Cat. No. DVDS 1044: CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORT. VOL.1 ~ SENSATIONAL SANDOWN. CHEVRON BHE7684.

Cat. No. DVDS 1044: CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORT. VOL.1 ~ SENSATIONAL SANDOWN. CHEVRON BHE7684.

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FORMAT: PAL.          REGION: 4.

B&W / COLOUR        RUNNING TIME: 300 MINS.

REVIEW: The Chevron Marketing Services launched this series of “Classic Australian Motorsport” in 2017 and has put together an amazing list of classic racing content from a variety of categories and sources under the one banner.

On this first release they have focused on the famous Sandown circuit in Melbourne. Opened in 1962, the venue has hosted a range of massive motorsport over the years, from the Sandown 6 Hour touring car race of 1964 that morphed into the modern Sandown 500 to World Endurance Sportscar racing, to the Tasman Series and everything in between.

Firstly, there is a one-hour of highlights package of the 1983 Castrol 400, the last time the pre-Bathurst enduro was run over 400 kilometres where drivers could compete the race solo. Mazda ace Allan Moffat scored his fifth of an eventual six victories in the Sandown classic, amid a field packed full of iconic cars and drivers from the popular Group C touring car era. Next the DVD skips forward to the 1985 Castrol 500 and the changes are instantly noticeable in 60 minutes worth of action.

An ABC archive film has also delivered some extremely rare black & white material of the 1965 Australian Touring Car Championship from April 1965 at Sandown. The Bryson Industries Trophy race over 40 laps is captured within this rare gem running five minutes – it’s brilliant. Also included is a 30-minutes highlights package of the final round of the 1988 Sports-Prototype World Championship at Sandown, where the mighty Sauber Mercedes V8 twin turbos take on the Tom Walkinshaw-run howling Jaguars. And to complete the package, the previously unreleased opening round of the 1978 Rothmans International Series for Formula 5000 cars. The mighty open wheelers of the period are in full flight on the long straights of Sandown with the likes of Warwick Brown, Vern Schuppan, John Goss and Kevin Bartlett in action. The start of a great series.

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