Moss in Oz


Touring Car Mad

The latest part of my Stirling Moss tribute takes us Down Under and back to 1976. That year, the annual Bathurst 1000 touring car race at Mount Panorama marked the return of Moss and Triple F1 World Champion Jack Brabham. The pair were entered in an Esmond Motors Holden Torana in the Up-to-6-Litre class and qualified 10th out of over 60 entries.

Moss nearly didn’t even get to race after Brabham spun and almost collected fellow Holden driver and Triple British Touring Car Champion Frank Gardner on the Conrod straight. The drama continued in the race as clutch and gearbox issues caused Brabham to stall the car and was promptly rear-ended. Moss took over the driving after a three-hour pitstop to repair the damage and soldiered on to the crowd’s delight until a broken valve sidelined him and Brabham after 37 Laps. Moss (and Brabham) would later return to racing…

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I am originally from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. I have Asperger's Syndrome. My main passion is Motor Racing. In terms of other interests, I will try anything once but I mostly enjoy Performing Arts and Creative Writing.
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