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ALLAN GRICE SPECIAL GUEST ON SHANNONS LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORT

Published 26 August 2014

Two-time Bathurst features in next episode of hit new 7mate motorsport series …

SHANNONS Legends of Motorsport continues on 7mate this weekend with a special focus on two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Allan Grice.

A popular, competitive and combative driver through the golden years of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Grice joins host Neil Crompton to take a drive down memory lane via the vast archive vision of Seven Sport.

A Bathurst 1000 winner in 1986 and then later in 1990 with the Holden Racing Team, Grice was deemed ‘The Enforcer’ of Australian touring car racing long before the arrival of Russell Ingall!

Grice’s career took him offshore in addition to his Australian racing programs, including becoming the first Aussie to qualify for the World 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte in the United States as well as an attack on the 1986 European Touring Car Championship in a locally built Commodore.

The Shannons Legends of Motorsport team has dug deep into the Seven archive to illustrate Grice’s career with a special feature on his trip to NASCAR in addition to his time in Toranas, Commodores, BMWs and even the powerful Chevrolet Monza Sports Sedan.

The 1982 Bathurst pole-sitter, Grice later became a Member of Parliament in the seat of Broadwater for 11 years – a career in the politics of motorsport preparing him perfectly for the role change!

Grice’s 1982 Bathurst pole-sitting car will act as a stunning backdrop in the popular multi-colour Roadways Racing livery it carried in its last race in the memorably Group C era in 1984.

Mark Oastler will take a look at the popular V8-powered VH SS Commodore, while co-host and researcher Aaron Noonan returns too with some more golden vision from the vault, much of it unseen in many years and unearthed from deep in the Seven Sport library.

There’s plenty of familiar old vision as well as some rare gems so tune in for the series that celebrates Aussie motorsport’s golden era this Saturday, August 30 on 7mate.

The fifth episode in a 12-part series celebrating Australian motorsport was filmed in front of a live audience at the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

Times are varied in different markets and are as follows:

Saturday August 30 on 7mate
10.00am – Sydney and Adelaide
5.00pm – Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

Adelaide viewers will be able to see a repeat of the episode on Sunday August 31 at 3.30pm.

All markets will air a repeat on 7mate on Wednesday September 3 at 3.00pm and Thursday September 4 at 12.00am and later at 11.00am.

Every episode of the Shannons Legends of Motorsport is also available to watch on the Shannons Club website after it first airs on 7mate.

Click here to view: http://www.shannons.com.au/club/videos/channel/shannons-legends-of-motorsport/

 

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