Pacific Ford FPV is hosting a special event, reuniting Allan Moffat with his Falcon GTHO Phase I, II, & III race cars as well as the one that got away - the legendary Falcon GTHO Phase IV. This car was built for, but never raced by Moffat, thanks to the "Supercar Scare" and consequent Govt crackdown on high performance Australian cars in 1972.
Kindly provided by Bowdens Own Car Care these are four of the most desirable Australian Ford Muscle cars and will be proudly displayed in Pacific Ford's showroom from 10am -- 3pm. The man himself, racing legend Allan Moffat, will also be in attendance from 1-3pm to regale the crowd with tales from the golden age of motor racing. In addition, Ford Performance Vehicle's Australian General Manager, Rod Barrett will be present to hopefully divulge some details of upcoming FPV models.
Thanks to the generosity of Queensland's Falcon GT clubs, Pacific Ford will also have a stunning display of the first and foremost Australian Muscle Car, with an excellent range of early model Falcon GT's and late model FPV GT's due to be displayed on the day. It is estimated that around 70 GT's will be on show.
This will be a not to be repeated event for Queensland this year, as the last time Allan Moffat and these Iconic GTHO's were together was at Ford's 75th Anniversary celebrations at Geelong in 2000.
Pacific Ford's Falcon GT show will be free to the general public, however, a gold coin raffle will be on offer for a Biante diecast 1:18 scale model of a Moffat Falcon GTHO, personally signed and handed over by Allan Moffat. The raffle will be drawn at 2.30 and all proceeds will go to a local charity.
Pacific Ford GT Car Show
122 Sugar Rd, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
06 March 2010
Free entry - gold coin raffle woth proceeds going to charity.
The following is a brief history the "Moffat" GTHO'S:
Phase I - the only surviving Ford factory race car, this was the first GTHO to win a race and has the best racing history of the four cars.
Phase II - This car was Moffat's entry ticket to Bathurst glory with a win in 1970, his first solo drive, and was never raced again.
Phase III - raced in 1972 this HO had the dubious distinction of being stolen out of Bob Stillwell's Adelaide Ford dealership showroom, before going on to win the 1973 ATCC Championship.
Phase IV - the rarest most collectable Australian muscle car of all time, one of 3 built before Ford backed down over the supercar controversy. This was the first one built and the only surviving Phase IV on display, but was never homologated to race.
For further information about this event please contact:
Bruce Simpson / Greg Manchester
Ph 07 5458 9777
122 Sugar Road, Maroochydore
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