Originally posted by haggis
The original Davenport Mini from the 80s may have been the ex Dunkerton car, but the one Steve Bruce currently owns certainly isn't. The car was reshelled by my dad in the mid 80s after Davenport ran up the back of Meeke's Falcon Sprint in a start line accident. The shell was from a standard Mini 850 and was stripped, painted and completely re assembled inside of three weeks ready for the next meeting. Unfortunately, some small oversight prevented the car from running on the day, but it was an all round excellent effort by all involved.
I'd better start a spreadsheet on these minis ( when I'm out of holiday mode ! ) . We can all contribute then and it will be FULL of names !
The Dunkerton #26 LeMay mini was definitely Manton-Dunkerton-Wilkins-Munday-now in sydney restored as the Manton Neptune Car.
Davenports #72 car (from the 90's appendix J anyhow) was definitely purchased by Steve Bruce and is still in
his possession. Davenport later built a Sprint Series non-appendix J mini and that is now in the hands of Terry Keefe in Mandurah ( after a first out roll-over at My Clarence last year !) I dont know how many cars Phil had but the Pink Bring mini of the 70's went to Waroona speedway
Jim Runcimans car was Bill Meekes which I dont think had earlier race history , but is a genuine S.
Please email me , fellas , with info on WA RACE MINI history , I'll get it on a spreadsheet and post it, otherwise we'll be up tp page 50