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  1. That second-last pic, the sporty car, seems to...

    That second-last pic, the sporty car, seems to have '36 to '39 Ford V8 underpinnings...
  2. Peter Brock's retirement from Bathurst, 1974

    This was the race John Goss and Kevin Bartlett won. Dreadfully wet in parts, Bob Forbes and Wayne Negus were the other top contenders at the finish.

    But early on the Holden Dealer Team L34s of...
  3. Actually, that clip is the minor race... It...

    Actually, that clip is the minor race...

    It was in the main event when Peter showed Welch his shortcomings.
  4. Peter would have got more of a 'mention' if his...

    Peter would have got more of a 'mention' if his plan had come off...

    A very brave race for a man as ill as he was.

    The following year they had another Healey race, the commentator on TV said,...
  5. Held to celebrate 50 years of Healey cars... ...

    Held to celebrate 50 years of Healey cars...

    1948 to 1998. And featuring Peter Hopwood's fantastic drive.
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    I shall put this on the 'Mentioned in Passing'...

    I shall put this on the 'Mentioned in Passing' thread on TNF, Michael...
  7. Hmmm... 'All Healey' race at Bathurst? I'm...

    Hmmm...

    'All Healey' race at Bathurst? I'm sure that was 1998, with a follow-up in 1999.
  8. Just imagine the supply lines keeping the...

    Just imagine the supply lines keeping the materials coming for that kind of production level!
  9. Okay, I was sure that it was Joe who owned the...

    Okay, I was sure that it was Joe who owned the Sebring 100/6 back in the seventies.
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    However, it wasn't Steve Tillett, or at least I...

    However, it wasn't Steve Tillett, or at least I don't think it would have been...

    The story as I got it from Bronnie was that two non-Club members addressed the Club at a meeting an announced...
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    Bill, by the way, went on to build his own...

    Bill, by the way, went on to build his own Clubman-type car much later...
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    The centrepiece of the original grille was from...

    The centrepiece of the original grille was from an industrial fan...

    When Eldred sold the car to Keith Rilstone, according to Keith, he said, "You'll make this car really go!" He acknowledged his...
  13. Does Joe still have his Sebring 100/6?

    Does Joe still have his Sebring 100/6?
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    What a life he had! A friend of mine, Bob...

    What a life he had!

    A friend of mine, Bob Levett, went to Europe in 1975 and among his destinations was the Monaco Grand Prix. He was there when Niki Lauda became the first Ferrari driver to win...
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    The same was said of the Horsley/Kelly Puff... ...

    The same was said of the Horsley/Kelly Puff...

    It had crook rings in one cylinder, so gave off a puff at every fourth firing.
  16. It's quite funny, Ken... Allen, when I asked...

    It's quite funny, Ken...

    Allen, when I asked him about this car, told me he really doubted that it had ever raced. He knew of it, but its history seemed fabricated because he'd never seen any...
  17. Is it possible to find out any more about this...

    Is it possible to find out any more about this 'Miller-Lotus'?

    Allen Brown has nothing about it on his 'Old Racing Cars' site, even though the spiel here says that it won a number of races.
    ...
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    The wheels look un-American... More like...

    The wheels look un-American...

    More like Austin or Morris, but I don't recognise that windscreen.

    Though maybe Dana did do a large 6-stiud pattern at one time. It does have fully-floating axles...
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    To fully answer a couple more questions, it...

    To fully answer a couple more questions, it remains left hand drive...

    When I bought it in 2014 it still had three years to go before I could register it LHD in Australia, so I left it in America...
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    My van... ...

    My van...

    https://i.postimg.cc/VkQnKcNj/0525-19-centreofnorthamerica.jpg

    ...essentially hasn't been photographed at circuits as I've been taking the photos of the circuits as I drove around...
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    I am thinking seriously of taking a drive down to...

    I am thinking seriously of taking a drive down to Adelaide and the Barossa Valley during my working sojourn to Central Australia in the next month or two...

    I'll be working around Peterborough and...
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    Remind me to tell you one day about the time I...

    Remind me to tell you one day about the time I got chucked out of the Restaurant Hunidares...

    Almost as dramatic as the time I got chucked out of the USA.
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    Catalina Park... One mile and 510 yards, as I...

    Catalina Park...

    One mile and 510 yards, as I recall, tight and with a steep-ish climb as well as an almost-nasty crested curve halfway down the main straight.

    I attended every meeting there...
  24. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    The Vanguard was first 1800cc and then 2-litres....

    The Vanguard was first 1800cc and then 2-litres.

    Different liners and pistons (to get 2088cc) were used in the Ferguson block, which was a deeper casting to enable it to perform chassis duties....
  25. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Just how much of a Vanguard motor interchanged...

    Just how much of a Vanguard motor interchanged with the Fergy?

    The block didn't, for a start.

    As for the previous photo, described as involving Scott-Brown, McLaren, Jenson and Mardon, I'd like...
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