Tuesday, December 30, 2014

More utes.

The Vanguard
and the Mayflower.
and Armstrong Siddeley.
and Austin 1800.
and the Mainline
and the Imp ute

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Dust and heat but a bit of fun nevertheless. Diverse, is how you would describe the cars entered. Quite a good roll out but would have been more if some of the low slung entries hadn't chickened out after seeing the course. This Ferrari saw it out as did a large contingent of Porsches.
The surface was mainly concrete on varying levels on what were the floors of wharf sheds that have been dismantled in anticipation of a future trendy development. Shipping containers were placed near sharp bends which did a good job of preventing cars ending up in the drink but there was a dash down the wharf edge in one spot.
The Coast Guard were waiting for any mishaps.
As far as I know they had a quiet day.
One vantage point was the hull of the world's oldest clipper ship across the way.
Delightful to see a couple of GTi-Rs.
Lots of photos of suspensions, under bonnet, interiors, roll cage etc. were taken and filed.
The flares on this 200SX looked neat.
There was the mandatory 240Z.
and a number of these GTRs.
but the most interesting Nissan was this Laurel.
a big powerful car driven with gusto.
If this is sounding like a Datto benefit, just remember there wasn't a Bolly in sight.
This X1/9 made me start thinking about scoops and wings on the Ikara again.
This Crown wagon wasn't the oldest car entered.
That title went to a 1962 Fiat 1500.
Here's a few other interesting cars (well, to me anyway).
Don't you like the number on this clubbie?
Obviously pleased to get Regency Park behind her or him.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

American import.

Spotted on Goodwood Road going to a new home, a very nice Z with wire wheels and still with its Californian number plates.
So that's what you have to do to get one these days. Must admit, you couldn't buy this model here. It's a genuine 280Z. A few of the tarmac rally brigade enter 280Zs but they're RHD 260Zs with 2800cc motors. In Australia we went from the 260Z to the 280ZX.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wagons and vans.

This is the only time, apparently, that Porsche have built a panel van on a sports chassis.

Golf carts have been around for a while then.

Another Bourne, another Rex.

This is Paul "Surfer" Bourne in the Caribbean.

Abandoned in Saudi.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

For success building race cars...........

...........start with an Austin 7.
Bruce McLaren in Auckland.
One of Garrie Cooper's Austin 7s in Australia.

Another ute.

This time, a Borgward Isabella.
Made in Germany for export only. I wonder if Australia was on the list. Can't say I've seen one.
and a panel van in Sweden.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A few famous Aussie specials.

Can you name them?
And can you think of a common thread?