Coals to New­cas­tle

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle News -

The Rolex Mon­terey Mo­tor­sports Re­union is the United States’ big­gest his­toric race meet­ing, held each Au­gust at the clas­sic La­guna Seca cir­cuit in Cal­i­for­nia. To cel­e­brate the Shelby GT350’s 50th an­niver­sary, the 2015 ‘re­union’ fea­tured ded­i­cated races for the model, at­tract­ing over 40 en­tries. All but three of those en­tries were from North Amer­ica, the home of the Mus­tang. One of th­ese im­ports was Sydney’s Terry Lawlor – who just hap­pened to beat the Yanks at their own game that week­end.

Lawlor starred be­hind the wheel of a green and gold 1966 Shelby GT350 at the fa­mous cir­cuit. He won Satur­day morn­ing’s race, be­fore fin­ish­ing sec­ond later that day, ham­pered by over­heat­ing and tyre prob­lems.

Lawlor is a reg­u­lar on the Her­itage Tour­ing Car scene in an ex-Colin Bond Cal­tex Ford Sierra. The Shelby was built by Aussie Mus­tang iden­tity Chad Par­rish. Lawlor’s win ranks among the best per­for­mances by Aussies on the world mo­tor­sport­ing stage in 2015. And it’s ap­pro­pri­ate that it gets a run in AMC’s Mus­tangs in Aus­tralia is­sue.

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