1:43 TRAX - Bathurst 1977 Twin Set - A9X Torana - #17 (Rutherford/Guthrie) & #25 (Brock/Brock) - TRS28 diecast model car
In the pre-race hype, much of th talk seemed to favour another Torana victory, but in the end Bathurst '77 is best remembered for the 1, 2 form finish of Moffat and Bond in their XC Falcons.
This was also the debut year for the mighty A9X 2-door Hatchback at Bathurst and a hint of things to come for this formidable racing machine. The race was also famous for the number of international drivers competing. With two Indy wins behind him, American Johnny Rutherford joined with Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in the Bathurst big race. Only problem was that their car 17 Torana crashed early on, with Janet never getting to drive.
The Brock brothers, Peter and Phil teamed to drive one of the three Patterson Toranas, and despite many mechanical problems, they still managed a credible fourth placing.