PODCAST: FROM THE ARCHIVES – HARRY FIRTH, PART 1

This week's episode of the V8 Sleuth Powered by Repco is a 'From the Archives' special, featuring Part 1 of an interview with Harry Firth recorded in 2008. Pic: an1images.com

This week we’re bringing you a special ‘From the Archives’ episode of the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco featuring an interview with the late Harry Firth.

Recorded in February 2008 by the National Library of Australia, Firth talks about his early life growing up in Gippsland, where his interest in mechanical things came from, his time as a dispatch rider and mechanic in the Army during World War II, and how all those experiences shaped the legend that became known as the ‘Fox’.

Firth also talked about his early years in motorsport, with Part 1 concluding with the first running of the ‘Great Race’ at Phillip Island in 1960.

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EPISODE LIST: THE V8 SLEUTH PODCAST

2019

Ep. 1 – John Bowe
Ep. 2 – Mark Webber
Ep. 3 – Q&A
Ep. 4 – Cameron McConville
Ep. 5 – The Green-Eyed Monster
Ep. 6 – Q&A
Ep. 7 – Will Davison (Part 1)
Ep. 8 – Will Davison (Part 2)
Ep. 9 – The Brock Commodore called Beth (HRT 030)
Ep. 10 – Steven Johnson
Ep. 11 – Jamie Whincup
Ep. 12 – Troy Bayliss
Ep. 13 – 888-023 aka Kate
Ep. 14 – Dick Johnson
Ep. 15 – Paul Gover
Ep. 16 – Mark Skaife
Ep. 17 – Garth Tander
Ep. 18 – Jim Richards
Ep. 19 – Ford’s Top 10 drivers at the Bathurst 1000
Ep. 20 – Colin Bond
Ep. 21 – The Last DJR Car To Win Bathurst
Ep. 22 – V8 Sleuth’s 2019 Bathurst Preview
Ep. 23 – Simona De Silvestro
Ep. 24 – Q&A
Ep. 25 – Q&A
Ep. 26 – Why we love the Bathurst 12 Hour

2020

Ep. 27 – Jason Bargwanna
Ep. 28 – 
Adelaide 500, Q&A
Ep. 29 – David Reynolds (Part 1)
Ep. 30 – David Reynolds (Part 2)
Ep. 31 – Larry Perkins (Part 1)
Ep. 32 – Larry Perkins (Part 2)
Ep. 33 – Ryan Story (Part 1)
Ep. 34 – Ryan Story (Part 2)
Ep. 35 – Q&A
Ep. 36 – Greg Rust (Part 1)
Ep. 37 – Greg Rust (Part 2)
Ep. 38 – Nick Percat (Part 1)
Ep. 39 – Nick Percat (Part 2)
Ep. 40 – V8 Sleuth Trivia Competition!
Ep. 41 – Jason Bright (Part 1)
Ep. 42 – Jason Bright (Part 2)
Ep. 43 – Alan Gow (Part 1)
Ep. 44 – Alan Gow (Part 2)
Ep. 45 – Wayne Gardner (Part 1)
Ep. 46 – Wayne Gardner (Part 2)
Ep. 47  Q&A: Thunderdome, V8s on Channel 9 and more…
Ep. 48  The 5 Greatest DJR/DJRTP Racecars
Ep. 49  Peter Brock’s first #05 Holden
Ep. 50 – Paul Dumbrell (Part 1)
Ep. 51 – Paul Dumbrell (Part 2)
Ep. 52 – Michael Caruso (Part 1)
Ep. 53 – Michael Caruso (Part 2)
Ep. 54 – What happened to Brock’s Bathurst-winning cars
Ep. 55 – Q&A: Sneaky turbo dials, JR’s podium cars and more…
Ep. 56 – Q&A: Privateers, Skylines, Triple Challenge TV and more…
Ep. 57 – Luke Youlden (Part 1)
Ep. 58 – Luke Youlden (Part 2)
Ep. 59 – 20 years of Super2: Rising stars and magic moments
Ep. 60 – Scott McLaughlin (Part 1)
Ep. 61 – Scott McLaughlin (Part 2)
Ep. 62 – Q&A: Polarisers, winning AU Falcons, the ‘missing’ HRT car
Ep. 63 – Grant Denyer (Part 1)
Ep. 64 – Grant Denyer (Part 2)
Ep. 65 – Super Touring’s glory years Down Under
Ep. 66 – Greg Murphy (Part 1)
Ep. 67 – Greg Murphy (Part 2)
Ep. 68 – Melinda Price
Ep. 69 – Restoring ‘Steffi’: Brock’s ‘last’ Bathurst Commodore
Ep. 70 – Bathurst Trivia Competition
Ep. 71 – Bathurst Q&A: FPR BBQs, Larry’s ‘new’ VP, the car that did the most Bathursts
Ep. 72 – V8 Sleuth’s 2020 Bathurst 1000 Preview
Ep. 73 – Holden’s Top 10 drivers at the Bathurst 1000
Ep. 74 – Tomas Mezera (Part 1)
Ep. 75 – Tomas Mezera (Part 2)
Ep. 76 – Mark Skaife
Ep. 77 – Glenn Seton
Ep. 78 – The untimely end of the Adelaide 500
Ep. 79 – Andy Raymond
Ep. 80 – Q&A: Bathurst trophies, undercooked Group A cars, RIP street circuits?
Ep. 81 – Allan Grice (Part 1)
Ep. 82 – Allan Grice (Part 2)
Ep. 83 – Riana Crehan
Ep. 84 – Q&A: SVG without Shippy, Sandown MIA, paddle-shift future
Ep. 85 – Best of 2020: Stitch-ups, hotel pillows, garbologists
Ep. 86 – How V8 Sleuth came to be

