1997 HRT VS Com­modore

Australian Muscle Car - - Mini Muscle -

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.

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