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#1 AlecHawkins

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:14

Notices appeared in "The Age", Melbourne, today 4/3/14, recording the passing of Lou Abrahams, the owner and creator of Australia's most successful "special", The Tornado.

 

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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:08

A big loss...

 

I spoke to him fifteen or so years ago, he freely gave me details about how he created the 'Tornado' ohv conversion for the Ford V8, how he fitted it into a boat, how it finished up on the bottom of the (shallow) Albert Park lake and then moved on into the car.

 

When I spoke to him, however, he wasn't in Australia. He was in Hawaii competing in a yacht race!

 

Quite a man.