Tuesday, January 23, 2018

On to it.

Some time ago I posted this ad from Unique Cars in 1992.....
.....wondering what its history is and where it may be now. A couple suggested it was the one that turned up in NSW with that heavy and hideous curved windscreen that sat on the edge of the bonnet that latest owner, Stacey, has gone to a lot of trouble to remove. Well, that's not the case.
The windscreen on the car in the ad is the give-away and it must be this one here, photographed in 1967......
........and again in 1976.
This car now belongs to Joe Curcio in Victoria and this is how it looked in 2012.
That's almost 6 years ago. I'm sure it's progressed a lot more since these photos. Time for an update I reckon.
Just to add insult to injury to those trying to get CAMS historic logbooks for their Mk.4s, here's something Joe has that they don't.

Monday, January 22, 2018

What a difference a day makes.

Jason had a rather monumental in this red Mk.7 25 years ago near Newcastle.
For years he's been planning a rebuild and I'm thinking "I wish you luck, I'd be procrastinating over that one!"

Now I think I might have to alter those thoughts.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The mighty Vanguard engine.

Imagine this one in your Plus 4, or your Ferguson tractor for that matter.

Friday, January 19, 2018

A nice photo.

I've always liked this picture.
It's club member, the late Allen Rowley, arriving at the finish line in Birdwood. Naturally, Allen is no longer with us, but the Buchanan is, and is not far from me in Stockwell, being looked after by one of his grandsons.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Step 1.

Lay all the bits out and see what you've still got.

Favourite 3-wheelers No.31

Chrysler Turbine.

When I was at Chrysler Australia it was a delight to see and ride in this turbine car when it was on its world tour.
Here's another one that was a feature of an old movie called "The Lively Set".

The world's fastest Indian.

With the side panel off.

Bugattis go way back.

This is a 1905 Type 5.
Are they race boots?


Older South Australians would no doubt remember this little Aussie fibreglass sports car.
The VW powered Goggo.

What could go wrong?

Sunday, January 14, 2018