This awesome retro footage features the ferocious Vauxhall Firenza ‘Baby Bertha’ eating up Oulton Park in the mid ’70s driven by British saloon car legend Gerry Marshall.
“We have built what we think is a pure racing super saloon.”
Baby Bertha was built by Bill Blydenstein for Dealer Team Vauxhall to take racing in the British Super Saloon Series in 1975. With a five-litre Repco Holden V8 under the bonnet capable of nearly 500bhp and responsible for pushing around a little over 1000kgs, it was a bit of a monster.
Gerry Marshall piloted the car and they formed a legendary partnership, absolutely dominating the 1975 season and taking a commanding championship victory in 1976 as well.
“Grab the left-hander. Lovely. Into Druids.”
This footage includes a brief introduction to the car before heading to Oulton Park and going on-board with Gerry Marshall for a lap of the circuit accompanied by some classic narration. Featuring some very retro period footage and the awesome sound of the Vauxhall’s five-litre V8, it’s a great watch.
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