1997 HRT VS Commodore
Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy were victorious at Bathurst in 1996, but their great success wasn’t to be repeated in 1997, despite being third fastest in the Top 10 Shootout. Both factory Holdens got off to a great start, running 1-2 at the head of the pack. But the Mobil HRT’s luck was about to change. Disastrously for Lowndes, he hit the wall out of Castrol Curve on lap 38. Their teammates’ race also ended when Skaife pitted on lap 52 with terminal engine problems. The detail in Classic Carlectables’ 1:18 scale car is all we’ve come to expect. This model is of an important car in the story of these two young drivers – it was the rst time they’d not succeeded in Australian racing, probably a good lesson for them! This model is already in the shops, so go check it out.