Historic GT-R makes track return

The most famous of the Nissan Godzilla Skylines in Australian motor racing history will hit the track again at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

The Tony Alford-owned GT-R is the very car that Jim Richards and Mark Skaife used to controversially win the 1992 Bathurst 1000.

Richards and Skaife were crowned winners of the event on a count back, after crashing out in horribly wet conditions. The result famously upset the Ford and Holden faithful in the crowd, leading to Jim Richards lashing out and calling the spectators a “pack of a***holes” on the podium.

Alford will race the car for the first time this weekend at the Sydney Retro Speedfest event, one of two genuine GT-Rs in the Heritage Touring Cars field along with Terry Lawlor’s GIO Skyline, which V8 Supercars driver Rick Kelly test drove last week.

The field will also include an ex-Japanese Touring Car Championship-winning Ford Sierra, and David Garnder’s ex-Alf Barbagallo VN Commodore.

It was announced earlier today that an ex-Niki Lauda BRM Formula 1 car, used during the filming of the ‘Rush’ movie, will also be in action at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

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