Hello Fellow Motor Enthusiasts. I’m Paul.

This is a blog about the events, people and of course the cars that shaped the motor industry of the good old days.

We trust that you are safely at home isolating yourself as we all look to flatten the curve during this time of crisis. 

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Hello Fellow Motor Enthusiasts. I’m Paul.

This is a blog about the events, people and of course the cars that shaped the motor industry of the good old days.

We trust that you are safely at home isolating yourself as we all look to flatten the curve during this time of crisis. 

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We cover Real Motor Racing, Australian Touring Cars, and cover the history of performance saloon cars. View our article categories below.

ARTICLES

PERFORMANCE SALOON CAR HISTORY

PERFORMANCE SALOON CAR HISTORY

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The Blydenstein Project Part 2

By |Mar 31st, 2020|2 Comments

“26.15” Careful attention to detail in building the ultimate OHV Little Block has resulted in the sort of performance we could only have dreamed of back in the day. Surprisingly though, everything that

  • ‘A’ BODY KADETT at 1273cc

The Blydenstein Project

By |Mar 21st, 2020|2 Comments

The GM “Little Block” and the Magic 1273 Work on the GM's small four of the 60's an 70's continues...but this time on a larger capacity version of the engine.

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  • 17. Angry Oliver pencil 2

The Blydenstein Project Part 2

By |Mar 31st, 2020|2 Comments

“26.15” Careful attention to detail in building the ultimate OHV Little Block has resulted in the sort of performance we could only have dreamed of back in the day. Surprisingly though, everything that

  • ‘A’ BODY KADETT at 1273cc

The Blydenstein Project

By |Mar 21st, 2020|2 Comments

The GM “Little Block” and the Magic 1273 Work on the GM's small four of the 60's an 70's continues...but this time on a larger capacity version of the engine.

  • 1.Collage Mini Cooper Part 2

MINI COOPER ‘S’ – PART TWO

By |Dec 23rd, 2019|1 Comment

The Competition Legacy This is # 4 in the top ten Performance Saloon cars of the 1963 – 1973 era. The Cooper S range of Minis opened a new world of performance for small saloon

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TECHNICAL

TECHNICAL

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Gearing Up…With Motul!

By |Apr 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Well we have been off line for some time and many readers will want to know why this is. Interest levels have been excellent, and we feel that we needed a breather to evaluate

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  • ‘A’ BODY KADETT at 1273cc

The Blydenstein Project

By |Mar 21st, 2020|2 Comments

The GM “Little Block” and the Magic 1273 Work on the GM's small four of the 60's an 70's continues...but this time on a larger capacity version of the engine.

  • 3. MotulEvo training D

Gearing Up…With Motul!

By |Apr 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Well we have been off line for some time and many readers will want to know why this is. Interest levels have been excellent, and we feel that we needed a breather to evaluate

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AUSTRALIAN TOURING CAR

AUSTRALIAN TOURING CAR

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  • 1.Tim Slade ZB Holden

SUPERCARS 2018 – LET THE GAMES BEGIN

By |Mar 1st, 2018|2 Comments

The Virgin Australia Supercar series kicks off this weekend and brings welcome viewing after the drought of the off period. The season has effectively already started with testing at Sydney motorsport park two weeks

  • The Two protagonists for the championship - Wincup for Holden and McLaughlin for Ford - 30 points separating the two and a showdown at a new track…… Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday are going to be very entertaining.

Newcastle 500

By |Nov 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

My apologies all, I have not been posting frequently due to a really hectic work schedule on many other projects but all is back on track and will be posting again at least once a

  • 6. Wincup Lap record Gold Coast

Reflections on Bathurst 2017

By |Oct 21st, 2017|0 Comments

With the last of the Enduro series coming up tomorrow  and Sunday amongst the high rise buildings of the Gold Coast, we are set for a two race thriller , of that I am sure.

  • Firstly we need to look at the weather and I am writing this at 06:15 on Thursday morning and overall things look good for practise, qualifying and top ten.

