McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Charity Dinner
Australian Touring Car Racing Champion
The 2018 Charity Dinner promises to be an exciting night of fine food and wine with plenty of giveaway’s, an auction and a fantastic guest speaker with part proceeds from this evening going to McLaren Vale and District War Memorial Hospital and the local CFS units of McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat.
Colin Bond is a retired Australian racing driver. Bond reached the highest levels in Australian motorsport in 1969 when he was recruited by Harry Firth to the newly formed Holden Dealer Team. He quickly found success, winning the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 mile race (now the Bathurst 1000) at Bathurst, New South Wales in a Holden Monaro.
Bond was a particularly versatile driver, also finding success in the Australian Rally Championship, winning the title in 1971, 1972 and 1974 driving a Holden Torana. Bond also won the 1975 Australian Touring Car Championship in a Holden Torana and was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2002.
Bond initially made a reputation as a hill climber with three NSW Hillclimb titles in 1965-67 driving a Lynx-Peugeot S/C. Also known as a rally driver he was relatively unknown in circuit racing circles apart from a few forays racing various Isuzu Belletts, when he was chosen to partner Tony Roberts in one of three Holden Dealer Team entered Holden Monaros for the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst.
On a day when the Fords crumbled with unsuitable tyres for the race, the HDT stood strong, putting all three Monaros (including one driven by Des West and a young Peter Brock which finished third) into the top six positions with Bond and Roberts winning.
The dinner will be held on Saturday 21st April 2018 at 6-30pm in the Serafino Restaurant Complex. You can make bookings of tables of 10 ($950-00) or individually at $100 per head for a three-course meal and all the wine, beer and soft drink included.
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