Thursday, January 30, 2020

A Hunter tragic.

That's me, I've been that way about the J&S Hunter for a very long time, almost owning this silver one.
Seen here after running out of petrol on a bend.
Here's the well known blue one getting lots of stick.
But it was the appearance of this green one at Winton on the weekend that woke all this up.
And here's a very modified red one.

Looks like a bargain.

$14,500.00 in Bendigo.

Inside the Chrysler Bar at the Tonsley Hotel.


Lookalike?

This is the Status Minipower.
Supposedly it is the UK's version of the Ikara. Well, it does have a transverse rear mounted FWD unit (Mini) and it is a 2-seater with no doors but that's where it stops. It has a unitary body whereas the Ikara has a whole pile of bits that bolt onto the chassis to make a body. Here's a few of the bits..........

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

On 4 wheels.

And off to the exhaust guy to create inlet and exhaust plumbing.

Mainly for Simon.

Who asked about the background of Stacey's Mk.4B.
The car started life in Victoria as an ordinary Mk.4B roadster. An owner, also in Victoria, got busy customising the body. It went through a few colour changes and eventually wound up in NSW as the yellow car seen here. When the or a NSW owner decided to sell the car he could not find a buyer and so removed all that superfluous bodywork and it did eventually become sold. It did, though, retain that very heavy glass windscreen at the back of the bonnet. When it came to Kapunda it had the mag wheels seen here, a reasonably acceptable Celica engine and gearbox, large normal opening doors and generally performed quite nicely. Since Stacey has owned it, an unbelievable amount of work has taken place and is now recognised as a very fine example of  an original Mk.4B sports car .I'm sure Stacey in Perth, Graham in Sydney or Colin in Bangkok could provide us with names and dates to make the car's history more complete.

Remember the snake in the control tower?


Favourite 3-wheelers No.60

The AC Sociable.
Somehow I think I prefer AC 4-wheelers.

Got to show you this.


A fine example of a DRB Sabre.

What do I like about Lake Gairdner?

The diversity of the vehicles. Who can forget the Milano.
This one is a Terraplane.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mallala is NOT neglected.

The northern hairpin just resurfaced. Round 1 Supersprint should be good.

Can anybody tell me what this is?


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Quiz.

OK. What's this thing?

Morgan Aero 8.

What an interesting looking car is the Aero 8.
The rear reminds me of a Marcos.

Rare kit car.

This little beauty turned up on the Eureka page. After a bit of discussion, the general consensus of opinion was that it was a Nimbus Stratus. Well, it's not. Here's a Nimbus Stratus........
My view is that it is another SA made gull-wing car made in the same era by Jim Smith before he moved to Scotland, I forget now what he used to call them.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

If only it was that easy.


Kapunda - week 109

This Studebaker was up and down the Main Street on the weekend. Probably an off-shoot of the annual hot rod gathering at Tanunda. Incidentally, Studebaker was not the first to use the bullet nose. here's a 1931 Wikov type 35 Kapla.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Ross having a fitting.

Something essential for tall men.
Like this big fella.

Monday, January 20, 2020