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#1 Fred.R

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 08:30

Hi Guys looking for information on an Australian Formula Two car "Comet", Wesley Inkster owned and drove in the early 1980's in Victoria, previous driven by Geoffrey Watson ? held records at Morwell hillclimb? who built it? was there only one? any other info

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The car was Pushrod ford powered (1600) may have been 1300 Ford in later life
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 00:02

No info on the Comet, I'm afraid. Is that an Elfin 700 nose on it?
Around 1985 while running in the Calder rounds of the Australian Super Series I stayed at Geof Watson's house. He had his Watson clubman (u2 clone?) in his small garage there and had already been running it for quite a few seasons by then. I'd be surprised if he had been punting an F2 before it. Speaking of clubman drivers, Gordon Dobie built a couple of similar F2 cars around that time. I think there are photos on the Australian constructors thread. Also, if Geof Watson did drive it any time, Chris Hocking would be someone who could provide details on it.

#3 Fred.R

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:21

No info on the Comet, I'm afraid. Is that an Elfin 700 nose on it?
Around 1985 while running in the Calder rounds of the Australian Super Series I stayed at Geof Watson's house. He had his Watson clubman (u2 clone?) in his small garage there and had already been running it for quite a few seasons by then. I'd be surprised if he had been punting an F2 before it. Speaking of clubman drivers, Gordon Dobie built a couple of similar F2 cars around that time. I think there are photos on the Australian constructors thread. Also, if Geof Watson did drive it any time, Chris Hocking would be someone who could provide details on it.



The nosecone is Cheetah MK 6 rear wing is Cheetah MK 4, i have a race report for AIR in 1981 Watson entered in Comet

Do Costa engineering still exist, as i belive it is on costa wheels as used by Brian Shead on the later cars

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:07

more photos to prompt some memories ? in hill climb trim and from racing car news a race report

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#5 xbgs351

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 23:02

No info on the Comet, I'm afraid. Is that an Elfin 700 nose on it?
Around 1985 while running in the Calder rounds of the Australian Super Series I stayed at Geof Watson's house. He had his Watson clubman (u2 clone?) in his small garage there and had already been running it for quite a few seasons by then. I'd be surprised if he had been punting an F2 before it. Speaking of clubman drivers, Gordon Dobie built a couple of similar F2 cars around that time. I think there are photos on the Australian constructors thread. Also, if Geof Watson did drive it any time, Chris Hocking would be someone who could provide details on it.


Edward Gavin had some Costa copies made for his Cheetahs a few years back.