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Published on 24 February 2015

Hi paulw. The Escort Twin Cams were only allowed to run their standard steel wheels at Bathurst during the showroom stock Series Production era that finished in 1972. Rule freedoms under Group C from 1973 allowed wider aftermarket wheels to be fitted and the Sprintmasters proved a popular choice, as seen here on the Eric Boord/Tom Tymons RS 2000 that won the 2.0 litre class at Bathurst in 1976. Sprintmasters were also seen on a number of small-bore sports sedans in the 1970s, including (of course) the Globe-sponsored, big flared BDA driven by John Bassett.