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The Cortina GT driven by Bob Jane and Harry Firth to 1st, outright and class ‘C’ in the 1963 Armstrong 500 at Mount Panorama. Jane and Firth blitzed the field to finish a full lap ahead of the Fred Morgan and Ralph Sach Holden EH S4.

This was the first ‘Great Race’ to be held in Bathurst after shifting from Phillip Island and was dominated by small British made cars.

This replica was built by Bathurst City Council’s workshop staff, on a voluntary basis, to original specifications, as raced, and with the assistance of:

  • AP Motors
  • Bathurst Regional Council
  • Brant Wylie
  • Holmwood Wreckers
  • Kelso Automatics
  • Orange Motor Trimmers
  • Small Four Wreckers (Brian Gelding)
  • Welch’s Highway Smash Repairs

National Motor Racing Museum collection