Monday, February 27, 2017

Remember the Pantera off-roader?

Well Greg must too.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Remember this?

The hot little hill climber with the Mark 4 nose? Many of us have been wondering for years whatever happened to it. Well, it's been tucked away in Soren L's shed where it has been undergoing a resurrection in his spare time. The unveiling is imminent and I'm not the only one looking forward to seeing it and hearing it in action.
In a later post we might even be treated to a detailed history of the car. I can't wait for that.

Grey stuff - 49

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A look into a shed on KI, Feb 2017.

As you can see, Steve hasn't been just sitting around the shed sipping Kangaroo Island sauvignon blanc. No, he's been a busy boy. Just a bit of wiring to do and the flying coffin will be ready for a run. That'll be fun with 2-wheel brakes. And Dinky 2 is really taking shape. Dinky 1, in the background, is well on the way as well.

Ah, down to the dark blue. I don't know where the late Peter Jones picked up that 4B body but before he turned it into this........ was loaned for the purpose of taking moulds in SA and looked like this......
.......however there were time restraints. Nothing had started when it was time to return it to Victoria so there were no moulds. I don't think it even made it off the trailer.

UK news.

Justin's making wonderful progress on the Nagari. Here's a few pics from yesterday.
The dash is a work in progress. He's going for the original look from B8/1.
Note the lack of clearance between the Mustang rack and the race sump. You have to remove the rack to get the engine out.( That's not so bad, I once had a Jensen Interceptor and had to remove the engine to get at the starter motor, but as anonymous said "you've got to love English engineering").

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Grey stuff - 48.

Brown? That's a different one.

The things you find!

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Where do you start?
This is worse than our old Silver Shadow!

Passenger carrying drones over Dubai.

Now we know what they did with those old Bolwell flight simulators.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

"Bit of a long shot".

But you just never know.

Bob G, over in Nuri (ootpa), was inspired by a recent blog post about Goggomobils to search for one. He's "looking for a Lightburn Zeta Sports or Goggo Dart or any parts for them. My dad used to have both when we were younger and I'm looking to find another one as a bit of a project as his health is starting to deteriorate."

Saturday, February 11, 2017


As you would know, I only listen to educational radio programmes. Today I learned from Roy and HG that Roscoe's bid to have the latest version of the Aussie Invader take out the world speed record has taken a bit of a hit.
The ATO pumped in a grant for R&D. Now they've changed their mind and want it back plus interest (about $200,000) after the money has been put to good use, even calling in a liquidator. Might be time for a bit of crowd funding, although Roy and HG's idea of Fish Finger Saturdays outside Bunnings might not help much, even if Birdseyes chucked in the fish fingers. Still, you never know.