1975 Hardie Ferodo 1000
The 1975 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 16th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. It was an endurance race for touring cars complying with CAMS Group C regulations. The event was held at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, New South Wales on 5 October 1975 over a distance of 1006.036 km (163 laps × 6.172 km). The race was Round 3 of the 1975 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.
The race was won by Peter Brock, his second win, and Brian Sampson's only win. The pair drove their Gown - Hindhaugh entered Holden Torana to a two-lap victory, avenging the previous year's result when the pair built up a record six-lap lead before suffering an engine failure. Another dealership entered Torana, the Ron Hodgson Motors car of Bob Morris and Frank Gardner, finished second with the Holden Dealer Team car of Colin Bond and Johnnie Walker completing a clean sweep of the top three places for Holden Toranas.
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