A couple of years ago I saw on ABC digital a Touring Car race.Warwick Farm? Pete and Alan Moffat in XW GTHOs and Bondy in a 350HT were the main players. Pete disapeared at the start, sideways coming off corners with tyres smoking wheres AM was his usual smooth self as was Bond. After about 20 laps Petes car was in the pits for tyres and Moff continued in the lead. towards the end the HO seemed to run out of engine and Bond who had been lurking took the win.
Seldo, even the hi-res of that shot looks weird - its just the reflection on the screen which makes the driver look a bit odd. I can assure you its the big fella at the wheel though. Lee - I don't know how efficient the nose up, wheels hanging everywhere was in racing car dynamics, but to see him in full flight and really going for it like he was at Symmons in '69 (started 3 laps behind after push start from flat battery - finished 4th on the road but disqualified) is a sight I will never forget. He was absolutely masterful and consistent to boot.
Harry Firth were critical of the Geoghans in some of his Muscle Car articles for being too hard on cars, and he seems to be justified.Though for a 10 lap race Pete would be very hard to beat.
Somewhat tortoise and hare deal. Pets, super quick but HARD on equipment, Moffat a touch slower but far smoother and Colin Bond lurking and taking the spoils. To me far more interesting than current demo derbys.
There was all sorts of cars in the race, Minis, VF Pacer among them.