A preview shot taken for us by the owner of all these cars (and dozens more), David Bowden.It shows his now completed ex-Ron Hodgson racing Mk2 in David’s workshop with the famed works-built ‘Grey Pussy’ ‘Mk1’ which founded touring car racing as Australia’s favourite.
On top of the hoist is the replica Mk2 Ron Hodgson built and sold as the genuine car to an unsuspecting buyer! Below it is one of the works JPS BMWs which raced against the TWR XJ-Ss at Bathurst in 1985.
The Hoddo Mk2 finished third in TWO Australian Championships but has been in thousands of pieces for over 50 years!
Long time owner Paul Cotter began to restore his car, but sadly died before completing the project. David Bowden bought it from his widow. His team, including former mechanic and legendary racer Kevin Bartlett, took several more years to complete the car.
It will be our cover star in the coming edition and we will photograph it for the magazine – on the track!
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