The car with which Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup scored an emotional win in the 2006 Bathurst 1000, Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Ford BA Falcon, is the latest original Bathurst winner confirmed for the PremiAir Hire Bathurst winners’ category at the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival on March 16 and 17.
Just weeks after the death of mentor and Bathurst legend Peter Brock, Lowndes resisted late-race pressure to claim victory alongside Whincup at the Mount Panorama Circuit, winning the new Peter Brock Trophy.
The victory was the first Bathurst triumph for Triple Eight Race Engineering, which has now won a record 10 Bathurst 1000s. It was also the start of a three-peat for Lowndes and Whincup between 2006 and 2008. The BA Falcon is in its original Betta Electrical livery and is the same car with which Lowndes scored Triple Eight Race Engineering’s first-ever win in Supercars in 2005.
The BA Falcon is coming to the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival courtesy of Perry Bitsikas’ Muscle Car Warehouse private collection.
The PremiAir Hire Bathurst winners’ category is new for the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival, featuring original Bathurst 500/1000 winners, including the two-time winning Holden VH SS Commodore (1982 and 1983) and Holden ZB Commodore (2020 and 2022) plus the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32s that won in 1991 and 1992, the Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500 from 1965, the Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 from 1976 with more Bathurst winners being announced in the coming weeks.
Held the week prior to the Australian Grand Prix, the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a museum in motion, displaying historic, rare and significant racing vehicles on the Victoria Park section of the Adelaide Street Circuit.
Categories featuring Formula 1, V8 Supercars, Group C and A touring cars, sportscars and more will feature over the course of the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival, in addition to on-track demonstrations, off-track displays, villas and more.
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