Few words have been used to describe the feeling of victory at Mount Panorama with only a select few claiming the winning title.
Peter Brock is undisputedly the only one King of the Mountain with an unsurpassed nine wins. Falling just short of Brock is Jim Richards who won seven times and Larry Perkins claimed six victories for Holden. It should also be noted both Richards and Perkins won the bulk of their wins co-driving with Peter Perfect over the years.
In more recent history Craig Lowndes is one of only a few who have won the endurance rance in both a Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.
The famous one-two finish of 1977 when Allan Moffat and his co-driver Jacky Ickx finished just a metre ahead of the other falcon driven by Colin Bond and Alan Hamilton is still talked about today.
The first race under the Bathurst 1000 banner 1973 was won by Allan Moffat and Ian Geohegan in a Ford XA Falcon GT after 163 laps and 7 hours, 20 minutes and 6.8 seconds.
Before it was the Bathurst 1000, it was the Bathurst 500 from 1963 to 1972.
On the podium between these years were legendary names such as Bob Jane, Harry First, Allan Moffat and Peter Brock.