Beast is back: Allan Moffat and the famous Ford Falcon XY GT will play a starring role at the Gold Coast 600 this weekend.
Beast is back: Allan Moffat and the famous Ford Falcon XY GT will play a starring role at the Gold Coast 600 this weekend.

Moffat, Bond to revise history

IN 1977 Allan Moffat and Colin Bond etched their place in Australian motorsport history and this weekend they prepare to do it all again on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

Behind the wheel of their original Ford Falcons, which teamed for the historic one-two finish at the Bathurst 1000, the pair will again look to bring the crowd to their feet in the Australian Legends category at the Gold Coast 600.

It will be the first time the Falcons have been on track together since a special tribute at Bathurst in 2002 and the first time that both vehicles have run at speed with their original drivers in 33 years.

The cars will run individually in 20-minute sessions tomorrow and Saturday, before coming together to re-enact the one-two finish on Sunday.

Bond returns to the Gold Coast after being a part of last year’s inaugural Legends event. He said the re-enactment would take the Legends event to a whole new level.

“I am not too sure what you can to do top this,” he said.

“These two cars look great in their respective museums but this may be something that race fans never see again.”

Moffatt, the former Bathurst and national champion, echoed Bond’s thoughts.

“Those two cars stir the emotions of Australian sports fans like no other,” Moffat said.

“Having them out on track together after all these years is something you have to stop and think about for a minute.”

The list of legendary drivers will include five-time Australian touring car champion Dick Johnson, six-time Bathurst winner and multiple national champion Jim Richards and 1970s guru Kevin Bartlett, along with a host of the sport’s greatest names.



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