Originally posted by Terry Walker
The Rambler Wedge used his trusty old Rambler engine, which was a bit under 5 litres - 4.7 or 4.9. I can't remember which. Glasson's current mount is a Toyota Supra, fitted with a turbocharged Rover V8 engine. He went to a lot of trouble when building it to incorporate dry-break refuelling and air jacks for the annual 300 km race, only to have the 300 km race series end before he could run it in one. I think from memory John is 74 this year, and he has been racing continuously since about 1958.
Amazing to hear Glasson is still racing (and with a turbocharged V8 underneath him!) Here are some photos of his Atalantis sports car, which initially used the engine out of the Morris Major, and went through various sages of development.
This is the Atlantis in, I think, 1964, possibly lining up for the Six-hour. By this stage the Major angine had been replaced by something with six cyloinders, and I'm not sure whether it was Holden or Vanguard Six.
Above, in about 1965, the Atlantis had gone rear-engined, with VW box and suspension. As is obvious, Glasson's early cars weren't noted for smoothness of finish. Note also the headlights turned sideways for streamlining.
Here's where the Rambler V8 engine first appeared, presumably the same one that went into the Rambler Wedge. This was, I think, 1967. Underneath that hand-formed fibreglass body, the VW box and suspension dealt with all that extra power.