2021

Ep. 87 – The rise and fall of the Thunderdome
Ep. 88 – The Falcon that broke Glenn Seton’s heart
Ep. 89 – Lee Holdsworth (Part 1)
Ep. 90 – Lee Holdsworth (Part 2)
Ep. 91 – Analysing Triple Eight’s bombshell announcements
Ep. 92 – Q&A: The number zero, ‘pink pigs’, Baskerville
Ep. 93 – Celebrating Tickford Racing’s 250th Supercars round start
Ep. 94 – V8 Sleuth’s 2021 Repco Supercars Championship Preview
Ep. 95 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 96 – Fred Gibson (Part 1)
Ep. 97 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 98 – Fred Gibson (Part 2)
Ep. 99 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 100 – Dirk Klynsmith
Ep. 101 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 102 – Q&A: Tasman’s tiger, totalled Toll car, Tander’s lost win
Ep. 103 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 104 – Q&A: Sandown’s future, LOGAMO Holdens, DNQ record
Ep. 105 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 106 – Greg Murphy’s ‘Lap of the Gods’ Holden Commodore
Ep. 107 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 108 – Leanne Tander (Part 1)
Ep. 109 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 110 – Leanne Tander (Part 2)
Ep. 111 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 112 – Jack Perkins (Part 1)
Ep. 113 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 114 – Jack Perkins (Part 2)
Ep. 115 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 116 – Barry Ryan (Part 1)
Ep. 117 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 118 – Barry Ryan (Part 2)
Ep. 119 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 120 – Q&A: Most teams to win in a year, a V8 Masters tour, the ‘Fordodore’
Ep. 121 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 122 – The Power of 7
Ep. 123 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 124 – Adrian Burgess (Part 1)
Ep. 125 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 126 – Adrian Burgess (Part 2)
Ep. 127 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 128 – John Faulkner (Part 1)
Ep. 129 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 130 – John Faulkner (Part 2)
Ep. 131 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 132 – Marcus Marshall (Part 1)
Ep. 133 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 134 – Marcus Marshall (Part 2)
Ep. 135 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 136 – Marcos Ambrose
Ep. 137 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 138 – From the Archives: Bob Jane
Ep. 139 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 140 – Q&A: Barbecued Falcons, front-row lockouts, Safety Car Sleuthing
Ep. 141 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 142 – From the Archives: Harry Firth (Part 1)
Ep. 143 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 144 – From the Archives: Harry Firth (Part 2)
Ep. 145 – The Monaro that conquered the Bathurst 24 Hour
Ep. 146 – Who are the ‘Immortals’ of Australian motorsport?
Ep. 147 – Neil Crompton
Ep. 148 – Jessica Yates
Ep. 149 – James Moffat (Part 1)