Thursday, July 30, 2015

CAMS not budging.

This is a great pity and Bruce, a man of principle, now has to take the expensive route of engaging a legal team.

At the moment we are losing a spirited competitor with Targa Adelaide coming up.

Italia now has RWC.

Only took 3 hours.

More moulds to the container.

It's just about full now.


Enjoying a beer in Amsterdam.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Who ever thought?

That this dear little chap....
...would turn into this handsome fellow on the right.

What ever happened to this mode of transport?

Monday, July 27, 2015

CAMS at it again.

Dear Fellow Car enthusiast and CAMS member

Have you read the fine print before renewing your CAMS licence? CAMS wants you to grant them new powers to take it away!
All CAMS licence renewals now require that you certify 2 things

1.     That you will immediately notify them if you are charged with (not convicted of!) a criminal offence

2.     That you agree they can take away your licence at any time, without stating a reason!

By agreeing to the above, you are granting powers to CAMS which are outside their scope as administrators of motorsport. You are agreeing that they can decide you are guilty of a criminal charge before the courts can, and that an anonymous CAMS official can walk up to you 5 minutes before the start of Targa Tasmania or the Bathurst 1000 and take away your licence without so much as stating a reason.
I am not afraid of character checks, I get them all the time from my various employers, including the RAAF, SA Ambulance Service, SA Health and the SA Country Fire Service. I was even awarded a Presidential Commendation by CAMS for medical services to motorsport, but this is a gross over-reach by CAMS. I am not asking them to certify my fitness to host a school camp or coach the local primary school soccer team, all I ask CAMS to do is certify that I am fit to drive a race-car.
I wrote to CAMS refusing their terms, and asking them to modify the conditions to require members to notify them only of a conviction (not an allegation) and to require CAMS to state a reason when cancelling a licence.
CAMS refused this, and cancelled my National Rally Licence. They really do want the power to decide on your guilt in a criminal matter, and to be able to take away your licence at any time, without stating a reason.
I do not accept this and have commenced legal action, which will likely be stressful and expensive.
If you agree that the new licence conditions are also un-acceptable to you, you can support me by contacting CAMS and telling that you too believe their new conditions are an over-reach, and asking them to change them as above.
You can write to the CAMS President, Andrew Papadopoulos, c/
·        PO Box 147, Caulfield East Vic 3145
·        or by email
 Yours sincerely


Bruce Paix
Box 72 Echunga SA 5153
25 July 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I never thought I'd see the day.

That chronic hoarder, Brian Randall, could part with any of his old race cars or road cars but here's the Randy Race Rims Norax at Robert's getting some work done for a NEW OWNER.
Don't know what that blue thing is.

There were 3 almost identical Noraxes built simultaneously by and for Brian, Ian Davis and Lance Ridgeway and raced regularly in South Australia and elsewhere. The name "Norax" came from the brand name of the desk lamps produced by Lance.

The other two  Noraxes had passed on to new owners some time earlier.
This sports car of Geoff's carrying a big Norax logo I think is the IDS (Ian Davis Special).

In UK at last.

Monday, July 13, 2015


Started at $48,000. Went to $64,000.
Gone to a good home.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Motorfest programme.

