Australian Muscle Car Issue 60
MUSCLE NEWS Paul Gover, fresh from the 2012 Detroit motor show, reports on the future of Ford and Holden. MUSCLE MAIL This issue readers: tell of a scary Lang Lang incident involving Holden's Hurricane. COLUMNS AMC has added a guest column to that of regular scribe John Bowe. Kiwi correspondent Steve Holmes reports in after New Zealand's premier Historic racing celebration. JB reflects on his departed mate, Jason Richards. FIRST BROCK The original 'Brock Commodore'. Vin Kean, who financed that HDT VC's development, and set Peter Brock up in business, breaks his silence on his behind-the-scenes, role in the two-state operation of the early 1980s. John Harvey outlines the VC story from the Melbourne end. INTERVIEW Paul Gover puts some burning questions to Ford Australia president Bob Graziano. MUSCLE MAN a chat between cartoonist John Stoneham and Win Percy, the 1990 Bathurst 1000 winner recalls his 10 Panorama pilgrimages in Commodores. JIM'S JAVELIN Jim Richards - The Touring Car Masters craftsman tells Tony Whitlock how his new machine came together. SURF CITY GARAGE Surf's up in California for Aussie tourist John McCoy-Lancaster. JML stumbles upon the ultimate collection of American muscle cars, which includes an Aussie-built machine. TARGA TASMANIA celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012. James Cockington looks back at the ultra-successful inaugural event. THE BLUE FALCON In the late 1970s a small band of West Australians combined for two madcap Bathurst 1000 assaults in a Falcon Hardtop. WELLINGTON 500 Imagine a street race that used buildings, shipping containers and the walls of a bridge as crash barriers. Welcome to the 1985 Wellington 500, the first all-Group A race in these parts. MODELS A rundown of the latest models including the Holden GTR-X. MIA a call out on what became of some Bathurst 1000 class competitors from the 1970s and '80s.