Going to Saturday night at the Sydney Royale in the 1960 was a real fun for me.I became even more interested when a cousin of mine tryed his hand at driving a hot rod i loved the solo & side cars ,the midgets and hotrods racing.I seem to remember that an American driver Marshall Sargent was the first to run a wing on top of his Hotrod in 1964 maybe 1965 and the first local was Bill Warner from his Clovelly speed shop ,which in turn became the famous" Mooneyes" hot rod always in an orange color ,he an other like Sid Hopping, Dick Brition. these guys were GREAT to watch.
I will try and find some pic of these car ASAP.
The first Marshall Sargent car was actually built here in Adelaide,In I think 62 or 63, basiclly to what the cars were in the US at the time. Though it was 318 Chrysler Royal powered instead of the more usual Chev. There has been a replica built by the family who built it originally.
The next car was Chev powered though and the renmants, little more than a buggered basic chassis is being rebuilt here. Complete with 6 97s. That I think is the 65 car. Is basically done just needs the finishing touches and dollars.
The Bill Warner car i think is lost, though there is another with the same body style still around. Ex Ian Sams I think.
I was a Rowley Pk fan, seldom missed a meeting in that period as a little tacker. Though cannot get real interested these days. Went to 2 shows last season, both as a classic Supermod competitor.