- Written by webmin
Zone out for sponsored pre-roll of this video. Listen for the funky notes from the introduction of Papa Was a Rolling Stone by the Temptations. Zone in. In the words of the narrator…
One minute to go. Motors now revving up. Flag’s up. Thousands of horsepower will be unleashed in seconds. There it goes! And so they climb Mount Panorama for the first of 162 times. 1000 kilometers of torture for man and machine – in a classic race that is like no other. An Enduro in the fullest sense of the word. A supreme test, that will expose the full range of human emotion. From the elation of a win, to the pain of a loss. From happiness to despair. From laughter, to tears.
After the smoke from the standing start clears is a good seven or eight minutes of vintage footage of the 1973 “Great Race” (and more) by way of the folks over at Motorsport Retro. Watch as V8 Ford XB Falcon hardtops and Holden Toranas toss it up with Mini Coopers through the turns, straights, and 570 feet of elevation changes that is Bathurst.