1975 Hardie Ferodo 1000

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1975 Hardie-Ferodo 1000
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The Official Peter Brock Merchandise Truck features an image of the 1975 Hardie Ferodo 1000 winning Holden Torana

The 1975 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 16th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. It was an endurance race for touring cars complying with CAMS Group C regulations. The event was held at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, New South Wales on 5 October 1975 over a distance of 1006.036 km (163 laps × 6.172 km). The race was Round 3 of the 1975 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.

The race was won by Peter Brock, his second win, and Brian Sampson's only win. The pair drove their Gown - Hindhaugh entered Holden Torana to a two-lap victory, avenging the previous year's result when the pair built up a record six-lap lead before suffering an engine failure. Another dealership entered Torana, the Ron Hodgson Motors car of Bob Morris and Frank Gardner, finished second with the Holden Dealer Team car of Colin Bond and Johnnie Walker completing a clean sweep of the top three places for Holden Toranas.

Class structure[edit]

Cars competed in four classes, defined by engine capacity:

Class A[edit]

The smallest class was for under 1300cc engine capacity. It was made up of Alfa Romeo GT Junior, Datsun 1200, Ford Escort, Honda Civic, Mazda 1300, Morris Cooper S, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Passat.

Class B[edit]

The under two litre class saw a mix of Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV, BMW 2002, Ford Escort RS2000, Mazda RX-3 and Triumph Dolomite.

Class C[edit]

The under three litre class featured Datsun 260Z, Ford Capri, Mazda RX-3 and Mercedes-Benz 280E.

Class D[edit]

For cars over three litres of engine capacity, the class consisted only of Holden Torana and Ford Falcon.

Final results[edit]

Final results were as follows:

