A report on Colin Bond

Colin Bond in 2016
Colin Bond in the Holden Dealer Team Monaro at Lakeside International Raceway in 1970.
Bond and Shepheard in the Holden Dealer Team Torana GTR XU-1 on their way to another win in the Warana Rally, round four of the 1972 Australian Rally Championship.
1974 ARC winners Colin Bond and George Shepheard in the HDT Torana GTR XU-1 at the Warana Rally, round five of the 1974 Australian Rally Championship.
Reproduction of the 1976 Bathurst Bond/Harvey Torana
Bond placed second in the 1980 Australian Rally Championship driving this Ford Escort RS1800
Bond placed third in the 1981 Australian Touring Car Championship driving a Ford Capri Mk.II

Retired Australian racing driver.

- Colin Bond
Colin Bond in 2016

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Holden Dealer Team

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Holden's semi-official racing team from 1969 until 1986, primarily contesting Australian Touring Car events but also rallying, rallycross and sports sedans during the 1970s.

Holden's semi-official racing team from 1969 until 1986, primarily contesting Australian Touring Car events but also rallying, rallycross and sports sedans during the 1970s.

Replica of the 1976 Bathurst HDT Bond/Harvey Torana L34
The LH Torana Sports Sedan, pictured in 2015.
The 1979 Bathurst 1000 winning Torana
Brock at Symmons Plains 1982
The 1984 Bathurst 1000 winning Brock/Perkins Holden VK Commodore
Holden VL Commodore as raced in 1987
1980 VC Commodore HDT sedan in Firethorn Red.
A slightly modified 1982 VH Commodore SS Group 3 sedan in Maranello Red.
A slightly modified 1985 VK Commodore SS Group A sedan in Formula Blue. This model is nicknamed Blue Meanie by enthusiasts.
A 5.6L 1987 HDT Director in Maranello Red. The launch of this car in 1987, based on the VL Commodore, saw Holden sever ties with the HDT.
A HDT VC Retro ute.
2008 HDT VE SS Group III – VH Retro sedan

Harry Firth hired six drivers to contest the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 for the Holden Dealer Team including two talented, but relatively untested, drivers in Colin Bond and Peter Brock.

The first corner at Mount Panorama, known as Hell Corner.

Bathurst 1000

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1000 km touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

1000 km touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

The first corner at Mount Panorama, known as Hell Corner.
The Austin Lancer of Brian Foley and Alan Edney during the 1960 race.
The Ford Cortina GT in which Bob Jane and Harry Firth won the 1963 race.
The Ford XT Falcon GT of Barry Seton and Fred Gibson overtakes the Datsun 1000 of Bill Evans and John Colwell during the 1968 race.
The Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 in which Bob Morris and John Fitzpatrick won the 1976 race.
A replica of the Jaguar XJ-S in which John Goss and Armin Hahne won the 1985 race.
The Nissan Skyline GT-R in which Jim Richards and Mark Skaife won the 1991 race.
The Ford BA Falcon of Marcos Ambrose and Warren Luff leads a train of cars during the 2005 race.
The Ford FG Falcon in which Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris won the 2014 race.
Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat (foreground) won the 2019 Bathurst 1000 while team-mates Fabian Coulthard and Tony D'Alberto (background) were relegated to last place after a rules breach.

The new GTS 350 Monaro, in the hands of Colin Bond and Tony Roberts, was able to hold out Ford to claim the second victory for Holden.

Peter Brock in August 2006

Peter Brock

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Australian motor racing driver.

Australian motor racing driver.

Peter Brock in August 2006
Brock at Symmons Plains 1982
Brock's Bathurst winning Torana
Peter Brock racing at Wanneroo Park in 1985 in a Holden Commodore VK
Peter Brock's Daytona Sportscar - the day before the accident.
Peter Brock in the Daytona Coupe racing in Targa Tasmania 2006
The Peter Brock Memorial at the National Motor Racing Museum in Bathurst.

Brock made his debut at Bathurst in the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 in a Holden HT Monaro GTS 350 alongside Des West, with the pair finishing third behind their winning HDT teammates Colin Bond and Tony Roberts.

Allan Moffat in the Ford Boss 302 Mustang at Lakeside International Raceway

Allan Moffat

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Canadian-Australian racing driver known for his four championships in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the Sandown 500 and his four wins in the Bathurst 500/1000.

Canadian-Australian racing driver known for his four championships in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the Sandown 500 and his four wins in the Bathurst 500/1000.

Allan Moffat in the Ford Boss 302 Mustang at Lakeside International Raceway
Moffat in the works Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III at Surfers Paradise International Raceway, February 1972
Replica of the Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop in which Moffat and Ian Geoghegan won the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000
Ford XC Falcon Hardtop Group C race car - Moffat/Ickx 1977 Hardie Ferodo 1000 race winning car (second-placed team car of Bond/Hamilton in the background)
Replica of the 1982 Mazda RX7 Group C race car driven by Moffat/Baker in the 1982 James Hardie 1000
1982 Mazda RX7 Group C race car replica
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A of Allan Moffat & John Harvey, winner of the 1987 Monza 500, on display at the Historic Sandown 2009
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Group A race car - Moffat/Rouse/Tassin 1987 James Hardie 1000

He won his second consecutive ATCC title in 1977, backed up brilliantly by new teammate Colin Bond who had switched to Ford after driving the previous eight years for the Holden Dealer Team.

Layout of the Mount Panorama Circuit (1938-1986)

1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500

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The tenth running of the Bathurst 500 production car race.

