Friday, September 22, 2017

B8/11

This car belongs to Kim in WA. Barry Currie has been assisting with getting it ready for the Denison foreshore sprint this weekend. What's under the bonnet certainly looks impressive.
It roared back into life about a week ago. Barry says it looks and sounds serious.

I remember the car being Sebring Orange. It belonged to Alan Blackney in about 1974 and had come to WA from the East. Alan was the WA state manager for Mullins Wheels. Perhaps the orange paint washed off when Alan's stepson took it to the bottom of the Swan River. The rebuild took about 6 years and following that it was sold to someone in Pt. Hedland and later it was sold to someone in Perth. More recent owners have been Dave Moltoni, Errol DuBoulay, who was responsible for the current blue colour (from metallic green) and then Kim.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The future of drag racing?

 This EV digger uses a clutch from a Top Fuel Harley, a big ass electric motor, an oversized drivechain, and four battery backs stuffed full of laptop batteries.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Gti-R coming back?

I hope so.

Midlife crisis Kevin?


Another Perentti for sale.

Perentti Holden Kit car
$5,000
Moonta, South Australia
This is an opportunity to buy one of the 97 Perentti’s that were made back in the 1980’s. The Perentti that I have is a series one and there where only 25 made with a T-Top and utilizing a Corvette windscreen. ( no windscreen with vehicle ) Very Rare and has a lot of bits and pieces that I have collected since 2011. Comes with some paperwork and Australian car parts that it is needed. Jaguar wheels.
No Motor or gearbox but is a rolling vehicle. Body is still in raw form with a coat of primer. In as is condition as pictured in photos. Can send more photos and info if required.
Car is located in Moonta South Australia.
No swaps


Saturday, September 16, 2017

The ultimate.

The only thing I can think of to upstage this would be if Pat Ryan used one of the Thirstys to tow the Mk.3/Elgaram to Phillip Island.

With a bit of imagination.....

,,,,,,my 280C could be a race car too.
Back home they were called Nissan Cedrics in 1983.

Little cars No.14

This is a 1962 Dinarg from Argentina.
It's 8' long and 4' wide with a 2-stroke motor that's just adequate, like the Zeta but even less powerful. So, like the Zeta, to reverse, you stop the motor and reverse the rotation, giving you 4 reverse gears.

Now, talking about the Zeta, the Birdwood Museum have been refurbishing the Zeta moulds.
Since they were given to the museum they had been languishing in the open. I remember looking at them some years back when we were looking at an electric car project and couldn't find a suitable Mighty Boy and we were talked out of using them. Probably just as well because the doors were steel I think. When production stopped, they had managed to get ahead of themselves with the bodies and there were a lot left over. I remember a place down at Wingfield where they were selling them for dog kennels. Anyway, there are plans for a sizeable Zeta display so that's what this resurrection is all about. Full marks to the latest curator, lots of good things have been happening since he has arrived. He's doing an excellent job for a Pom. By that I mean, what he doesn't know about Australian motoring history, he's willing to learn.

Friday, September 15, 2017

This Sunday.

Thanks to Maras Group this Sunday you can get a taste of the Bay to Birdwood. Head to the bustling East End of the city as Rundle Street goes back in time with 80 classic vehicles on display and a DJ spinning your favourite tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Nice try.

This is a Pantera 2.
This is a replica.
Might have been good if it wasn't scrunched up to squeeze onto a Pontiac Fiero.

This is what I'm afraid of when I get mine.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017