Muscle cars take over the Mount as part of the Ford Coupe Club's 40th anniversary of the one-two finish at the Mount in 1977

MUSCLE CAR: Kevin Green of Sydney, with his 1974 XB GT hard top Ford, which he's had for 30 years, and has its original tyres. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
MUSCLE CAR: Kevin Green of Sydney, with his 1974 XB GT hard top Ford, which he's had for 30 years, and has its original tyres. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

THE muscle cars were back at Mount Panorama on the weekend as part of the Ford Coupe Club’s celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the famous one-two finish at Mount Panorama in 1977.

Literally thousands of people flocked to the Mount on Sunday to see an amazing collection of historic cars, brought from all over Australia to be part of the event. 

In addition to seeing the muscle cars, fans also met with racing legends Allan Moffat, Colin Bond, Murray Carter and Fred Gibson, who signed autographs for hours at the Mount.

Murray Carter, who came third at Mount Panorama in 1978 said it was great to be back in Bathurst for the event.

While signing autographs for fans he said a lot had changed at the Mount since he’d last been in Bathurst but was amazed by the amount of people who’d come to the anniversary weekend.

“It’s great to see they still have that passion,” he said.

Kevin Green, who brought his 1974 XB GT Ford hard top up from Sydney said he had never seen a gathering of hard tops of the magnitude that was at the Mount on Sunday.

“This is absolutely incredible, the people who have gone to the trouble to be here, there’s cars from interstate, it’s great,” he said.