WGR 001

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is­sue we put the lim­ited edi­tion V8 Com­modore road cars of­fered by Wayne Gard­ner Rac­ing in the spotlight. When we cast around for a suit­able WGR Com­modore S1 to pho­to­graph, we were lucky enough to net WGR #002, a pris­tine white ex­am­ple that was the fi rst pro­duc­tion-spec ex­am­ple com­pleted. It was also driven for a spell by the Wol­lon­gong Whiz.

Now here’s #001 – the pro­to­type that starred in the mar­ket­ing ma­te­rial, in­clud­ing the brochure/flyer shown on this page.

Owner Mark Alexan­der dropped us a line af­ter see­ing is­sue #83.

“It was used in the fa­mous 1994 Mo­tor mag­a­zine ar­ti­cle and all the orig­i­nal brochures and para­pher­na­lia,” Mark ex­plains. “It’s like it came out of the show­room. It was the only one with leather Re­caros and the Momo steer­ing wheel, amongst other things. It’s a piece of mo­tor rac­ing history and is price­less, be­ing the pro­to­type car that started it all.” Mark un­der­stands that he’s the third owner. “It was owned by Wayne then sold to a guy who owned it for 20 years and then I bought it.”

Great to see that the list of WGR sur­vivors in­cludes #001, #002 and the car that tri­alled the Talon bodykit. That car (see Mus­cle Mail) was owned by Talon’s Alan Ken­dal and is now owned by Nathan Martin.

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