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1975 Hardie-Ferodo 1000
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The Official Peter Brock Merchandise Truck features an image of the 1975 Hardie Ferodo 1000 winning Holden L34 Torana

The 1975 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 16th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. It was an endurance race for touring cars complying with CAMS Group C regulations. The event was held at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, New South Wales on 5 October 1975 over a distance of 1006.036 km (163 laps × 6.172 km). The race was Round 3 of the 1975 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.

The race was won by Peter Brock, his second win, and Brian Sampson for his only Bathurst 1000 win. The pair drove their Gown - Hindhaugh entered Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 to a two-lap victory, avenging the previous year's result when the pair built up a record six-lap lead before suffering terminal engine failure on lap 118 with Brock at the wheel. Another dealership entered L34 Torana, the Ron Hodgson Motors car of Bob Morris and Frank Gardner, finished second with the Holden Dealer Team L34 Torana of Colin Bond and Johnnie Walker completing a clean sweep of the top three places for Holden.

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Class structureEdit

Cars competed in four classes, defined by engine capacity:

Class AEdit

The smallest class was for under 1300cc engine capacity. It was made up of Alfa Romeo GT Junior, Datsun 1200, Ford Escort, Honda Civic, Mazda 1300, Morris Cooper S, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Passat.

Class BEdit

The under two litre class saw a mix of Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV, BMW 2002, Ford Escort RS2000, Mazda RX-3 and Triumph Dolomite.

Class CEdit

The under three litre class featured Datsun 260Z, Ford Capri, Mazda RX-3 and Mercedes-Benz 280E.

Class DEdit

For cars over three litres of engine capacity, the class consisted only of Holden Torana and Ford Falcon.

Top 10 QualifiersEdit

Final resultsEdit

Final results were as follows:

