Posted by: Cameron1
Posted: 14th Dec 2015
I disagree. I am an avid follower of motorsport categories including V8 Supercars, Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship. In my opinion, the introduction of additional brands and manufacturers into a category simply heightens the level of competition, and promotes better racing and technical innovation.
Quite frankly, I was growing tired of watching Holden beat Ford, and Ford beating Holden. Winning any race is a great achievement, but winning a race and beating four other manufacturers is surely a more impressive achievement (and worthy of greater bragging rights).
Also, many people forget that for a significant part of the great race's history, multiple manufacturers have contested the event. To suggest that Bathurst is a "Ford/Holden icon" is to ignore the event's history.
Further, the cars in V8 Supercars are so heavily modified and homogenised (particularly in light of the Car of the Future regulations) that they bear little resemblance to the road vehicle on which they are based. That is, they are barely Holdens or Fords at all.