Bathurst 2017 | Weekend Update

By |Oct 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Firstly  we need to look at the weather and I am writing this at 06:15 on Thursday morning and  overall things look good for practise, qualifying and top ten. Predicted temps for

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BATHURST 1000 2017

By |Sep 29th, 2017|1 Comment

‘HEROES AND LEGENDS’ - The theme of this years Bathurst 1000 Thursday 5th October is just 5 days away and 16 000 Bhp will be on call to run the mountain

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A DIFFERENT CORNER

A DIFFERENT CORNER

  • 17. Angry Oliver pencil 2

The Blydenstein Project Part 2

By |Mar 31st, 2020|2 Comments

“26.15” Careful attention to detail in building the ultimate OHV Little Block has resulted in the sort of performance we could only have dreamed of back in the day. Surprisingly though, everything that

  • ‘A’ BODY KADETT at 1273cc

The Blydenstein Project

By |Mar 21st, 2020|2 Comments

The GM “Little Block” and the Magic 1273 Work on the GM's small four of the 60's an 70's continues...but this time on a larger capacity version of the engine.

View All
  • 17. Angry Oliver pencil 2

The Blydenstein Project Part 2

By |Mar 31st, 2020|2 Comments

“26.15” Careful attention to detail in building the ultimate OHV Little Block has resulted in the sort of performance we could only have dreamed of back in the day. Surprisingly though, everything that

  • ‘A’ BODY KADETT at 1273cc

The Blydenstein Project

By |Mar 21st, 2020|2 Comments

The GM “Little Block” and the Magic 1273 Work on the GM's small four of the 60's an 70's continues...but this time on a larger capacity version of the engine.

  • 1.Collage Mini Cooper Part 2

MINI COOPER ‘S’ – PART TWO

By |Dec 23rd, 2019|1 Comment

The Competition Legacy This is # 4 in the top ten Performance Saloon cars of the 1963 – 1973 era. The Cooper S range of Minis opened a new world of performance for small saloon

  • 7. Can Am Kyalami 1972

Firenza Can Am

By |Jun 19th, 2018|17 Comments

THE CHEVROLET FIRENZA CAN AM WAKING FROM A DEEP SLEEP Part One This series of posts can best be read in conjunction with other blog articles on this

  • 5. Chevy six

Torque and Horsepower | Part 2

By |May 17th, 2018|1 Comment

The response to part one has been both interesting and to a large extent predictable, this due largely to the fact that I was pretty tough on the ‘Torquers’ in Part one… In Part

  • 1. Perseverance 1972

Fordomination Part 4

By |Feb 20th, 2018|4 Comments

Of MAE’s, FVA’s ,DFV’s…and in part Five…… a lone TC The legacy of Ford’s hard work and commitment to motor sport in the 60’s filtered well into the 70’S and when, early in

  • 1. Bazooka and 40DCOE

The Bazooka

By |Jan 31st, 2018|2 Comments

The 70's were a simpler times for enthusiasts. Chips were edible, maps were used to find directions and flashing a bit rude. Tuning an engine was a visceral experience...one smelled petrol, listened to the

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OLDSMOBILE 442

By |Sep 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Oldsmobile and a very special 4-4-2 Most of us simply go to the kettle, hit the switch and water boils…..easy. Not so for Oldsmobile though, these boys decided to do the boiling water

  • super cars

CONROD – STRAIGHT

By |Jul 12th, 2017|0 Comments

For the Blog this week we are going to touch on that most fabulous form of racing….V8 Supercars or as it has been re-titled, Australian Supercars and at the same time touch on the issue

  • PDM Clark Dyno Daze

DYNO DAZE – Dynomometer Testing

By |Mar 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

Dynamometers are a passion of mine and in this write-up I have a concern that the proper tuning of classic cars is coming under unreasonable pressure, not because the expertise is missing but because the

  • PDM_CLARK

A Different Corner Pt.1

By |Mar 6th, 2017|2 Comments

This portion of the blog has to do with very different thinking and the absolute necessity to bring an alternative view of the 60’s and 70’s gearhead view to readers. Call it a different Compass.

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FORMULA ONE

FORMULA ONE

  • Niki Lauda

My Bi Annual F1 Comment

By |May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

It is around twice a year that I make comment on Formula one and when that happens it is usually around the tech issues. To be quite candid, after reading the last four pieces

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  • Niki Lauda

My Bi Annual F1 Comment

By |May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

It is around twice a year that I make comment on Formula one and when that happens it is usually around the tech issues. To be quite candid, after reading the last four pieces

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And In This Corner

By |Jun 28th, 2017|0 Comments

I promised to get involved in talking about F1 every now and again and despite the fact that much of what I have to say is somewhat, shall we say, different, I

F1 in China | 9th April 2017

By |Apr 6th, 2017|0 Comments

F1 this weekend and we are all waiting to see the Ferrari/Merc scrap. Must say it’s the first time I have been wound-up about a F1 race in years. The manner in which Vettel held

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