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2019 Mallala All Historics - 60 Years of Elfin


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#1 SJ Lambert

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:16

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There a quite a few groovy Elfins set to appear at Mallala and The Bend in this, Elfin's 60th year!



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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:56

Groovy?

 

You mean from the pre-slick era?



#3 SJ Lambert

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:48

Yeah baby!

#4 E1pix

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:41

Looks like a far out, totally righteous scene, Man.

Congrats to all Elfiners.

#5 JacnGille

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 13:25

You're blowin my mind, Man!



#6 SJ Lambert

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 04:27

Entries thus far

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#7 pmurray

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:01

What are the dates for this 60th celebration - at Mallala and at The Bend?  

 

Nothing obvious on either locations website calendar



#8 SJ Lambert

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:52

At this stage things are still somewhat embryonic!!!

 

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#9 SJ Lambert

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:55

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#10 SJ Lambert

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:38

The South Australia activities have crystalized - I think the track day at The Bend is set for the morning only.

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#11 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:49

I just realised that it is 10 years since the static at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Which I attended. How time flies!

And 35+ years since Garrie died.



#12 SJ Lambert

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:36

Fill in and return this EOI to the Baskerville Organisers ASAP if you’re keen on 4 competition days at Baskerville and a run on Symmons Plains on the Monday as well!

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#13 SJ Lambert

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:43

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Mainland Elfins will be offered an attractive roll on / roll off Bass Strait Freight package - let me know straight away if you haven’t already so the HRCCT can confirm final numbers (which will influence the final price).

Cheers

James

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#14 SJ Lambert

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:31

Systems check today to confirm new engine protection system in anticipation of making the trip to Mallala soon!

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#15 SJ Lambert

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 05:03

Elmo has entered the building

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along with a ton of others!!

#16 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 23:29

A lovely Spring Day yesterday at Mallala.

From what I saw no real incidents and some good racing in most categories.

I ran into all the usual suspects from this site. Even Kevin Bartlett  who I believe is the patron of the meeting.

For those wanting to follow the meeting use 'Natsoft race results' and you will get the results as they happen.

Anyway time for me to go back out there after sleeping in!



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Posted 28 April 2019 - 01:27

A lovely Spring Day yesterday at Mallala.

From what I saw no real incidents and some good racing in most categories.

I ran into all the usual suspects from this site. Even Kevin Bartlett  who I believe is the patron of the meeting.

For those wanting to follow the meeting use 'Natsoft race results' and you will get the results as they happen.

Anyway time for me to go back out there after sleeping in!

You mean 'Autumn', right?

 

 

BM



#18 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 08:04

You mean 'Autumn', right?

 

 

BM

Hmmm  the leaves are falling off the trees. You must be right!

 

Again quite a good day out there, warm between the sheds but brisk on the mounds.

No real dramas,  a few cars towed back but most came out again next time.

A decent lineup of  classic road cars for the lunchtime drive. 

A s/c hemi  dragster doing a fire up regularly. 

And a display of classic speedway midgets and T/Qs/F500 cars from SAVSA.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:38

John Webb, "The Manager", the man who's hands produced the most beautiful shapes in Australian Motor Racing left us peacefully last night. He was all set to join the celebrations trackside at Mallala this Saturday just gone, but fate intervened Friday afternoon when he suffered a stroke and was transferred to the RAH where he was kept comfortable til the end. There are a few tears being shed all over the world right now for a great, great family man and an absolute stalwart of the Elfin marque.  Besides being surrounded by family, both Mal Ramsay and I were able to hold his hand on Monday and bid him safe travels as he got ready to head to that big Elfin Factory in the sky.

 

Farwell John

 

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 05:16

Nice tribute James.

 

My condolences to John's family and friends..

 

When you told me about John (as we loitered around the Elfin Heritage Centre) Wednesday night, I mentioned John racing an Morris 850 in early Mallala meetings. But I owe you an apology as I was getting my Webbs mixed up. It was Neville Webb, who raced the 850.

 

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#21 SJ Lambert

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 05:27

Thanks Stephen

 

The man who can "see", envisage and execute bodies such as this

 

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gets 10 out of 10 in my book!  

 

 



#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:19

Giving a literal sense to the statement that 'craftsmen are a dying breed...

But there's no doubt that some of the bodywork out of Elfin's was more than just first class.

#23 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 13:42

RIP John Webb.

There was a lot of quality product come out of Elfin. And it all looked good and was functional and [comparitivly] simple



#24 SJ Lambert

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 12:16

John’s funeral is set for this Friday 10 May at 3.30 pm at the Alfred James Funeral Home, 543 Marion Road, South Plympton.

They’ll be an Elfin Racing Car Honour Guard with a Streamliner or two at the forefront

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 23:27

RIP John Webb

 

Thanks James for info



#26 SJ Lambert

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:24

We got the band back together 10 years ago

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with Fulvio, John Webb, Bob Scott and Ron Lambert taking SS67-4 back to her birth place.

Now Ron is left to play the role of “Keith Richards”!

#27 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:11

A shame Garrie couldn't be there...

I hope you're looking after that most beautiful of little cars, James.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 13:22

We sure are!

It’s currently enjoying a stint in the National Automobile Museum in Launceston Ray.

Gave it a spit & polish before it went in.

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#29 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 13:59

If you get a chance, James, spend time with the founder of the museum...

You'll find him just across the bridge in Trevallyn. He also spent a little time working with (not for) Elfin.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:34

Ben Bidstrup presents Webby & Fulvio with their 50th Anniversary Elfin Wheels 10 years ago at the Sporting Car Club.

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#31 SJ Lambert

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 22:20

John’s Honour Guard yesterday

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#32 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:48

A final John Webb reference before getting back to the racing.

 

John's neighbour, who was gonna bring him out on Saturday, catches up with Ron on Sunday evening after the last event of the day, the All in Elfin Regularity Run.

 

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#33 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 21:58

Peter Brennan’s Lola, Lella, came to play

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#34 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 22:00

As did Jay Bondini’s


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#35 SJ Lambert

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 22:01

They were every where for a while!

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Box off

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#36 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:04

They were every where for a while!

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wot,, no pic of the Elfins first!



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:06

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Group O, Q and R.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:06

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:07

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Saggy Sarah and company.



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#40 lyntonh

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:08

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Kevin West in the Norax



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:10

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Sean Whelan in the Brabham BT30.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:13

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#43 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:02

Box on

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#44 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:04

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#45 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:06

Hunting gremlins

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:10

Fast Jim

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#47 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:15

Not the best background, but hey!

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#48 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:01

The Vimy Ridge Racing Team were looking fab all weekend!

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#49 SJ Lambert

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:03

My first look at Paul’s 600 decked out in it’s 1968 Singapore GP regalia!

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#50 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:08

It certainly looks splendid, doesn't it?

 

Shame about the muffler...