Some of us don't go back and read comments to posts after they have slipped down the list over the months so I'll reproduce this one again. It was attached to a post entitled "MacLurkin/Edwards sports again" and is from Jason Lea.
"The Datsun Sports 2000 of Allan Hanns was bought from Bob Cox in mid 1970's. It was the ex David Mingay Richard Carter car, it then went to Chris Muelengraaf in SA.
I now own that Datsun Sports 2000 here in Brisbane.
I also was a student at Caulfield Grammar in Melb. when Alan Edwards was the head Librarian mid 1970's and can remember looking in awe at the Bolwell roadster when Alan brought it to school one day for a 'Show and Tell' session.
That's what started me off in the debauchery of motorsport.
I still race the historic Datsun 2000, it wins plenty.
I am looking at something that has a bit more grunt and notice the ex Steve Webb car is for sale. I am also a close family friend of the MacLurkins.
Small World hey."
Allan Hanns had two Datsun 2000 Sports and I presume this was the second one. The other one came from Victoria and was red, white and black. It looked a bit like a St. Kilda Football Club staff car. I see from an entry list of the 2007 MGCCQ Australian Hillclimb Championship that Jason's car has a group '0' log book. I recall it being owned by David Stone about 10 years ago. Would that be right? I presume Bob Cox is the same Bob Cox that now races a group Nc Mustang. Good luck Jason with your pursuit of the ex-Steve Webb Bolwell.
Anyway, remember when Col Anderson used to illustrate the front cover of Racing Car News every month? Well I especially like this one of David Mingay in the red Datsun giving eventual winner Ross Bond a bit of a hurry-up at Amaroo Park in 1971. John Davies would have some memories of the rather famous MGB in the painting even though on that day it was a DNF. Those Turners were rather formidable little under 2-litre ProdSports cars back then too.