TG goes in search of Aussie muscle
In honour of the weekend's Bathurst 1000, we go in search of proper Australian firepower...
Posted: 14 Oct 2013
Inside is a little slice of motorsport heaven. There are four inch-perfect Cobra Daytona Coupe replicas, kitted out variously for circuit, rally and road. Turns out Daytona Sports Cars really does have some beauties. These are no kit car-ish imitations either - the legendary Peter Brock liked them so much he raced one in the 2006 Targa Tasmania and was hoping to compete in the Bathurst 24-Hour Race before his untimely death in September of that year. You can see why he liked them. Old-school looks, modern mechanicals, unstinting attention to detail. And super-fast. Not quite what I was expecting from a first foray into Aussie cardom, but a nice surprise. But also not outrageous enough for my automotive treasure hunt, so it's not long before we're on our way to catch a ferry across the bay, looking for something a bit more obvious.