Vintage Australian Touring Car Racing: Because You Weren't Going To Be Productive Today Anyhow

Who doesn't like a racing Mini? Especially when you add in a Mustang or three.

The Incomparable Mr. Scroggs has come through once again in his singular mission to destroy your productivity.
Simply put, it’s from the Australian Touring Car Championship of 1968 — one of the precursor leagues to today’s V8 Supercars. I, for one, think the V8 Supercars could be rather entertaining if they introduced some BMW Minis into the mix. Not saying I want them to do it permanently, but maybe for a race or two.
At any rate, enjoy a little bit of Mustang-on-Mini aggression. Nothing I like more than seeing a little Mini chasing after a vehicle we traditionally think of as a performance car.
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13 responses to “Vintage Australian Touring Car Racing: Because You Weren't Going To Be Productive Today Anyhow”

  1. RSDeuce Avatar

    Entirely too bad the Mini spun out… I was rooting for him, looked like such great driving.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    Way to go. I was being so productive today, too.
    I would like to see the automotive equivalent of the Ryder Cup. Have European cars vs. American cars and see who fares better. Conventional wisdom would say the Euros should take it, but us 'Mericans can be a scrappy bunch.

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      Most early 70's ETCC and BTCC fields had their quotient of Camaros, Mustangs and the occasional Barracuda among the BMW CS's, Ford Escort and Capri RS's and the like. Frank Gardner took the '72 BTCC drivers' title in this beast.
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      1. engineerd Avatar

        Yes! See, something like that. But with today's cars. I would allow in cars built to Super2000, BTC Touring, and ALMS GT1/GT2 etc. regs. Marques would be limited to US and European makes. Races would be run on a variety of courses in Europe and North America, including road courses, street courses, etc.
        There could be classes based on engine displacement and/or vehicle weight.
        This could be fun!

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  4. CptSevere Avatar

    I'm fully convinced that if that Mini hadn't spun out, it would have beaten the 'Stang. Or at least given it a run for its money. That guy was driving flat out, amazing to see.

    1. Larry Avatar

      At 3.48 in PartII you can hear a bang and see the bobble when something broke just before the spin.

  5. Sparky_Pete Avatar

    Big-um Balls… Clank-clank.

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