Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Waiting for the article.

Last year Stacey teased us a bit with his discovery of the original builder of his Buchanan when the builder, Murray's,  brother came up with this framed picture. Murray's brother thought it was a Bolwell, not that he could spell it.
The car was easily recognised as Stacey's by the slot above the nose.
The car was originally built in Fremantle in 1962, Murray using the mechanicals from his dad's FJ.
The original builder but not the original purchaser, the body and chassis being brought over to WA by Ron Willmott to build into a drag racer. Ron achieved notoriety in WA drag racing circles with his JWF Milano roadster "Mighty Mouse".
Years later, but still donkey's years ago, one of Stacey's friends found the Buchanan in a paddock.
Six months of negotiating with a deceased estate and Stacey became the new owner.
Now an article on the Buchanan's history and its plans for the future have been promised and I, for one, can't wait.

Hot bikes.

Greg saw this one in Perth.
But what about these? There's a bit of HP there!
We've just had the Kapunda Farm Fair. Blokes wandering around everywhere in their John Deere caps. I bet they'd go weak at the knees if they saw one of these.
Beven has just come up with this supercharged Chev powered example.

Sydney Speedway in the 30s.


They're out and about today.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Doing what they do best.

Greg - shearing
Beven - selling books
Peter - hanging out with Michael Leunig.
Daryl - telling people where to go
Amanda - making a decent coffee
Bernie - showing off
Jim - doing the Abbey Road thing barefoot
Joe - giving the little blue coupe a workout
Roger - flitting over to his island property
Deb - winning awards

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tail light in UK.
At GBP 70 plus postage, that seems an awful lot for one left hand tail light. I know it's a DBS one, but I think it will be staying in England. I wonder if Aston Martin owners are on to the fact that they are sharing their tail lamps with the Rootes Group as Nagari people are.

Here it is.

very well put together I might add.