It’s V8s all the way as we check out the latest models from the top shelf of Australian motorsport history.
1975 Sandown 250 Winner: Brock/Sampson Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34
1975 Sandown 250 race was important in Australian motorsport history, given that it was the first-ever where Brock’s car was adorned with the now famous ‘05’ race number. The number was issued by the Victorian Road Safety & Traffic Authority in recognition of Brock’s work in campaigning for road safety and creating awareness of the .05 blood/ alcohol limit. The Sandown 250 was also the only race in Brock’s career where the ‘point’ was featured before the ‘05’. Just released by Biante is this 1:18 scale diecast model of the Gown-Hindaugh team Torana that Brock drove to the first of seven consecuive Sandown victiories. This model forms part of Biante’s Peter Brock Collection and is limited to just 1008 pieces. See more at www.biante.com.au or your Biante retailer.
1970 Bathurst Ford XW Falcon GT-HO Phase II
1970 Bathurst race was to be dominated by the factory-backed Ford XW Falcons. The Ford team wanted to win at any cost, and qualifying saw the factory cars lock out the first three positions on the grid. They had Fred Gibson and Barry Seton in one car, Bruce McPhee in another and Allan Moffat in a third. The paring of Gibson and Seton in #62E brought much experience to the role, both drivers having previously won at the Mountain, Seton in 1965 and Gibson in ’67. But alas #62E, running well early in the race, was forced to retire with a differential problem after 33 laps. Classic Carlectables’ 1:18 diecast model of the Gibson/Seton Falcon features a highly detailed interior with soft rubber seats, woven cloth racing harness, full dashboard instrumentation and badging. Under the sprung bonnet you’ll find finely moulded hoses and engine details. While the chassis boasts working leaf-spring suspension and steering. The model is limited to 500 pieces. Details at www.classicarlectables.com.au