll cage and a modified boot floor which accommodates the larger race fuel tank.
The engine and surrounding bay have an outstanding level of detail including etched metal air filter and fine graphics.
The interior shows off the roll cage, highly detailed steering wheel, full dash instrumentation and components.
The chassis detail includes fuel tank and working rear spring suspension.
The specially designed drivers seat is soft rubber, featuring a racing harness with detailed buckles and fabric seat belts.
Limited to 3000