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#1 M bennett

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:17

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival is happening, it will be a two day event with a hill climb on Saturday 12th April to Windy Point and a track event on  Sunday 13th using portions of the old GP/Clipsal circuit. . The response has been tremendous and the object is to have a family style event with cars and motorbikes, There will also be a wide range of cars and bikes on display. Entrants are coming from far and wide.

           The whole event and advance entries etc. are to be found on Google searching     Adelaide Motorsport Festival 

       

            Mike Bennett  Adelaide

      

                     



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#2 Lola5000

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:19

Have a great time,wish i was there,but i don't leave my home anymore.



#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:53

What a shame, I'm going to be in Adelaide just one month too early!

#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 15:09

Will you be turning left or right when you get there, Barry?

 

Any plans to head my way?



#5 2Bob

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 20:19

Remember this is the weekend before Mallala Easter Historics (the friendliest, best value historic race meeting in Australia).  Collingrove hillclimb on the Wednesday in between.  Make a FULL week of it in Adelaide.  See you all here!

 

 

 

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#6 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 22:20

I was tempted to have a go onb Windy Point BUT the cars must be registered so that counts me out!  Maybe I can run the Galaxie!



#7 2Bob

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:21

Seeing you started this topic I thought it appropriate to add these pictures here Mike.
 
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#8 2Bob

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:45

Lovely day in the sunny Adelaide autumn weather (23C).  Reasonable size crowd, easy access to everything.  Great value for $20!

 

A few of my piccies of things that appealed to me.

 

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A fairly rare thing.
 
 
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Starting line up - spectators had good access.
 
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Rover with a bit more horse power - Nissan Turbo.  Also has upgraded brakes, seats etc.  Scares a few people off the line.
 
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Some MGs.  Famous Schrapel grin.

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#9 Gary Davies

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:34

Yes, a lovely day and a terrific effort from the Sporting Car Club of South Australia. Well done. Only a few pics for now (I'm currently short on data allowance. Barry, picking up the new modem and ditching the cursed dongle later today!!!).

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Jonesey's Lola-Hart THL-1

 

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March 741. Beautifully presented and well sorted. Driven by John Bowe on the day. His trademark grin rivalled that of Dan Ricciardo!

 

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The donk thereof.

 

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Williams FW07

 

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Talbot-Lago. Le preselecteur.

 

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Lotus 12 yes, but pardon my indulgence. My mate's name is... Colin Chapman!

 

 



#10 lyntonh

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:29

I'll post some photos eventually, but here are the ones I took for the Norman Supercharger query on the Historics thread.

 

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#11 Lola5000

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:29

The open wheel car #71 what is it ? is it a March F2?



#12 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:33

The Windy Point Hillclimb was a bit of a disaster. Several crashes with a photographer severely injured when hit by a wayward Nissan. Another Nissan 380? hit and damaged the armco too. Plus a Toyota too was severely damaged. All my reports come from people not actually there! Though they were in the Parklands yesterday

Pity as it seemed to be an interesting event.  The consesnsus is that it will not happen again. The Safe Work people plus the do gooders are all out in force. Again very much a pity. For both competitors and organisers. 

In recent times that some peoples ambition exceed their ability. That sort of event is NOT 11/10ths. The same it seems in tarmac rallys too. 



#13 sebastiancooper

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:34

Looks like a nice event



#14 lyntonh

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:45

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Richard Wright T3 Elfin Clubman and Peter Thompson in the Austin A40 Special

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Davin Umlauf Toyota Special Formula 3

 

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#15 lyntonh

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:57

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Mark Goldsmith Elfin 622

 

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Birrana 274-F2 Andrew Ford

 

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Darren Holliday Prad 11

 

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#16 lyntonh

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 13:03

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Andrew Weber Ultra Imr

 

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#17 lyntonh

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 13:10

The open wheel car #71 what is it ? is it a March F2?

