Monday, September 16, 2013

Blue Flame.

Most people know that I'm a bit of a fan of the old Chev straight 6 and we've talked before about the long life of the engine from its beginning in the 1929 Chev International right up to the 50s and 60s and finally turning up in the early Toyota Land Cruisers, so it was a delight to see that people still play around with them and that someone has extracted 320 hp out of this one.
There was a Mark 5 in Victoria that was so equipped. This is the car.
I took this photo about 40 years ago. It's all a bit vague now, but it was right down the back of a workshop/warehouse on the outskirts of Melbourne. It may have been Motor Improvements. If not, it certainly had something to do with the 2 Brians (Shead & Sampson) that built and raced the Cheetah F2s.


Anonymous said...

40 years ago JL, that would have been about 1973. Wasn't it in the back of the Speco-Thomas factory in Melbourne? Just after Brian Sampson from MI bought the show from Eddie Thomas? Could be wrong it was a long long time ago.

John L said...

Could be.