The year of 1994 saw the birth of what we know today as the V8 Supercars, when the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) split, with ATCC — a Ford verses Holden battle (V8 Supercars) — and the two-litre SuperTourers going their separate ways, forming the Australian Super Touring Championship (ASTC).

Unlike today where the top teams are all in the one series; top teams and drivers were divided between the two championships making for thrilling action; more so in the ASTC if you ask me. 

Teammates at the time, Tony Longhurst and Paul Morris, both driving BMW E36 318is, were locked into a battle all season long, so tempers were sure to boil over at some point; although no one expected it to go down like it did at Winton. Not that this stopped Longhurst going on to take the championship that year.

Marcus Gibson

Marcus Gibson has spent his life getting a little grease under his fingernails growing up with a fascination for all things loud, fast, and low. Growing up during the boom of the import scene, the last ten years have seen him work for a few publications, as well as running his own website before taking up a role at NZ Performance Car in 2011. Marcus is as at home with a keyboard or camera in-hand as he is getting dirty in his workshop or at the track, championing that Kiwi DIY attitude.