The tenth running of the Bathurst 500 production car race.

Layout of the Mount Panorama Circuit (1938-1986)
The winning Holden Monaro GTS350 (pictured at Lakeside in July 1970)

The race was won by the newly formed Holden Dealer Team with Colin Bond and Tony Roberts with teammates Peter Brock and Des West finishing third in their Holden Monaro GTS350's, with the team's third car finishing sixth.

Reproduction of the 1976 Bathurst Bond/Harvey Torana

John Harvey (racing driver)

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Australian racing driver.

Australian racing driver.

Reproduction of the 1976 Bathurst Bond/Harvey Torana

Later in the year Harvey was signed up to co-drive with Colin Bond in the Holden Dealer Team Torana L34 which finished a close second in the Bathurst 1000.

A Ford Falcon XL built up as a tribute to the car which was driven by Firth and Bob Jane to "First across the line" in the 1962 Armstrong 500

Harry Firth

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Australian racing driver and team manager.

Australian racing driver and team manager.

A Ford Falcon XL built up as a tribute to the car which was driven by Firth and Bob Jane to "First across the line" in the 1962 Armstrong 500
A "race replica" of the Ford XR Falcon GT driven to victory in the 1967 Gallaher 500 by Harry Firth and Fred Gibson

That year (1969) Firth was instrumental in launching the professional careers of two soon to be famous drivers – talented up and coming rally driver Colin Bond and young tearaway Peter Brock whose feats in an Austin A30 had brought him to Firth’s attention.

2001-2002 Holden Monaro (V2) CV8

Holden Monaro

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Rear-wheel drive coupé manufactured by General Motors Holden in Australia from 1968 to 1975 and later reintroduced from 2001 to 2005.

Rear-wheel drive coupé manufactured by General Motors Holden in Australia from 1968 to 1975 and later reintroduced from 2001 to 2005.

2001-2002 Holden Monaro (V2) CV8
1969 Holden Monaro GTS (HK)
Holden Monaro (VZ) CV8-Z
The updated HT interior
Holden Monaro (HK)
1971 Holden Monaro GTS (HG)
1972 Holden Monaro (HQ) LS
Chevrolet SS
1972 Holden Monaro GTS coupe (HQ)
1972 Holden Monaro GTS 350 coupe (HQ)
2001-2002 Holden Monaro (V2) CV8 coupe
2005 Holden Monaro CV8-Z in colour "Fusion"
2006 Pontiac GTO
Vauxhall Monaro VXR
2008 Holden Coupé 60 concept car
The Garry Rogers Motorsport Monaros at the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour
1975 Holden Monaro LS coupe (HJ)
1975 Holden Monaro LS coupe (HJ)
1975 Holden Monaro GTS sedan (HJ)
1975 Holden Monaro GTS sedan (HJ)
Holden Monaro GTS coupe (HJ)
Monaro (HX) GTS sedan
Rear view
Holden Limited Edition
Holden Limited Edition

The HDT entered three Monaros in the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 the lead car driven by Colin Bond and Tony Roberts winning from 1968 winners Bruce McPhee and Barry Mulholland who had switched to driving a Falcon GTHO.

Holden Torana (LC) Deluxe 1200 4-door

Holden Torana

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Mid-sized car that was manufactured by Holden from 1967 to 1980.

Mid-sized car that was manufactured by Holden from 1967 to 1980.

Holden Torana (LC) Deluxe 1200 4-door
Holden LH Torana G-Pak
Holden Torana (HB) S 2-door
Holden LH Torana G-Pak
Holden Torana (LX) SLR 5000 A9X Sedan
Holden Sunbird (UC) sedan
Holden Torana (UC) SL sedan
Holden Torana (UC) sedan
Holden Torana (UC) SL hatchback
Holden LC Torana Deluxe 1200 4-door
Holden LJ Torana 6 S 4-door
Holden LC Torana SL four-cylinder 2-door
Holden LX Torana S Sedan
Holden LC Torana S 2600 4-door
Holden LC Torana GTR
Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
Holden LJ Torana 4 2-door
Holden Torana (UC) sedan
Holden LJ Torana 6 S 2-door
Holden LJ Torana 6 S 4-door
Holden LJ Torana GTR
Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1
Saehan Caravan ambulance
Holden LH Torana SL (Indonesia)
Holden LH Torana SL (Australia)
Holden LH Torana SL/R 3.3
Holden LH Torana SL/R 4.2
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 with L34 option
Holden LX Sunbird Sedan
Holden LX Torana S Sedan
Holden LX Torana SL Hatchback
Holden LX Torana SL/R 5000 with A9X option
Holden LX Torana SS with A9X option
Holden TT36 Torana.
The TT36's clear roof.

The V8 Torana did race in Sports Sedan racing in the hands of Brock and Colin Bond, and was extensively road tested by HDT boss Harry Firth and young team engineer/driver Larry Perkins, but the car never made it past the prototype stage.

Layout of the Mount Panorama Circuit (1938-1986)

1983 James Hardie 1000

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Motor race for Group C Touring Cars contested at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 2 October 1983.

Motor race for Group C Touring Cars contested at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 2 October 1983.

Layout of the Mount Panorama Circuit (1938-1986)
The 22nd placed Nissan Bluebird Turbo of Gibson/French (Car pictured in 2012)
Jim Richards and Frank Gardner shared a BMW 635 CSi, but did not finish. (Car pictured in 2015)

Third was the STP Roadways Racing Holden Commodore driven by 1982 pole sitter Allan Grice and 1969 winner Colin Bond.