1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

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The 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars, held at the Mount Panorama Circuit near Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia on 6 October 1974.wikipedia
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Kevin Bartlett (racing driver)

Kevin Bartlett
The wettest race in the event's history to that time saw John Goss and Kevin Bartlett take victory in a Ford Falcon GT under pressure in the late stages from the Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 of Bob Forbes and Wayne Negus.
Kevin Bartlett (born 25 May 1940 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales), often known by his nickname "KB", is an Australian former open wheel and touring car racing driver who won the Australian Drivers' Championship in 1968 and 1969, as well as the prestigious Bathurst 1000 in 1974.

Peter Brock

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The No.1 Holden Dealer Team Torana of pole winner Peter Brock and Brian Sampson dominated the first ⅔ of the race and had built up an incredible 6 lap lead over the field until their race was ended on lap 118.
In 32 starts at Bathurst he claimed pole position a record six times (1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983 and 1989), with all bar his 1989 pole in a Ford Sierra RS500 being for Holden.

Holden Dealer Team

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The No.1 Holden Dealer Team Torana of pole winner Peter Brock and Brian Sampson dominated the first ⅔ of the race and had built up an incredible 6 lap lead over the field until their race was ended on lap 118.
Both Brock and Bond suffered engine problems with the new L34 version of the SL/R 5000 at the Sandown 250 and the Bathurst 1000 in 1974.

Bathurst 1000

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The race was Round 3 of the 1974 Australian Manufacturers' Championship and was the 15th in a sequence of annual “Bathurst 1000” races commencing with the 1960 Armstrong 500.
The V8 Toranas ran away at the start of the 1974 race and Holden victory seemed assured.

John Goss (racing driver)

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The wettest race in the event's history to that time saw John Goss and Kevin Bartlett take victory in a Ford Falcon GT under pressure in the late stages from the Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 of Bob Forbes and Wayne Negus.
He is the only driver to have won Australia's two most prestigious races, the Bathurst 1000 (1974 and 1985), and the Australian Grand Prix (1976).

Ford Falcon (XB)

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The expected challenge from defending race winner Allan Moffat and his co-driver, 1971 European Touring Car Champion Dieter Glemser in their XB Falcon was in trouble early.
Among the limited edition variants of the XB was the John Goss Special, released in 1975 and named for the race driver who took a Falcon to victory in the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 Touring Car race at Bathurst.

Jim Richards (racing driver)

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New Zealand drivers Jim Richards and Rod Coppins finished third, five laps down in another Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34.
Together he and Jim took it to the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 for its first race.

Dieter Glemser

The expected challenge from defending race winner Allan Moffat and his co-driver, 1971 European Touring Car Champion Dieter Glemser in their XB Falcon was in trouble early.

Brian Sampson (racing driver)

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The No.1 Holden Dealer Team Torana of pole winner Peter Brock and Brian Sampson dominated the first ⅔ of the race and had built up an incredible 6 lap lead over the field until their race was ended on lap 118.

1974 Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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The race was Round 3 of the 1974 Australian Manufacturers' Championship and was the 15th in a sequence of annual “Bathurst 1000” races commencing with the 1960 Armstrong 500.

Peter Wherrett

Peter Wherrett drove Bathurst in a 1969 Mazda, in 1970 in a Ford and in 1974, 1975 and 1976 in Alfa Romeos.

Ford Falcon (XA)

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Allan Moffat and Ian Geoghegan won the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst in a factory entered XA Falcon GT Hardtop and John Goss and Kevin Bartlett won the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in a privately entered example.

Allan Moffat

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The expected challenge from defending race winner Allan Moffat and his co-driver, 1971 European Touring Car Champion Dieter Glemser in their XB Falcon was in trouble early.

Mini

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The Up to 1300cc class was contested by Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior, Datsun 1200, Ford Escort, Honda Civic, Mazda 1300, Morris Cooper S and Morris Clubman GT.