Barry Wood goes BANG

Barry Wood was one of the wild men of the drag strip. He drove an HB Torana that had a reputation for going in anything but a straight line.

It was once a plain white car, then emerged with one of the trippiest paint schemes ever seen at Ravenswood.

Among its many interesting moments was this display of carnage at Ravenswood Raceway. The destruction meant racing would be run on solos for the rest of the night. If anyone can give the exact date this occurred that would be great!

The car raced at the Motorplex as well and was even driven by Barry’s nephew Tony for a time, who now competes in Top Bike. Unfortunately the car met its end in a braking area crash a few years back.