Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Matlock Police.

Peter G has come up with another drama featuring a Nagari. This time in Matlock Police in 1973.
It's B8/93 which at the time was retained by Bolwell as a demo car before being sold to Campbell's cousin, Peter Thiry in Wentworth, NSW. Peter retained the car until 1979 when it turned up in Adelaide, going through a number of owners before eventually being bought by Sue Lewis in Sydney. It was or is metallic blue.

Division 4

Have heard from Howard Crawford. LKO-893 was built by Howard's father, Eric. He later got the number plates BN-880 (it is chassis B8/80, now owned by Guy Smith). Howard would love to get hold of a copy of the episode to show his dad. That can be arranged I'm sure. He has sent a copy of a letter from Crawford Productions (no relation) regarding the episode.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Kapunda - Week 76.

Lots of rods and a bright yellow Cobra replica at the swap meet yesterday but here's a couple that caught my eye.
This Stude pickup, my ideal ute.
and a very nice GT.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Chris Keating (Dr. Keats on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM and 96.5 Inner FM) has been an Australian TV enthusiast for many years and in that time, naturally, has come across some Aussie dramas which featured Nagaris.
Specifically : episode 432 of "Homicide" features the red Nagari sports LKP-666. Episode 205 of "Division 4" features the white coupe LHO-889 and episode 234 features the blue coupe LKO-873.
Obviously Chris has the episodes in question and would be happy to make copies available (possibly without timecodes) to the respective owners, if they'd like. Let me know and I'll pass details on.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The best place to buy a Falcon ute?

US maybe.
This XY has lived the last 10 years in North Carolina where its owner has put it on the market for $28,000US. Guess what. It's on its way back to OZ where it belongs.

An open wheel dynasty



This article must be from some time ago as the Veskanda has been in Europe for a while now but interesting reading nevertheless.

Monday, May 19, 2014

6 Hour.

Finally MSCA SA have posted the results of the Mallala 6 hour. Bolwell Team came 13th out of the 25 teams entered, a vast improvement on our first effort last year and a promise of things to come in the future. Here are a few pictures of the day.
Not in our team but part of our group was this lovely Cortina and no, it's not John Harwood over for the weekend.
Dino's immaculate Mk.7 sports all taped up underneath to avoid gravel rash.
The only Nagari on the day, Scott's B8/69. Scott was our talented team manager and strategist.
Rick's V8 Mk.7. Such an important team member that he is going to have to trailer the car down for next year's 6-hour after his move to Sydney.
John H. dealing with the important aspect of tyre pressures.
Pete on the dummy grid raring to go.
My only on-track picture before the batteries ran out.
And this Monaro for no other reason but I like it.

All four of our drivers drove disciplined races, each of them gaining valuable bonus laps.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

2004 Noble M12 GTO-3R

Something of a highlight of the McLaren Vale Classic Car extravaganza, while driving along McLaren Vale's main street before turning into Kangarilla Road to find our designated winery, was to encounter a light silver Noble coming the other way. That was the first time I had seen one, probably not surprising as I'm sure there aren't too many in this country.
Anyway, here's what it looked like.
And here is a bit of a description from Sports Car Digest.
British entrepreneur, automobile designer and engineer Lee Noble’s recipe for the ideal sports car started with three simple ingredients that proved massively effective. The first one was clearly the most important, and that was the lightweight skeleton. Next was the power plant, which would generally be a high-powered mill; something capable of powering a small town, preferably. Last but not least was to clothe the featherweight space frame in attractive but highly functional bodywork. Already credited with such epic designs as the Ascari Ecosse and the Ultima Mk1, 2 and 3 (which the TAG-McLaren group famously used as test mules for their mighty F1 road car), Mr. Noble’s recipe would be one that is remarkably simple, but shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Better hurry for this one.

On eBay in California.
1977 DeTomaso Pantera Group C racer.
Not like your average Pantera.
I think I could put up with the steering wheel on the wrong side on this one.

Shit Box.

Good luck to all of the entrants in this year's Shit Box Rally. It's a long way from Perth to Darwin in a shitbox. Here's some of the SA entrants.
A shit box is a vehicle purchased for $1000 or less.