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  1. Thread: Lockdown

    by Ray Bell
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    At a meeting or on display somewhere? The...

    At a meeting or on display somewhere?

    The first car I saw on a bitumen track would have been the Mini which won the first race I saw at Warwick Farm, October 1962. Tony Hill was the driver.
  2. If it's the one I know, that was some kilometres...

    If it's the one I know, that was some kilometres further along...

    Old stamping grounds, eh?
  3. Amazingly, that conversion was made for both the...

    Amazingly, that conversion was made for both the 'regular' (3.9+ litre) Ford V8 and the very limited production V8/60...

    Of course, when Chrysler put the latter into mass production it would have...
  4. Google up 'Lane Cove Road, Ingleside', Roger... ...

    Google up 'Lane Cove Road, Ingleside', Roger...

    It won't be hard to find then. Though I admit I've never found it myself, but I didn't have the advantage of having Google Maps or anything like...
  5. Found this page today, a part of a report on a...

    Found this page today, a part of a report on a hillclimb at Foley's Hill at Mona Vale in 1958.

    https://i.postimg.cc/wMVwwjgL/0320fr-AMS1258foleyshillhealey.jpg
  6. I would reckon the Cheetah would have been a real...

    I would reckon the Cheetah would have been a real buzz to drive, Jerry...
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    An interesting read, too...

    An interesting read, too...
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    The local Vintage Car Club has been purging the...

    The local Vintage Car Club has been purging the pile of books in its library, they have an abundance and I picked up this one:

    https://i.postimg.cc/pLPSQpwV/0320hermanlangbook.jpg
  9. Superb addition to the thread...

    Superb addition to the thread...
  10. Looks much busier than when I saw it... ...

    Looks much busier than when I saw it...

    https://i.postimg.cc/K8xgQbh0/0320targastands.jpg
  11. I was told this morning that only six 3000s were...

    I was told this morning that only six 3000s were 'officially' imported into Australia...

    By the time the 3000 came out, BMC's Zetland plant was seriously into total car production and wanted to...
  12. Some to be seen in these newly-uncovered sports...

    Some to be seen in these newly-uncovered sports car racing photos:

    https://forums.autosport.com/topic/214661-revisiting-sports-car-racing-in-the-southeast-and-nassau/#entry9019145
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    I'm sorry, I forgot Port Wakefield, though in...

    I'm sorry, I forgot Port Wakefield, though in working on memory I would have said it was inaugurated in 1954, a year or so before the AGP there in 1955...

    Are you in Australia?

    Yes, in the...
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    The first fully-sealed purpose-built circuit not...

    The first fully-sealed purpose-built circuit not based on an airfield circuit was Altona, near Melbourne...

    This was essentially the shallow dry area around a little lake called Cherry Lake and it...
  15. How's this for an item? Interviewed by David...

    How's this for an item?

    Interviewed by David Phipps in Motor Racing and published in the December, 1959, issue is this bit from Dan Gurney:
  16. Did you know that the first pole position at...

    Did you know that the first pole position at Warwick Farm was held by a Healey?

    And that the 100/4 in question was the first car to complete a racing lap at that circuit?

    Also the first car to...
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    Double post, sorry...

    Double post, sorry...
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    To the best of my knowledge it was Lobethal... ...

    To the best of my knowledge it was Lobethal...

    However, some of the Western Australian circuits, which were street courses around towns radiating out from Perth, might have been all-sealed as...
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    Huh! Now I discover that the 'Circuits of the...

    Huh!

    Now I discover that the 'Circuits of the Past' website has one of my stories on it!

    Along with pictures, of course, the circuit involved being Lobethal. I gave it to Herman, the Dutch...
  20. Brian Ferrabee used to race a Clubman...

    Brian Ferrabee used to race a Clubman...
  21. Impossible if it's a weekend... Otherwise we...

    Impossible if it's a weekend...

    Otherwise we might work something out.
  22. I wonder if the lack of 3000s on the road in...

    I wonder if the lack of 3000s on the road in Australia in 1960/61 was because they had stocks of unsold 100/6s?

    I could picture that. Buyers would know the 3000 was out and would wait for it, the...
  23. Roger, I don't know why there would have been...

    Roger, I don't know why there would have been difficulty obtaining a Healey in Australia at that time...

    The only kind of protection in place for the car industry was a sliding scale of import...
  24. If it were to run as 'in period' in Australia,...

    If it were to run as 'in period' in Australia, bumpers would be a non-issue...

    Barry Gurdon ran such a car with a supercharger, he did retain his bumpers but bored it to 2857cc (this was prior to...
  25. Jeep will fit? I think not... The Austins have...

    Jeep will fit? I think not...

    The Austins have a 5" PCD, Jeeps were 5.5" in period, they came down to 4.5" some time in the eighties I think. I don't know of any 5".

    Rover were 5", I think some...
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