1976 Bathurst 1000 Stirling and Jack Brabham
Stirling and Jack Brabham were entered in a Holden Torana in the 1976 Bathurst 1000. The race started on a very dramatic note when their Torana, with Brabham at the wheel, became stuck on the grid with jammed gears, and was then rammed very hard from behind. This incident effectively put Brabham and Stirling out of the race, but the car reappeared several hours later simply so that both drivers could be seen by the crowd driving the Torana. Eventually the engine blew while Stirliing was at the wheel. This was by all accounts the first time Stirling had driven on slick racing tyres!