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  1. Ken, that was great to find that... No, I...

    Ken, that was great to find that...

    No, I never met him, nor heard of him except reading that he owned this car, which came to Australia later.

    I've decided to help Marc Schagen find pics of...
  2. Are there any pics of the G-Modified Lotus 23 of...

    Are there any pics of the G-Modified Lotus 23 of Homer Rader, Ken?
  3. I really doubt that... It had the Halibrand...

    I really doubt that...

    It had the Halibrand wheels and everything, it didn't look new either. I would like to know which one it is, actually, as there was only six of them built. I caught it on a...
  4. And what of this one? ...

    And what of this one?

    https://i.postimg.cc/yxfC0mw6/0106-Daytona.jpg

    Just a car I saw on a trailer while I was driving along...
  5. If the Cleveland is the raised-block 351, then...

    If the Cleveland is the raised-block 351, then its history (as I recall seeing mention at the time) began with engines for Dan Gurney to instal in his Lola T70 with the Gurney-Weslake heads.
  6. Those 23s don't have original wheels either!

    Those 23s don't have original wheels either!
  7. That's a high-spec Seven there... Wobbly alloy...

    That's a high-spec Seven there...

    Wobbly alloy wheels.
  8. And I guess the Mini driver said, "Oh oh..."?

    And I guess the Mini driver said, "Oh oh..."?
  9. There was, apparently, no specific reason for the...

    There was, apparently, no specific reason for the LHD car being purchased into Australia by the collector other than that he wanted a Lotus Cortina and that was the one he found...

    And later, I...
  10. Ken, I've been unable at this stage to contact...

    Ken, I've been unable at this stage to contact the owner...

    I have ascertained a couple of things. It has a modified version of the head made for Strombergs (from Lotus Europa Twin Cams, possibly...
  11. There is, I'll have to dig it up... Bearing in...

    There is, I'll have to dig it up...

    Bearing in mind that a very small number of LHD Lotus Cortinas were ever built.
  12. This one, however, which lives in Alice Springs...

    This one, however, which lives in Alice Springs (you don't get any more Australian than that!) is left hand drive:

    https://i.postimg.cc/Fz7Sqk9P/0819-ASlotuscortina-RF.jpg
  13. That was a beautiful car... Nice concept and...

    That was a beautiful car...

    Nice concept and carried out very well. Quite the craftsman.
  14. Reading that thread, it seems that Paul Newby is...

    Reading that thread, it seems that Paul Newby is the boy who'd know where the pics can be found...
  15. Thread: Horst Kwech

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    Just to put the pic on P2 up the right way: ...

    Just to put the pic on P2 up the right way:

    https://i.postimg.cc/W4Qqkk9P/0820fr-RSmichiganinfield.jpg
  16. 'Young' Australians? Horst Kwech raced at...

    'Young' Australians?

    Horst Kwech raced at Bathurst in 1958, obviously somewhere else earlier than that. You can't race at Bathurst without a full licence, you see.

    I think Moffat's first race...
  17. The JWF Story - the Italia and Milano - by Bruce Polain

    Bruce Polain has sent me a copy of a new book entitled as above...

    After doing an autobiography, Bruce conspired with (or is it convinced?) his old friend Sam Johnson that it was time to detail...
  18. That is a smart-looking car... And a nice...

    That is a smart-looking car...

    And a nice restoration.
  19. This is nearer to my take on the matter: ...

    This is nearer to my take on the matter:

    https://i.postimg.cc/3NVb8zVR/0720healthposter1980s.jpg

    This poster was used by the Health Department in Canberra around 1980. I once had a copy, very...
  20. Thread: Ron Tauranac

    by Ray Bell
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    A story Ron wrote for a magazine he had going for...

    A story Ron wrote for a magazine he had going for a very short time:

    https://i.postimg.cc/rFdP9kDY/0720-RTpage1.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/CLW6PQDM/0720-RTpage2.jpg
    ...
  21. Don't you know? Kissing a smoker is like...

    Don't you know?

    Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray...
  22. Thread: Ron Tauranac

    by Ray Bell
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    A lot of tributes, many from people who worked...

    A lot of tributes, many from people who worked for him, or even got their start through him, here:

    https://forums.autosport.com/topic/215514-ron-tauranac/
  23. Has this page every crossed your bows, Roger? ...

    Has this page every crossed your bows, Roger?

    http://www.acmefluid.com.au/larry/specials.html
  24. That looks mean! Very tastefully mean, too.

    That looks mean!

    Very tastefully mean, too.
  25. Google Earth says they've done some earthmoving...

    Google Earth says they've done some earthmoving at the location of the pic on the lower left, Ken...

    https://i.postimg.cc/YqDfP6Gs/0720santamonicabvdandsthfiguera.jpg
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