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#51 mouserat159

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:05

A big thank you Lee for starting a trend on Phillip Island, the meeting is so big, the event needed a trend all to it self.
And thank you to those who have contributed already with you fabulous photos, can you please keep them coming.

I hope this is where everyone now will post everything on the Phillip Island Classic for years to come.

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#52 E1pix

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:03

Wow, I am soooo jealous and needing a race equally bad!

Wonderful images SJ, awesome! :up: :up: :up:

#53 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:08

Thanks condor, mouserat & E1. I'll do some more when I get a chance.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:46

If I do some serious grovelling and sucking up Bruce can we have a high definition shot of the Davies Cooper for the West Australian paper???


I have this if is any help.

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#55 BMH Comic

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:52

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Thanks Ian, have passed it on via a link and will let you know if its the winner!!

Starting to sound like a competition!

#56 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:42

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#57 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:53

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New owner, Anthony Goddard, UK for the Elfin 300 Climax?

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Elfin Clubman of the Year, Jeff Brown in the Chevron. Where's your Elfin, Jeff?





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#58 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:32

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#59 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:34

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The Maybach


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#60 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:37

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#61 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:53


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#62 IanRM

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:06

The noise that this beast made while warming up in the garage was incredible - for the first time I can remember I had to walk outside as my ears were hurting too much.
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What a great sight (and sound).
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I must admit that by the end of the day the lure of the blue stuff in the background was quite strong - never was a swim more welcome!
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#63 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:24

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#64 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:31

The noise that this beast made while warming up in the garage was incredible - for the first time I can remember I had to walk outside as my ears were hurting too much.
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It's certainly the baddest ass JCB Excavator I ever saw!!!!!

#65 Ray Bell

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:38

When did Elfin but the 'T' before the 300?

Sure wish I could have been there...

#66 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:24

Bill Hemming has put the "T" in front of 300 & 400 on his personal cars. I've not seen it elsewhere.

#67 BMH Comic

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 22:11

Thanks Ian, have passed it on via a link and will let you know if its the winner!!

Starting to sound like a competition!


Ian, Our man at the West Australian tells me that your shot is a winner and would you be so kind as to email me with a Hi Res copy?

address is caterpillars@bigpond.com

Thanks in anticipation.



#68 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 23:57

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Was this pan off either of those cars??

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Edit - so I guess it's off this one!! It is a gorgeous car to look at!

Ouch, that is not pretty! The pan I mean. The car is.

#69 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 00:10

It's certainly the baddest ass JCB Excavator I ever saw!!!!!

I am interested in the fact that cars that were raced as 7 litre in the day are now 8.8 or 9 litre. A bit of modern technology sneaking !! in there. Though I am sure they would have been magic to listen too, out on the track. Up close would hurt!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:00

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#71 willini

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:01

Mmm obviously got that wrong, it shows the link :blush:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:09

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:19

Matra 670
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:33

Love these photos and the emotions they provoke.

Especially love that Ansett Elfin.

#75 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:12

Love these photos and the emotions they provoke.

Especially love that Ansett Elfin.


Well, in that case - but wait, there's more!!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:35

I am interested in the fact that cars that were raced as 7 litre in the day are now 8.8 or 9 litre. A bit of modern technology sneaking !! in there. Though I am sure they would have been magic to listen too, out on the track. Up close would hurt!

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To be fair Lee, I think the use of 8 Litre + engines was fairly widespread by '71. According to racingsportscars.com, Graeme Lawrence was using a 527ci (8.6 Litre) Chevy in his McLaren M12 as early as Watkins Glen in July 1970.

The M8F works cars of Hulme and Revson in 1971 appeared to start off using 494ci (8.1 Litre) motors, but had been upgraded to 8.3 Litre units by the end of the year.

Having said this, after an admittedly fairly cursory glance, I'm pushed to find evidence of "period" usage of 8.8 Litre/ 9 Litre engines. One thing is for certain though - an 8.3 Litre lump now will certainly be producing a lot more horses than it did in '71.....

#77 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:38

Some more from willini - great stuff!!

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#78 willini

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:46

Last lot of pics

Larry
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#79 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:20

Larrys helmet must be nearly past its use by date. He has not raced for 5 years now.The Holden sticker while driving a Ford powered italian car is a hoot. Though one glimpse is all you need to know who it is. He has been using that basic design since the 70s at least.
The French Blue car has advertising [as per period] of nasty near illegal substances! I am surprised the thought police did not get them!

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#80 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:26

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To be fair Lee, I think the use of 8 Litre + engines was fairly widespread by '71. According to racingsportscars.com, Graeme Lawrence was using a 527ci (8.6 Litre) Chevy in his McLaren M12 as early as Watkins Glen in July 1970.

The M8F works cars of Hulme and Revson in 1971 appeared to start off using 494ci (8.1 Litre) motors, but had been upgraded to 8.3 Litre units by the end of the year.

