Bathurst Drivers: Harry Firth

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Bathurst 1960
Torana L34

Harry Firth

Harry Firth

Harry Firth


Harry Firth, known as the "Old Fox" for his wily tactics, was a Ford works driver in the mid 60's. He was responsible for developing the XR Falcon GT in 1967 and won Bathurst that year with Fred Gibson. Soon after he left to take up managing the Holden Dealer Team.

In 1969 he introduced two youngsters into the team, Colin Bond and Peter Brock, and set about developing a new mid sized race car, the Torana XU-1. Firth's long distance driving adage was to nurse the car along by being sympathetic with the machinery.

Considering his outstanding record in enduro racing it paid dividends on many occasions. He retired from the HDT and Motor Sport after the 1977 Great Race.
Year
Car
Co Driver
Finished
Singer Gazelle John Reaburn 12th
Mercedes 220SE Bob Jane 1st
Ford Falcon XL Bob Jane 1st
Ford Cortina GT Bob Jane 1st
Ford Cortina GT John Reaburn 3rd
Ford Cortina 220 John Reaburn 14th
Mini Cooper S Ern Abbott 6th
Ford Falcon XR GT Fred Gibson 1st
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