Lex Davison and the fearsome Holman-Moody 427 Ford Galaxie

12 February 2013
From any angle, Sir Gawaine Baillie's monstrous 7.0 litre V8 Galaxie struck fear into its competitors and drivers!  (Image from: autopics.com.au)

“The big bitch nearly killed me!” screamed Lex Davison after the multiple AGP winner narrowly escaped serious injury following a big crash in Sir Gawaine Baillie’s 7.0 litre Ford Galaxie at the 1964 Sandown International Six Hour race.

Davison’s outburst has become almost as famous in Australian motor sport folklore as Jim Richards’ equally emotional “you’re a pack of ****holes!” podium response to booing spectators after Nissan’s controversial win at the 1992 Bathurst 1000.