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#1 cooper997

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:59

It's less than a week to go before the Victorian Historic Racing Register get their 2016 edition of the Phillip Island Classic underway.

 

BMW is the featured marque and Jim Richards is the patron for this year's meeting.

 

More details at the Club's website

http://vhrr.com/wp/phillip-island/

 

Last year's photos here

http://forums.autosp...ssic-march-5-8/

 

Stephen



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#2 SJ Lambert

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 03:36

My eldest son (8 yo) has me "organised" to take the tent and camp in zone 1 this year - blue Macpac Olympus tent & there's every chance we'll both be wearing Elfin shirts!

Edited by SJ Lambert, 10 March 2016 - 07:08.


#3 E1pix

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 05:26

Doesn't get better than that. :-)

(Edit: after reading the link, with apologies as it sounds like a wonderful event, am I the only one surprised by so many words surrounding "Oh [by the way] there's up to THIRTY F5000 cars coming?)

< Signed, jealous from 10,000 miles away >

Edited by E1pix, 06 March 2016 - 05:37.


#4 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 05:59

I had intended to go again this year. BUT it seems everything is on the same weekend. I committed for Mt Gambier with my classic super mod with the Aussie 360 Sprintcar championship as supports. Then discovered PI is on as well as a major swap meet, and a major cruise and a friend is having a long weekend party too.



#5 2Bob

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 21:01

Anyone going from Adelaide with a spare seat?  Have a friend looking to go but our contingent of ASPs (Doig, Chick and Collinson - 2bob to you) has limited space in the tow cars!  We have accommodation in a rental house for this frien - on the floor probably - but limited travel space.  Please phone me on 0407 394 471 if you can help.



#6 cooper997

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:09

Amenities have changed substantially since 1969, but there's still good viewing and lots of period cars to enjoy at the Classic.

 

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#7 timbo

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:28

Anyone going from Adelaide with a spare seat?  Have a friend looking to go but our contingent of ASPs (Doig, Chick and Collinson - 2bob to you) has limited space in the tow cars!  We have accommodation in a rental house for this frien - on the floor probably - but limited travel space.  Please phone me on 0407 394 471 if you can help.

Perhaps you could put him in the seat of one of the Asp's on the trailer for the trip over.

Just add a 6pack of coldies and a car magazine or two, and he will be there before he know's it. :lol:



#8 timbo

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:35

Doesn't get better than that. :-)

(Edit: after reading the link, with apologies as it sounds like a wonderful event, am I the only one surprised by so many words surrounding "Oh [by the way] there's up to THIRTY F5000 cars coming?)

< Signed, jealous from 10,000 miles away >

I think, 26 cars entered, but its good to see that the NZ F5000 crew, and the Australian F5000 Association are getting together to support each other in specific events, especially later this year in Australia and early next year in N.Z. ensuring full grids in all races.



#9 E1pix

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:27

Somehow, that doesn't make me less jealous. ;-)

Congrats to you guys who get to witness it all over again!!! < thumbs up here >

#10 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 21:18

It's just the greatest circuit for F5000s too...

Though the seagulls get a bir scared.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 21:58

A huge weekend of racing coming up this weekend for the VHRR Festival of Speed meeting 11th,12th and 13th March, with over 550 entry's with all classes at full capacity.

 

I will be looking forward to meeting up with Marcus Pye again,I have asked him to join me in the commentary box to give some of his expert knowledge on the F5000 cars, which there are around 40 competing, the sound of these cars coming down the main straight is really something.

 

Over 50 F/Ford's is sure to bring on some very interesting racing along wilh full fields of touring cars and sports cars.

 

The patron of the meeting is Jim Richards, who will be competing in a number of the BMW cars he has campaigned over the years,BMW is also the marque for the meeting.

 

:wave:  Looking forward to seeing you all at Phillip Island,

 

Cheers Simmo.



#12 brucemoxon

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 00:43

It's just the greatest circuit for F5000s too...

Though the seagulls get a bir scared.

Yes, but the Cape Barren Geese don't care. And hitting one of them at speed could ruin your whole day. And car.

 

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I leave 6 tomorrow morning in the esteemed company of one Roderick Mackenzie. And my wife and daughter.

