1970 Hardie-Ferodo 500
|1970 Hardie-Ferodo 500|
The 1970 Hardie-Ferodo 500 was the 11th running of the Bathurst 500 touring car race. It was held on 4 October 1970 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst. The race was open to standard production sedans competing in five classes based on the purchase price of the vehicle (in Australian dollars).
Allan Moffat won his first Bathurst enduro leading home Bruce McPhee in a one-two result for the Ford Works Team and their Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II's. It was the fifth Phillip Island / Bathurst 500 victory for the factory team. Third, a lap behind the Fords, was Don Holland driving a Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1.
Defending winners Colin Bond and Tony Roberts drove separate cars in the event. Bond finished 16th in his Holden Dealer Team Torana GTR XU-1 after having led the early laps, while Roberts was lucky to survive what was the biggest accident in the races history to that point when his GTHO Falcon crashed at Skyline only 6 laps from the finish. The Falcon spun backwards, leapt over the guard rail and rolled about 50 metres down the mountain before being stopped by a tree.
Top 10 Qualifiers
|Pole||64||Ford Motor Co of Australia||Allan Moffat||Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II||2:49.3|
|2||63||Ford Motor Co of Australia||Bruce McPhee||Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II||2:50.0|
|3||62||Ford Motor Co of Australia||Fred Gibson||Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II||2:53.6|
|4||39||Holden Dealer Team||Colin Bond||Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1||2:54.0|
|5||30||Max Wright Motors Pty Ltd||Don Holland||Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1||2:54.3|
|6||40||Holden Dealer Team||Peter Brock||Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1||2:54.8|
|7||67||The Tony Roberts Team||Tony Roberts||Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II||2:54.9|
|8||56||Stillwell & Co Pty Ltd||Graham Ritter||Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II||2:55.1|
|9||55||Finnie Ford Pty Ltd||David McKay||Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II||2:55.1|
|10||60||Wright Ford Motors Pty Ltd||Bob Muir||Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase II||2:55.4|
- Pole Position - #64 Allan Moffat - 2:49.3
- Fastest Lap - #53 Goss/Skelton - 2:53 (lap record)
- Average Speed - 122 km/h
- Race Time - 6:33:47
- Official Programme, 1970 Hardie-Ferodo 500, pages 28-29
- Greenhalgh, David; Thomas B. Floyd; Bill Tuckey (2000). Australia's Greatest Motor Race 1960-1999. Chevron Publishing Group. pp. 170–177 & 458. ISBN 1-875221-12-3.