Graham Alexander’s collection
Believe it or not, there are a lot of long-time racing drivers who have next-to-no interest in road cars. Some others wouldn’t know a differential from a damper. Victorian Graham Alexander is an exception... on both counts. One of the more versatile race drivers in the country, Alexander has won rounds of the Australian Rally Championship, taken a production car Bathurst 12 Hour win and beaten established tin-top stars in rallycross’s 1970s heyday in his time behind the wheel.
“I beat both Brock and Moffat at Calder in the Torana,” he says.
Still very skilled behind the wheel – and handy with a spanner – in more recent times Alexander has been known as a consistently quick entry in the Touring Car Masters series with his bellowing HT GTS 350 Monaro. But it is long-distance rallying that remains his passion.
“I built a Ford Escort to do a round Australia trial [ED: actually the 1979 Repco Reliability Trial] back in the 1970s but I was exhausted by it,” he recalls. “I spent two weeks in bed recovering.”
Nevertheless it sowed a seed that eventually