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#6251 Dale Harvey

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 21:21

I can only recall that D-type in Leaton Motors colours. http://www.coventryr...ail/?car=XKD526

Dale. I would say you are right about it being the Tasman meeting as Stephen also has a photo of a BRM (Dicky Attwood?).

I wonder if that is Launchpad just inside the railing?

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A few more to be identified.

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The black clubman is a Nota sportsman J Kirby the driver and the red car #84 is,as mentioned by Paul, Andy Roberts in the Climax 1100. Of course the other car is Paul Hamilton in the Turner.
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#6252 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 22:52

Thanks, Dale...

I don't recall him at all, but there's been a lot of people enjoy some time racing in Clubmans around Australia over the years.

It's funny with Andy Roberts, I never connected him (at the time) with the Hillman Californian I used to watch at the Farm, and later when he built the S2 I never connected him with this car. Of course, a lot happened to Andy between times, a very ugly story.

Paul, who was it ran the 1000cc (or 1100cc) Turner at that time, then? Which was probably the car Clas Einberg ran later on, was it?

#6253 Wirra

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:26

A couple of Denny and the Brabham at the 1968 Tasman at Warwick Farm. IIRC this was the second chassis he used in that series.

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#6254 johnny yuma

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:49





Ample evidence here that Outside Broadcasts used to be a huge undertaking...

It's hard to believe that all this gear related to just three cameras covering the circuit!
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Ray--were there live broadcasts,or did footage get edited and shown at a later time?

#6255 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 23:58

They were live that year, both Warwick Farm and Sandown IIRC...

Even today, that footage (which is available and has been shown on ABC2) isn't edited.

#6256 eldougo

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:07

A couple of Denny and the Brabham at the 1968 Tasman at Warwick Farm. IIRC this was the second chassis he used in that series.

That left front tyre sure did a good job that day around the clockwise FARM race track. (compared to the right front).

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#6257 Paul Hamilton

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:24

Thanks, Dale...

I don't recall him at all, but there's been a lot of people enjoy some time racing in Clubmans around Australia over the years.

It's funny with Andy Roberts, I never connected him (at the time) with the Hillman Californian I used to watch at the Farm, and later when he built the S2 I never connected him with this car. Of course, a lot happened to Andy between times, a very ugly story.

Paul, who was it ran the 1000cc (or 1100cc) Turner at that time, then? Which was probably the car Clas Einberg ran later on, was it?


There were two other smaller engined Turners running at about the same time I acquired my car.

The green car you probably have in mind had an Alexander headed BMC 'A' series engine and was owned by two English ex RAF pilots one of who may, I think, have been Dave Green. I borrowed that car following my major altercation with the Warwick Farm pit counter fence in 1969 so that I could make a mould to use in the repair of my car. I suspect that this was the car driven in historic events many years ago by Mary Hitchen and it may still be owned by the Hitchens.

The other car which later passed through the hands of Clas Einberg and Ross Porter had a 997cc 105E engine and was owned by Dan O'Neil but sometimes driven by Chris and Tony Jacques. In those days (late 60's) it was red. It is now owned by Les Schwebel who periodically drives it very quickly in historic events.

#6258 lyntonh

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:09

Another "bike" at the Northern Crossing Warwick Farm...
Ray Lintott this time
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#6259 lyntonh

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:20

Catalina Park 24th January 1970
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#6260 lyntonh

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:24

Formula ?...Oran Park 21st May 1972
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#6261 GMACKIE

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:49

Great photos of Catalina Park, Jan., 1970, Lynton. :up:

GTHO........Mike Savva; Monaro.......Digby Cooke; EH Holden.......Herb Taylor [or perhaps his wife, Gloria?]


#6262 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:33

Originally posted by yntonh
Catalina Park 24th January 1970
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Incredible...

A photo of Savva in Savva's Hairpin. Thank you, Lynton!

#6263 Andrew Stevens

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 17:37

Just tidying up a couple of identifications in previous photos - post 6078 from Amaroo 1976 shows Ian Boughton in his SS100 that he owned for many years. Ian is suffering from ill health at the moment but still restoring cars at a rapid rate - nearly finished a Bristol I gather. The crunched XK120 behind him would possibly be Brian Allart (spelling?)
Also on the Alfa GTV/GTAm question in post 6132, the white car is a 'standard' 1750 GTV Mk 1 in 'Series Production' form, while the car with the flared arches is the 1750 GTAm to give it it's proper title. Based on steel bodyshells unlike the earlier aluminium bodied GTAs, but with fiberglass arches, lightweight doors etc etc and 2.0l engines, plus various other mods too esoteric to get into here!

#6264 lyntonh

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 13:14

I knew I had this cutting somewhere....I think it's from RCN, but I'll stand corrected if necessary....

AGP Warwick Farm November 1970

My rather grainy photo, in the esses...with Niel Allen checking out the armco...
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The photo from RCN (?) a few laps later.....Showing why Max Stewart was my favourite driver...
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Thanks to David Campbell for a memorable shot.

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#6265 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:20

The second is definitely from RCN, I'm not sure about the first...

