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An­thony Boddy


all worked to­gether in a Holden parts ware­house in Sydney and we were keen to see our hero Brock win an­other Bathurst,” writes An­thony of his Bathurst 1986 pil­grim­age. “We were not sure about hav­ing Mof­fat co-driv­ing for this one, though! Some­how, we all wan­gled Fri­day off work and headed up to Mount Panorama. We had a shiny new VK Ex­ec­u­tive and we were all dressed in our Mo­bil jack­ets and Mo­bil hats. By the time we ar­rived, Moff had al­ready buried the #05 car in the wall at Sky­line. This con­firmed our sus­pi­cions about him... Fri­day night at McPhillamy Park in the bor­rowed tent was cold and we felt de­spon­dent. On Satur­day morn­ing we walked along the track to warm up in the sun­shine. Some­one had sprayed “RIP 05” next to the fur­rows that were left by the Mo­bil Holden’s chas­sis rails in the Cas­trol con­crete wall. But the story was not over! A mas­sive ef­fort was un­der­way to re­build Brock’s car and he grid­ded up in 11th po­si­tion on Sun­day morn­ing. There was a Nis­san on pole, but Gricey nailed a bril­liant start from the front row and owned the track from then on, push­ing his VK hard all day and tak­ing a well-de­served win on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Har­vey man­aged to lift the #3 MHDT VK to a sec­ond place fin­ish ahead of the Nis­san, which kept John­son’s Mus­tang off the podium. Bewdy! We trav­elled home sat­is­fied. To Holden fans, a host of known truths had been phys­i­cally demon­strated.”

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