Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I'm told I need glasses.

Beven's mate sandblasts these lovely glasses. It's time we had some Bolwell ones. Any suggestions?

7 real ones.

(I'm told.)

Kapunda - week 74

A nice fastback in Hill Street.

First racecar transporter?

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The first Porsche.

Mark 5 for sale.

Some details of "Stukey2"s Mark 5 sent to the NSW club.

There's a bit of chassis work done here and that's the ideal way to deal with those Mark 5 chassis. The big cross-flow radiator looks good too.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The coveted bonnet.

This is the bonnet everyone seems to want lately but no-one can find a mould.

Autosportsman December 1964.

Jeff Rowse found this in the above mentioned Autosportsman.
It's a gullwing Mk.4 coupe at the Riverside drags in Victoria.
There is no mention of the car in the text. There is a comment though that Graham (sic) Bolwell previously held the "gasser" class record in his 292 cu. in. Fairlane.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Hi all,

The locks on the factory gates were cut and my trailer Rego Number T39795 containing my Rennmax Brabham was stolen last night from Rowville VIC.

Can you please keep an eye out for it and if you see it can you contact the Police or me on 0438438093.
Jay Bondini
Whoever stole it can't sell it or even bring it out to play with. It would be recognised straight away. It doesn't make sense.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


I still dream of discovering something like this in the bush one day.

Still a beaut looking car.

Even in its underwear.
Can't wait to see this Mark 5 with some paint on.

AIR nostalgia.

Photos by Orange Photography.

This is Terry Spooner in B8/47. (above).
.......and this is a very young Keith..... or is it Claus? B8/59.
Very early sports versions - B8/47 being the very first and B8/59 being the third. In between was the Ross Bond race car, B8/55.

Gary Allen's Nagari for auction.

Wanted to let you know that Nagari B8-57 will be auctioned by Shannons in Melbourne on 17th February 2014. Gary's family have taken the decision to sell his beloved car and hope it gets the same love and attention it deserves and Gary would want. I have updated the unique history of this Nagari in the attached document. I hope the file is not too large to give you problems. I could send it on a CD if required. Could you put the word around and I can talk to any interested people.
Regards for Xmas and 2014.
Ross' mobile number is 0478 228 399.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kapunda - week 73

This giant Buick wagon.
I should have taken the photo from behind. I'm sure they were HD Holden tail lights. Then again, they did dip into each other's parts bins.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Whole new ball game.

Might need some driving lessons. The last 4WD I had was a WW2 Willys Jeep and that didn't have 2 or 300 Kw at the wheels. Reckon I'll study up on the Haltech first.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Bernie's sale.

Super T10 standard gearbox, as new. Totally rebuilt with power shifter. $1500 or close offer.
8 Carillo rods with  forged pistons + 50 thou. $1200 or close offer.
1 pair of cast iron high port Cleveland 4V heads with stainless valves. Flow tested. Excellent condition. Exhaust headers included. $1200 or close offer.
A genuine Shelby inlet manifold with genuine downdraft 48 IDA Weber carburettors to suit above heads. $6000 or offer.

Call Bernie van Elsen on 0413 387251 for more info. All parts above have been built and tested by K&A Engineering.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Halstead at it again.

Paul is a bit like Campbell, once it's in your blood it's hard to give up.

I heard Scott reminiscing about his ride in the brutal Giocattolo one Easter. "It shook the bottles off the top shelf at the drive-in bottleo".

Thursday, November 28, 2013

2014 Collingrove dates.

Sporting Car Club of South Australia - Collingrove Hillclimb dates – 2014

12th April 2014 Come and Try Hillclimb
13th April 2014 Winter Cup – Round 1
21st April 2014 Easter Historic Hillclimb
25th May 2014 Collingrove Challenge Cup (Multi Club) Hillclimb – Round 1
22nd June 2014 Winter Cup – Round 2
12th July 2014 Come and Try Hillclimb - Round 2
13th July 2014 Collingrove Challenge Cup (Multi Club) Hillclimb - Round 2
3rd August 2014 Winter Cup – Round 3
30th August 2014 Come and Try Hillclimb – Round 3
31st August 2014 Winter Cup – Round 4
13th September 2014 South Australian Hillclimb Championships – Day 1
14th September 2014 South Australian Hillclimb Championships – Day 2
5th October 2014 Vintage Hillclimb
26th October 2014 Collingrove Challenge Cup (Multi Club) Hillclimb - Round 3

Make a note.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tiga back in business.

.......and with LeMans plans.
See ultimatecarpage.com
Pronounced TIGER by the way, "Just ask the man who owns one."

Friday, November 22, 2013

A lot going on in WA.

You'll notice in the links to the right "Kristin's Blog". That's Kristin Trappitt and his blog is exceptional. The last 3 posts are well worth a look with the Celebration of the Motor Car happening over there and the description of the vinyl wrapping of his Mark 7 certainly won me.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

McLaren Flat

The run down to Glenn and Helen's and lunch on Sunday was a good day. 9 Bolwells is not a bad showing for our little group. Here's a few photos of Phil's.



Monday, November 18, 2013

Climb to the Eagle 2013

A few shots from the start by Phil.

Kapunda - Week 72

Yesterday morning a few Packards rolled into town.
It made me a bit late for my trip to Adelaide but well worth the delay. Magnificent motor cars especially the examples from the twenties and thirties.

Saturday, November 16, 2013