Thursday, October 22, 2020

Race report from Justin.


Nagari Racing in UK

HSCC Silverstone 18th Oct 2020


Qualifying was interesting. The first thing to come to my attention was the speed in a straight line. Holy cow, just blasts past everything.

It’s just after this where the second thing came to my attention.




Well it does eventually. You have to have her straight and settled then start a serious amount of peddle pressure well early. Way before all the people you just blew past and they blow back, obviously…..


Appalling unstable, Copse was a ball tightener and I eventually lost it at Becketts after a never ending tank slapper that started at Maggotts.

Qualified 9th out of 31 with a 1.08.8. When I last raced here four years ago that would have had you on pole!!


In the break (no pun intended) I put a little more bias to, what Ford laughingly call front brakes. Topped up the fluid and changed my pants.



Rolling start and took it easy for a few laps to get some warmth in the Avon CRZZ. Mustangs, Cobras, +8’s and Elans all over me till the straight……. and wollop….. they all shrink to nothing in the mirror.


Till, oh shit BRAKES……


Anyway, managed to get to 6th when on lap 17 the old led foot kicked in and I lost her coming out of Woodcote. Gravel, grass, gravel, track. 8 cars went past while I got her back into life.


Decided discretion was the better part of valour and cruised back to the paddock. Plus I was knackered.

No damage, packed up and drove her home. Yes I drove the Nagari from London to Silverstone and back. Chris Camp one of her previous owners turned up to cheer team Bolwell along.


So a DNF, but I think we have potential. Especially after a 1.07.80 best lap. Anyone got any ideas re better brakes.


What did Ford use at Bathurst in 68/69/70?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Gen 3 Supercars

 Certainly look the goods.

I wonder if the racing will get back to something interesting to watch.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Incredible motor trimming skills.

 This is going to be one very smart Mark 4.

All done on a poor handling domestic sewing machine by an incompacitated operator.
Who would have thought that such skills would come from someone with such poor social skills.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Bernie's other love.


Looking beautiful.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Side impact.


Looks impressive. A bit safer than the Mk.7 maybe.

Favourite 3-wheelers No.67

 The Bond Bug.

check out this accurate model.
Daleks love the Bug.
Speaking of Daleks, I must have missed this episode of Dr. Who.

Headlight choices for clubbies etc.


Saturday, October 3, 2020

In today's Advertiser.

 The murder mystery of an Adelaide grandmother.

Is that a "Bolwell" logo in the background?

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

European speedway.

 The 3rd picture is of a Talbot Lago in France.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Wow! Where was this hidijng?


Lucky enough to purchase this c1959 Milano a few days ago. Been fully registered since 1967 ... that's 53 years in the one owners hands who was only the 3rd owner. Previous owners his brother and first who built and raced it .. Johnny Shaw of the St George area. It is running a Skoda 1100cc engine and was raced from when first built around 1959 first with this motor, then a Skoda 1200 then a Grey motor then a Peugeot 203 motor before going back to this original engine. Ported twin SU's 3/4 race cam about 9 to 1. Built on a Skoda 4/40 chassis and running gear from new after the donor car late 50's fell off the trailer and rolled several times whilst being delivered new to Brisbane.
It raced at Oran Park and Amaroo maybe elsewhere before these were finished. Does anyone have any recollection of a Skoda powered Milano back then ?
A great fun thing to drive, light and seems to handle ok on the very old tyres ! Pretty much all Skoda except for a Wolseley rack and pinion steering. Skoda uses transverse leaf front and back. Needs a bit of TLC as hasn't been driven much last 30 years ...
Any help greatly appreciated ...

Ed Holly.

Lucky guy Ed.

There's a Milano in SA that has a Skoda rear end. Matt has it up at Eudunda. At some stage it acquired a 180B motor. I'm not sure what it had before. Steve might know. He had it at one stage.

Post script : Sorry, it was really an Italia, very much modified and it was originally fitted with a TR motor.

Norm's flares.

 Doing it properly.

To be continued.

Stage 4.

.......and the mould came away nicely.

Now looking really good.

I presume the RHS is just as good.

No room in the engine bay?