 

Reminds me, time to go and collect the press car I'm taking...


Bruce Moxon


Edited by brucemoxon, 09 March 2016 - 00:45.


#13 E1pix

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 00:52

Over 50 F/Fords...

Oh, Man!!!   :cry:



#14 Bondy

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:44

Oh, Man!!!   :cry:

Just to make it harder ;) Mr Formula Ford, Rick Morris is one of the 50 entries :) 



#15 E1pix

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 15:44

I thought Dave Weitzenhof was Mr. Formula Ford, but there's an ocean between them -- to be "specific." ;-)

#16 KBY191

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 01:04

The Monaro is all packed up and ready to go. We are in the Expo Centre so come past and say g'day if you get a chance.



#17 SJ Lambert

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 10:17

Against the (second) fence - zone 1 - turn 1.

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(Fixed up the photo - replaced the screen shot with Ipod for the "real" one - f2 for 8 seconds)

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#18 brucemoxon

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 11:27

Let's play 'Spot the Old Racing Driver'. And..... GO!

 

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Bruce Moxon



#19 SJ Lambert

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 11:39

Is that Phil Moore next to Henry Michell?

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#20 SJ Lambert

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 12:22

I recognise Vern Schuppan, Bruce Allison, Alf Costanzo & Ken Smith in there too.

#21 brucemoxon

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 01:25

From left: Chas Talbot, Phil Moore, Henry Michell, John Walker, John McCormack, Vern Schuppan, Kevin Bartlett, Bruce Allison, Alfie Costanzo, Jon Davison, Ken Smith, Warwick Brown and John Goss.

 

 

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#22 JacnGille

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:16

I thought Dave Weitzenhof was Mr. Formula Ford, but there's an ocean between them -- to be "specific." ;-)

You thought right! :cool:



#23 JacnGille

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:18


 

Over 50 F/Ford's ...

I luv me some Fords!



#24 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:42

Coming together between Bill Hemming in the Elfin 400 REPCO Brabham & Bill Norman in the Lynx FJ concluded with deranged suspension on both cars:( :(

#25 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:43

Sorry, this is an iPhone shot of the back of the screen of my DSLR, but you get the idea........

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#26 E1pix

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 18:07

Damn, hate to see that!

#27 brucemoxon

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 22:06

More goose shots...

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Well, one shot. These things are utterly fearless. Every now and then they'd pause in their foraging to glare at a particularly close car, but they didn't move.

 

 

 

BM



#28 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:07

Honk Honk!!!

#29 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:28

James, where is the Elfin?



#30 GMACKIE

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:28

Honk Honk!!!

Just goes to prove...you don't need a long neck to be a goose ! :cool:



#31 brucemoxon

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:56

Jim Richards, meeting patron, reunited with an old love...

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Aaron Lewis in the Donohue Lola

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Ed Singleton's freshly-restored (and immaculate) John Goss Falcon

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Duncan McKellar's McLaren M8E

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BM



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 09:54

Thank you Bruce, thank you



#33 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:07

James, where is the Elfin?

 

Back straight, just before the Hay Shed, there was a coming together with Bill Norman's Lynx, both cars broke their rear suspensions.



#34 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:26

Back straight, just before the Hay Shed, there was a coming together with Bill Norman's Lynx, both cars broke their rear suspensions.

Where is YOUR Elfin?



#35 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:27

Excellent pics Bruce.

What is the story about the Goss Falcon? 

Is that the car John was doing the Masters etc? I thought that was a replica with original mechanicals?


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#36 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 12:14

Where is YOUR Elfin?


Mine's still in Tassie, gotta collect main & no.2 cylinder heads from Bayswater this week and start shimming them.

#37 brucemoxon

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 12:18

Excellent pics Bruce.

What is the story about the Goss Falcon? 

Is that the car John was doing the Masters etc? I thought that was a replica with original mechanicals?

Nope, this is the car he built in 1977 that he ran until 1979. It was only ever run as an XC. It's been in the Bowden collection for a while, now Ed has restored it (beautifully). There will be a feature on the car in the next Australian Muscle Car magazine.

 

 

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#38 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 21:54

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Frank Harris, about to gather it up through turn 1.

