No re Alan Vincent. I remember seeing the VALE in RCN when he died.
The RCN issue was July/Aug 81 - the 20th Anniversary edition of RCN.
If you PM me with a postal address I can photocopy it and send to you if you want.
I remember at one stage Doug had a V8 in the back of the Renmax - and it had dual "periscope" like air boxes. They are not evident in this so can't recall if the car had a smaller engine at this stage or just didn't have the air boxes fitted.
I agree that the two Don Holland cars could well be two different cars - I suspect the pics were taken a year apart, but can't confirm it.
And you certainly never missed Gaham Moore's XU1!!!
One race I do remember well was the 100 lapper on the old short circuit. Colin Bond in the Dealer team XU1 had lead most of the race, but two laps from home (IIRC) the throttle cable either loosened or broke and Doug Chivas and Leo Geoghegan in the two "works" chargers managed to run him down and finish 1-2, Bond limping over for third. Of course Doug claimed he would have caught Bond anyway!!!
Some other memories were some of the great Sports Sedan races of the era - the big V8's against the three 911's of Bill Brown, McKeown and Brian Foley (who only raced the 911 for 1 season from memory before changing to the Alfa), Moffat in the repainted Brut 33 Mustang (I was there the day of the famous "peanut" incident), Graham Moore in the V8 Cortina, Bryan Thompson's VW etc.
Also, Lella Lombardi in an F5000 (T330) chasing either Big rev Kev or Max Swewart (she DNF's I think). Bob Muir in that beautiful blue T300, Matich in his F5000 car, John Leffler in Max Stewart's March 722 F2 car leading Carry Cooper in the Elfin MR5 F5000 car........great days of Australian racing...........
Anyone remember the match races at Amaroo in the early 70's? The fastest two Series Production GTHO's, XU-1 and Chargers doing a series of three lap races - each race taking turns for grid positions (i.e - race 1 Holden front row, Ford second row, Chrysler third row. Race 2 Ford front, Chrysler second, Holden third. Race 3 Chrysler front, Holden second, Ford 3rd)? great stuff!!