Racing a 1969 Monaro at Bathurst

Freds Monaro at bathurst

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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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto