Originally posted by Terry Walker
It was generally referred to here as the Repco Alta, and with the pipes coming out that side, I guess it's wearing the Repco head at this time. The pic shows its last incarnation as a "front line" race car, circa 1963.
Incidentally, most of the cars in my pic still exist. No 5 is Jack Rowe in the Cooper Mk V which is bound to be somewhere, it was always in first class condition so it won't have been scrapped ; the Alta is racing in UK with an original 2 litre Alta engine and the body rebuilt to original 1950s shape; the No 11 Peugeot Spl has been dug out of a tip and is being restored; the Lotus Super 7 with Jeff Dunkerton aboard is now in the East. The pale sports car, the Repco-Holden Sports, is restored complete with its own original repco High Power head, and lives here in WA. Don't know about the frogeye, and the Renault 8 based single seater is a "don't know" as well.
True about the Rowe Cooper always in top condition, though it did suffer this ungainly twin Triumph conversion around 67-68. I think it only appeared once in this form, around three years after Rowe last raced it, so I don't think he did this to it. I'm informed it's now owned by the Pennrite people in Victoria.
Wish I could figure out how to post photos without this annoying imageshack stuff