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#39 GMACKIE

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 21:59

Great photo. :up:



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#40 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 22:23

Thanks Greg, the driver found the limit in turn one (and I almost had to find new underwear!)

Bill's gonna have to find a new wheel and upright after this one.

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#41 E1pix

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 22:27

Great photo. :up:

+1!!!



#42 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 00:25

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#43 cooper997

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:03

Another great Phillip Island Classic is over. With a superb gathering of car and enthusiast to well and truly whet everyone's appetite and still want more.

 

After 3 days of wandering around so much of the event, it still remains difficult to see it all. But worth giving a damn good crack.

 

I photographed and/or spoke with a few TNF members, Mark Bisset, 2bob (Bob Collinson), pallas... (James Calder), S J Lambert (James) and John Medley and many other fellow enthusiasts. In fact I only met James Lambert by chance after he had posted he'd be wearing an Elfin shirt. A chap with an Elfin shirt walked past loaded with camera gear, as I stood on the punter side of the fence at turn 4 and when he walked back I asked if he was indeed the man. Fortunately to save embarrassment it was indeed him. This led to young Harry (his son) joining me as James played cameraman on the 'other' side of the fence. It actually meant I had two future Elfin and Nota drivers (and maybe even TNF members) as Benny Medley stood to my other side as his ever so restrained father, John played in his Nota.

 

Meeting James Lambert later led to meeting James Calder, havingI introduced the former to Mr Medley. Great chats were had by all. Including James Calder explaining a bit more above the Mal Simpson collection thread that appears as a recent standout on TNF. All I'm going to say is that it was interesting how he found it.

 

Phillip island Classic, is as ever a shifting sands event in what will turn up. But never a disappointment. As time permits I will try to load a few of my snaps from the wrong side of the fence for those enjoying a comfortable chair in the UK, NZ or USA (or rest of the world perhaps).

 

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Hill and Stewart sat here... my favourite car from this year's meeting. With Andrew Wareing bringing P261 / 5 down under again (but 50 odd years on).

 

Stephen

 

 



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:52

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Dummy Grid Sunday morning... Mike Gosbell gives TNF member, Dick Willis (64) the lowdown on how to beat Mr Medley in their own personal Nota challenge. Problem was (as I can attest by rushing from the Dummy Grid area to turn 4 to get the following snap) that the wait was so long between lining up and starting their race due to a delayed start they could have walked back to their pit garage and boiled the billy for another cup of strong black coffee as they recovered from the mischief of the night before. Disclaimer - purely speculation, but highly possible!!

 

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Scotty Taylor Cooper bobtail leads the Notas of TNF members, Medley and Willis

 

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#45 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:45



David Abbott put this link onto FB - good footage of the F5000 action!

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:02

Bruce, Stephen, and James: WARNING: Overload!

Wonderful, Gentleman, Thank You! (and to David!).

Edited by E1pix, 14 March 2016 - 05:06.


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:02

Nope, this is the car he built in 1977 that he ran until 1979. It was only ever run as an XC. It's been in the Bowden collection for a while, now Ed has restored it (beautifully). There will be a feature on the car in the next Australian Muscle Car magazine.

 

 

BM

I used to help Kevin Clark with the ex-Jeff Barnes Mustang, the Hotwire wheels and exhaust and maybe some other bits were all stamped "Goss", I can't recall if they came from Gary Wilmington or Russell Kramer (or both.) 
I recall something about Russell buying a Falcon off Goss for bits.



#48 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:24

Tom Tweedie had some one to hurry him up, Kenny ofcourse and the other two cars too initially. Actually quite a decent race with groups everywhere.

Though I just looked at Natsoft and some of those cars are quite slow. My Sports Sedan would run in the top 10 [and that in 99] and some good GpN in the top 20. though they still look good, get rid of those mufflers and make em sound the part too!!



#49 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:25

I used to help Kevin Clark with the ex-Jeff Barnes Mustang, the Hotwire wheels and exhaust and maybe some other bits were all stamped "Goss", I can't recall if they came from Gary Wilmington or Russell Kramer (or both.) 
I recall something about Russell buying a Falcon off Goss for bits.

I have a feeling Russel Kramer ended up with the old JG Sports Sedan.



#50 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:50

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