View Full Version : SPR Models - Holden Monaro 'Craven Mild' ATCC 1975 (Pete Geoghegan)

John B
03-01-2013, 08:39 AM
This is a high-quality 1:43rd resin model of Ian 'Pete' Geoghegan's #1 Holden HJ Monaro from the 1975 Australian Touring Car Championships.

Exterior finish of this model is excellent, and it has a detailed interior. It is a limited edition model (only 500 produced) and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The model is supplied in a black hinged-lid presentation case. Although the 'Craven Mild' tobacco decals are not applied, they are supplied with the model.

The model is available online at www.spr-models.co.nz (http://www.spr-models.co.nz)


History of car : Because of the big prize money offered in Australian Sports Sedan racing in the 1970's, race teams started to develop more and more radical machines. And Ian 'Pete' Geoghegan's 'Craven Mild' sponsored HJ Monaro GTS 350 was one of the most wild and innovative of the bunch.

Its 350 cu. in. Chevrolet small block V8 ran Lucas fuel injection and produced 550hp. Power was transferred to a Hewland LG600 transaxle, and the independent rear suspension used twin coil over shocks on each side, plus GT40 hub carriers and parallel upper & lower links. Ford GT40 wheels, complete with centre knock-offs, were also used. Holes cut throughout the bodywork reduced the Monaro's hefty weight, and other body modifications included cowl induction, vortex generating tips on the training edge of the roofline, and a specially placed NACA duct on the boot lid. All these features added up to a highly competitive race car, and the mighty Monaro became a crowd favourite. The car produced a fabulous sound track that combined the thundering open exhausts of the Chevy V8 with the high pitched whine of the Hewland transaxle.

Big Pete and the Monaro scored many wins together.