Bathurst ’77 keep­sakes

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac -

Else­where in this edi­tion you’ll find a story on Al­lan Mof­fat’s very own keep­sakes from his ul­tra-suc­cess­ful 1977 sea­son.

For ev­ery other Blue Oval en­thu­si­ast in this coun­try, items dat­ing back to Ford’s supreme Aus­tralian mo­tor­sport­ing mo­ment are among the ul­ti­mate col­lectibles. That’s es­pe­cially the case with the 40th an­niver­sary of the 1-2 form fin­ish upon us.

AMC con­trib­u­tor Paul Til­ley is no ex­cep­tion. His col­lec­tion of ‘Fordi­facts’ in­cludes a signed cer­tifi­cate pre­sented to Ford deal­ers to of­fi­cially thank them for their largesse. This car­ries the au­to­graph of Ford Aus­tralia’s then sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Max Grans­den, high­light­ing the role he played in pulling to­gether fac­tory fund­ing for the ul­tra-suc­cess­ful Mof­fat Ford Deal­ers Team squad.

Til­ley’s col­lec­tion also in­cludes the cer­tifi­cate sent to sup­port­ers’ club mem­bers and a signed race week­end pro­mo­tional Sun­day news­pa­per cover.

For next is­sue Paul is piec­ing to­gether a story on the im­pres­sive Blue Oval-themed col­lec­tion of Queens­lan­der Mark Farry. Stay tuned!

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