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Sixty amazing Bathurst moments

Reflecting back on 60 of the most memorable moments of the Bathurst 500/1000 over the last 60 years.

16 October 2023

Six decades of Bathurst 500/1000 events have produced countless amazing moments. We remember 60 of the most memorable to celebrate in the 60th anniversary of Bathurst’s endurance race at the Mount Panorama Circuit.

SupercarXtra Magazine issue #130 celebrates 60 years of the Bathurst 500/1000, including a look back at the most memorable Bathurst moments.

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When the Phillip Island circuit deteriorated so badly it could no longer host the Armstrong 500, the event relocated to Mount Panorama in 1963.

That first Bathurst event featured 56 cars from 17 different makes – everything from Morris Minis, Volkswagen Beetles and even a Studebaker Lark – and was won by Harry Firth and Bob Jane in a Ford Cortina GT Mark I. A legend was born.

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