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Editorial 24

A friend of Motormarques has sent the following link that brings to light the development from 1899 of the automobile industry. You may need to cut and paste the link below to get to the Wikipedia article.


Saturday, 03 November 2012 16:06

Graeme Raper's So-Cal Special

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In the Community panel (Drivers and Cars) we have a good look at a magnificent survivor of the re-birth of motor racing in Australia after World War 2. The country was ready for a return to the excitement and glory of circuits like Mount Panorama, Gnoo Blas, Lakeside, and Mount Druitt. New cars were rare and unobtainable. Local builders and drivers saw the need to produce home-grown Specials that could take on the rest of of the world. The So-Cal Special was a special car in all senses of the word, and owner-drivers over the years have appreciated its brilliance.
Thursday, 12 July 2012 06:48

Motormarques - Spring 2012

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Collingrove Hillclimb is scheduled for 6-7 November.  '80 Years Great Ocean Road Celebration Tour' is set for  24-28 November. The Geelong Speed Trials are back - 1st & 2nd December.Richard Abey's re-set photo-coverage of the RACV/AMOC display is now on Melbourne Desk) See us on Facebook
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 23:44

'New' Cooper MK5 from South Africa

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From 'Loose Fillings' Historic air-cooled racing cars in Australia.'Loose Fillings'From Garry Simkin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)Loose Fillings' is a Newsletter - Historic air-cooled racing cars in Australia and beyond. Garry Simkin sent an email copy to Motormarques - complete with excellent old photos and stories.It is circulated in print or by E mail on requestLead item in the current issue refers to the dozen or more Coopers that went to South Africa and Southern Rhodesia during the 1950s. One of the finest of the few that remained in Africa - a 1951 Mk5 -has now come to Australia courtesy of Derry Greeneklee who has bought it from Richard Baker of Johannesburg.As well as news about the Mk 5 Cooper, the current issue contains Graham Howard's fascinating article and photos of 'Sydney's Pioneering Hooper 500' This car appeared in January 1948 at Hawkesbury Hillclimb.  It was not quite the first Australian built 500. But it was the first "real 500" in that it was the first East Coast car to use purpose built chassis and suspension unlike the naive, almost clumsy cars which had appeared earlier.
Friday, 15 June 2012 17:14

Introducing the new MotorMarques.com v2 website!

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Motormarques came into being over 10 years ago. A site containing thousands of brilliant images and stories of automobiles that stand out from bland, mass-produced transport that you see every day. We now move forward with a complete overhaul of the website to serve our growing fan base and all classic car lovers worldwide!Come along :)
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