With the 2015 Bathurst 1000 almost upon us, we thought it would be appropriate to dig into the history books to find some of the most curious facts and figures from Australasia’s most decorated endurance race. Check out our challenging Bathurst 1000 quiz below and test the extent of your knowledge, and make sure that you’re the sharpest tool in the shed come race day next month!
“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.