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Legendary cars to feature at Bathurst 1000

A NUMBER of iconic cars will appear at the 2023 Repco Bathurst 1000 in a special element of the event’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

Among the cars on display will be Larry Perkins/Gregg Hansford’s 1993-winning Castrol VP Commodore and Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup’s 2006-winning Betta Electrical BA Falcon, plus many more.

Others include the 2001 AU Falcon of Marcos Ambrose and 1990 Ford Sierra of Allan Moffat, which claimed pole position at those respective editions.

Legendary drivers such as Perkins, Lowndes, Whincup and Mark Skaife will also take part in on- and off-track festivities.

“We are thrilled to be bringing some of Bathurst’s most storied drivers and cars together in commemoration of an incredible six decades of history at Mount Panorama,” said Supercars CEO, Shane Howard.

“Bathurst is of course one of the great circuits in world motorsport, and the Repco Bathurst 1000 is its crown jewel.

“Celebrating an iconic milestone at such an iconic event, with so many prized pieces of its history will make for a truly memorable occasion.

“These very special displays with some of Bathurst’s most beloved cars and names are a tremendous way to celebrate over 60 years of history at the Repco Bathurst 1000, and we cannot wait to write another chapter in its history in just a few short weeks.”

After three years being held at Phillip Island, the Great Race shifted to Mount Panorama in 1963 and has remained there ever since – initially as a 500-mile enduro before increasing to 1000km in ’73.

The 1993 Castrol VP Commodore of Larry Perkins and Gregg Hansford. Pic: an1images.com
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