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  1. Mr Primotipo himself came up with this Bill Mason...

    Mr Primotipo himself came up with this Bill Mason photo...

    https://i.postimg.cc/hGFKxK4K/C5901837-8043-4-B87-B6-D5-67-C1-F01-CDD4-C.jpg

    ...and, like me, still can't fathom how the engine bay...
  2. Excellent, thank you, I'll do that (if I can)...

    Excellent, thank you, I'll do that (if I can)...
  3. Bay of Plenty Times - access to late 1971 issues?

    In chatting with Bob Britton (Rennmax) today he told me that the Bay of Plenty Times had a front-page picture of him working on the Rennmax he'd built for Feo Stanton - the car which began as the...
  4. Perhaps it was put there when Leyland were...

    Perhaps it was put there when Leyland were affecting their merge?
  5. Sad that it went through a very rough period... ...

    Sad that it went through a very rough period...

    At one time some 'intelligent' owners took it to the drags and did a burnout over burning petrol and set fire to it.
  6. There were times when the modifications weren't...

    There were times when the modifications weren't so welcome...

    In the scrutineering bay at Amaroo Park was Keith Neville. Keith was a short-ish bloke who had a lot of experience behind him and some...
  7. What's happened to the pictures, Roger? I...

    What's happened to the pictures, Roger?

    I guess they're a work in progress...
  8. Thread: for sale

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    Suspension and brakes changed a bit over the...

    Suspension and brakes changed a bit over the years too?

    Undoubtedly they did...
  9. Thread: for sale

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    They did well building a Zephyr-engined car the...

    They did well building a Zephyr-engined car the year before the Zephyr first appeared in England...

    Or did it have another engine prior to the Zephyr?
  10. That looks like the one-year-only IFS model,...

    That looks like the one-year-only IFS model, 1934?

    Good looking thing...
  11. No Chrysler representation, Roger?

    No Chrysler representation, Roger?
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    Yes, that Dutch (?) enthusiast's site... In...

    Yes, that Dutch (?) enthusiast's site...

    In fact, he quotes some of my writing about a circuit, or maybe two. He comes up with some very interesting circuits.
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    I can tell by his comments that he'd have loved...

    I can tell by his comments that he'd have loved to have driven the Nota Formula Vee he used at Warwick Farm around there...

    And a good many quicker cars too. But through his commentary you could...
  14. The engine in that first Kurtis 500 is an...

    The engine in that first Kurtis 500 is an interesting choice in America, Ken...

    A 1500cc Ford OHV engine at that time could only have been the Consul engine, which I wouldn't have thought would...
  15. The J-car... Forerunner to the 7-litre Ford...

    The J-car...

    Forerunner to the 7-litre Ford GTs which won at Le Mans.
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    A great video, thanks for posting... Halfway...

    A great video, thanks for posting...

    Halfway through it now and I'm starting to enjoy hearing the revs they're pulling with the 7-litre engines, but I liked this statement by Bruce McLaren after...
  17. It looks like it's just out of the body shop! ...

    It looks like it's just out of the body shop!

    I like the pics of Phil playing under the bonnet...
  18. Lucky man... When I played with Simcas I found...

    Lucky man...

    When I played with Simcas I found their heads to be awfully soft.

    Maybe mine was too for continuing to play with them for so long.
  19. I think you'll find that the Simca's original...

    I think you'll find that the Simca's original capacity was 1290, not 1390cc...
  20. Roger, I'm interested in your note, "pre-Farina",...

    Roger, I'm interested in your note, "pre-Farina", as it gives the impression that there were Farina A50s...

    The first Farina version was the A55, then came the A60. Later that grew two cylinders...
  21. Will you get to Corona with it, Ken? Even if...

    Will you get to Corona with it, Ken?

    Even if you don't, we'll appreciate whatever you do...
  22. Thread: Bo's Benz

    by Ray Bell
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    Bo's Benz

    As is well-known, Bob Jane and Harry Firth won the second Armstrong 500 (1961, Phillip Island) in a Mercedes-Benz 220S, while in later years Janey often threatened to put a Mercedes into the race at...
  23. Great stuff, Ken... Keep it coming.

    Great stuff, Ken...

    Keep it coming.
  24. 911 wheels?

    911 wheels?
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    Don't you hate it when you come back five years...

    Don't you hate it when you come back five years later and find you've made a mistake?



    It was May, 1963...

    It was actually the first time I went to Catalina Park, the accident happened just...
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