PHASE 5 XD FALCON
Ford Motor Company had dropped out of motor racing. Wayne Draper hadn’t. With help from Howard Marsden, Wayne designed the Group C XD’s out of the Ford design centre (all behind Ford’s back). Murray Carter then helped get it approved by CAMS. Wayne and Bob McWilliam used Phase Autos to produce the road-going versions that would be sold through Ford dealerships nationally (to enable the Group C’s to race). Wayne never wanted Ford to drop the HO name, and was nearly fired over the Group C’s, he was lucky they were quick. He named the production Group C XD the Phase 5 in honour of its origin. The Phase 5 is still available from its original home here at HO Phase Autos.