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1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000
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The 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 14th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. This was the first race to be held under the new metricised distance of 1000 kilometres, rather than the 500 miles previously contested. It was held on 30 September 1973 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst. The race was open to cars eligible to the locally developed CAMS Group C touring car regulations with four engine capacity based classes and it was the 3rd round of the 1973 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.

Allan Moffat claimed his third win in the event and the long-awaited first win for Ian Geoghegan driving a Ford Falcon GT. It was also the seventh and final win for the factory Ford Australia racing team. Peter Brock and Doug Chivas lost the race after their Holden Torana ran out of fuel, forcing Chivas to push the car uphill along the pit lane to make it to the Holden Dealer Team pit bay. Despite this Brock and Chivas finished on the same lap as Moffat and Ian Geoghegan, ahead of their team mates Colin Bond and Leo Geoghegan, also on the same lap, in third position.

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Class structureEdit

 
Replica of the race winning Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop

Class AEdit

The smallest class was for under 1300cc engine capacity. It was made up of Datsun 1200, Fiat 128, Honda Civic, Morris Cooper S and Renault R8.

Class BEdit

The under two litre class saw a mix of Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, Datsun 180B, Ford Escort, Mazda RX-3 and Subaru 1400 GSR.

Class CEdit

The under three litre class featured 2.8 litre Holden Torana and Mazda RX-2.

Class DEdit

For cars over three litres of engine capacity, the class consisted of Chrysler Valiant Charger, Ford Falcon, Holden Monaro and the larger engined Toranas.

