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#1 WhiteA9XS

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:21 PM


Did any Torana,s race in 1969 ?

Dick Johnson raced a torana at surfers in February 1970 , just wondering was there any before this

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

Nothing for 1969 Shaun,However a Holden Torana raced in the Gallagher 500 in 1967 in class A ,C.Cronan and S.Parkes completed 103 laps ,could have been a Brabham but not sure.Prior to 1970 the Holden Dealer Team used the GTS Monaros.But that's only in the 1969 Hardie Ferodo,could have been a 1969 LC competing on various tracks in Australia at the time.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:38 PM


Thanks Paul , you are correct , it was a HB torana . It seems the LC didn't get popular until the release of XU1 later in 1970 .
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:37 AM

Nothing for 1969 Shaun,However a Holden Torana raced in the Gallagher 500 in 1967 in class A ,C.Cronan and S.Parkes completed 103 laps ,could have been a Brabham but not sure.

It can't have been a Brabham, they weren't released until late Oct 67, while the race was on the first weekend in that month. It was most likely just a plain jane 4-sp manual S, but at least with disc brakes, which were an option back then.

 

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