Monday, February 19, 2018

Glen Scholz!

This could be you.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Chris', in USA's project.

My fiberglass project and link to a series of pictures of the build from day 1 to today, it's not quite finished but hope to be done this year.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47153142@N03/albums/72157623861979360

That series of pictures is certainly worth checking out.

Mystery Australian SHED find.

This photo was sent to Maximum Mini in the UK. Nothing is known about the car except that it is supposed to be Mini based and appears to have 10" wheels. There is a blue and white badge on the nose which is a bit hard to make out. The bonnet behind it looks interesting. Anyway, someone must know something about it.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Getting There.

In 2017 we had hoped to hit The Bend as part of the Adelaide Rally. Now you CAN hit the second longest circuit in the world this April 28th GT Sprint #gtsprintwww.gtsprint.com.au track density will limit entry numbers so be ready for entries to open.
                                                                                                                                 Adelaide Rally.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

More utes and vans.

A couple of littlies.
The Imp.
The Mini.
And some biggies.
The Rover.
The Studebaker.
The '58 Chev.
and the Mk.3 Zephyr.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The wheel saga.

Over a barrel we've decided to go for 15s but we can't have the original style centre because that only comes in 13s which they won't make. They do have something that is close to the mark in 15s and 16s called the V5.
I guess it's a reasonable compromise.
Or maybe we should just get these.....

That trip to Melbourne.

It was towards the end of last year now and was part of the Victorian club's Christmas meeting, the highlight being a sneak preview of the upcoming Nagari Mk. 11. It was certainly worth the trip, I can only describe the car as magnificent.
Here it is under its wrapping as 130 of us waited in anticipation for the wraps to come off. It won't be until the end of the year that it will be ready for its public launch and it is a shame that no photographs were allowed. I can tell you though that it will be worth the wait. The body is beautiful and classy and the power plant is an LS3 mated to an Audi transaxle (Pantera style). I guess I can show you the mould though because this photo was on the ABC RN website.
The other highlight for me was catching up with so many old Bolwell friends from way back. However, the downside was with so little time and so many people there it wasn't possible to catch up properly with everybody. So don't think I was rude.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SA Club Rego.

Some Club Rego Facts (after hearing some of the stupid stuff that's been getting around lately).
1. Club Rego doesn't magically make your modified car legal, if you've made illegal mods the cops can still sticker your car.
2. Club Rego is a form of Registration, it does not change any conditions attached to a license such as P- Platers driving high powered vehicles.
3. There are thousands of more modified vehicles on the road under Club Rego, so yes it will seem that a lot more cars are getting Police attention that are on Club Rego.
This is because there are so many more cars on Club Rego #Logic
4. Club Rego is a privilege, not a right.
The vehicle owner has obligations that must be met. You can't just join a club and grab a log book.
5. Conditions of Club Rego that actually make your vehicle registered, miss one and your vehicle is unregistered:
a: Current Financial Member of a recognised Club.
b: Registration Fees paid and current.
c: Log book signed by the recognised club for the current period.
d: Current and signed entry in the log book in pen.
DON'T GET PINGED FOR BEING UNREGISTERED.
*Edit
6. On a brighter note, check with your insurer as you may get a surprising discount on your insurance if you are on Club Rego, I know for a fact Shannonsdo it.
If you have questions on Club Rego, don't ask your sister's boyfriend's mate because his mother's friend's father has Club Rego. Ask your Club, SMASA, FHMC or ASMF.
SMASA, FHMC and the ASMF have a direct line to the DPTI so are more likely to get you a quick and accurate answer.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A new chassis.

Moving forward from the roll bar.

Day one.
Day two.
A bit more next weekend.

Day three.
Day four.

Boyhood idol.

Thorpy and the Cobra.
Little did I know then that the world would become full of replicas.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mystery Milano.

Adam, in Beechworth (NE Vic.) recently acquired an unfinished project that started life as a JWF Milano. Adam's dad, Russell, had a few Bolwells in the 70s, namely V, VII and Nagari, and got the Milano "in lieu of cash" when he sold one, and gave it to Adam's cousin to finish. It was registered at some point (label still on windscreen) and Adam's cousin started the resto about 40 years ago but got distracted and it sat in Adam's uncle's shed ever since.
The tail light assembly was done by Adam's cousin utilising ZG Fairlane parts and the car has a "Capri Essex V6" under the bonnet. The wheels were custom made by said cousin around 1980. The rear guards appear to be flared. Adam has hosed out the car and it has started to look and smell less "ratty".

I reckon it's a GT with the roof cut off, leaving the original windscreen frame.
Some time after, the GTs had longer doors.
And much later again they scored much larger back windows.
I don't think Adam should be too distressed about the modified rear as this type of thing was quite common. Take this Milano for example, which at a later date also had its roof cut off.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Europe's idea of a fire appliance.

A bit different to mine.