Vintage Ford cars to be on show at Hardtop Anniversary at Mount Panorama

HARDTOP: Ford Coupe Club president Roger Trezise, with his 1977 Ford Fairmont. Photo: BRADLEY JURD 110817bjcar
HARDTOP: Ford Coupe Club president Roger Trezise, with his 1977 Ford Fairmont. Photo: BRADLEY JURD 110817bjcar

The Ford Coupe Club will this weekend celebrate the 40th anniversary of the famous 1-2 finish at the 1977 Bathurst 1000 when more than 150 vintage cars descend on Mount Panorama.

Ford fans who have registered prior to the weekend will enjoy private events on Friday and Saturday before the cars go on show to the public on Sunday at Pit Lane.

Some of the special guests on Sunday will be Allan Moffat and Colin Bond – the two iconic drivers from 1977. 

Ford Coupe Club president Roger Trezise said he and club members were looking forward to the weekend, which has been dubbed the Hardtop Anniversary. 

“Many people that are coming are not members,” he said.

“Every state and territory in Australia will be represented at the Hardtop Anniversary. It’s the first time we’ve attracted one entrant from everywhere.” 

There will be free entry on Sunday with the event running from 10am to 2.30pm.

Merchandise will be on sale and there will be autograph sessions with the guest drivers. 

Private events will commence on Friday, as entrants complete a lap of the circuit at 4.30pm followed by a meet-and-greet at the National Motor Racing Museum.

Entrants will then cruise to landmarks around the region on Saturday.