Category: Australian Muscle Cars

HO down the Hume

Wheels’ Magazines 1971 review of the Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III was written straight, withholding details of the author’s high-speed research. Here is the story of the Hume Highway drive behind it, originally published in sister magazine Sports Car World four years later. PAINFULLY, heartbreakingly, as ideals give way to reality, young journalists learn that…



The RPO83 – a HO by another name

When the last Falcon XY Phase III rolled off the production line in 1971, it signified the end of an era, becoming the final GT-HO officially sanctioned by Ford. But it was far from the end of the HO story. The company’s replacement for the XY, the all-Australian designed and built XA range, was launched…