Saturday, July 22, 2017

Why did Stacey's Mk.4 have that big heavy windscreen?

Well, to hold up the targa roof/t-top.
This is how it was in 2008 when it was advertised in Carpoint in Cronulla, NSW in 2008 for $21,000.00

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kapunda - week 101

There's been a derelict unused house in Kapunda for as long as I have lived here. Look what's been in the backyard all that time.

Pete's other Mk.7

The doors on Peter Mac's Mk.7 have been getting some attention lately.
The now popular Toyota Corona rear door glass with the slight curve to allow the windows to "go down all the way" have been utilised.
The other day when I checked, Pete and Norm had spent the day tissuing the bonnet and doors. That was the really stormy day. I thought I would have been the only one silly enough to be venturing out in that.

Sequential gearboxes.

ADRs and legislation.

It had the Poms worried in the 50s.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Another ute.

Ideal for transporting Mini Marcos bodies.

Grey stuff - 60

Anyone for a crossflow?

Progress on Greg's Nagari too.

All one colour now.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy readers.

Tony's proud mum.
Happy signers.

Marvellous idea.


Grey stuff - 59

FBs of a different kind.

It's worth a try, Ken.


From Peter du Toit in Jo'Burg.

I was wondering what happened to my Nagari. The following was the history of the car as far as I know..
I purchased the car in kit form from Phil Howie who was an historic racing enthusiast. John Ten built the car for me.
The car came to South Africa with another Nagari the open top version which I believe was in an accident and never rebuilt.
Phil bought the car as an project car for him and his son..who now competes in the Dakar events with Lee Roy Poulter…
The project was never completed and when we got it was not painted.
We built the car and raced it in 1991/92 in local historic events. It was not successful. Huge bump steer which we put down to the Elan Type chassis flexing.
I sold the car around 1995 to Brian Tyler who I think then owned Rolo Motors.  I year or two later I saw it advertised in the U.K.
Yes the car was painted blue when we had it, but as I said was a nightmare to drive and always ran hot.  With lack of attention and development we rated it as unsuccessful in our hands.
We were by then involved with Chevrons and Lola T70s..
One thing for sure it is an original car that came from Australia to be assembled in South Africa…Somewhere in our archive’s we will have pics if you are interested.I still have some moulds we made in case of accidents..
Regards Peter  

Who wouldn't be interested in the pics.

Love it!


The London Nagari.

Justin's race car is making good progress and is due to hit the English racetracks pretty soon. Here are a few pictures. It's certainly coming along.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sad.

It's always sad when we lose mates in our group. Former President and Founder Member of the Victorian club passed away on Saturday. Apart from his Mk.7s, John was the second owner and driver of the SR6
and the second owner and driver of the Mk.4 we now call Dinky.
RIP John.
Here are the funeral details for those who don't already have them.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

CocaCola Yellow.

Did you see this cartoon in the first edition of "Survivor Car?"
I've seen it somewhere else before.
Well here's a few photos................
More pics available if required.

I've always kept fencing wire in my toolbox.

Mind you, there's fencing wire and fencing wire.

Keep the date free.

I just love the artwork.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

No.14

This is the photo on the cover of this month's SA Slipstream with "Bernie" written underneath. I think you'll find that's Bruce Tonkin behind the wheel.

A very nice Pantera for sale in Sydney.

And one of the nice things about it is it's RHD ex-factory.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Clem Smith Collection.

A MossGreen auction coming up at Mallala on Sunday, 20th August.
The cars in no particular order:-

As you can see Clem was a Hudson/Essex/Terraplane fan. Even the Railton is powered by a straight 8 side valve Hudson.