On Sunday 22nd Feb a group of guys went down to the Frankston control line field to run some old style slow fun Tether cars. It all started when a guy in Geelong, Bill Hunter built 2 old style Tether cars for fun, he has been building them over the last 15 years, but needed somewhere to see them run. He contacted Ron Savage our speed chief timekeeper. Ron has been trying over the last 10 years to get a track in Victoria, there are tracks, one in Sydney and the other in Bribane at Tingalpa, site of the next MAAA nats, but the track in Sydney will not allow you to practice the day before, only allowing 30 minutes total practice for all interstate entrants. You get 3 runs then go home, no way to encourage entrants, it is ok for the Sydney guys they have a practice day 2 weeks before the monthly comps.
As the popultion of Australia grows, its cities are booming. Immigration is astronomical. Old colonial attitudes are changing. A bright, sunny Australia Day in Melbourne 2015 drew cheerful crowds to the Kings Domain to admire the display of the motor cars that have been part of our history for over a hundred years. Motormarques spent the morning mingling with the crowds, and offers its own welcome to well-wishers all over ther world.
Here are today's photos of my Tethercars. They are both now funtional - the green one having been run successfully during December 2014, and the blue and white car is just waiting for me to getr permission to use a suitable smooth 'pad' on which to run it. This posting is dated 20 December 2014.
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