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps Qual
1 D 5 Gown - Hindhaugh Australia Peter Brock
Australia Brian Sampson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 163 3
2 D 7 Ron Hodgson Motors Australia Bob Morris
Australia Frank Gardner
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 161 4
3 D 2 Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Australia Colin Bond
Australia Johnnie Walker
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 154 1
4 D 3 Max Wright Motors Pty Ltd Australia Bob Skelton
Australia Ron Dickson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 152 5
5 C 6 Penrith Mazda Centre Pty Ltd Australia Don Holland
Japan Hiroshi Fushida
Mazda RX-3 151 19
6 B 27 Alfa Romeo Dealers Australia France Marie-Claude Beaumont
Australia John Leffler
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 150 29
7 B 50 Fischer Ford Racing Australia John Bassett
Australia Eric Boord
Ford Escort RS2000 149 20
8 D 15 R Coppins New Zealand Rod Coppins
New Zealand Jim Richards
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 147 8
9 D 11 Tokico Australia John Pollard
Australia Bryan Thomson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 147 14
10 B 37 Ron Hodgson Motors Australia James Laing-Peach
Australia Graham Moore
Triumph Dolomite Sprint 145 33
11 B 45 Jubilee Motors Five Dock Pty Ltd Australia Bill Brown
Australia Sue Ransom
Ford Escort RS2000 144 34
12 B 36 B S Stillwell Ford & Co Pty Ltd Australia Mike Stillwell
Australia Geoff Brabham
Ford Escort RS2000 141 27
13 B 46 De Bortolis Wines Pty Ltd Australia Bruce Hodgson
Australia Dave Morrow
Ford Escort RS2000 140 37
14 A 58 Orange City Motors Australia Peter Lander
Australia Bob Martin
Morris Cooper S 140 45
15 A 68 Datsun Racing Team Australia Bill Evans
Australia Bruce Stewart
Datsun 1200 139 48
16 C 22 Rotary Rebuild Australia Ray Harrison
Australia Craig Bradtke
Mazda RX-3 139 18
17 C 28 B Benson Australia Barry Seton
Australia Don Smith
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 138 17
18 A 65 Mini Bits Australia Terry Wade
Australia John Dellaca
Morris Cooper S 136 52
19 B 42 R Gulson Australia Ray Gulson
Australia Paul Gulson
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 135 30
20 D 4 Bob Forbes Automotive Australia Bob Forbes
Australia Wayne Negus
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 135 9
21 B 35 Eurocars Pty Ltd Australia David Clement
Australia Brian Wheeler
Mazda RX-3 135 39
22 A 62 Fred's Treads Pty Ltd Australia David Crowther
Australia Gordon Rich
Alfa Romeo GT Junior 135 56
23 C 29 G Moran Australia Geoff Moran
Australia Eugene McLaoughlin
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 134 50
24 A 69 James Mason Motors Pty Ltd Australia Brian Porter
Australia John Ainsley
Mazda 1300 132 59
25 D 20 K Kennedy Australia Kevin Kennedy
Australia Steve Land
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 130 62
26 C 51 J Wharton Australia John Wharton
Australia Kerry Horgan
Mazda RX-3 129 41
27 A 59 Orange City Motors Australia Caroline O'Shanesy
Australia David Booth
Morris Cooper S 128 57
28 A 55 Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Aust. Australia Robin Dudfield
Australia Lance DeLuca
Alfa Romeo GT Junior 128 55
29 A 53 I Wells Australia Ian Wells
Australia Neil West
Honda Civic 127 51
30 A 60 Peter Mac's Towing Service Pty Ltd Australia Geoff Wade
Australia Robert Bride
Ford Escort GT1300 125 60
31 B 40 W D Electrics Australia Warren Thompson
Australia Rod Morris
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 119 36
32 B 49 Clemens Sporting Car Services Pty Ltd Australia Mal Robertson
Australia Frank Porter
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 119 28
33 C 10 Mazda House Racing Team Australia Lakis Manticas
Australia Mel Mollison
Mazda RX-3 116 22
34 B 39 G Morrell Australia George Morrell
Australia Alan Cant
Ford Escort Mk.I Twin Cam 113 38
DNF D 17 Massey Holden New Zealand Peter Janson
Australia John Harvey
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 143 12
DNF B 26 Alfa Romeo Dealers Australia Australia Tim Schenken
Australia Paul Bernasconi
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 140 24
NC D 19 American Express International Inc Australia Graeme Adams
Australia Bob Stevens
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 118 61
DNF A 56 Ray Molloy Motors Preston Australia Ray Molloy
Australia Alan Brazell
Morris Clubman GT 118 54
DNF D 16 J Stoopman Australia John Stoopman
Australia Stuart Saker
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 113 16
DNF D 25 Allan Moffat Racing Canada Allan Moffat
Australia Ian Geoghegan
Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop 109 2
DNF C 30 West End Mazda Australia Bernie Haehnle
Australia Terry Finnigan
Mazda RX-3 97 21
NC A 52 M McGinley Australia Max McGinley
Australia Paul King
Honda Civic 92 53
DNF B 70 BMW Dealers NSW Australia Peter Williamson
Australia John McDonald
BMW 2002Tii 89 23
DNF D 21 T Slako Australia Tim Slako
Australia Tony Wilkinson
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 87 15
NC A 57 Orange City Motors Australia Gary Leggatt
Australia David Seldon
Morris Cooper S 83 44
DNF B 41 Brian Wood Ford Australia Jim Murcott
Australia Rod Stevens
Ford Escort RS2000 82 31
DNF A 54 Lordco (Aust) Pty Ltd Australia John Lord
Australia John Harris
Morris Cooper S 75 46
DNF D 9 Dusting of Burwood Australia Rod McRae
Australia Russ McRae
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 67 13
DNF C 23 Mazda Dealers Victoria Australia Nick Louis
Australia Ted Brewster
Mazda RX-3 64 32
DNF A 67 C Heyer Australia Chris Heyer
Australia Barry Allen
Volkswagen Passat 1300 57 49
DNF D 18 M Carter Australia Murray Carter
Australia Ray Winter
Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop 53 7
DNF A 64 Fred Williams Car Sales Pty Ltd Australia Richard Stiegler
Australia Greg Toepfer
Toyota Corolla 46 58
DNF D 12 Craven Mild Racing Australia Allan Grice
Australia Jim Hunter
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 41 6
DNF C 31 G Newton Australia Geoff Newton
Australia Paul Feltham
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 41 43
DNF C 66 Hobson White Motors Pty Ltd Australia Tom Naughton
Australia Ross Wemyss
Mercedes-Benz 280E 23 47
DNF D 14 C O'Brien Australia Charlie O'Brien
Australia Graham Ryan
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 22 11
DNF C 32 HM Headers Australia Lawrie Nelson
Australia Bob Watson
Ford Capri Mk.I GT 3000 16 35
DNF B 8 Alfa Romeo Dealers Australia United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
Australia Fred Gibson
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 12 26
DNF D 1 John Goss Racing Pty Ltd Australia John Goss
Australia Kevin Bartlett
Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop 10 10
DNF B 13 Bob Holden - Shell Racing Australia Bob Holden
Australia Lyndon Arnel
Ford Escort RS2000 3 40
DNF C 33 Datsun Racing Team Australia Doug Whiteford
Australia Geoff Perry
Datsun 260Z 2+2 3 42
DSQ C 24 James Mason Motors Pty Ltd Australia Lynn Brown
Australia Ron Gillard
Mazda RX-3 149 25


  • Australian Competition Yearbook, 1976 Edition
  • Australia's Greatest Motor Race, 1960–1989
  • Australia's Greatest Motor Race, The Complete History, © 1981
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1975
  • Hardie-Ferodo Bathurst 1000, The First 15 Years
  • Official Programme, Hardie Ferodo 1000, Bathurst, Oct 5, 1975
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988

David Greenhalgh, Thomas B.Floyd, Bill Tuckey (2000). "1975 The beginning of Brock". Australia's Greatest Motor Race: The first 40 years. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing Group Pty Limited. pp. 210–217, 463. ISBN 1-875221-12-3. 


  • Pole Position - #2 Colin Bond - 2:27.4
  • Fastest Lap - N/A
  • Average Speed - 140 km/h
  • Race Time - 7:10:11.3

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