Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Allan's musings.

One of 3 drawings I had planned to show the 
Legend... Garry Cooper one day. Years later Garry was about to
Begin designing a mid engined chassis for 
the Purvis... 
When he unexpectedly passed away. It was a crushing 
blow to my spirit for work.. & a very sad time for me.admired & followed him for most of my life. Still gives me cause to wonder.. what might have been..?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Is this not............

...............the prettiest little Milano you've ever seen?

3 interesting ads.

46 years ago.
The middle one caught my eye. I do remember a Mark 7 with a six cylinder Alfa motor. Where would that be now? Where would you start looking first? Wagga?

Tiga FA83

This is Roger Harrison in his Repco Brabham Tiga. A cute little formula car with a bloody great Repco in it. You can imagine how quick it was. Well, it won an Australian Hillclimb Championship. Tiga Race Cars Ltd was a British auto racing constructor and team. The company was founded in 1974 by two former Formula 1 drivers, Australian Tim Schencken and New Zealander Howden Ganley. The company's name was formed by the first two letters of Tim and Ganley. Tiga constructed racing cars for various forms of open wheel racing and sports car racing, ranging from Formula Ford to the World Sportscar Championship. Nearly 400 chassis were sold by Tiga before the company folded in 1989. Alan Hamilton now has this car and has almost finished restoring it. This is not the Tiga that Alfredo Costanza raced, that was an FA81. We have a Tiga in our club, Ken's rotary powered sports car. It will be good to see that out and about again.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

What might have been.

Bad luck Nissan. Good luck Toyota.

Saturday, October 27, 2018


Back in the day at Brooksfield they used to offer prize money for entrants that could travel the entire strip on their back wheels.
This is what Bernie Pfitzner came up with.
I'm sure this modern-day rocket would be a contender.

This year's B2B.

Our happy little bunch of helpers, minus a few camera shy people.
Everything went to plan, due to, or in spite of the lecture delivered by a visiting dignitary.
The workers' car park.
Andrew greeting our friend in the "mechanically sound" Jensen.
Alan and Jun in a family discussion during a break in traffic.

Everything from these......
                                             .................to these.....
(not quite as rowdy as the ladies in white overalls)
                                                                           .....to these....
                                                                                                  ,,,,to these.

Here's the aforesaid visiting dignitary about to pat a fake sheepdog. Caught up in this relocation epidemic he's just come out of the yard behind him where he's been picking a plot.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Western racers.

Maintaining the tradition of Dick and Rob and a few others.
While others come out to watch.

Restoration completed.

Goldie hits the track.

How do I know it's an Abarth?

The engine hatch won't shut.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Another one with (MK.VIII) Nagari tail lights.

A Singer this time.
Put it on your list.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Everybody's different.

What else do you do with 2c pieces I guess?

Mt. Tarrengower.

Some great shots from Curly......
The old Mk.3 is certainly getting some use and isn't that good.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

New caps.

See Bollyshop page for more information.

For Greg's photo collection.

Ranald leading 2 Elans @ Hume Weir at the very end of 1973.

UK Nagari, an update from Justin.

A breif history of Bolwell Nagari 
Chassis B8/44 ?

Car started life in 1971 when it was one of 2 Nagaris shipped to Jo Burg South Africa.
Mr Mac Gill and a Mr Weston made an agreement with BOLWELL CARS PTY LTD to produce the car locally. They brought a complete car in plus a body and chassis with doors. bonnet and boot lid. 
Things did not go well between the partners and they broke up. Mac Gill sold the Nagari to a Mr Loubser but Mr Weston repossessed the car from him as he was the rightful owner. 
In lieu for all his trouble Mr Weston signed over to Mr Loubser the Nagari body and relinquished all claims and rights thereof, this happened in 1972. 
Harry Roscoe met Loubser in early 1973 and he offered the body and parts to him and Harry contacted Campbell Bolwell and cleared with him [still has copy of letter] they were in no mood to do any business with him as they were very upset with Mac Gill

Harry Roscoe then sold it to Phil Howie an historic racer. He never finished the build and sold it to Pete du Toit a car collector and racer. John Ten finished the car and painted it Sky/Dutch blue and it was raced it 1991/92.  
He sold it to……

Brian Tyler of “Rolo Motors” in 1995 and he sold it to….

