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From The Vault: Last to First!

One more from the video collection, the last lap of the fabulous 1995 Tooheys 1000, on the first lap of which Larry Perkins collided with Craig Lowndes. The contact tore the tyre valve from the front left wheel of Perkins’ car, and after pitting for a new wheel and tyre and ending up more than […]

Bathurst Coverage: Were Seven Right or Wrong?

There has been quite a lot of rumbling around the Twittersphere/Blogosphere since the conclusion of the Seven Network’s coverage of the annual Bathurst 1000 motor racing classic last weekend – in which they time-slipped their broadcast by almost 30 minutes by the end of the race. This disgusted many following the race on social networking […]

Bathurst: 20 Years of a Famous Victory

With Bathurst approaching this weekend, there has been much focus on the famous victory in the 1990 Tooheys 1000 by Win Percy and Allan Grice, driving for the then newly formed Holden Racing Team. The race holds a special place for a lot of people – particularly Holden fans – after a long drought of […]

1990 ATCC: How Times Change

With the 2010 championship for V8 Supercars Australia nearing the endurance races, and the business end of the season, I thought it might be worth having a look at this summary of the 1990 championship – 20 years ago. Interesting to see old names like Colin Bond, the late Peter Brock, Dick Johnson, and Win […]

Why Is Paul Morris Called “Dude”?

In my continuing efforts to restore and digitise as much Bathurst 500/1000 footage that I can get my hands onto, I have been working lately on footage from the 1991 Tooheys 1000, won by Jim Richards and Mark Skaife in a Nissan GT-R. Going through my old tapes, when I reached the presentation ceremony at […]

Mark Skaife Analyses GRM Commodore

In the latest installment of car testing and track analysis for Channel Seven’s V8 Supercar coverage, Mark Skaife takes a run in Lee Holdsworth’s #33 GRM Fujitsu Racing Commodore at the Hidden Valley circut near Darwin. After a lap, Skaife brings the car in to make a roll centre change, and discusses the differences the […]

Mark Larkham Has A Go Too!

A few weeks back, I posted a video of Neil Crompton having a go in Mark Winterbottom’s FPR Falcon at the Clipsal 500. These little segments by the Channel Seven commentators are for use in the coverage of the 2010 V8 Supercar season. Last weekend it was Mark Larkham’s turn in Greg Murphy’s PMM Commodore […]

That Old Brocky Magic

In what would turn out – (eventually) – to be Peter Brock’s ninth and last Bathurst win, here is some simply amazing footage of the man himself, displaying the absolutely superlative car control we always knew he had. After coming home third on the day, the “winning” and “second place” Eggenberger Texaco Ford Sierra’s were […]

Bathurst 1987: The Big Facelift

Time for another trip down memory lane! There have been many changes at Mount Panorama in recent years. A new pit complex. A massive hotel/convention centre at the bottom of Conrod Straight. A new bridge over Pit Straight. Regular track resurfacing. However, the year the biggest changes occurred was 1987, when the Bathurst 1000 became […]

Neil Crompton Back in the Saddle

Channel Seven commentator, and one-time full-time racer, Neil Crompton – (of my hometown of Ballarat) – stepped back aboard a V8 Supercar for a television demonstration run at last weekend’s Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Apart from taking it really really easy through the dangerous turn number eight, I think Neil showed that he’s still got […]