Monday, December 18, 2017

You're gamer than I am Margaret.

Maybe when I'm 89 I might get in with him. Anyway, a long run through the hills was completed without any ill effects.

Remember Matt?

It was back in 2009 that we were following the progress on Matt Jenkins' Mark 7. Both he and Peter Kordic had George May of Racecraft build fairly sophisticated chassis for their 7s to accommodate their V8s.
Peter completed his car some time ago and has competed in Leyburn sprints and the Mt. Coot-tha hillclimb. Matt, while doing some marvellous work on his, got a bit diverted with work on the family home and his other love in the form of an RS2000. However, isn't it amazing how an upcoming Easter in your home state can get the juices flowing again.

Jason Weber has been reporting on the progress of Matt's car which is flying ahead in order to be ready for the 2018 Easter.
Matt is just about to paint his car with a Dupont paint that is their special aircraft paint, they say is heat and chip proof and about 3 times thicker than normal paint, giving the clear coat a great depth to the eye.
Matt has had to make all the door gaps bigger to allow for this extra thick paint.

Matt is very much looking forward to bringing his car to Easter 2018.
Matt and George May have been working hard on this project to get the car ready for easter 2018.
George made up these exhaust headers which are now ceramic coated.
Another good reason to get up to Beaudesert - to check out the finished product.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Torana that never was.

Not the only one, I know. There was also the GTR-X.
Too late now.

Strange little cars No. 19

One for the sleuth.
Track this one down Simon.
By the way, check out the huge steering wheel.

One way to get your body panels home.

Take the car over and drop them on that.

Festival of 100 years.

Pete's car represented the year 1972.
That's a Trethewey RX7 alongside. Scott's little Honda represented whatever year it was made in the late 60s.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Stolen in WA and possibly heading East.

It would be terrible to lose a car like this or any car that you held dearly.
URGENT!! If anyone has seen this car.... please contact me. It has been stolen Perth, W.A could have been taken over east. There is a recovery order in place and police have been notified. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Mk1 Ford Escort

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kit cars and stuff from around the world No.2 - U.K.

1969 Vincent Hurricane roadster.

Stacey just pointed out to me that this car was currently on Gumtree for $25,000.00
It's in Queensland and apparently it's the only one in Australia. You can see the Triumph heritage.

It's not something I'm familiar with so Google to the rescue.
They didn't start making them until 1982 so 1969 must be the year of the Triumph donor car.

The Hurricane has been in existence since 1983, when it was first produced as the Vincent Hurricane.
It is now being made by Caburn Engineering after passing through several hands on the way.
There are more than 50 Hurricanes on the road and there is a Vincent Hurricane Register, run by Robin Vincent. 

THE KITThe Hurricane is not a kit car in the usual sense. It is a direct replacement for the Spitfire or GT6 body and fits to the same chassis using the same fixings. It is designed on the same principles as a steel body, with inner and outer wings and sills, but has no rust problems. It can be made as a kit car by obtaining an old Spitfire or GT6 and a Hurricane kit, or as a replacement body if you already have a rusty 'donor' which you would like to keep going.
The bodyshell is partially stressed and works with the chassis in making a rigid car - much more rigid than the chassis alone, and this helps to  give the Hurricane excellent roadholding.
The picture shows the fibreglass parts of a kit. In addition, you will get a mounting kit, new door hinges and brackets.
Other optional extras are available, such as hidden boot hinges and catch, grilles and dashboard. What you need will depend on your budget and how much work you want to do yourself.

The "Guess Who" quiz No.2

Here's someone tackling the  mandatory "yard" at his 21st. Who could it be?
I'd like everybody to have a go at this.
There's a good picture kicking around of him after he'd completed the task.

Barn Find Hunter | 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Entombed in Trailer for 35 Yea...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Looking beautiful.

All ready to go back on the Mark 4 at the top of the page.