Rev up your t-shirt collection with our Bathurst 1000 edition tees! Featuring classic Holden and Ford models, the range captures four iconic Bathurst moments in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Captivating the nation for nearly 60 years, you’re sure to love our Bathurst tees.
Tell us about your favourite Bathurst moment/memory?
That’s a tough one – there are so many! I guess my favourite would have to be the 1994 race, when Dick Johnson and John Bowe took home the win in a Ford EB Falcon. I mean who doesn’t love Dick Johnson? He was a five-time Australian Touring Car Champion and won Bathurst 1000 three times. The guy is a legend.
Where will you be watching the Bathurst 1000 race this year?
Every year a big group of us get together and watch the race at a friend’s place. He has a huge garage with couches and a little bar setup – it’s awesome.
What was the inspiration behind our Bathurst special edition collection?
We know the Jeanswest guy has a soft spot for cars, and we’ve been lucky enough to partner with Holden and Ford before, so to create a Bathurst collection makes perfect sense. It’s an iconic Australian event that’s been running for over 50 years – and that’s something we want to be part of!
How did you pick the iconic moments you wanted to turn into tees?
It was a tough decision as there are so many great moments. However, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Holden win at Bathurst in the HK Monaro, so it made sense to start there. And, the picture of Peter Brock and Jim Richards’ Holden LX Torana is so amazing we just had to include it.
For me, the picture of the winning Ford Falcon GT from way back in 1967 really shows just how much the track and whole event has progressed over the years. I almost don’t need to explain this one, but the final image of the Ford Falcon XC GS is unforgettable – it was the year Allan Moffat and Jacky Ickx claimed a ‘One Two Finish’ alongside teammates Colin Bond and Alan Hamilton.
Do you have a favourite tee from the collection, and why?
It’s hard to go past the shot of the Holden LX Torana A9X that Peter Brock and co-driver Jim Richards drove to victory in 1978 – what a race! Although they had gained pole position in the shoot-out, it was a poor start when the differential failed to lock. Fighting back at a cracking pace, the A9X in the hands of Brock won Bathurst and by a full lap ahead of Allan Grice’s Torana.