The 1980 Bathurst 1000 was officially titled the “Hardie Ferodo 1000”, it took place on the 5th of October at the world renowned Mount Panorama Circuit in the town of Bathurst in south eastern Australia. This would be the first year that the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon would meet at Bathurst, and it was a rivalry that would continue unabated for decades.

This film was created by Holden for use in dealerships across the country, it was scanned in from an old, damaged laser disc but the quality is quite watchable and the history it captures is well worth seeing – especially considering the fact that the 2015 Bathurst 1000 is taking place next Sunday, if you’d like to read more you can click here.

1980 Hardie Ferodo Bathurst 1000 Race Holden Commodore

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