Yes, you could fall in love with watching Max practising that action. In the F5000 I used to call it 'slithering' as it wasn't simply sliding. He did quite a lot of that in the MR5.

I'm not so sure this is the AGP, I'd have thought that it might be the 1970 Tasman race. I'm away from home now so I can't simply flick open the magazines to check.

#6266 lyntonh

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 21:34

The second is definitely from RCN, I'm not sure about the first...

Yes, you could fall in love with watching Max practising that action. In the F5000 I used to call it 'slithering' as it wasn't simply sliding. He did quite a lot of that in the MR5.

I'm not so sure this is the AGP, I'd have thought that it might be the 1970 Tasman race. I'm away from home now so I can't simply flick open the magazines to check.


Just to clarify...I took the first photo.

#6267 rms

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 21:50

Not '70 Tasman.

The Mildren-Chev's first meeting was November '70 and then ran the '71 Tasman.

Erol

#6268 Shane Bowden

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:31

The car on the inside is indeed a Turner but it is dark blue not green!! It is my ex Wal Donnelly 1650cc Ford powered car and the '68 Tasman meeting was its first race in my hands. This was one of a very few occasions on which I left the front bumper bar on as I was then involved in negotiations with GPFS to have the car re-admitted to the marque sports car events at the 'farm and was endeavouring to present it in as close to standard road going appearance as possible!!

The car on my inside might well be Andy Roberts (Climax Special) but could also be Mike Nedelko in the Prad. I don't know who is in the clubman car in front of both of us.


1968 is too late for the car on the outside to be Mike Nedelko in PRAD 5 as it was in Victoria then.

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#6269 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 14:15

Originally posted by rms
Not '70 Tasman.

The Mildren-Chev's first meeting was November '70 and then ran the '71 Tasman.


Yes, my (major) mistake there, Erol... the Mildrens were little cars in the '70 Tasman...

This photo is on P30 of RCN's January 1971 issue, the report on the AGP held on November 22, 1970.

#6270 eldougo

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:27

rms .Long time on hear from you Happy New year 2012.

#6271 rms

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 20:17

rms .Long time on hear from you Happy New year 2012.


Thanks eldougo.
The Mildren-Chev should be back out later this year - the polishing is coming along well.

Erol

#6272 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 22:52

I occasionally look at that RCN photo of you taking it off the grid at Hume Weir, Erol...

I wonder just what that was like!

#6273 lyntonh

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:47

A mixture of shots from Oran Park 21st May 1972.

Firstly, series production.........

Leo Geoghegan, Graham Moore & Don Holland...through a cloud of cement dust
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John Goss...on the way to the win.
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Leo, Graham, Don
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and again...I just can't get tired of seeing Leo wringing its neck!
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Leo, Graham, Don becomes Don (2nd), Leo (3rd), Graham (4th)...Don Holland fastest lap 51.7 (New class record)
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#6274 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:46

A mixture of shots from Oran Park 21st May 1972.

Firstly, series production.........

Leo Geoghegan, Graham Moore & Don Holland...through a cloud of cement dust
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John Goss...on the way to the win.
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Leo, Graham, Don
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and again...I just can't get tired of seeing Leo wringing its neck!
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Leo, Graham, Don becomes Don (2nd), Leo (3rd), Graham (4th)...Don Holland fastest lap 51.7 (New class record)
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Talk about tyre distortion on the Charger, every shot.More air would probably help. Though the r/f on the Goss HO is almost as bad.

#6275 ellrosso

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 19:58

Cracking shots Lynton!

#6276 Wirra

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 20:02

John Goss...on the way to the win.
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#6277 GMACKIE

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 20:05

Talk about tyre distortion on the Charger, every shot.More air would probably help. Though the r/f on the Goss HO is almost as bad.

Had an interesting chat with Leo about tyre pressures, one day. He was not a fan of 'high' pressures.

Wonderful snaps, Lynton.......I won't get tired of looking at them. :clap:


#6278 elansprint72

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 21:17

Cracking shots Lynton!


Agreed! Excellent stuff. :up:

#6279 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 22:42

Had an interesting chat with Leo about tyre pressures, one day. He was not a fan of 'high' pressures.

Wonderful snaps, Lynton.......I won't get tired of looking at them. :clap:

More grip with the tread area instead of the shoulders and sidewalls!! Compare the Toranas in the same pics, tyres are flexing a lot but nowhere near like the Charger. And the Chargers had the best rim size of all too.
And by the way they are magic photos Lynton.

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#6280 lyntonh

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:16

Six Lap Sprint....21st May 1972 Oran Park

John McCormack led the first three laps, from Kevin Bartlett & Gary Campbell
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KB passed him on lap 3 & drove away
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John McCormack & Bob Muir, who got past Gary Campbell into third on the same lap that KB passed J McC
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Bob Muir
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Gary Campbell
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Max Stewart...running the two litre Mildren Waggott behind the big bangers..
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:21


A great combination a Healy towing the Byfield Repco Albany 1962 or 63. Lionel Beatie or Rod.




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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:24

A great combination a Healy towing the Byfield Repco Albany 1962 or 63. Lionel Beatie or Rod.