To the Motoring Enthusiast
Federation Motorfest Classic 2015
Motorfest Classic for 2015 is here and welcome to this year’s events. The events have been
organised by some of South Australia’s great historic car clubs and will certainly be of interest to our
Interstate, Country and local enthusiasts. Again the various day outings will take you to many well known, and some not so well known places of interest. Our destinations range from the lower mid north to the Fleurieu showcasing so much of our great state of South Australia. We trust that as many of you as possible will take advantage of this wonderful programme and avail yourselves to as many Motorfest Classic events as possible. Please be aware that you do not require a specific vehicle to enter any of these events. You may use any vehicle you wish to, including your current model family car or Mum’s taxi.
Happy Motoring.
Graham Tonkin
Federation Motorfest Classic Director
Federation Motorfest Classic 2015 Programme
st September to 2nd October – Entries close 28th August 2015
Please note: ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL MAKES & TYPES OF VEHICLES (including moderns) Entry into the “Bay to Birdwood Classic” is not a prerequisite for participation in “Motorfest Classic”
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Day 1 Monday 21st September
This is a drive into the Adelaide Hills via a direct route to the town of Woodside to view a private collection of American and Australian Muscle cars. Enjoy Morning Tea while inspecting the interesting range of vehicles and the extensive automotive memorabilia display. Returning to the clubrooms via an Adelaide Hills scenic route for a delicious catered lunch. The Clubrooms will be open for your inspection with members available to provide guided tours including the extensive library.
No Limits
Day 2 Tuesday 22nd September
Hosted by The Chrysler Restorers Club of SA A leisurely drive leaving the Triple C Clubrooms after morning tea going through the eastern suburbs of Adelaide and up through the Adelaide Hills climbing on the new Norton Summit Road (site of the first hill climbs in SA) and finishing at the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens for a BYO lunch in the extensive picnic areas. On the way we pass the small townships of Norton Summit, Ashton, Summertown, Uraidla and Piccadilly. Refreshments can be picked up at Summertown/Uraidla for morning tea and lunch. Return can be the way we came or for a quicker return a short drive brings you to the South Eastern Freeway back to Adelaide.
Limited to 50 Cars
Day 3 Wednesday 23rd September
Hosted by The Gawler Veteran, Vintage & Classic Vehicle Club We invite you to join us for a day in the sheds, traversing the Adelaide northern plains on a cruise to Gawler and the Barossa Valley. Our first shed houses an extensive collection of military vehicles and armaments. This will also be our morning tea stop. Our second shed in Willaston, we will find vehicles and memorabilia with a Jaguar and Morris Cooper theme. On leaving Willaston we will proceed to a BBQ lunch at the Barossa reservoir and the Whispering Wall. After lunch we cruise through Lyndoch to Tanunda to view an extensive collection of SS and Jaguar vehicles. Cruise approximately 100 Km.
Limited to 100 persons
Day 4 Thursday 22nd September
Hosted by The Falcon Car Club of SA
A cruise to the Greenock Aviation Museum to view a private collection of aircraft, replica aircraft, restoration projects and memorabilia. BBQ Lunch, with Tea and Coffee.
Limited to 70 persons.
Day 5 Friday 23rd September
Hosted by The Early Ford V-8 Club of SA We invite you to travel 140 kms to the historic mid north town of Blyth. On arrival enjoy a country style Morning Tea courtesy of the local ladies. Then settle in for a movie in the restored old time Blyth cinema complete with kiosk where you can buy Jaffas to roll down the aisle. After the movie lunch can be taken at the historic Blyth Hotel (optional) or you can BYO lunch in the nearly park.
Limited to 80 people.
Day 6 Saturday 24th September
Hosted by The Motorfest Classic Committee The Committee is hosting a fellowship Morning Tea for all to renew friends and meet new ones. Open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
No limits
Hosted by The Sporting Car Club of SA

Please send me information on:
o Muscle Cars & Memorabilia o Visit to Mt Lofty Gardens
o Round the Sheds
o Flying with Falcons
o A Day at the Flicks
o Morning Tea
o Cruising the River Murray o Meet Miss Stuart & Friends o Plains Sailing to Balaklava o Southerly to River & Sea
Please tick your interested events and return this coupon to:
Motorfest Classic Entry Director Dean Byrne
3 Bain Street
Christie Downs 5164

