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  1. The Harris family sold the Bryan Byrt Group a few...

    The Harris family sold the Bryan Byrt Group a few years back - I think its fair to say they don't need the money.

    It was the new owners father and son John and Brendan Crowley who sent the...
  2. Thread: Horst Kwech

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    I interviewed Horst Kwech for Australian Muscle...

    I interviewed Horst Kwech for Australian Muscle Car (AMC) magazine back in February 2012.

    I should tell the back story as to how this all came about as it might interest a few people here.

    I...
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    There were three Alfa Romeo Australia GTV6s and...

    There were three Alfa Romeo Australia GTV6s and Colin Bond raced all of them…

    The first was the in-house built RHD GTV6 that started out in Network Alfa colours that Bond debuted in 1984, when...
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    Yep, that is the rebodied and RHD "ex-Luigi...

    Yep, that is the rebodied and RHD "ex-Luigi Racing" GTV6 that Colin Bond campaigned in 1986. It is the only Alfa Romeo Australia "works" GTV6 race cars that survives.

    I think the other yellow GTV6...
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    My understanding is that Foley bought it directly...

    My understanding is that Foley bought it directly from the Autodelta factory in 1971. I suspect that Foley was expecting a GTAm in race ready condition, but I think it was pretty tired when it landed...
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    Hi Steve, I hadn't realised that Foley had...

    Hi Steve,

    I hadn't realised that Foley had converted the GTAm from LHD to RHD when he put the V8 in, but he must have.

    I've attached a photo of the restored GTAm at its unveiling by owner Vin...
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    I interviewed Vern Schuppan last year (for...

    I interviewed Vern Schuppan last year (for Australian Muscle Car magazine) and there are some interesting parallels with Tony Brise and the Theodore/Taylor team.

    Of course Vern Schuppan drove for...
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    No Steve. The other Alfa - the 1750 GTAm in...

    No Steve. The other Alfa - the 1750 GTAm in Chesterfield colours that Foley was three wheeling around Lakeside is the car that Brian transplanted the Tasman V8 into. Foley raced both the GTAm V8 and...
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    Steve, just a small correction. Horst Kwech was...

    Steve, just a small correction. Horst Kwech was born in Austria in 1938. His family (mother and sister) escaped Austria during the war and made it to Italy before migrating to Australia after the...
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    I think you will find that this was actually a...

    I think you will find that this was actually a Fulvia 1.3 HF. Grahame Ward raced this car in early 1968 with some success before he was involved in an accident with Bo Seton in a Falcon GT at the...
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    Yes, this is the second of Alec Mildren's GTAs...

    Yes, this is the second of Alec Mildren's GTAs and the first RHD one that Kevin Bartlett took to 4th in the 1967 ATCC at Lakeside. This must be at least 1968 given that there is a Datsun 1600 in the...
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    This genuine 1750 GTAm has been restored by Vin...

    This genuine 1750 GTAm has been restored by Vin Sharp in Melbourne, back to the original 1971 Chesterfield spec (as seen here) with the Autodelta 2.0 narrow angle twin cam complete with Spica slide...
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    This is the Starlight Blue XW Falcon GT Auto...

    This is the Starlight Blue XW Falcon GT Auto raced by Charlie Smith and Bill Ford at the 1969 Bathurst 500 where it finished 9th outright.

    The car is now owned by Leo di Natale and I wrote a story...
  14. Not sure about the theory. Remember the second...

    Not sure about the theory. Remember the second Mildren car went to John French who could certainly steer. Though by that time Mildrens were busy with Alfa V8 engined single seaters and GTV production...
  15. The Foley dealer team cars are pretty easy. ...

    The Foley dealer team cars are pretty easy.

    Tim Schenken wrote off the original John French GTV at Bathurst 75 when it broke a wheel at McPhillamy Park.

    Gordon Rich wrote off the LHD Autodelta...
  16. I've checked Alleggerita and Mildren No.1 came to...

    I've checked Alleggerita and Mildren No.1 came to Australia in November 65 and was sold to Gordon Stephenson in October 1966. Overtime the GTA was turned into a sports sedan (probably how it lost...
  17. My first post here. There were two Mildren...

    My first post here.

    There were two Mildren GTAs, both white.

    The first was the LHD car raced by Bussinello, which was later written off in Western Australia. According to Alleggerita the...
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