Guus Docen

Guus Docen

Thursday, 02 December 2010 07:18
Published in Drivers and Cars

Millthorpe Special

Car number 92 is the Milthorpe Special, built in 1947/48 by Charlie Millthorpe. It has a 1941 Ford chassis  (ex Army vehicle) 1939 Ford gearbox. 1940 front-end, 1935 rear end.  It is powered by a1951 Ford side valve V8 motor made in Canada.  Stromberg 97 carburettor. Ford Customline brakes. Top speed 80 - 90 mph easy. Steven may have been pulling my leg, but he reckoned that there are parts of the car made from recycled road signs. Body is painted Diablo Red by Charles Hammond.It raced at Barjac (Benalla) in 1959 where it won £175. It was at Tarrawingee motor races at Wangaratta also in 1959.  In its time it has raced up at Bathurst, Gnoo Blas, Phillip Island, Fisherman's Bend , and more recently, at Winton 3 times, and at the Wargunyah Speedway for its 50th anniversary
Friday, 26 February 2010 08:58
Published in European Desk

1935 Fiat 509 Special

My name is Michael Brller and some years ago I bought a Fiat 509 Special that was build in 1935 by Mr. Frank Adams in Australia.  I know a lot about the car but still not everything.
Friday, 04 March 2022 02:40
Published in European Desk

Sovam Sports Car

The large Industrial Company SOVAM (SOciété des Véhicules André Marin) provides specialist passenger and freight handling equipment to meet the very demanding ‘apron facilities’ requirements of airports – from passenger transit walkways, to freight transfer, baggage tractors, maintenance and cleaning equipment, conveyors, catering supply loaders, etc. In the mid-1960s the Company built a small sports car based on Renault chassis. The streamlined polyester-bodied car also carried the name SOVAM.
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