Ford at Bathurst

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Ford at Bathurst

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nice themed collection there.
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Definitely the final addition for some time - ACE Model Cars released the 1962 Firth/Jane Falcon XL. So the collection is complete unless Ford win again in the future!

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It doesn't fit my collection but I love it! Could be a spur of the moment buy for me...

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The last 3 really stand out for me but I did have the green #52D in 1:18 many years ago.
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Thanks gents. The model was not cheap but I couldn't miss the opportunity to fill the remaining gap in the collection. The only thing im not sure about is that ive seen pics of either a replica or restored real car and the stripes on the bonnet and c pillar are red on that one. Still, as long as Ian (Jager) doesn't break my heart again by confirming ACE got it wrong, i'll live peacefully assuming they got it right ;)

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That is a cracker. I have been inundated with emails from local suppliers with these cars but the cost was too rich for me :D

The way the DJR-Penske's are going this year you may have another one to add shortly! I for one would be happy to see a DJR car back on the top step of the podium.
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reeft1 wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:36 am
Still, as long as Ian (Jager) doesn't break my heart again by confirming ACE got it wrong, i'll live peacefully assuming they got it right ;)
Easy to avoid: delete this thread and live happily ever after :D.
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Looks good Paul. I wasn't aware the '62 winner had been modelled.

With respect to the colour of the stripes, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is you did see a 1:1 with red stripes :

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The good news is this is a "tribute car" and not the original :

https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/read ... e-overbury
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1992 Bathurst Dick Johnson and John Bowe
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PDS wrote:
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1992 Bathurst Dick Johnson and John Bowe
Is that the Apex RS500 ?
A stunning car and one I really want to add to my Fords.
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Ive just recently grabbed the # 17 XD Falcon winner having the other blue 3 XD/XE already this eluded me.
Got it cos it was part of the podium winners incl the Moffat Rx7 I was specifically after so double win on two fronts..I have the Green ones too.
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Super Red RS500

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That'll do - and a few more Australian Sierras would be appreciated.
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When it comes to Bathurst, I'm more of Holden guy, but here's a few of my Bathurst Ford's that haven't already been shown. :

Classic Carlectables 1964 Cortina GT - 6th Place :

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Classic Carlectables 1967 Falcon XR GT - 2nd Place :

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Classic Carlectables 1968 Falcon XT GT - 12th Place :

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Classic Carlectables 1972 Falcon XY Phase III GTHO - 2nd Place :

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Biante 1975 Falcon XB GT Hardtop - DNF :

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Apex 1992 Sierra RS500 -2nd Place - 2nd Place :

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Biante 2001 Falcon AU XR8 - 2nd Place :

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Classic Carlectables 2003 Falcon BA - 2nd Place :

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Classic Carlectables 2003 Falcon BA - 6th Place :

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Like those a lot

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