Posts tagged ‘Holden’

Remember when Peter Brock raced a BMW M3 at Bathurst

This BMW M3 as driven by Peter Brock was recently at the Shannons Touring Historic Touring Car race at the Australian GP at Albert Park. I forgot that Brock briefly drove a Bimmer after he quit from Holden and before he drove a Ford Sierra.

The 12 months that Brock spent with BMW weren’t all that succesful. By that time Ford had gotten the ultra fast Sierras to be reliable and they blitzed everything. It wasn’t long before Brock himself dove a blue oval hot rocket but by that time Nissan had brought out the GTR.

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Melbourne Motorshow

Last Friday I attended the Melbourne Motorshow.I received a free ticket from some kid whose friend did not turn up. (Saved me $20)
The Motorshow was good, and I enjoyed seeing the Porsche 935 long tail (Moby Dick) but was disappointed that there were only two Italian marques in attendance in Lamborghini and Maserati. (I like Italian cars)
What I didn’t understand were the people milling around the Holden stand wanting to get their photo taken with the latest HSV Commodore. Then again I don’t understand people driving Holdens either.