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THE 'NATIONAL MOTOR RACE MUSEUM', BATHURST, NSW: Some location! At the bottom of Bathurst's Conrod Straight, the National Motor Racing Museum has near perfect exhibits of some of Australia's most famous modern era Cars and Motorcycles. This page is devoted exclusively to the Car Exhibits, Motorcycle Exhibits link here.

Arriving at the Museum's car park, the casual observer cannot miss the statue of Peter Brock standing on the roof of a Holden Commodore replica and in the immediate background, most appropriately, the Bathurst 'Circuit' and Pit Facilities.

PETER GEOFFREY BROCK AM:  Brocky and Bathurst, the National Motor Racing Museum has honoured Peter's success at the mountain with the statue, race cars and memorabilia.

Peter won the Bathurst Endurance Race nine times, (1972, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1987), in Holden's Toranas and Commodores and the Bathurst Twenty Four Hour Race once (2003), in a Holden Monaro 427C.

PETER BROCK/COMMODORE STATUE FRONTING THE MUSEUM

PETER

'BROCKY' IN FRONT OF '05'

'05' BROCK/PERKINS COMMODORE

'05' BROCK/PERKINS COMMODORE

HOLDEN COMMODORE VB, '1979' REPCO RELIABILITY TRIAL CAR

SIR STIRLING AND SIR JACK:  A real coup for the Bathurst Organiser's. The 1976 Hardie Ferodo 1000 saw the pairing of Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jack Brabham in a Holden Torana L34. The team managed to get their car into the top ten in practice, but when the flag dropped on Sunday Morning the L34 was reported to be 'stuck in gear' (maybe first?), the car, stranded on the grid, suffered a massive rear ender from the Dellaca/Wade Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

The entire rear boot area was compressed to the back window line, major repairs were undertaken to allow Sir Stirling and Sir Jack to at least 'appear', they were ultimately credited with a total of thirty seven laps. To this day I wonder how the full fuel tank did not explode due to the massive impact.

HOLDEN TORANA L34  'MOSS-BRABHAM'

MASSIVE REPAIRS UNDERTAKEN HERE

THE BLUE OVAL:  Ford have had major successes at Bathurst, some of the great cars and team drivers are captured here.

BATHURST 1974 WINNER: FORD FALCON XA GT  'JOHN GOSS-K. BARTLETT'

BATHURST 1977 WINNER: FORD FALCON XC  'ALLAN MOFFAT-JACKY ICKX'

BATHURST 1986 4th: FORD MUSTANG  'DICK JOHNSON-GREGG HANSFORD'

BATHURST 1988 WINNER: FORD SIERRA  'TONY LONGHURST-T.MEZERA'

THE GREEN EYED MONSTER:  Probably the best presented car to ever grace the '1000' field. The 'green eyed monster'  had somewhat disappointing results at Bathurst.

In 2001 Craig Lowndes lost control in a freak hailstorm, crashing the car into a tyre barrier, repairs ensured the car finished albeit out of the major placings. In 2002 the car was holding second place when the dreaded 'plastic bag syndrome' struck, the car picked up some on track rubbish which resulted in engine overheating, the team retired the car on lap 127.

BATHURST 2001 FINISHER: FORD FALCON AU  'CRAIG LOWNDES AND NEIL CROMPTON'

GREGG HANSFORD:  Part of the overall marvellous car and motorcycle exhibit commemorating the achievements of Gregg Hansford, my records of the motorcycles, located in the glass enclosure behind the car exhibit, can be viewed here....

BATHURST 12 HOUR 1994 WINNER: MAZDA RX7  'GREGG HANSFORD - NEIL CROMPTON'

MORE CAR SHOWS AND MUSEUMS: Please continue my Car Shows and Museums coverage by selecting from the following pages...

Up Mercedes Museum Mercedes Benz 125th Porsche Museum Porsche 60th Aust. Honda Hall Cars Honda NSX Dicks Museum Texas LoneStar Rod Run 2013 LV The Auto Collections Petersen Auto Museum Shelby World HQ St Judes Car Museum San Diego Car Museum Beaulieu Car Museum Coventry Museum Gaydon Motor Centre Motor Race Museum Redlands Rally 2012 Motorclassica 2010 Mustang 30th Anniv. Ormeau Classics 2013 Street Rod Nats 2013 Garters HotRods 2013 Garters Soapbox 2013 Garters HotRods 2012 Garters Soapbox 2012 Garters Gasoline 2011 Maclean Lakeside 2012 GC StreetRodders 2012 Veteran Tour 2012

I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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