Monday, August 31, 2015

Waggott was not the first twin cam head for the grey motor.

Fred Foster, from Brisbane beat them to it with this effort.
Seen here at a speedway display some time ago. This one is now the only one left in existence.

Foster must have been a clever man. Here's the Foster V12 from the 50s.


Handy for storing boxes.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


This is Pete S. alongside his Mk.7 when he had just got registration in 1972 when he lived in Queensland.
....and this is Bruce T. in the same backyard when he drove up from Adelaide for a visit.
Pete still has his Mk.7 and it is undergoing a major refurbishing. Bruce's was sold many years ago and last I heard it was languishing in a shed in Parkside.

Friday, August 28, 2015

A nice sculpture?

No, it's Susie Wolff's seat insert.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Buchanan Pontiac.

Another photo has come to light, amazingly from a blog in Europe, of the Pontiac V8 powered Buchanan coupe from South Australia.
The origin of the hardtop is obvious (from a VW beetle). A Stobie pole (unique to SA) is evident and it looks very much like Dawson Street, Fullarton, where the car once lived.

This car was built by, not Peter Mac, but Peter De Mac, a well known speed car driver at the time.

The long and the short of it.

Time travel 50s style.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

That's odd.

An FB in Bali.
The wheels are 6 stud. That's the odd bit.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Kapunda - week 82.

Rolling through town were these ex-WWII heavy duty vehicles, on their way to Alice Springs for the IH get together, held every 5 years.
And these Kombis keep coming out of the woodwork.
On the very same afternoon there were half a dozen Bollies in the car park behind the Sir John Franklin Hotel but I didn't get outside to grab a pic.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rumor has it.

That one of these will be floating around Darwin.
When the builder lays off that European beer and comes home that is.

Sprint round 4.

Competing were 4 Bolly members, Peter Mac (Mk.7), Norm Clements (Clemente), Chris Gascoigne (MX5) and Robert Jacobs (Puma clubby) and former member, Ian Duncan, was quickest by far of all of the MX5s.
Ron's 7, Robert's very quick Clubman.
Maybe Pete, you could get a job as a sign-writer.
Timing troubles so not much track time for poor old Norm.
Here's a trend! These Excels are going to outnumber MX5s very soon.
Nice to see some Healeys out and about.
A bit of a sleeper, this one.
Alfas everywhere.
Love this little Mini.
As usual, a couple of VERY fast Dattos.
Another quickie.
The speedy cockroach.
Very noisy MG, must mean business. "The Beast" written across the back.
As the X1/9 owners get more serious, the modifications continue.

And good on the half dozen or so Bolly members who were flaggies for the day.