Peter Whelan Chevron B42



#18 lyntonh

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 13:15

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Ian Ross Beatrice Lola F1

 

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Paul Faulkner Williams FW07

 

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Skirts

 

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Craig van Diemen Brabham BT40

 

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Simon Gardiner Chevron B42

 

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James Redwood Singer Special 1100cc 4c



#19 Mallory Dan

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 13:41

Lynton, the no. 22 isn't a B42, its a Lola T460, Atlantic I guess? Any pics of the B42?



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#20 lyntonh

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 22:37

Lynton, the no. 22 isn't a B42, its a Lola T460, Atlantic I guess? Any pics of the B42?

I'm always nervous about programme entries........sorry no B42



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:13

Lynton, the no. 22 isn't a B42, its a Lola T460, Atlantic I guess? 

 

I believe no. 22 is the ex-Craig Hill Lola T460 Formula Atlantic from the Canadian Championship in 1976.  Very nicely restored, though it used to run #25.

 

Does anyone know if Simon Gardiner is originally from Vancouver?

 

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#22 Gary Davies

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:38

I believe no. 22 is the ex-Craig Hill Lola T460 Formula Atlantic from the Canadian Championship in 1976.  Very nicely restored, though it used to run #25.

 

Does anyone know if Simon Gardiner is originally from Vancouver?

 

Vince H.

Purely for the record, the program claims that No 22 is a Lola T560. Not that I'd know a T460 from a T 560 from a T 5 million and 60...  :)



#23 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:41

IIRC, Gary, the T 5,000,060 had 9 wheels!



#24 lyntonh

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:47

Purely for the record, the program claims that No 22 is a Lola T560. Not that I'd know a T460 from a T 560 from a T 5 million and 60...  :)

You've sprung me for being tight by loading down the preliminary programme from the organiser's website!!



#25 Gary Davies

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:02

2Bob referenced the Toyota 2000GT and the Gemini Formula Junior in an earlier post. 

 

What a gem the You Only Live Twice car (mit roof!) was. This example was very close to pristine.

 

And the Gemini. What a terrific looking car. I spoke to the owner (far right) and he confirmed it was a lovely thing to drive. I'm sure many of you northern hemispherists have seen it. It appeared at Goodwood in, I think, 2007.

 

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#26 lyntonh

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:23

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#27 lyntonh

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:25

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Lotus 12 details

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#28 lyntonh

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:33

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Black Bess........I was going to take comparison shots of the Black Bess Replica which was also there, but My Canon 10D

dummy spat with a stuck shutter, the third time in its life, a repair costly enough to say enough is enough.

 

A new camera body is on its way.

 

For interest, this was the last photo it took............could this explain its reluctance to go on ??

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#29 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:59

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Black Bess........I was going to take comparison shots of the Black Bess Replica which was also there, but My Canon 10D

dummy spat with a stuck shutter, the third time in its life, a repair costly enough to say enough is enough.

 

A new camera body is on its way.

 

For interest, this was the last photo it took............could this explain its reluctance to go on ??

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Fate, take a pic of something that ugly and what do you expect ! My mother once owned one, turquoise and white. Front suspension died with me driving :eek:

I think that AP5 behind belongs to the bloke that does my polishing.

I went to the Rock and Roll Rendevous at Birdwood. Always a good day. Enough sometime Sports Sedan competitors there to make a decent field. And none of them are playing at Mallala this weekend except me,,, in a 2E Torana I have had for near 20 years.


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#30 Gary Davies

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:07

Is it true that if you parked a Mk1 Victor on uneven ground, you couldn't open or close the doors?  :well:



#31 lyntonh

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:28

All going well I'll catch up with you on Saturday, Lee.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 21:05

Is it true that if you parked a Mk1 Victor on uneven ground, you couldn't open or close the doors?  :well:

 

Depended how drunk you were...



#33 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 21:53

Is it true that if you parked a Mk1 Victor on uneven ground, you couldn't open or close the doors?  :well:

They were not quite that bad, though I suspect they are like a Viva/ Torana that when you jack them up on one side or put them on a hoist it is difficult to open the doors. As I have a Torana on the hoist ATM.



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:44

Purely for the record, the program claims that No 22 is a Lola T560.

