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Touring Car Legends added to Surfers

Legends of touring car racing added to the Surfers Paradise line-up following demise of A1GP race
V8 Supercars Australia Executive Chairman, Tony Cochrane, said the inclusion of the Australian Legends category at the SuperGP this week was a fitting way to celebrate the history of Australian touring car racing and Australian motorsport in general.

It was announced on Sunday that some of the greatest names in Australian motorsport and their cars would hit the track this week at Surfers Paradise following the demise of the A1GP season opener.

In just a day, some of Australia's motorsport greats and the owners of some of Australia's most prized motoring possessions have agreed to come together to mark the next phase of one of the world's most spectacular motorsport festivals.

“The Gold Coast event is a tremendous part of our series and we are ready to continue as its headline act and take the region to the world through our own enormous television audience,” said Cochrane. “The Gold Coast event has enormous history of its own and to add the Australian Legends category - which involves many V8 Supercar Hall of Fame members and their cars - is really an added bonus for young and old fans alike.

“I honestly can't believe that Minister Reeves has managed to pull this together at such sort notice and ensure the program is full and varied for the fans who all want Australia's biggest party to continue for many years to come.”

Some of the great names will include Dick Johnson, Kevin Bartlett, Jim Richards, Glenn Seton, Colin Bond and Bob Morris.

They will be driving a host of former championship and Bathurst-winning cars including Allan Moffat's famous Coca-Cola Mustang, Norm Beechey's Monaro, Ian “Pete” Geoghegan's Super Falcon, Bartlett's famous Channel 9 Camaro, Peter Brock's A9X Torana, Richard's JPS 635 BMW and Johnson's Tru Blue Falcon XD – all valued well in excess of $1 million each.

Johnson and Richards will be joined by their sons Steve and Steven, who will also be competing in the four 150km V8 Supercar events on the streets of the Gold Coast and fellow second generation racers James Moffat and James Brock – they will get the chance to have a drive of a couple of the cars that made their dads household names in Australia.

On top of the new Muscle Car line-up, the event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first of Sir Jack Brabham's three Formula 1 world titles.

Brabham, his Le Mans-winning son Geoff and talented grandson Matthew, who are the number 1-2-3 ticket holders for the event, will join the group of legend drivers on a special Saturday and Sunday afternoon parade laps.




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