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I hadn't seen that one Ken. Nice! It's probably '62, the year the late Lionel won the Albany TT. I bought the 'Repco' a year later. Lionel used his Healey as a tow car. He wanted an extra fifty pounds for that trailer, which my budget didn't run to at twenty one. I paid him for the car in instalments! Note the metal tonneau cover which was later banned. Kinnears had a big workshop on the highway where the racing crowd all worked on their cars together. A great atmosphere. That looks like it in the background.

#6283 ellrosso

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:57

Great period atmosphere Ken.

#6284 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:02

I hadn't seen that one Ken. Nice! It's probably '62, the year the late Lionel won the Albany TT. I bought the 'Repco' a year later. Lionel used his Healey as a tow car. He wanted an extra fifty pounds for that trailer, which my budget didn't run to at twenty one. I paid him for the car in instalments! Note the metal tonneau cover which was later banned. Kinnears had a big workshop on the highway where the racing crowd all worked on their cars together. A great atmosphere. That looks like it in the background.

The Vauxhall Vagabond in the background was quite rare even then.
I love the wide whitewalls on the Healey.

#6285 ken devine

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:38

That is not a Vagabond just an ordinary Calleche about 1952.

#6286 lyntonh

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:27

Sports Sedans 21st May 1972 Oran Park

Bruce Cary in the brand new Grace Bros Capri...followed by several minis
...including that weird Paul Gulson turbo-charged thing at the back...
& Tony Ward? in the Anglia
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Alan Hamilton leading Jim McKeown...on the new surface
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But not for long...
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Bob Holden...look at all the bitumen lumps on the track
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Peter Brock in the 302 V8 Torana...which he drove up from Melbourne!!
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Hamilton, McKeown, & Brown in Porsches, with Pat Peck? in the Torana
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#6287 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 20:51

It looks like Pat Peck's Torana...

But she didn't always drive it. It's quite likely Ron Gillard.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 21:17

Sports Sedans 21st May 1972 Oran Park

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Hamilton, McKeown, & Brown in Porsches, with Pat Peck? in the Torana
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Is that the slowing down lap wityh the three Porsche drivers all waving?

#6289 lyntonh

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 22:57

Is that the slowing down lap wityh the three Porsche drivers all waving?


I reckon it is....



#6290 cavvy

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:00

Wasnt the HDT V8 Torana 253 powered ?

#6291 ellrosso

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:26

308 5 litre to my knowledge.

#6292 lyntonh

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:44

308 5 litre to my knowledge.


(This will get RB going).....I was quoting the RCN report with that 302ci figure!

More typical of a Ford you'd reckon!

Probably a 308ci (5 litre) ....I've read one wikipedia page saying that Colin Bond ran it at Bathurst with a 253ci,
& that they changed it for this race meeting.

Others will know more than me....

#6293 pknowles

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:08

thanks for the great pics lynton, can't get enough of them, pete

#6294 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:51

Wasnt the HDT V8 Torana 253 powered ?

A healthy 308.Supposedly around 300hp. In basically the series production specs as it was a development exercise. A 253 would produce less useable power than the homolgated 202 xu1 engine.

#6295 lyntonh

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:02

Toby Lee series heat 2 May 21st 1972 Oran Park

Fred Gibson & Colin Bond
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Colin Bond
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Tom Naughton & Graham Ryan
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#6296 lyntonh

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:51

Oran Park 21st May 1972

There's something about a Porsche leaping up the road....

Jim McKeown, Alan Hamilton & Bill Brown
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J McK & AH
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Bill Brown
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#6297 GeoffR

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:16

Peter Brock in the 302 V8 Torana...which he drove up from Melbourne!!

Could it be a Chev 302 V8??
http://en.wikipedia....ll-block_engine
http://www.holisticp...camaros/302.htm
Holden 308 more likely though (definitely not a Ford 302 I would think!).


#6298 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:42

Originally posted by lyntonh
(This will get RB going).....I was quoting the RCN report with that 302ci figure!

More typical of a Ford you'd reckon!

Probably a 308ci (5 litre) ....I've read one wikipedia page saying that Colin Bond ran it at Bathurst with a 253ci,
& that they changed it for this race meeting.

Others will know more than me....


I doubt there was ever a hint of a 253 in there...

As for getting me going, Alan Wood wrote that report, it was another three weeks before he got the flick and I started working for RCN.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 13:41

I was always mystified by what quirk of dimensional jiggery pokery and red tape stretching qualified Porshe 911's and Mazda RX-7's as touring cars. Where would the kids, grandma and suitcases fit in the back of either of those for the Christmas holidays trip to Terrigal?

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#6300 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 21:48

I was always mystified by what quirk of dimensional jiggery pokery and red tape stretching qualified Porshe 911's and Mazda RX-7's as touring cars. Where would the kids and suitcases fit in either of those for the Christmas holidays trip to Terrigal?

THAT, has been a bone of contention for decades, and never really been resolved.
Though for boot space an XU1 and a big tank Charger is pretty lousy for boot space also. I can remember one muttering rotter who described the Charger as having enough boot space for a topless bikini!! But are both 5 seat passenger vehicles that can carry 5 normal size adults