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Monday, 03 December 2018 14:57

Editor’s note on #108: Commemorating the Falcon


The Ford Falcon has a long and storied history in Australian touring cars, dating back to the first Great Race at Phillip Island in 1960. 

As the Falcon heads into retirement, to be replaced by the Mustang in 2019, we take a look back at the great models that contributed to the Ford legend in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #108.

We also touch base with Blue Oval hero Dick Johnson to discuss his journey with Ford, from the XD Falcon and his previous stint with the Mustang to the pony car’s return to Australian touring cars. 

On the Holden side of the ledger, we examine the possibility of the Camaro joining the Mustang on the grid in the forseeable future for an all-American muscle-car battle. 

Elsewhere, we chat with 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winners Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards on their endurance-event successes, take a detailed look at the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship schedule and its implications for 2020, meet the newest Miss Supercars and so much more. 

You’ll also find the latest columns from Lowndes, Mark Winterbottom and Garry Rogers, analysis of key issues around the series and our ranking of the top 10 New Zealand drivers in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars.

The pullout poster you’ll find in the print edition includes the third of a three-part Lowndes farewell special series, featuring his Triple Eight years and 2018 Bathurst 1000 win.

Part one, featuring Lowndes’ Holden Racing Team years, was included with the print edition of issue #106 and part two, celebrating his Ford years, was in issue #107. 

Purchase our posters and more from our online store. 

We wish you all the very best for the festive summer months and will see you in 2019. 

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
Tyrepower Tasmania Super400  April 3-5
ITM Auckland Super400 April 24-26
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight May 15-17
Truck Assist Winton Super400 June 5-7
Watpac Townsville 400 June 26-28
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown July 17-19
Sydney SuperNight August 28-30
OTR The Bend 500 September 18-20
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 8-11
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Penrite Oil Sandown Super400  November 20-22
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 December 4-6



1. Scott McLaughlin
2. Jamie Whincup
261 -27
3. Chaz Mostert
234 -54
4. Cameron Waters
231 -57
5. Will Davison
231 -57
6. David Reynolds
210 -78
7. Lee Holdsworth
171 -117
8. Mark Winterbottom
162 -126
9. Fabian Coulthard
162 -126
10. Rick Kelly
150 -138

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