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HDT ‘Big Banger’ VK

It put a Day-Glo orange full stop on the local Group C era of Australian touring car racing in 1984 prior to the introduction of all-new cars under new international Group A rules the following year.

The HDT ‘Big Bangers’ dominated the 1984 Bathurst classic, Brock and Larry Perkins leading home teammates John Harvey/David Parsons in a unique 1-2 formation finish. It was the third straight win by Brock and Perkins and the sixth from seven years for Brock and the HDT. Despite the pair of new cars being obsolete at the end of 1984, Brock’s HDT built two brand-new VK model Commodore race cars even though only four Group C races remained. Sponsors expected that the team would have the latest and greatest at Bathurst. HDT was going to see Group C off with a bang – and the pre-event publicity poster summed it up perfectly: ‘The Last of the Big Bangers’, hence the car’s nickname.

– Lloyds

40.5cm x 50.8cm |16" x 20"

Museum-quality posters printed on thick archival matte paper.

  • Paper thickness: 0.26mm | 10.3 mil
  • Paper weight: 189 g/m² | 5.57 oz/y²
  • Opacity: 94%
  • ISO brightness: 104%
  • Paper is sourced from Japan

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

Please note: This print is shipped rolled, in a heavyweight transport tube.

It's advised to either reverse roll, or press with heavy flat object overnight. The edge of the paper may have a visible border to ensure correct trimming by the printer. You can trim this border with a sharp blade, or leave it if your frame has a matboard.