Tuesday, May 21, 2019

No, I wasn't mistaken.

Thanks Ian Smith.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Something different.

I just love the sentiment.

Here's an idea.

Fibreglass Sprite shell on top.....MX5 underneath.
And this doesn't look too bad for a Sprite.

Nice one Gerard.

SA group K & J drivers now have a trophy to be awarded at the end of each Historic Winton. In the spirit of the category & Bruce Hartwig. 
The inaugural worthy winner is Gerard Miller. 
RIP Bruce. Most definitely loved & not forgotten!


......is that a couple of Bollies waiting to go out on the track?

Light entertainment.

Sunday, May 19, 2019


A one-off for sale in Victoria.
Nope, I was wrong. Here's another one.


Made in New Zealand.


Going to a good home in Victoria.

Still coming along.

Starting in about 2009 we used to post regular updates on Matt Jenkins' V8 Mk.7's progress.
About that time he made this dash for it.
Now Belinda has posted these photos of the dash in its carbonfibre state.
"Wanting something a bit different, we decided to try a carbon fibre dash in our bolwell, if it didnt work due to the shapes, can always trim over it, 3 layers of surfboard resin and 4 coats of 2pac clear, we are super happy with the result, better than expected".

No need to trim over that one Belinda. It looks great. Matt had messed around with carbonfibre 10 years ago with this exhaust outlet.

A couple of serious ASPs at Winton.

Jim and Bob flying the flag for SA.

Just like Chicken Man.

It's everywhere, it's everywhere.
And everyone gets to drive it it would seem. Lovely to see a great classic get the use it does.


Mike from flatattack will be dynoing this baby in coming weeks. SOHC ,HEMI Hoping for figures over 350hp 296 ci.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Stormin' Norman still driving Chevs

WA racers.

Here's Barry Coleman racing the Mk.7.
Dick Murphy wasn't just a Bolwell racer. Here he is in a significant Clubbie.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

What a story!

Remember Dave Cordy's relentless search for his old Mark 7, KTK760? It was finally tracked down to Phil, up in Bowral, NSW. On Anzac Day Dave took a trip to Bowral to see it and naturally wanted to buy it back. Phil couldn't part with it as he very much likes Mark 7s so Dave offered to buy him another one to replace it. A deal was struck and here's Dave with the red Mk.7 he bought in Warrnambool
On Saturday he drove from Bendigo to Bowral and did the swap and he now has his old car back after 37 or 38 years.
Watch for Dave's article in an up-coming Slipstream.

Blast from the past.

Pete S. dug out a couple of photos from way back when he lived at Payneham. On the left is Murray's Mk.7 racer and that's Pete's 7 on the right.
Tony Boase, No.27, that's your car.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The aforementioned Spanish Nagari.

Pete G. has done a bit of googling and has come up with a couple of photos depicting the car. It's on wheels (some rather nice mags), it's painted red and has a yellow bonnet with a bulge obviously fabricated to suit what's underneath it.

Poor thing.

Needs a fibregass bonnet.

A couple of Modern Motor jottings from 1973.


Sam Johnson (the "J" in JWF and the only one left when production ceased) wasn't exactly idle post-Milano. He turned his talents to things like this accurate Dino replica.....
.......and this Dino F1 seen here with the great John Surtees giving it a workout.
And, I believe, he made the body for this famous Matich.
Meanwhile, here's the Milano boys at a recent get together of the "past racers group" (Similar to our "old farts" in SA).

Good on 'em.

Here's the Canberra Jag Club doing it in the dirt.
That used to be us at Easter time until tarmacs were called for.