I loved larry cos he did things his own way. I remember one year he was the only guy that stayed with 5 lug nuts and he won the race cos the leader stuffed his one lug nut.
Larry did race the VL Wankinshaw, though both him and Gricey reckoned it was a backward step.
Larry stuck with the mechanically superior 5 stud until forced by rule changes to go to centrelock. He did not like it!! And the 5 stud pitstops were as fast as the centrelock ones anyway.
When Larry drove Johnsons Gp A Mustang he was the one who had the wheel fall off! A lap into his stint. And he had been at Johnsons reorganising the team before the event.
As for Chas Mostert I think it is very good effort in a older less funded car to be3/10 off of Whincups time. Todays qualifying and then the shootout MAY see an improvement.
Though the money spent on those cars to be no faster [and generally slower] than Murphys 6 y/o time is not a good look for the class. And the current cars should be a lot faster and are not, nearly everywhere.