Top 10 QualifiersEdit

ResultsEdit

In part sourced from:[1][2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
1 D 9 Ford Australia   Allan Moffat
  Ian Geoghegan
Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop 163 3
2 D 1 Holden Dealer Team   Peter Brock
  Doug Chivas
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 163 2
3 D 24 Holden Dealer Team   Colin Bond
  Leo Geoghegan
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 163 5
4 D 2 Bob Jane Racing   Bob Jane
  John Harvey
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 161 9
5 D 10 Nixdorf   Bob Forbes
  Dick Johnson
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 154 11
6 D 21   Ray Kaleda
  Peter Granger
Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 150 18
7 D 15   Murray Carter
  Lawrie Nelson
Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop 150 19
8 B 49 A.F. & M. Beninca   Ray Harrison
  Mal Robertson
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 149 23
9 B 45   Mel Mollison
  Bruce Hindhaugh
Mazda RX-3 144 36
10 C 34   Bernie Haehnle
  Wayne Rogerson
Mazda RX-2 144 36
11 D 31   Brian Ovenden
  Max McGinley
Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 143 29
12 C 37 John Palmer Motors   Bob Beasley
  Enno Buesselmann
Mazda RX-2 143 39
13 B 44   Geoff Leeds
  Jim Murcott
Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk.I 143 32
14 B 41 Datsun Racing Team   John Roxburgh
  Doug Whiteford
Datsun 180B SSS 143 40
15 A 56 Datsun Racing Team   Bill Evans
  James Laing-Peach
Datsun 1200 142 46
16 A 55   Lakis Manticas
  Peter Lander
Fiat 128SL 142 43
17 C 33 W.H. Motors   Herb Taylor
  Don Smith
Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 141 28
18 D 3 Pacific Film Laboratories   Don Holland
  Max Stewart
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 141 10
19 B 39   Ray Gulson
  Peter Brown
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 140 27
20 D 29 Peter Kilmore   Peter Kilmore
  Kevin Kennedy
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 138 41
21 A 66   David Clement
  Neil Mason
Morris Cooper S 136 50
22 A 54   John Lord
  Peter Janson
Honda Civic 134 53
23 B 38   Chris Heyer
  Peter Mill
Subaru 1400 GSR 133 55
24 A 63   Ken Brian
  Noel Riley
Honda Civic 131 52
25 A 68   Chick Audsley
  Bob Williamson
Morris Cooper S 131 56
26 A 67   Caroline O'Shanesy
  Peter Williamson
Morris Cooper S 131 57
27 A 64   David Frazer
  Bob Edgerton
Renault R8 Gordini 130 49
28 B 43   Bob Holden
  Lyndon Arnel
Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk.I 129 44
29 B 48   Geoff Perry
  Brian Reed
Mazda RX-3 126 34
30 A 59   John Symon
  Philip Arnull
Datsun 1200 125 58
DNF C 35 James Mason Motors   Gary Cooke
  Len Searle
Mazda RX-2 142 38
DNF D 8 Muirs Motors (Ashfield)   Ron Dickson
  Bob Stevens
Holden HQ Monaro GTS 130 20
DNF B 50 Chesterfield Racing Team   Herb Vines
  Chris Batger
Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk.I 116 54
DNF D 5 McLeod Ford   John Goss
  Kevin Bartlett
Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop 110 1
DNF D 4 Bryan Byrt Ford   John French
  Bob Skelton
Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop 91 4
DNF A 57   Geoff Newton
  Cam Richardson
Morris Cooper S 89 51
DNF D 17 G. Ryan   Graham Ryan
  Ray Lintott
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 89 14
DNF D 26 Ray Thackwell   Ray Thackwell
  Barry Coleman
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 89 22
DNF A 58   Lynn Brown
  Paul Hamilton
Morris Cooper S 77 45
DNF C 36 McLeod Kelso Lee   Bruce Stewart
  George Garth
Holden LC Torana GTR 75 31
DNF D 12 Dustings of Burwood   Rod McRae
  Tony Niovanni
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 64 21
DNF B 42   Graham Ritter
  Tony Farrell
Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk.I 64 25
DNF D 27   Leo Leonard
  Ernie Sprague
Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 62 17
DNF D 30 John Stoopman   John Stoopman
  Dennis Martin
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 61 30
DNF D 23 Bob Holden Motors   Jim Hunter
  Phil Ward
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 58 16
DNF A 53   Ian Cook
  Terry Finnigan
Honda Civic 56 48
DNF D 16   Tony Allen
  Phil Brock
Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 45 13
DNF D 19 Cessnock Motor Works   Allan Grice
  Keith Murray
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 42 8
DNF D 13 Bruce McPhee   Bruce McPhee
  Tom Nailard
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 41 15
DNF B 47   Warren Thompson
  Rod Dale
Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk.I 36 33
DNF A 60   Gary Leggatt
  Bob Wedd
Morris Cooper S 27 42
DNF D 20 Chas Tierney   Ray Strong
  Ron Gillard
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 25 37
DNF D 11   Des West
  Bill Brown
Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 17 12
DNF D 6 Ford Australia   Fred Gibson
  Barry Seton
Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop 17 7
DNF B 40 Brian Foley Motors   Christine Gibson
  Sue Ransom
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 5 24
DNF D 7 Ron Hodgson Racing   Bob Morris
  John Leffler
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 4 6
DNF A 66   John Dellaca
  Jon Leighton
Morris Cooper S 3 47
DNF D 25 D & P Traders   Pat Peck
  Darrilyn Huit
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 3 26
DNS D 14 Freds Treads   John Duggan
  Gordon Rich
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1
DNS D 28 B. Nitschke   Bill Nitschke
  John Lewis
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1
DNS D 32 Gosford Motors   Kingsley Hibbard
  Brian Shead
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #5 John Goss - 2:33.4
  • Fastest Lap - #5 John Goss - 2:34.8 - Lap 2 (lap record)
  • Average Speed - 137 km/h
  • Race Time - 7:20:06.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greenhalgh, David; Thomas B. Floyd; Bill Tuckey (2000). Australia's Greatest Motor Race 1960-1999. Chevron Publishing Group. pp. 194–201 & 461. ISBN 1-875221-12-3.
  2. ^ Noonan, Aaron (2018). Holden At Bathurst - The Cars: 1963-2017. AN1 Media Pty. Ltd. pp. 45–52.

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