Ford at Bathurst

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Ford at Bathurst

Postby reeft1 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:43 am

With a big thank you up front to Ian (Jager) who helped me source a couple of models I was after, I completed my Ford's at Bathurst collection this morning.

Whilst it was very tempting to try and source all the Ford winners, I've stuck with only one example of each different winning car. I'm missing the 1962 Falcon XL winning car, but that is as rare as Hen's teeth and i think was only produced in very limied quantities (maybe even as a kit) in the 1980's. I can only find 1 picture of the model on the internet.

So here they are:

64 Ford Cortina GT Jane/Reynolds Vanguards VA07302
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65 Ford Cortina GT500 Seton/Bobsworth Classic Carlectables 43535
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67 Ford Falcon XR Firth/Gibson Classic Carlectables 43566
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70 Ford Falcon XW GTHO Phase II Moffat Classic Carlectables 43608
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71 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III Moffat Biante 43401A
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74 Ford Falcon XA Goss/Bartlett Autoart 67412
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77 Ford Falcon XC Moffat/Ickx Autoart 2 car set
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81 Ford Falcon XD Johnson/French Biante 43021B
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88 Ford Sierra RS500 Longhurst/Mezera Apex Replica AR0602
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94 Ford Falcon EB Johnson/Bowe Biante 43602A
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98 Ford Falcon EL Bright/Richards Classic Carlectables 2004-1
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2006 Ford Falcon BA Lowndes Classic Carlectables 43662
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2007 Ford Falcon BF Lowndes Classic Carlectables 43662
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2014 Ford Falcon FG Mostert Classic Carlectables 206-18
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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby Jager » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:40 am

Nice collection Paul. Glad I could help you with it.

The 1998 Pirtek car is crying our to be remodeled to current standards. I really don't understand why Biante or Classic Carlectables haven't remade this one.

Meanwhile, the 1967 car is now fetching serious money. Not sure when you got yours, but they now sell for as much as A$ 250 :

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-43-CLASSIC ... Sw1vlUsk8C
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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby reeft1 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:22 am

I agree with you Ian. The Pirtek car needs an upgrade. The 67 goes for silly money on Ebay but I found a single model in an Aussie on line store - i wasn't convinced they had it in stock as i paid from memory (just a few months back) about AUD70 for it, but low and behold, it turned up in Blighty!

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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby Alfaholic » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:49 pm

Nice collection. I have a few of these as well, although mine stop at the end of the Group A era in 1992 as the current V8 era does not interest me as much.

Can I add one more winner to the list - Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop from 1973. Driven by Allan Moffat & Ian "Pete" Geoghegan. This was the first year of Australian "Group C" racing and the first year that the XA Falcon was raced. They didn't have the front and rear spoilers as yet, as seen on your 1974 winner.

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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby reeft1 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:25 pm

I have been looking long and hard at that car but then im in for getting all the winning fords. Not enough cabinet space left! Lol

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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby Tom » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:41 pm

I love the older cars, say <1990. New stuff just doesn't do it for me, but the old ones are ace.

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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby Jager » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:03 pm

Another Ford to consider is the Minichamps "Texaco" Sierra. it was first across the line to take the chequered flag, only to be disqualified several months later for illegal wheel arches (that allowed the Texaco team to run wider wheels) :

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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby R32Dave » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:55 pm

Jager wrote:Another Ford to consider is the Minichamps "Texaco" Sierra. it was first across the line to take the chequered flag, only to be disqualified several months later for illegal wheel arches (that allowed the Texaco team to run wider wheels) :

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Just stumbled across this thread today...
I've been watching some Ute racing and V8 Supercars from the 1st couple of races this year.
Also, some of the historic touring car racing - love those old bangers, especially the drivers having to actually DRIVE the thing and look absolutely spent after doing so!
Nice collection of Fords Ian, reminds me of the Sierra my old man took us to stock car racing in South Africa back when I was a pipsqueek!

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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby reeft1 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:21 pm

Probably my final addition to this thread - the 4 door 1963 Cortina GT which won Bathurst when driven by Firth and Jane by Apex Replicas

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Re: Ford at Bathurst

Postby IFHP » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:29 am

Nice themed collection there.
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