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Changing Numbers Over Sixty Years


2020 has proven to be the year that, in a motorsport sense, has disrupted the accepted flow. Formula 1 has seen their schedule compressed, with a normal fortnightly race cycle (for the most part) changed to one every weekend.
In Australia the changing situation has seen our top tier category, Supercars, face equal uncertainty, both with race scheduling and locations due to “hotspots”. Many other high-level categories, such as the popular Porsche categories or the new TCR group, have had their year effectively sidelined with no start date in sight. [More]

Brock: Over The Top

image Brock: Over The Top opens with family shot footage of Brock and the famous “cut with mum’s axe” body-less Austin A7. With the car, if it can be called that, nothing more than a seat, the engine and radiator, and a chassis sans brakes, it’s potentially here that Brock’s immaculate driving skills were born and honed. [More]

Million Dollar Monaro

ImageWhen is a million dollars not a million dollars? Some would say “when it’s not in my bank”. And that’s a fair call. However, the answer is when expectations and reality collide.

The end of June 2020 saw such an occurrence, but one with a happy ending. A 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350 was pegged to sell at an auction hosted by Lloyds and crack the magic million. However, the Holden Dealer Team entered a car with Spencer Martin and Kevin Bartlett as drivers in a race at Sandown in Victoria. [More]

2021 Batmobile

Superheroes. They’ve been part of humanity for millennia in the forms of gods such as Thor, Ra, and more. In the 20th century the focus changed to those born of the age of comic books. Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman captured the imagination, the hearts and minds of a society needing distraction from the Great Depression and wartime. [More]

Car Prices Of The 1970's

History is a learning experience and a place where a time machine would be pretty handy. Think of Forrest Gump and his travel through time, meeting a President, investing in an “apple farm”. Imagine being able to go back and watch the first moon landing live, first run episodes of your favourite 1960s or 1970s show, or pick up a car for a bargain price. [More]

Celebrating 20 Years of AU Falcon

Once upon a time, there were car companies in Australia that made cars here. Chrysler/Mitsubishi, British Leyland, Lightburn, Toyota, Holden, and Ford, for example. The Sigma, the Zeta, the Torana, the Falcon. Amongst a distinguished list, Ford’s Falcon could very well be pointed at as being the longest lasting. [More]

Heritage Number Plates

It’s a habit we humans set out to do deliberately: collecting. Be it the stereotype of shoes and handbags through to model cars depicting Peter Brock’s journey from an axe-battered Austin to a VL HDT, we like to find and collect.

Then there are heritage number plates. [More]

Rise of the Machines


When is a truck not a truck?

Before we answer that, let’s travel back in time and shake the hand of Lewis Brandt. Widely acknowledged in Australia as the father of the “coupe utility” or as it’s humbly known, the ute, Brandt gave us the design of engine/cabin/cargo tray. [More]

R-Spec Mustang Review

Image The source of the increases for push and twist for the Mustang R-Spec is a supercharger developed by Ford Performance in the U.S. There’s an air capacity of 2.65 litres, and pushed into the engine at 12psi. With little other than that, the standard V8 jumps to 522kW and 827Nm for the American Mustangs. The engine in the R-Spec is said to produce something around the same, if perhaps a bit more. [More]