The historic touring cars are one of the more popular support races held during the annual Bathurst 1000 race meeting. One of the oldest but best-looking car on the track was an orange 1969 Monaro driven by Fred Brain.
It was in 1969 that Fred first watched the Bathurst race on television which was won by Colin Bond in a Monaro.
Third place in that event was Des West and a young Peter Brock, his first stint at the mountain also in a Monaro.
It was a good car for the time. When Fred was preparing the Monaro for its first event many years ago, I asked the late great Peter Brock if had any advice in driving one of these classic vehicles.
Im David Brown
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