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Re: Touring Car/Saloon Car Crashes (CPdB)

Post by theracer120 » 10 months ago

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No, but I found these on the 1973 1000 race programme which is available online.

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Post by hollie3sa » 9 months ago

theracer120 wrote:
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No, but I found these on the 1973 1000 race programme which is available online.

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Thank you - I will add them later.


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These are all I got from the 1969 pileup caused. Please add anything relevant :smiley:

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E:\\ Added two photos and replaced two with bigger ones.
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Post by PTRACER » 9 months ago

That's a good haul of photos there, I think that very well covers it!
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

One more from the big crash of 1969... did not see it in those shown above so added it.

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Another separate incident at the 1969 Bathurst was this crash and subsequent retirement of the GH Whitehead entered Mazda R100 of Bernie Haehnle and Peter Wherrett. (Haehnle went on to become a multi SuperVee champion and also ran in Formula Ford, Wherret was a famous TV presenter of car shows and a noted motoring journalist)

A bit of an amusing story surrounded the one car incident.


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His (Bernie Haehnle) disagreement with local real estate occurred at XL (Griffins) Bend during the running of the 1969 Bathurst 500 classic when he ran out of road heading up the mountain.

With his trusty fence post, leverage, push-and-shove and the fall of the land Bernie was able to get the little GH Whitehead entered Mazda R100 back onto its wheels and into the fray after an hour of toil. He drove down the mountain and through a farm before rejoining the track.

It is one of those feats of never-say-die which has gone down in Bathurst folklore- and garnered far more TV coverage than a mid-field class car could have ever dreamed of!

Co-driver Peter Wherrett shared the car with him, the pair retired on lap 31 with PW not getting a drive but watching the drama unfold on the telly in the pits. The car was driveable, a tad second hand, but without a windscreen officialdom stepped in.
https://primotipo.com/tag/mazda-r100/
On an historic note, it was the first time a rotary engined car ever raced at the Mountain- in fact it was one of the R100’s first race appearances anywhere in the world.
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Post by hollie3sa » 9 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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One more from the big crash of 1969...

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Another separate incident at the 1969 Bathurst was this crash and subsequent retirement of the GH Whitehead entered Mazda R100 of Bernie Haehnle and Peter Wherrett.

A bit of an amusing story surrounded the one car incident.


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His (Bernie Haehnle) disagreement with local real estate occurred at XL (Griffins) Bend during the running of the 1969 Bathurst 500 classic when he ran out of road heading up the mountain.

With his trusty fence post, leverage, push-and-shove and the fall of the land Bernie was able to get the little GH Whitehead entered Mazda R100 back onto its wheels and into the fray after an hour of toil. He drove down the mountain and through a farm before rejoining the track.

It is one of those feats of never-say-die which has gone down in Bathurst folklore- and garnered far more TV coverage than a mid-field class car could have ever dreamed of!

Co-driver Peter Wherrett shared the car with him, the pair retired on lap 31 with PW not getting a drive but watching the drama unfold on the telly in the pits. The car was driveable, a tad second hand, but without a windscreen officialdom stepped in.
https://primotipo.com/tag/mazda-r100/
On an historic note, it was the first time a rotary engined car ever raced at the Mountain- in fact it was one of the R100’s first race appearances anywhere in the world.
Love the Haehnle/Wherett story :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

His accident is already in the CPdB

http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=5237

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Thank you for the additional photo of the pileup!

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

hollie3sa wrote:
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Thank you for the additional photo of the pileup!
Whoops just noticed it was already included in the pics @theracer120 posted. I must have missed it when I looked prior to posting.

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