Friday Feature: Norm Mogg and the HRT Commodore VL at Sandown


Friday Feature: Norm Mogg and the HRT Commodore VL at Sandown

Image: Bathurst 1989, thanks to the Coventry Collection

The team at Super100MPH catch up with Norm Mogg in this video, to chat about his 1989 Holden Racing Team Walkinshaw Commodore VL as he heads out for a run at Sandown.

The car, a Tom Walkinshaw Racing Commodore, began its life running as a Herbie Clips car in the United Kingdom. In 1988 it made its way to Australia and competed at Bathurst in HSV colours.

It received Holden Racing Team colours in 1989, which it still wears today, and returned to Bathurst. Neil Compton and Win Percy were at the wheel and took the car to 7th place in the race, which was won by Dick Johnson and John Bowe in the Shell Ultra Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500.

You can read more about the Commodore in our profile here.

“We like the Sandown track. It’s a horsepower track, so we’ve got two long straights where you can display the performance of the car and then you’ve got to get it stopped and turned in for the corners, so it’s a good car to drive!” – Norm Mogg

Once the race gets under way you’re treated to the pure sounds of that magic V8 at race pace and some great Heritage Touring Cars dicing. Hit play, and enjoy.