I received a new comment on my GT2 post on Friday. As the original post was some time ago I'll reproduce it here as it provides an important link in the GT2 chain. It's from "Speedwest" who operates an interesting and informative website and forum documenting the history and nostalgia of motorsport in the West called speedwest.net
The Milano GT2s were owned in WA by Russell Lamborn. The first car was destroyed against the entry to the old pits at the top of the hill at Wanneroo in June 1973. I don't remember what caused the accident but I do remember it was something which had been put together back to front in the rear suspension or brakes. I was there on the day and it was a very, very big accident, with Lamborn requiring several stitches to his forehead after slamming into the steering wheel. the car was always campaigned in its original black and gold livery in WA.
Lamborn re-appeared in mid 1974 in the bigger engined Milano, which had been painted in a lovely red orange colour always listed in the programme as 'red pepper'. The second car had a rear wing which the first didn't have, and was campaigned by Lamborn until 1976 when Perth jeweller John Blennerhassett purchased the car. John ran the car until 1981. After that the thread goes cold in WA.
I do remember loving both the cars. They were really gorgeous. I would love to have plenty of money to make a handsome offer for one of the two existing cars.
There are images of both cars during their stay in WA at my website, speedwest.net. I hope this helps your history of the cars."
I can understand Speedwest's love of those cars, I feel the same way really, as does Andrew Kluver and Scott Whittaker of course. I have been told that the wreck of the original one still exists somewhere in WA. The second one must have gone back to Sydney soon after John stopped racing it because it had been deteriorating in a leaky shed for years and years before Andrew was able to get his hands on it. These 2 photos below are on the Speedwest website, as are a couple of others but I had found them on the F1 Bulletin Board, "the greatest forum the world has ever known". The photographer was Terry Walker.