Heritage Touring Cars On Display At Bathurst


Heritage Touring Cars On Display At Bathurst

THIS year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama will see a range of Heritage Touring Cars Group A and C Historic machines form an integral part of a display of vehicles celebrating the Bicentenary of the City of Bathurst.

No less than eight former Group A and C touring cars will be on display in Harris Park at Bathurst over the four days of the V8 Supercars classic, some of them regular HTC race machines and others from the period (1973-1992) upon which the category is based.

Holden fans will be excited to see a few cars representing both the Group C and A eras of racing – Steve Perrott will have his Roadways-Gown-Hindhaugh Torana A9X on hand while the 1987 Peter Brock Mobil Bathurst #05 Commodore will travel south from the Peter Champion collection.

Terry O’Beirne’s ex-Bob Holden Toyota Sprinter – the car with more starts in the Bathurst 1000 than any other vehicle – will make its first public appearance after a recent restoration, while Chris O’Connor’s green Peter Williamson Celica will also be on display.

Nissan GT-R Heading to Bathurst

Carey McMahon’s 1991 Bathurst-winning Nissan GT-R will make its first trip to the Mountain since its famous victory 24 years ago, having recently been returned to the track at the Muscle Car Masters.

The GT-R’s former pilot, Jim Richards, will also bring his ex-Neville Crichton JPS BMW 635 CSi to Bathurst for the display – it’s the very same car George Fury was driving when he and Richards ended up parked in the Hell Corner sand trap in the 1985 James Hardie 1000.

Dick Johnson Shell Sierra

Ford fans will enjoy seeing the 1977 Bathurst-winning Allan Moffat Falcon XC in the display while Chris Stillwell will have his Dick Johnson Shell Sierra also on display.

The display will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Bathurst over the course of the event with a wide range of cars and bikes of different periods on hand to showcase the 75-plus year history of racing at Mount Panorama.

Images thanks to Rhys Vandersyde