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Day 7 Sunday 25th September
Depart Barratt Reserve, West Beach from 8.30 am
Day 8 Monday 26th September
(Captain Proud) Hosted by The Ford Owners Club We will take a drive to Woodside for Morning Tea at the Melba’s Chocolate Factory then onto a cruise on the Paddle Steamer, Captain Proud, for a three hour river exploration on the mighty Murray at Murray Bridge. Enjoy the 2 course lunch while on board that is included. Captain Proud and staff will enlighten you to the local river history and explain the majesty of the sand stone cliffs. If the Captain is in a good mood you may get the opportunity to steer the Paddle Steamer as it navigates its way. It is a child friendly cruise and can accommodate up to 65 people. The drive will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and is about 60 Kilometres.
Limited to 65 people
Day 9 Tuesday 29th September
Hosted by the Military Vehicle Preservation Society We invite you on a run of approximately 40 kms to visit the National Military Vehicle Museum at Edinburgh Park. The 6 acre site with onsite parking is a group of heritage listed buildings built during WWII and now house an extensive collection of historic military vehicles. “Miss Stuart” is an operational 1942 American M3 Tank powered by a 250 HP radial aircraft engine. Her friends are the more than 60 other vehicles and equipment that are on display depicting the contribution of automotive manufacturers to the Australian military. There will be a guided tour of the Museum followed by a BBQ lunch. In the afternoon there will be a tour of the Restoration Workshop then the volunteers will demonstrate the capabilities of “Miss Stuart” and other vehicles on the Museum testing area. For the more adventurous there is the opportunity to ride in the vehicles.
No Limits
Day 10 Wednesday 30th September
Hosted by the Maitland Auto Preservation Society We invite you to join us on a run which take you off the busy Highway One at Two Wells going via Mallala. There is an option to view a Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. This is situated about 2 km along an unsealed road. From Mallala we will head towards the pleasant town of Balaklava with its outstanding museums. This has been greatly expanded in recent years and has great displays on farm machinery, transport and the life styles of our ancestors in this part of South Australia.
Limited to 50 people
Day 11 Thursday 1st October
Hosted by the Historic Motor Vehicles Club A true cruising leisurely journey to the south coast and Fleurieu with Devonshire Morning Tea at the HMVC clubrooms. Tour to Goolwa and visit the Tiger Moth Collection at the Hindmarsh Island International Airport. Lunch at Middleton Tavern.
No limits
Please send your entry form to:
Motorfest Classic Entry Director
Dean Byrne
3 Bain Street
Christie Downs 5164
Ph 8382 1436 or 0428 244 966
For any further information:
Motorfest Classic Director
Graham Tonkin
Ph 8258 6547 or 0401 314 563

Motorfest Classic Secretary
Shirley Tonkin
Ph 8258 6547 or 0439 898 851
Motorfest Classic Headquarters for 2015 will be at the clubrooms of the Combined Car Clubs, part of the Glandore Community Complex. They are located in Clark Avenue, Glandore. There is plenty of paved off street parking, easy access to facilities and the clubrooms will be open each morning to welcome our guests.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

More SR6 pics.

From Rick in the West.
And an on-track one from Barry.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

50 R8s.

You won't see that in an Australian classic tarmac rally.
But you will in Spain.

Masters Games.

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The 15th Masters Games will be held by the Sporting Car Club of SA at the Collingrove Hillclimb circuit
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Start your engines for the 15th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide, as Hillclimb, one of the oldest forms of motor sport is one of 57 sports on offer at The Games in Adelaide this October.
New in 2015, the Airbnb Games Village will be hosted indoors in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD at the world-class Adelaide Convention Centre. The village will feature great food, drinks and nightly entertainment.
The Sporting Car Club of SA Inc. has been selected to conduct the Australian Masters Games – Motor Sport Hillclimb during the XV Australian Masters Games in Adelaide on Monday, 5th October 2015 at their iconic and historic Collingrove Hillclimb track.
Entry is open to competitors who will be over 30 years of age on 31st December 2015 and who are registered to compete in the XV Australian Masters Games.
Competitors must be registered with the XV Australian Masters Games and enter via the XV Australian Masters Games website here.
Registration fee is $99.00, or for competitors over 70 years of age is $88.00.
The Hillclimb Entry Fee is $110.00 and requires drivers to hold a CAMS S2 licence or higher.