1976 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

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The 1976 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 17th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race.wikipedia
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Ron Hodgson Motors

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The race was dramatically won by the Ron Hodgson Motors entered Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 of Bob Morris and British driver John Fitzpatrick.
With Morris at the wheel, the team became best known for winning the Bathurst 1000 in 1976 and the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1979.

John Fitzpatrick (racing driver)

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The race was dramatically won by the Ron Hodgson Motors entered Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 of Bob Morris and British driver John Fitzpatrick.
Following a second place in the RAC Tourist Trophy, he triumph in the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in an Australian Group C Holden Torana L34 touring car with Bob Morris driving for Ron Hodgson Motors.

Bathurst 1000

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The 1976 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 17th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race.
Holden's 308 cubic inch V8-powered Toranas scored Bathurst victories in 1975, 1976, 1978 and 1979 in L34 and A9X configuration.

Allan Moffat

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He failed to finish Bathurst again in 1976 despite taking pole and leading comfortably with co-driver Vern Schuppan.

Peter Brock

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While at the 1983 Australian Grand Prix meeting at Calder Park, sports car racer and 1976 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 winner John Fitzpatrick challenged Brock, that having won everything there was to win in Australia he should try his hand overseas with the 'big boys', meaning Le Mans.

Colin Bond

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Second on the same lap was the Holden Dealer Team Torana L34 of Colin Bond and John Harvey.

John Harvey (racing driver)

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Second on the same lap was the Holden Dealer Team Torana L34 of Colin Bond and John Harvey.

Holden Dealer Team

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Second on the same lap was the Holden Dealer Team Torana L34 of Colin Bond and John Harvey.
During 1984, members of the Holden Dealer Team, including drivers Bathurst winning co-drivers Brock and Perkins, launched an assault on the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans in France driving a 400 km/h, 650 bhp Porsche 956B supplied by 1976 Bathurst winner John Fitzpatrick and sponsored by former ATCC and Bathurst champion, retail tyre entrepreneur Bob Jane.

Dick Johnson (racing driver)

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Another Capri, the car of Graham Moore and emerging Queensland driver Dick Johnson was a further lap down in third.

Barry Seton

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The 2001 to 3000cc class saw Ford Capri drivers Barry Seton and Don Smith take a one lap victory over the Mazda RX-3 of Don Holland and Lynn Brown.

Jack Brabham

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The competitors in the over three litre class included ex-Formula 1 drivers Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss, in a Torana L34 entered by Esmonds Motors of Queanbeyan.

Peter Wherrett

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

Bob Morris (racing driver)

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The race was dramatically won by the Ron Hodgson Motors entered Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 of Bob Morris and British driver John Fitzpatrick.

Vern Schuppan

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Allan Moffat and Schuppan started on pole and were leading the 1976 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 when their XB Falcon GT Hardtop retired with engine failure in lap 87.