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
Pos
1 D 5 Gown - Hindhaugh   Peter Brock
  Brian Sampson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 163 3
2 D 7 Ron Hodgson Motors   Bob Morris
  Frank Gardner
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 161 4
3 D 2 Marlboro Holden Dealer Team   Colin Bond
  Johnnie Walker
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 154 1
4 D 3 Max Wright Motors Pty Ltd   Bob Skelton
  Ron Dickson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 152 5
5 C 6 Penrith Mazda Centre Pty Ltd   Don Holland
  Hiroshi Fushida
Mazda RX-3 151 19
6 B 27 Alfa Romeo Dealers Australia   Marie-Claude Beaumont
  John Leffler
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 150 29
7 B 50 Fischer Ford Racing   John Bassett
  Eric Boord
Ford Escort RS2000 149 20
8 D 15 R Coppins   Rod Coppins
  Jim Richards
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 147 8
9 D 11 Tokico   John Pollard
  Bryan Thomson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 147 14
10 B 37 Ron Hodgson Motors   James Laing-Peach
  Graham Moore
Triumph Dolomite Sprint 145 33
11 B 45 Jubilee Motors Five Dock Pty Ltd   Bill Brown
  Sue Ransom
Ford Escort RS2000 144 34
12 B 36 B S Stillwell Ford & Co Pty Ltd   Mike Stillwell
  Geoff Brabham
Ford Escort RS2000 141 27
13 B 46 De Bortolis Wines Pty Ltd   Bruce Hodgson
  Dave Morrow
Ford Escort RS2000 140 37
14 A 58 Orange City Motors   Peter Lander
  Bob Martin
Morris Cooper S 140 45
15 A 68 Datsun Racing Team   Bill Evans
  Bruce Stewart
Datsun 1200 139 48
16 C 22 Rotary Rebuild   Ray Harrison
  Craig Bradtke
Mazda RX-3 139 18
17 C 28 B Benson   Barry Seton
  Don Smith
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 138 17
18 A 65 Mini Bits   Terry Wade
  John Dellaca
Morris Cooper S 136 52
19 B 42 R Gulson   Ray Gulson
  Paul Gulson
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 135 30
20 D 4 Bob Forbes Automotive   Bob Forbes
  Wayne Negus
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 135 9
21 B 35 Eurocars Pty Ltd   David Clement
  Brian Wheeler
Mazda RX-3 135 39
22 A 62 Fred's Treads Pty Ltd   David Crowther
  Gordon Rich
Alfa Romeo GT Junior 135 56
23 C 29 G Moran   Geoff Moran
  Eugene McLaoughlin
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 134 50
24 A 69 James Mason Motors Pty Ltd   Brian Porter
  John Ainsley
Mazda 1300 132 59
25 D 20 K Kennedy   Kevin Kennedy
  Steve Land
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 130 62
26 C 51 J Wharton   John Wharton
  Kerry Horgan
Mazda RX-3 129 41
27 A 59 Orange City Motors   Caroline O'Shanesy
  David Booth
Morris Cooper S 128 57
28 A 55 Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Aust.   Robin Dudfield
  Lance DeLuca
Alfa Romeo GT Junior 128 55
29 A 53 I Wells   Ian Wells
  Neil West
Honda Civic 127 51
30 A 60 Peter Mac's Towing Service Pty Ltd   Geoff Wade
  Robert Bride
Ford Escort GT1300 125 60
31 B 40 W D Electrics   Warren Thompson
  Rod Morris
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 119 36
32 B 49 Clemens Sporting Car Services Pty Ltd   Mal Robertson
  Frank Porter
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 119 28
33 C 10 Mazda House Racing Team   Lakis Manticas
  Mel Mollison
Mazda RX-3 116 22
34 B 39 G Morrell   George Morrell
  Alan Cant
Ford Escort Mk.I Twin Cam 113 38
DNF D 17 Massey Holden   Peter Janson
  John Harvey
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 143 12
DNF B 26 Alfa Romeo Dealers Australia   Tim Schenken
  Paul Bernasconi
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 140 24
NC D 19 American Express International Inc   Graeme Adams
  Bob Stevens
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 118 61
DNF A 56 Ray Molloy Motors Preston   Ray Molloy
  Alan Brazell
Morris Clubman GT 118 54
DNF D 16 J Stoopman   John Stoopman
  Stuart Saker
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 113 16
DNF D 25 Allan Moffat Racing   Allan Moffat
  Ian Geoghegan
Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop 109 2
DNF C 30 West End Mazda   Bernie Haehnle
  Terry Finnigan
Mazda RX-3 97 21
NC A 52 M McGinley   Max McGinley
  Paul King
Honda Civic 92 53
DNF B 70 BMW Dealers NSW   Peter Williamson
  John McDonald
BMW 2002Tii 89 23
DNF D 21 T Slako   Tim Slako
  Tony Wilkinson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 87 15
NC A 57 Orange City Motors   Gary Leggatt
  David Seldon
Morris Cooper S 83 44
DNF B 41 Brian Wood Ford   Jim Murcott
  Rod Stevens
Ford Escort RS2000 82 31
DNF A 54 Lordco (Aust) Pty Ltd   John Lord
  John Harris
Morris Cooper S 75 46
DNF D 9 Dusting of Burwood   Rod McRae
  Russ McRae
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 67 13
DNF C 23 Mazda Dealers Victoria   Nick Louis
  Ted Brewster
Mazda RX-3 64 32
DNF A 67 C Heyer   Chris Heyer
  Barry Allen
Volkswagen Passat 1300 57 49
DNF D 18 M Carter   Murray Carter
  Ray Winter
Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop 53 7
DNF A 64 Fred Williams Car Sales Pty Ltd   Richard Stiegler
  Greg Toepfer
Toyota Corolla 46 58
DNF D 12 Craven Mild Racing   Allan Grice
  Jim Hunter
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 41 6
DNF C 31 G Newton   Geoff Newton
  Paul Feltham
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 41 43
DNF C 66 Hobson White Motors Pty Ltd   Tom Naughton
  Ross Wemyss
Mercedes-Benz 280E 23 47
DNF D 14 C O'Brien   Charlie O'Brien
  Graham Ryan
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 22 11
DNF C 32 HM Headers   Lawrie Nelson
  Bob Watson
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 16 35
DNF B 8 Alfa Romeo Dealers Australia   John Fitzpatrick
  Fred Gibson
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 12 26
DNF D 1 John Goss Racing Pty Ltd   John Goss
  Kevin Bartlett
Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop 10 10
DNF B 13 Bob Holden - Shell Racing   Bob Holden
  Lyndon Arnel
Ford Escort RS2000 3 40
DNF C 33 Datsun Racing Team   Doug Whiteford
  Geoff Perry
Datsun 260Z 2+2 3 42
DSQ C 24 James Mason Motors Pty Ltd   Lynn Brown
  Ron Gillard
Mazda RX-3 149 25

ReferencesEdit

  • Australian Competition Yearbook, 1976 Edition
  • Australia's Greatest Motor Race, 1960–1989
  • Australia's Greatest Motor Race, The Complete History, © 1981
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1975
  • Hardie-Ferodo Bathurst 1000, The First 15 Years
  • Official Programme, Hardie Ferodo 1000, Bathurst, 5 October 1975
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988

David Greenhalgh; Thomas B.Floyd; Bill Tuckey (2000). "1975 The beginning of Brock". Australia's Greatest Motor Race: The first 40 years. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing Group Pty Limited. pp. 210–217, 463. ISBN 1-875221-12-3.

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #2 Colin Bond - 2:27.4
  • Fastest Lap - N/A
  • Average Speed - 140 km/h
  • Race Time - 7:10:11.3

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