Chris Camp in Kent UK in 1997? He registered it EKP 224K and added an Orange Stripe and with chassis number B8/04471. The extra numbers are to help compliance for UK registration.

Chris Camp put the car up for sale in 1999. 
He sold it for £15,000 (via Chris Alford) on 29/12/00 to….

Leo Kusters in Holland. Exported 11/01/01.

Raced by Ab Flipse in a Euro Youngtimers Trophy GT series. 
It has FIA papers (as chassis B8/42 ??) that where issued 14th April 2001. 
Painted Red then Blue & Green and now RAL Yellow 1023 close to Cadmium Yellow, (I think) An original Nagari colour.

Justin Murphy its 10th owner, purchased B8/44 on the 13th May 2015 for £24,345 and had it imported (back to) UK in need of some work!!! That’s an understatement.

After a 3 year restoration she is a turn key car again. Needs settling up and an MOT.

Earlier email on the car – from December 2016

Car started life in 1971 when it was one of 2 Nagaris shipped to JoBurg South Africa. (other car B8/44 now in Spain).
Owner was Pete Dutoit a car collector. And he had the car finished and painted it Sky Blue. 
Sold it via Brian Taylor of “Rolo Motors” to Chris Camp, Bolwell Club member with a MK7 in Kent UK. 
He registered it EKP 224K and added an Orange Stripe and with chassis number B804471 ?

Chris Camp put the car up for sale in 1999. 
He sold it for £15,000 (via Chris Alford) 29/12/00 to Leo Kusters in Holland. Exported 11/01/01.

Raced by Ab Flipse in a Euro Youngtimers Trophy GT series. 
It has FIA papers that where issued 14th April 2001 with chassis number B8/42 ? 
Which appears to be Barrie Curries car in Perth. So no idea why the Dutchman got that number from Bolwell!

Was Red then Blue & Green and now RAL Yellow 1023 close to Cadmium Yellow, (I think)
An original Nagari colour.

I purchased the car on the 13th May 2015 and had it imported (back to) UK in need of a total restoration. Basically it was junk.

I hope to get her out racing with the HSCC this season (I've raced there for nearly 20 years with Alfas, a Ginetta G4 and a JWF Milano GT (ex Ned McGovern)

      Gradually piecing it together. I admire Justin's perseverance 
      in all of this.

      Here's a copy of the Autosport ad from 1999:-
It's not the first racing Bolwell in the UK. Here's Chris Camp's Mk.7 on the cover of a Mallory Park program.
This is a copy of some information Bolwell had to supply to the FIA for Leo Kusters to get his approval.
We're getting ever so close to Justin getting out there and "braining 'em". 

Very impressive.

This man holds a record at Bathurst.
50 consecutive attendances.

Just over a month away.

I need a shed like this.

Friday, October 19, 2018

New edition coming out.

The next edition of Survivor Car will have a feature on significant "barn finds" including this one.....

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pipes galore.

Talking, below, about all those cylinders etc., what do you make of this engine from Repco?
The engine shown is the Repco Brabham 750 V8. This was a development of the 1966/67 F1 winning SOHC engine for the 1968 season. It was DOHC with an unconventional layout four valve per cylinder ‘Type 50’ heads. Each of the cams drove one inlet and one exhaust valve in each of four cylinders. Each valve had its own intake or exhaust pipe. The engine was “encouraging” on the bench but reportedly too difficult to fit into a chassis. A more conventional ‘Type 60’ four valve head was used instead for 1968.

Graeme Holbeach