If the name Hugh Primrose doesn’t ring any bells, his stunning photograph from Bathurst 1970 of Tony Roberts’ XW Falcon GT-HO Phase II flying over the Armco backwards most certainly will.
Hugh was spectating, camera in hand, between Skyline and The Esses late in the race when he reacted instinctively to a screech of tyres and captured the #67E Falcon two metres off the ground as it sailed over the side the Mountain, ahead of it plunging into the gully below The Dipper.
We were delighted to hear recently from Hugh, still a resident of the NSW Central West, in Lockhart, after his ‘Kodak moment’ opened our story in AMC Roberts’ great escape.
He then sent us another couple of photographs that, if not nearly as stunning as his 1970 effort, still fall into the ‘freakish’ category.
Hugh, at Bathurst 1983, managed to individually capture the Allan Moffat/Yoshimi Katayamadriven and Terry Shiel/Wally Storey Mazda RX7s at exactly the same point of the track. If you’re initially underwhelmed by this coincidence, try replicating this yourself, noting the placement of the reflections from the tyre wall relative to the two white RX7s. Freaky!