Race legend Dick Johnson is reunited with his famous 1981 XD Falcon, for a couple of laps at their spiritual home of Lakeside Raceway. This was the first time together at this track since the mid eighties.
It was at Lakeside that DJ and Tru Blu had a now legendary race against Peter Brock's HDT Commodore, narrowly winning in front of a crowd of 30 000 race fans. This sealed the first of two memorable Australian Touring Car Championships in Tru Blu.
Tru Blu was retired from the track in 1985 and lay dormant till a recent mechanical revival. On her original battle scarred warpaint, she now wears the famous Bathurst winning livery from 1981. Now alive once more, this survivor from the Group C racing era is still run at select race events, so her fans- old and new- can enjoy seeing her once again.
Thank you to DJR for letting us showcase the XD and Sierra at their ride day at Lakeside Raceway. Also to the team at Qld Raceways for allowing us to run mid week, at a reduced speed, when there were concerns with the noise restrictions now at the famous track....
More videos on other famous cars coming soon, including the soon to be completed 1992 Shell DJR RS500 Sierra, so stay tuned. Check out more of Tru Blu and our other cars here: bowdensown.com.au
Video by: shoutoutfilms.com.au
Song: M83 - Outro
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