Punter Pics

Australian Muscle Car - - Contents -

Fresh im­agery of the 1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000, es­pe­cially the 1-2 Mof­fat Ford Deal­ers ‘form fin­ish’, is hard to come by for mags like AMC. So it was like a breath of fresh air when we first clapped eyes on Keith Trot­ter’s pics. This is Bathurst 1977 from the spec­ta­tor’s per­spec­tive.

It’s not un­usual for the magazine’s of­fice to re­ceive cor­re­spon­dence and phone calls from du­bi­ous char­ac­ters big-not­ing them­selves. Two com­mon boasts fall into the ‘If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thou­sand times’ cat­e­gory. Firstly there’s: “I was one of Brocky’s best mates.” The other old chest­nut is: “I was part of Mof­fat’s Bathurst ’77 pit crew.” Ahem. Al­lan’s archives con­tain his team’s Bathurst ’77 travel doc­u­ments which list the names of his crewmem­bers re­ceiv­ing ap­parel and ac­com­mo­da­tion that week­end. These should help weed out some of the bull­shit­ters.

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