Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coming along and probably ready for Easter 2021.

Andrew F.(WA)'s Mark 7, engine bay looking rather businesslike.


Ross Allen : "Fabricated an aeroscreen today. Works well. Expect a couple of seconds or more off my lap times at the next track day."

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Remember this?

All the way back to the Brooksfield days. Now it's in the new museum at Strath and that's where we're off to next week.

What a shot!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Stop Press.

This weekend's "Come and Try" has been cancelled. So far the supersprint is still on. Consideration is being given to cancelling the 6 Hour and the MSCA challenge at The Bend. TSOA have cancelled their National Meet in October. The MSCA meeting is still in progress.

Upcoming JWF book.

Dear JWF Person of Interest
According to records, plus my memory bank, I have your name down as an  important person in relation to JWF history and trust that you will be  interested in our current project of producing a book for publication.  In  this I am being assisted by Bruce Polain and Ned McGovern - Bruce was very much  involved with our publicity in the early years, and Ned for his current role as  recorder of all things JWF, and of course as an owner and restorer of the  marque.
If you are an owner, we believe publication of this book can only be of  benefit to you, as it will document the impressive history of the marque and  thereby introduce and or enhance the standing  of  same to motor-sport  enthusiasts at large.
It would be our intent to include your name but not your contact details -  we trust you agree.
We would very much appreciate it if you would spare us the time to bring us  up to date regards your current involvement or knowledge of our cars - using as  a guide our list of points below:-
*How did your interest in JWF come about?
*Ownership period, year purchased  and who from. If sold, name  purchaser.
* If sold overseas, how was this arranged.
*Componentry used and colour of your car, current state.  If restored  -  details /story thereof.
*History of use, competition included.
*Do you know of any other owners? If so, contact details.
*How does ownership fit your lifestyle or interests. Do you plan to  keep?
*Would you like us to advise you when the book is finished?
*Any photos or articles of you or your car?  Any originals will be  returned or scans direct to
*Could you supply a headshot of  owner/driver?
*Please confirm your phone a email  details

Thanking you in anticipation of your  co-operation.  Looking forward to your early reply.

                                              Ian (Sam) Johnson
                                              Contact details;     email;
                                                                             Mob;  0419429732

Smeetsy has been talking to Sam who is now 83 years old.

   " He was telling me they bought 149 Holden
motors for $40 yes Forty bucks, and with a few mods. and a can of Wynns friction Proofing they were running them to 7500 -8000 rpm....
and ignored the oil light which would flash regularly, in their Milano GTs - he, Bruce Leer and Moss Angliss had a ball."


Starting from scratch. A nice little sequence.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Favourite 3-wheelers No.62.

The Messerschmitt. Here's a few Aussie ones. The blue one is for sale in Strathalbyn. I remember a few of these kicking around Adelaide back in the day.

I don't really know what to make of this'

But it's very well done nevertheless.

Another ute.

At last a use for the MGB.

Another Mk.7 for sale.

Bolwell Mk VII
Holden 6 202 engine
Celica 5 speed gearbox
Holden diff, trailing arms, coil over shocks
Other parts all in boxes.
Selling as too many projects, not enough time.
$10,000 ono Contact Ken on 0418 261 860 Car is in the Galston area of NSW

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Also at Phillip Island.....

.....was this Mk.4B.
Simon is Brian Jones' son, Peter and Judy's nephew. He did find some history on his car. It was once owned by Paul Smith (what Mk.4 wasn't) who had purchased it from Phil Stork (Henry's brother). So it was a good weekend for Simon. Oh, and he caught up with Auntie Judy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Trevor's new LeMans car.

Nice to see the Argo at speed at PI this year.
Lets hope nothing broke like what happened with the ME5 last year which this year was languishing in the show pavilion.

But it was in good company.

Meanwhile, here's our favourite Giocattolo looking rather lonely in the paddock.

The perennial green Nagari was there again, not sure if it was under it's own steam this year.

What next?

An electric Birkin!
Norm made this battery cover for it.

This is more to my liking.

Monday, March 9, 2020


I'm shopping for wheels for the Ikara. Not a lot of hope of getting the original 3 piece Simmons but these look nice. What do you think?

Oops. I've just talked to Phil and he tells me they ARE Simmons. Strange that the fronts are steel rims and the rears are alloy. Back to the drawing board.

I just love these guys.

Here's a nice car.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

GT2s in WA.

From Rob Hagarty.

  The images of Russell Lamborn's ex Sam Johnson Milano GT2 were taken in 1973 just before it was written off, and the photo of Lamborn's ex Leer Milano GT2 (red car) was taken in the old Wanneroo pit lane (incidentally just next to where the first car was written off the year before!) in mid 1974.\

Bay to Birdwood.

Fang it - we are filling fast!
If you or someone you know would like to participate in the 40th anniversary of the Bay to Birdwood then you better get in quick!
Entries for the 2020 Bay to Birdwood have been open for just over four weeks and we are almost at capacity.
For vehicles built up to 1955 we have 176 places remaining.
For vehicles built between 1956 and 1979 we have 96 places remaining
The 1980 to 1989 category is FULL!
The rally of historic vehicles promises to be truly spectacular this year. Thanks to all those who have entered already! 

Friday, March 6, 2020