Having said this, after an admittedly fairly cursory glance, I'm pushed to find evidence of "period" usage of 8.8 Litre/ 9 Litre engines. One thing is for certain though - an 8.3 Litre lump now will certainly be producing a lot more horses than it did in '71.....

I was not aware of big block development that big that early. I would not have thought those Reynolds blocks would have gone that big. And Oh yes I am sure they have s*itloads more power now which is a lot more reliable too.

#81 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:35

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#82 Gary Davies

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:52

Lovely pictures, SJL. Far better than my efforts. (I blame the blistering heat!)

However, a few favourites, mostly very personal and particular proclivities!

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Rod Jolley's Jag special. Best sound of the weekend? (Yair yair, I still heard and loved the Matra.)

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The Maybach.

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Some say Phillip Island is Australia's Goodwood. Whatever... Goodwood ain't got quite this.

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This got to me all weekend. A very honest 1275 Sprite, beautifully prepared and driven. Monstered and beat (in one race) a beautifully prepared Healey 3000 and very fast Clubman, never lower than 3rd... not to mention hordes of Porsches, Corvettes and assorted TR6s, a Morgan Plus 8 etc. The very essence of club racing. The very antithesis of the prima donnas strutting around the Albert Park paddock this weekend. (Sorry, I've never denied being a Grumpy OM)

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And this. Fancy that.. I've uploaded a picture of a March!!!!










#83 GreenMachine

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:43

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:49

... and some more ...

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#85 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:51

Originally posted by GreenMachine
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Britto would be delighted to see it!

I'm guessing it's Michael Gibson? And it's still got its monocoque wheels...

#86 Peter Morley

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 15:46

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And this. Fancy that.. I've uploaded a picture of a March!!!!


But what sort of March is it?
Tub is shaped like Roy Lane's 741 based hillclimb car
Bodywork from a 751
Rear wing from something else...

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#87 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 19:21

Britto would be delighted to see it!

I'm guessing it's Michael Gibson? And it's still got its monocoque wheels...


Entry list has him as Michael Gibson.

#88 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 19:24

But what sort of March is it?
Tub is shaped like Roy Lane's 741 based hillclimb car
Bodywork from a 751
Rear wing from something else...


It's listed as a 741 on the entry list, I may have photographed the chassis tag, I'll check.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:16

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Can anyone identify this car - I can't seem to find it in the program? Cooper Climax (Cooper gearbox)?

EDIT: Found another photo :blush: - McLaren's 1964 Tasman Championship-winning Cooper, according to the side of the car.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:35

Great thread, super pics. :up:

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:54

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Can anyone identify this car - I can't seem to find it in the program? Cooper Climax (Cooper gearbox)?

EDIT: Found another photo :blush: - McLaren's 1964 Tasman Championship-winning Cooper, according to the side of the car.



Andrew Berryman Cooper Climax. Cheers Simmo.

#92 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:27

Andrew or Adam? I thought it was Adam...

This is the Phil Hill car, which starred dramatically in the final round at Longford in 1965. It was bought by Bill Patterson for John McDonald to drive, then passed to Don O'Sullivan then Gordon Stephenson in WA. Gordon won the WA Racing Car title with it, probably its biggest victory since McLaren drove it... McDonald did win a minor race at Surfers, however.

#93 David McKinney

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:00

To be clear - McLaren 1964, Hill 1965

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 13:06

It's listed as a 741 on the entry list, I may have photographed the chassis tag, I'll check.



Its Chassis 741-1. owned by Joe Calleja, bought from VP Racing recently. Ex-Stuck.

#95 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 13:08

Originally posted by David McKinney
To be clear - McLaren 1964, Hill 1965


Correct...

I took a bunch of photos of the driver's-eye-view of this car to use as reference for a painting by Shane Cowham. I already have the reference for Tannery Straight.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:22

[quote name='Gary Davies' date='Mar 14 2013, 11:52' post='6163799']
Lovely pictures, SJL. Far better than my efforts. (I blame the blistering heat!)

However, a few favourites, mostly very personal and particular proclivities!

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Rod Jolley's Jag special. Best sound of the weekend? (Yair yair, I still heard and loved the Matra.)

Monza Lister Jaguar Shirley?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 21:30

Lovely pictures, SJL. Far better than my efforts. (I blame the blistering heat!)

However, a few favourites, mostly very personal and particular proclivities!

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Rod Jolley's Jag special. Best sound of the weekend? (Yair yair, I still heard and loved the Matra.)

That is a beautiful piece of aluminium art work. :love:

I believe it is Rod's work [with help from his wife, on the wheeling machine].


#98 SJ Lambert

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 23:22

But what sort of March is it?
Tub is shaped like Roy Lane's 741 based hillclimb car
Bodywork from a 751
Rear wing from something else...



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Good one yasmin!! Ex Stuck you say - got any idea of milestone races?



#99 Gary Davies

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 23:25

Monza Lister Jaguar Shirley?



Ah, TNF, where pedantry lurks round every corner. :rolleyes: FWIW, I do know about the history of this car.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 23:36

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