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Old 3 Jan 2007, 04:24 (Ref:1804456)   #1
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80's Touring Cars Drag Racing - Brock vs Morris and Harvey vs Grice

Here is some footage from 1982 of some of the Touring Car guys drag racing at Calder park.

Harvey's car runs a surprisingly fast 11.83 second 1/4 mile pass. I would like to have known what mph they crossed the finish at as well if anyone happens to know?

Awesome footage though, and I wonder what other gems are sitting out there like this.

Brock vs Morris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_v48DU1cF8

Harvey vs Grice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRVqOvW_2EI
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 07:02 (Ref:1804503)   #2
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Absolutely priceless Dazz - once upon a time professional touring car teams used to also be enthusiasts too....
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 07:52 (Ref:1804523)   #3
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I remember quite a few years ago during one of the Winfield Triple Challenges (I think) some of the boys having a run over the 1/4 mile.

Seton and Gardner definitely had a run and a few others as well. It was covered in Auto Action at the time and I think one of the cars ran a high 10-second pass. If I could ge to my AA's I'd dig out the info. Maybe someone else has them handy and can have a look?

How good would it be to see some things like this happengin again.
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 09:32 (Ref:1804582)   #4
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Brilliant...good find.
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 09:39 (Ref:1804589)   #5
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An excellent find. Brings back fond memories of those marlboro hdt cars. Even if I was young then, i still remember loving it.

And gotta love GMH 3 - Ford Nil
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 10:29 (Ref:1804615)   #6
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That's a pretty good run.
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 11:14 (Ref:1805007)   #7
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Wow, thats some great footage man, thanks!
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awsome stuff i wish i was around to see this after watching old vids and footage like this, i wish today was like this .
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Remember Moffat with his Falcons at the Heathcote VIC drags!
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Great footage! How 'bout the A9X skulking around behind it all too?

Pity that the Falcon's not in that livery and spec these days...
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 14:53 (Ref:1805203)   #11
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The late Evan Green hogged the call abit didn't he, Peter Landy couldn't get a word in!

A bad day for Alan Jones that day, his Falcon loses the drag race to Brock, and his Ralt failed to make the starting grid for the AGP later that afternoon....
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Excellent stuff! I wonder if the A9X had a run that day?
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I remember quite a few years ago during one of the Winfield Triple Challenges (I think) some of the boys having a run over the 1/4 mile.

Seton and Gardner definitely had a run and a few others as well. It was covered in Auto Action at the time and I think one of the cars ran a high 10-second pass.
I was up in the timing Control Tower for those passes but escapes me what times they were running. I think there may have only been 2 or 3 runs. I have the programmes at home but it may have been a spur of the moment decision to do the passes.
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I sent the link to Harves Snr, he couldn't remember doing it till he saw the footage.
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What did he reckon of it all?

From here, it's a great thing... while there were many less rounds in the ATCC in the days, at least you had things like that, or the Amaroo stuff, to keep the heroes in front of their crowd... all seemed a lot more light-hearted and fun...
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