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1991 TOOHEYS BATHURST 1000 – DRIVERS: LARRY PERKINS / TOMAS MEZERA 1:18


FORMS PART OF THE BIANTE LARRY PERKINS COLLECTION & INCLUDES A SIGNED BY LARRY PERKINS CERTIFICATE OF AUHTENTICITY.

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1991 WAS A YEAR OF CELEBRATION FOR HOLDEN FANS AS PETER BROCK COME OUT OF EXILE AND RECOMMENCED HIS RACING CAREER WITH THE GENERAL. BUT IT WAS A DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR ‘RED CAR’ FANS AS HE REUNITED WITH THREE-TIME BATHURST WINNING CO-DRIVER LARRY PERKINS – THE DUO HAD WON THE GREAT RACE THREE TIMES IN A ROW FROM 1982 TO 1984.


RATHER THAN PAIR THE ‘DREAM TEAM’ OF BROCK AND PERKINS FOR BATHURST, THE MOBIL TEAM ELECTED TO SPLIT THEM ACROSS THEIR ENTRIES AND PERKINS SELECTED TOMAS MEZERA AS HIS PARTNER. THE EXPAT CZECH HAD SHARED COMMODORES WITH PERKINS FOR THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS AT BATHURST SO WAS A LOGICAL CHOICE TO SHARE CAR #11.


THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME HOLDEN TEAMS TOOK THE NEW VN TO BATHURST AFTER THREE YEARS IN THE FUEL-INJECTED ‘WALKINSHAW’ VL AND THE LEARNING CURVE WAS STEEP.


PERKINS WAS THE FASTEST COMMODORE IN QUALIFYING AT BATHURST IN 1991 WITH A TIME OF 2M16.2S, QUICKER THAN TEAMMATE BROCK AND MORE IMPORTANTLY QUICKER THAN BOTH OF THE FACTORY HOLDEN RACING TEAM CARS. DESPITE THIS QUALIFYING SPEED, PERKINS STILL HAD HIS EYES ON THE PRIZE AND RAN HIS RACE ENGINE IN THE TOP 10 SHOOTOUT. THE RESULT WAS EIGHTH POSITION ON THE GRID WITH A TIME OF 2M17.02S.



BROCK AND PERKINS COMPETED TOGETHER TWICE MORE IN 1991 – IN SEPARATE CARS AT THE ADELAIDE GRAND PRIX MEETING AND TOGETHER IN THE NISSAN-MOBIL 500 RACES AT WELLINGTON AND PUKEKOHE IN NEW ZEALAND, THOUGH THEIR PARTNERSHIP ENDED ONCE THE SEASON FINISHED AND THEY AGAIN WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS.

PRODUCED IN DIE-CAST WITH VERY HIGH DETAIL, THIS MODEL ALSO FEATURES TOOLING MODIFICATIONS WHICH INCLUDE THE ADDITION OF THE SWITCH PANEL IN THE COCKPIT AND THE REMOVAL OF THE IN-CAR CAMERA WHICH REFLECTS THE PERKINS ENTRY ON THE DAY OF THE GREAT RACE.

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