The little yellow box of colour slides that lobbed in AMC’s mail box – complete with the original photo development slip, date-stamped two weeks after the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500 – was a treat to receive in itself. But when we scanned Frank’s slides we were totally blown away by what he captured of that ground-breaking race from a spectator’s viewpoint. Colour shots of the victorious Bruce McPhee/Barry Mulholland-driven winning Monaro GTS 327 are rare enough, yet to capture it on Pit Straight passing what looks to be the works XT Falcon GT of Fred Gibson/Barry Seton in the pits... well, that’s something else again. In other words, have Frank’s atmospheric pics captured the exact moment McPhee took the lead from the late-race leader, which headed to the pits after a stone holed the Ford’s radiator? We can’t be sure that this is precisely the pivotal moment in Holden’s racing history, but the bulk of the crowd in the main shot are certainly tuned into the Monaro’s progress. Thanks to Ashley Tidd for his assistance.
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