The field blasts off at Amaroo Park in 1988 with a pack of Sierras ready to burst away from the pack. Photo: / Graeme Neander.
The new DVD ‘Sensational Sierras’ is one of a range of new releases in 2020 as part of the Seven Sport Magic Moments of Motorsport series.

THE car that changed Group A touring car racing forever is being celebrated on a brand-new DVD in the ‘Seven Sport Magic Moments of Motorsport’ series.

The turbocharged Ford Sierra, specifically the RS500 Cosworth evolution model, became the ‘must-have’ car of the category worldwide in the late 1980s and Australia was no different.

The new DVD features three rounds of the Australian Touring Car Championship in the 1980s and 1990s and is available to order here from the V8 Sleuth Online Bookshop.

The first is the penultimate round of the ’88 championship at the now defunct Amaroo Park in Sydney. It’s a race that showed the sheer domination that season of the Shell Sierras of Dick Johnson and his new teammate John Bowe.

The second race on this release is the second round of the 1989 ATCC from Symmons Plains in Tasmania with Sierras making up 11 of the 21 cars in the field.

Nearly all of the big names were in the turbo Fords by that stage – Johnson, Bowe, Glenn Seton, Colin Bond, Allan Moffat, Tony Longhurst and even Peter Brock, who had moved across from racing BMWs in the off-season and was more than a match for the Sierra regulars in this race.

Peter Brock moved into a Ford Sierra in 1989. Here he passes the Nissan Gazelle of Colin Fulton at Symmons Plains that year – this race is included on the new ‘Sensational Sierras’ DVD. Photo: / Dale Rodgers.

The DVD is rounded out by the penultimate round of the 1990 ATCC from Wanneroo in Western Australia. By then Brock’s Mobil Sierra was one of the fastest in the field and he led every all 45 laps to claim a dominant win.

As an added bonus – where possible – all of the action filmed during the commercial breaks of the period has been retained in this DVD, so you don’t miss a second of these important races from Australian touring car history!

This DVD is a must-have for your collection of Seven Sport Magic Moments of Motorsport titles, celebrating one of the really memorable cars of the 80s and 90s.

It has a running time of just over three hours and is available here to order here among a range of other classic motorsport DVD titles.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.