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Old 6 Oct 2019, 07:00 (Ref:3932208)   #1
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drbob's Bathurst 1000 Group C Mazda RX7 racers

This was my first RX7. A genuine period car built by Gerry Burges and raced at Bathurst in 1982 and 1983, as well as various rounds of the Australian Touring Car Championship.
It was converted to a group A car and raced at Bathurst in 1985
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Old 6 Oct 2019, 07:23 (Ref:3932212)   #2
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Then owned by me
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Old 6 Oct 2019, 09:08 (Ref:3932220)   #3
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I like that a lot, Sir!
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Old 6 Oct 2019, 10:22 (Ref:3932230)   #4
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You bet and thanks for sharing.
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Old 6 Oct 2019, 14:10 (Ref:3932272)   #5
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 01:25 (Ref:3932349)   #6
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My next Group C RX7 I still have, all the rest have gone to other homes.
This one was initially raced at Bathurst in 1981 and 1982 by John Duggan.
In 1983 at Bathurst it was driven by Terry Ryan and Graham Storah.
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 01:41 (Ref:3932355)   #7
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 02:05 (Ref:3932357)   #8
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Current re-restoration of the Firesafe car
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 08:12 (Ref:3932386)   #9
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What engine did they run in GpC ?
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What engine did they run in GpC ?
Mike from 1979 to 1981 it was a 12A bridge port
1981 to 1983 a 12A peripheral port
and 1983 to 1984 when Group C ended a 13B peripheral port, although one could still run a previously homologated engine.
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 09:03 (Ref:3932405)   #11
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What engine did they run in GpC ?
Im pretty sure it was the 13B 2.6 equiv. with peripheral ports etc. They may have been 12A initially but then the 13B was homologated. Happy to be corrected.
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Those Group C RX7s were good little jiggers and competitive too - although they struggled for outright race-winning pace at Bathurst.

Thanks for sharing Dr Bob - glad to see that you still have one of your old cars.
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 09:19 (Ref:3932410)   #13
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Those Group C RX7s were good little jiggers and competitive too - although they struggled for outright race-winning pace at Bathurst.

Thanks for sharing Dr Bob - glad to see that you still have one of your old cars.
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Really good looking race car! Do you use a downdraft Weber as seen on a B16 Chevron if I'm right? Olivier Cazalières used to race one in France I guess, prep was Equipe Europe (Yvan Mahé).
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Old 8 Oct 2019, 09:05 (Ref:3932622)   #15
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Really good looking race car! Do you use a downdraft Weber as seen on a B16 Chevron if I'm right? Olivier Cazalières used to race one in France I guess, prep was Equipe Europe (Yvan Mahé).
Yes Gerard a 51mm IDA Weber in 1983 and 1984
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