Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Don't forget the blower.

One thing we didn't get to see in Reid's photos of the Monza and the Repco head in particular was that Wade supercharger.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

God those Auto Unions were big!

Or was it the tiny little Italian bloke driving it?

Need a bigger turbo?

How's this?
Or this?
Or this?
Or this?

Is this for real?

EBAY 9 days to go. No bids yet. Buy it now - $15,000 (NZ).
This historic coach built buck, imported from Europe,was used to build aluminium bodies known as the Pontoon Fender Testa Rossa. 
This beautiful design was produced by Scaglietti in 1958. 
The thick resin composite body is now fully restored, painted in Ferrari Rosso Corsa and attached to a steel frame on dolly wheels for easy manoeuvering. 
Attached are photos of original Ferrari TR 250 at Laguna Seca, USA. 
Buck/shell only for sale.
Can be posted to Australia (how many stamps?).

Monday, November 23, 2015


Fiat spyder
MX-5 interior
Fiat spyder interior.

Roger tells me the Fiat spyder is built in the Mazda factory in Japan on the MX-5 chassis using heavier sheet metal and a Fiat engine.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


I like microcars (the ones I can get into at least) and there was at least 2 of them at this year's Motorclassica. This one-eyed one....
.....and this Trident which I heard described recently as "a 5th grade science project on seed germination".....
.....and the "world's fastest bar stool".
Anyway, this little unit spotted in Bali........
,,,,,do you think it's made from the front of a Hi-ace or something?

And I wonder if this lady talked her way out of a ticket......

It's in the blood.

It's been a long time, but Ranald's just picked up this shell in Sydney today, to be his next race car.

Times have changed.

Beer on tap.
Makes the Giocattolo tool kit look a bit ordinary.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Easters in the Riverland will never be the same.

The Monash playground has been shut down for a while now.
For insurance reasons!
There's always St. Kilda I guess.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cobra business.

Looking to start your own business ? Here is your opportunity .. Has been dormant for over 10 years .. Contact Ben Finnis for more details - 0411 744 190

A significant Milano on eBay.

1959 MILANO MG                                                                             Ex Bruce Leer                                                                This is the first of Bruce Leers three Milano's. It was constructed in 1959 and based on a 1933 MG J2 Chassis and suspension. Fitted with MG TC motor bored out to 1466cc coupled to a close ratio MG TC gearbox, TC diff housing with modified A series diff centre. The Milano body was constructed by JWF glass-fibre industry's.                          Ian (Sam) Johnson had a big part to play in the cars construction being the J in JWF.                                                                    
This iconic Australian special is now offered For Sale it has just had a full body restoration and repaint in two pack orange, (original colour).  Mechanically the car is excellent, motor is MG TF 1500 block with all steel internals and the head has been set up to run 98 pump fuel.  Comes with Cams Historic Log Book and COD, the car is also eligible for FIA HTP papers.  Genuine enquiries 02 66518141 ( May Consider Trade ? )                                                

         Thank's to all the overseas enquire's !!!. I have the following approximate costs to ship the car as follows. EX- Brisbane to the UK au $5,500.00 + my costs to get to the port au $200.00. EX- Brisbane to LA- North America au $4,500.00 + my costs to get to port au $200.00
Not having heard of JWF, here's an interesting American take on this car.

Fifties Fiberglass: 1933 MG J2 Based Racer

This 1933 MG J2-based special is referred to as the “Milano MG” and sports a pre-war MG chassis, MG TC drivetrain and attractive custom bodywork. Built in 1959, this interesting mashup may not have the most sophisticated chassis, but its light weight and more slippery shape should make it an entertaining competitor in vintage racing. Find it here on eBay in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia for $60,000 AUD (~$42,600 USD today). Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission.
Creativity and a less thorough understanding of aerodynamics led to some very pretty fiberglass shapes in the ’50s, and this car is no exception. According to the ad, it’s been treated to a recent bodywork restoration with fresh two stage paintwork that shows very well in photos. Wire wheels are of a noticeably smaller diameter than those fitted standard to an MG J2.
The cabin is all business, with simple instrumentation and a basic aluminum gear lever poking out of the short-ratio MG TC gearbox. The rest of the drivetrain is TC-sourced as well, including the bored-out 1466cc engine and diff housing with A-series internals. While bodywork looks fresh, the cockpit is nicely worn-in. No mention is made of any suspension improvements over the J2, which could leave this car with half-elliptic springs and friction shock absorbers at all four corners.

This Australian-made special has the potential to be quite swift, though its primitive underpinnings should always keep things interesting in the corners.

OK, what car is this?

Simple really.