Thursday, June 24, 2021

A bit difficult.

 It's hard to report on Norm's new guard flares. Just when you think it's looking good, he cuts them off and starts again.

Friday, June 18, 2021

A blast from the past.

 Great shot from Chris Frizell at Mallala back in the day.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A move south.

 George's beautiful Sports now with its new owner, Sam.

Monday, June 14, 2021

What a difference a stripe makes.

 From this

to this.
Nice one Pete.

Beven explains the Mumford link.

Basically Mumford Link rear end is the only lateral link you can have on a live axle rear end type suspensioned car that lets you have the roll centre as low as you like, and Its actually possible to have roll centre below ground level which is a bad idea for a number of reasons, but it is feasible to lower it as much as you like as long as it is higher than the front roll centre,


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Favourite 3-wheelers No.72

 A Goliath (from the Borgward family).

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Just wondering.

 Hey Terry, how far have you got with this project in Sydney?



The Car Craft Cyclone.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Ross Allen on the Shit Box Rally.


Looks like he's reached a dead end here.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Goodonya Don.


The National Motor Museum would like to congratulate Mr Don Loffler on his award, yesterday. Don was awarded the Lifetime Historian Award by the History Council of South Australia. Don's accomplishments include 7 published books, on Holden, with three more in the pipeline. He also conducts our wonderfully successful Holden Heritage Bus Tours (yesterday's being our 9th such tour) along with fellow Holden historian Stewart Underwood. Well done Don, long may you continue.

Monday, May 10, 2021

The new Z

Coming out next year.

And it will be called a Z not a 400Z
Buying my lotto ticket now.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Nice work Phil.


A new sticker.


$5 each from the SA  club. Contact me 0413226009 or

Friday, May 7, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Easily the most seen Bolwell in Bananaland.


Peter Mac at Saturday's GEAR day at Lakeside.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Wow! This has to be found.

 Or put to bed forever.

This appeared in today's South Western Times in WA.

Search is on for the elusive ‘Goblin’

Callum HunterSouth Western Times

Robert Walton is on the hunt for a one of a kind Holden handmade in the 1950s, aptly named, the “Goblin”.

In the name of nostalgia, Mr Walton’s year long search saw him connect with the car’s creator, Kalamunda man Graeme Farrell, who is now also keen to be united with his creation.

Originally built from the ruins of a written-off FX Holden and finished in 1959, a then 18-year-old Farrell crafted the soft-top sports car with the available tools, equipment and space in his father’s service station.

In its completed state, the Goblin was comprised of parts from various other makes of car, including Essex, Vanguard, Vauxhall, Jeep, Morris, MG and Jaguar.

When finished, the Goblin resembled something of a mix between an original Chevrolet Corvette and an MG MGA sports car, finished in what Mr Walton describes as ‘meadow green’.

The last known but unconfirmed sighting of the car was in the backyard of a Carey Park home in 1967, where Jan Klucznik thinks he saw the Goblin up on blocks with the engine and gearbox removed.

Sitting in the yard on blocks was an FJ custom that looked very much like a MGA sports car or roadster,” he said.

“The car was painted a light green and had had the engine and gearbox removed as well as the wheels.”

While Corvette and particularly MGA-like in appearance, the Goblin was fitted with the chrome grill of a Holden FJ – distinguishing it as a Holden.

“I have seen pictures of the Goblin before now and I recognised it as the car that we had seen in Bunbury on that Sunday morning,” Mr Klucznik said.

“There would have been four or five blokes at the house all in their late teens or early twenties. “No one there was the least bit interested in the car and as far as they were concerned we could take it away.”

With his search now running out of steam, Mr Walton has reached out to Wheels South West in a last ditch attempt to gain closure on the story of Graeme Farrell’s classy hand-built “Holden” Goblin.

Anybody who thinks they may have come across this unique piece of WA’s motoring history is asked to get in touch with the South Western Times, no matter how small, trivial or insignificant you feel the information to be.

If the car met with an unfortunate end, if someone knows someone who may have seen it or if it’s under the covers in a shed somewhere, we’d love to know.

If you can help, contact Callum Hunter on 9780 0849 or

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

They really are a bit crazy.


Don't you think?

Actually, here's Roger in the UK where he went for a ride in this one. He was very impressed.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Mitchell / Dickson Clash 1973 Wanneroo Park

Brute strength and ignorance.  We'll teach that pesky little sports car who's boss. Meanwhile another cheeky sports car slips through while the Phase III is doing the naughty stuff.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Sabine Schmitz Top Gear - BBC - Tribute

Favourite 3-wheelers No.71



Saturday, April 3, 2021

I'm sure this was an FJ in a past life.


Out and about in Bollyland.


What chassis number is this Mark?
Although they're more inerested in eating over there.
Plus, our youngest member, Alex Rowley, getting to know his dad's recently completed hillclimb car at "come-and-try day" and getting faster times than him.
Meanwhile, in Victoria, Mike Di Palma is proudly giving us a look at his dad's Mk.5.
And in Tasmania, Rob has dragged out B8/47.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Waiting, waiting.


Until the shockers turn up from the UK, they'll jus t have to keep on waiting.