LIVE BLOG: THE 1995 BATHURST 1000

Join the V8 Sleuth team as we relive the 1995 Tooheys 1000. Pic: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

IN 1995, one of the greatest editions of the Bathurst 1000 was run and won.

It was the first fought exclusively between Holden and Ford with a host of potential contenders in both red and blue; there were shock exits, fierce battles for the lead including one which ended in fury, plus late-race heartbreak and an incredible against-the-odds comeback.

Larry Perkins and Russell Ingall’s triumph was one of hard work both on and off the track, with Perkins’ meticulous preparation and lateral thinking dovetailed with a charging drive from both to overcome a first-lap puncture.

To mark the release of the full 1995 television broadcast on DVD and the arrival of our new book Perkins Engineering: The Cars – 1986-2008, turn back the clock with us today and share your memories as we ‘live’ blog the 1995 Tooheys 1000!

Our coverage gets underway at 9am ahead of the traditional race start time of 10am (all times AEDT).

Follow along in the console below or share your memories of the day on social media by using the hashtag #Bathurst95.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.