IT's still dark, and the Fiat's Satellite Navigation doover has successfully directed me from my corner of Geelong, to Rod's place not far from the Geelong Cemetery. There's three of us going to the Winton Historic car race meeting in Rod's new Mazda. By the time we get to the Hume Highway, the horizon has turned pink, and at Winton - a bit after 10 o'clock - a screaming pack of vintage motor bikes is already out on the track, just as though everything is fine with the world and weather.
Myrniong Sprint - Sunday 12 April 2015Racing cars to 1960. Sports cars to 1975. Touring cars to 1970.Clubman cars.Reproduction cars - &Specials to 1975 period.
Have you ever thought of owning an original 1964 Ford Mustang but were you afraid of all the problems which may occur during a restauration ? Now’s the time to make your dreams come true as one of America’s most iconic cars of the sixties, is back in production and better than ever. A specialty automobile manufacturer based in Winter Park, Florida, named Revology Cars, is building brand new first generation Mustangs with modern technology. The first car was unveiled March 14 2015, at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation`s most prestigious automotive events.
A new race series for all models of pre 1966 Jaguars will run with the UK's Historic Sports Car Club in 2015. The Heritage Challenge Series builds on the success of the E-type Challenge that ran for for three seasons with the HSCC. It also comes at a time when Jaguar Heritage is busier than ever, with the launch of the recreation Lightweight E-type, the Heritage Driving Experience and the growing Heritage parts and restoration business. Jaguar Heritage is part of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations Division.
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. View video on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/william.hunter.50702769
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.
Have tethercars been forgotten?
At the conclusion of the meetng at Rob Roy on November 23, 2014, a special tribute was given to a veritable National Treasure, Trevor Cole.In the 'Community' section of Motormarques, under sub-heading Drivers and Cars, you can read Trevor's story (under Cole, Trevor)