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Published 20 August 2014

Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Allan Grice offers for sale a range of important motorsport history items

TWO-TIME Bathurst 1000 winner and Australian motor racing legend Allan Grice is, for the first time, putting significant memorabilia items from his motorsport career onto the market.

A range of items, including helmets, race suits, team clothing, trophies and various other items will soon be available to motorsport memorabilia collectors.

Grice has partnered with V8 Sleuth to handle the significant inventory of valuable, important, interesting, highly collectable and indeed very valuable items.

Among the helmets to be offered for sale is the helmet for wore to victory in his first of two Bathurst 1000 wins in the famous Chickadee Commodore in 1986.

Helmets from other Bathurst assaults from the 1980s and 1990s, as well as from his time with the Nissan factory team in the European Touring Car Championship and racing NASCAR in the United States with the backing of Foster’s will also be available.

The range of race suits includes his NASCAR Foster’s 1987 suit, a Holden Racing Team driving suit and others are also included.

A significant number of trophies from Grice’s career spanning five decades will also be available, making the collection one of the most valuable and unique offered to memorabilia collectors from one driver in Australian motor racing history.

Grice, who won Bathurst in 1986 with Graeme Bailey and in 1990 with Win Percy and the Holden Racing Team, made a total of 26 Bathurst 50/1000 starts and took pole for the 1982 race.

The trophy he won in 1982 when he become the first man in history to lap Bathurst in a touring car at a lap average of better than 100 miles per hour is also among the items.

Grice says he’s putting the items to market as he believes they would be given a better home in the hands of passionate and proud collectors than in storage at his Gold Coast home.

“Having them stacked up in boxes at home isn’t the best place for them – they deserve to me in the hands of passionate collectors and on display,” says Grice.

“I have many great memories of my motor racing career both in Australia and all over the world and that’s plenty for me. I am sure there would be some good homes for these items to go to.

“Aussie motorsport fans are packed with passion and I am sure the appeal of items with Bathurst historic significance will get their attention and keen interest.”

Keep an eye on the V8 Sleuth website (www.v8sleuth.com.au) and V8 Sleuth Facebook page (www.facebook.com/v8sleuth) for further information on specific items and sale details.

For further information or to register interest, email V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan: aaron@v8sleuth.com.au


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