EF and EL Falcons: Ford’s Mighty ATCC and Bathurst Champs

27 March 2017
Glenn Seton was one of Ford’s top guns during the EF-EL Falcon era in V8 Supercar racing and it’s not hard to see why as he attacks Sandown Park’s notorious kerbs in his Ford Credit-backed EL Falcon in 1998.

The EF and EL were the definitive models of the fifth generation Aussie Falcon and they certainly sent it out in winning style with two Australian Touring Car Championships and a Bathurst 1000 victory added to Ford’s bulging trophy cabinet.

The EF Falcon road car range was launched in August 1994 but the V8-powered sedan didn’t fire its first competitive shot until 1995, when it powered John Bowe to his first and only Australian Touring Car Championship title and a Sandown 500 victory with team boss Dick Johnson.