LEGENDARY TORANA - VOLUME 1 THE BATHURST WINS
Interest in Australian muscle cars and classic Holdens as its highest ever, as evidenced by soaring vehicle prices and clamouring buyers for these iconic Holdens which forged the company’s history and reputation as the greatest car ever made in here.
Consequently, public interest in the glory decades of Australian motoring and motor racing has never been higher. LEGENDARY TORANA – The Bathurst Wins, steps right into the spotlight as an invaluable contribution to this chapter of Australian motoring history.
Torana. Bathurst. Brock.
Each a legend. Each a cultural phenomenon. Now, Australian folklore.
General Motors-Holden’s’ masterstroke was to convert an English-based, small four-cylinder economy car into the legendary TORANA GTR XU-1, the only car which dominated forest rallies and racing circuits: The Giant Killer. Then its own all-Australian Torana SL/R 5000 with its own Australian 308 V8 engine.
Torana’s crowning glory was its domination of the annual Bathurst Hardie-Ferodo 1000-kilometre race, the one that mattered most.
Torana and Brock became synonymous with victory, and Bathurst.
In 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979 Torana beat all comers, all but one in the hands of Peter Brock. But for two hard-luck stories it would have been Torana & Brock in 1973 and ’74 too.
LEGENDARY TORANA chronicles each year of Torana’s Bathurst wins and Peter Brock’s role in them and transports you back, or introduces you to, our golden age. Strap yourself in.
Holden has been the most successful Australian car company producing the most successful motor racing cars in this country’s history.
The fanaticism and loyalty for the Holden brand was forged in the greatest race of all, the race that stopped the nation, the famous Bathurst 1000 – because of Torana and Peter Brock. There is no way to tell the story of Torana without telling the story of the Bathurst 1000 race and Peter Brock.
LEGENDARY TORANA takes the reader on an entertaining and informative ride through the greatest decade of them all – the 1970s.
LEGENDARY TORANA is a celebration of the achievements of GM-H, the Holden Dealer Team, Torana and the greatest champion of all…Peter Brock. A must for all enthusiasts of Australian muscle cars, Australian motor racing, Holden Torana and Peter Brock.
A VISUAL FEAST With over 300 full colour race photos, official GM-H advertisements, vintage GM-H sales brochures and other advertisements. Its like reliving the actual Bathurst 1000 race all over again.
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 1120 gm