Feature Mark Walker May 4, 2024

The Battle of Bathurst: Death Threats and Regrets

The solution to the woes of the traditional long weekend Bathurst 1000 was simple: the event needed V8s, but when the V8 Supercars were otherwise occupied later in November, the race had to look outside the box. In the first four parts of this deep dive into the Super Touring versus V8 Supercars war, we examined the mechanisms behind the power plays and the twin editions of the Bathurst 1000 in 1997 and ’98. Read: Part 1 – The Battle of Bathurst: V8s Vs Super Touring, TV Wars & Council Plays Read: Part 2 – The Battle of Bathurst: Lawyers Engaged,

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Insight Mark Walker May 3, 2024

Introducing the Toyota Champ

Please meet the Toyota Champ, one of the wildest concepts for a racer we have seen. Set to debut this weekend in the Super PickUp class in the Thailand Super Series from the Chang International Circuit, it is sure to be a head turner, with unique styling that makes it more at home on a construction site than a racetrack. Share your feedback on our socials @theracetorque! Unlike the tightly controlled V8 SuperUtes in Australia, the Super PickUp category sees a proper arms race carried out between the different brands, who pump big boost into their diesel-powered racers. With the

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Podcast Team TRT May 1, 2024

Racing a Championship-Winning IndyCar

IMAGINE racing one of the most successful IndyCars ever? That's what Aussie Jordan Roddy is doing having recently purchased and now raced the famous Macca's Newman Haas Lola raced to a pair of Champ Car titles by Sebastien Bourdais. Jordan joins the show to discuss some of his incredible car resto projects, including a Cadillac LMP1 car, V12 Jaguars and how he's reassembled lots of Newman Haas Racing to run his latest purchase. It's a great story with some cool moments along the journey. Then it's the hots and nots of the week that was, including serious chats about cheating,

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Feature Mark Walker April 27, 2024

The Battle of Bathurst: Publicly Disappointed

The 1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 will go down in the history books as one of the greatest Great Races of all time. However, outside of the blockbuster racing, that long weekend in October failed to deliver – crowds weren’t engaged, and neither were the manufacturers or global Super Touring competitors. In the opening three legs of this deep dive into the Battle of Bathurst, we looked at the formation of V8 Supercars and the subsequent motorsport civil war that broke out in 1997, resulting in the twin 1000km races that year. Read: Part 1 – The Battle of Bathurst: V8s Vs

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Photos Mark Walker April 26, 2024

The Fox Collection

There are precious few public automotive showcases that represent the quality you can find in our very own Fox Collection, featuring selections from Lindsay Fox’s incredible fleet. Located in Docklands, adjacent to the Melbourne downtown, the Fox Collection probably features the car of your dreams. Immediately as you walk in the front doors, you are greeted by a Lexus LFA, a pair of contemporary Ford GTs and one of 77 modern Porsche 935s, which sets the tone for what’s inside. On the day of our visit, around 50 vehicles were on display, and it was close to impossible to pick

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News TRT Media Release April 26, 2024

Trans-Tasman Porsche Success

THE success of the first Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia round in New Zealand will lead to a furthering of the trans-Tasman relationship between Porsche Motorsport entities on both sides of the ditch.  That's the word from both Aussie and Kiwi Porsche Motorsport Management following a hugely successful weekend at the ITM Taupo Super400 event. 19, Type 992 Porsche GT3 Cup Cars were freighted to New Zealand to compete at Taupo last weekend alongside the Repco Supercars Championship, joined by two local entries to create the largest one-make grid of Porsche GT3 Cup Cars in New Zealand for decades.

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News TRT Media Release April 24, 2024

$2.5 Million Collection Under the Hammer

A bespoke private collection of British classic cars projected to bring more than $2.5 million will headline Donington Auctions’ next auction event on 19 May. Owned by an established Queensland enthusiast, the seven-car strong collection includes an ultra-rare Proteus-built Jaguar XJ13 replica, famous for its appearance on the British Top Gear television program. Unseen since its 1993 television test in the hands of presenter Tiff Needell, this very first Jaguar XJ13 replica built spent many years hidden away in a private European collection before arriving here in 2017. Australia’s largest auctioneer of classic automotive items, Donington Auctions is a premium

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