 

Makes sense.  Apparently, it was upgraded to a T560, according to this link:

 

http://www.lolaherit...ner/T460_01.htm

 

Vince H.



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:08

They were not quite that bad, though I suspect they are like a Viva/ Torana that when you jack them up on one side or put them on a hoist it is difficult to open the doors. As I have a Torana on the hoist ATM.

The XF Falcon on a tyre hoist was always good value!



#36 Ray Bell

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:57

Originally posted by Gary Davies
Is it true that if you parked a Mk1 Victor on uneven ground, you couldn't open or close the doors? 


Maybe a supremely rusty one...

I always had the impression, though not necessarily the experience, that these cars were actually pretty solid. GM-H wouldn't risk their reputation in Australia on a car that was too flimsy, not in those days.

#37 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:29

Maybe a supremely rusty one...

I always had the impression, though not necessarily the experience, that these cars were actually pretty solid. GM-H wouldn't risk their reputation in Australia on a car that was too flimsy, not in those days.

Ray, Victors were fairly flimsy underpowered pommy prams. Just ok for metro commuting as were the Vivas that followed. The HB HC models got a name change to Torana. The 4 cyl ones were  a very average car, the 6 cyl ones were a lot stronger as the whole 'chassis' spot welded to the floor was bigger and stronger, as were the rear pick up points. And ofcourse the front was longer and stronger. Still an average and narrow gutted motor car but were a handy device for motorsport, with all their faults handled well, had a good power to weight and a small frontal area. 

 

The full size 50s and 60s Vauxhalls, Velox, Cresta etc though were ok cars and were reasonably tough



#38 lyntonh

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:23

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Ron Townley Lago Talbot type 26C

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Display board

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#39 lyntonh

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:29

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Paul Richards Asp 340A

 

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Harry Papageorge Ford GT40 Mk 1 1967 Replica

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#40 lyntonh

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:33

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Tim Knappstein Datsun 240Z 1969....a pretty fancy grader

 

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#41 lyntonh

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:54

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Away from the racing cars, there was an impressive display of all sorts.............

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Triumph TR2

 

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Bentley

 

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Railton

 

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1929 Durant

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#42 seldo

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:43

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Bentley
 
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Great pics as always Lynton!
Isn't fascinating that two seemingly similar cars can create such opposite emotions.
The Bentley just melts me - such class...... but the Railton...next...

#43 lyntonh

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:49

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On the driver's seat

 

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Jag

 

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Lancia

 

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#44 Ray Bell

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:50

Originally posted by Lee Nicolle
Ray, Victors were fairly flimsy underpowered pommy prams. Just ok for metro commuting as were the Vivas that followed..... 


I reckon that's just rubbish, Lee...

The Vivas, yes. But the first series of Victors looked pretty solid to me. I doubt that they performed as well as the contemporary competitors from BMC (Lancer, Major), mainly because they were too heavy. Though the 3-speed box was little help.

#45 lyntonh

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:55

Norman Wizard Smith's Essex..............

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#46 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 13:06

I reckon that's just rubbish, Lee...

The Vivas, yes. But the first series of Victors looked pretty solid to me. I doubt that they performed as well as the contemporary competitors from BMC (Lancer, Major), mainly because they were too heavy. Though the 3-speed box was little help.

My mother had one. Weak and underpowered. My Vauxhall nut mate has always been of the same opinion, especially early shape ones. Lancers/ Majors were a better car and they both had their faults too, as did Anglia/ Cortinas.  Low cost cars for the British masses. Just ok there but not so great in the wide open spaces of Oz. Cortinas must have been the best as there is still quite a few left. Early Victors? virtually nil. Though they never sold well new anyway.

The HB HC Viva/ Torana 4 while a lousy car was better than the Victor as a car. I have had to drive and work on both!


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 13:10

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AC Cobra, Morgan, Jaguar etc etc

 

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C Type, Black Bess Replica, E Type, D Type.................

 

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Big Red

 

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Soft tops...

 

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Amilcar

 

 



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 13:13

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Elfin Clubmans....prototype in front..........

 

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GT40s yawning

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