Paul Clark

About Paul Clark

I have been in the motor industry all my life and despite spending 20 odd years with Datsun/Nissan, remain a GM man at heart.

Torque, Horsepower…. and Engine Response

By | 2018-04-26T10:51:25+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , |

Start this discussion around the bar, braai (barbecue), tea trolley or at the car club covering the explanation of horsepower and torque and everyone is an expert. In(s)ane comments such as  “Horsepower can drive your car into a wall but torque determines how far you go through it”  attempt a cynical, jocular reasoning but

Supercars Report – Philip Island

By | 2018-04-26T09:47:33+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Australian Touring Car Racing|Tags: , , , , |

McLaughlin at full pace on one of the most picturesque tracks in the business. It goes without saying that this circuit belongs to Scott McLaughlin. The man has a rhythm to his driving here that just flows between the continuous sweeps and corners. I have watched the race 10 qualifying

F1 2018 | This Year is F1 going to move away from “Same Same” to Involving?

By | 2018-04-26T09:47:49+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Formula 1|Tags: , , |

The 2018 Marinello Monster Can it match the Mercedes research machine? The season begins this weekend and for us in SA, things begin to move from Friday morning early. For me and the other Supercar enthusiasts out there, it is a double whammy weekend that will keep our computer and

SUPERCARS 2018 – LET THE GAMES BEGIN

By | 2018-04-26T09:48:10+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Australian Touring Car Racing|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 ago giving us an idea of the pace of the field readying for Adelaide in the first week of March.

Fordomination Part 4

By | 2018-04-26T09:48:41+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 the new decade they took their foot off the loud pedal, such was the momentum that saloon car race grids

The Bazooka

By | 2018-04-26T09:49:12+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: GM, Performance Saloon Car History, The Opel Kadett|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 engine, read the sparkplugs and felt the pulse. In This article we go back to those times and do it

Part Two Of Daves Fiat 500 Restomod Projects

By | 2018-04-26T09:51:19+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , , |

Following on from the Moretti 750 in my previous post we have here what must be the ultimate Fiat 500 Restomod.  Built by the same man and nearing completion this year….. 2017 will mark 50 years after the Moretti…..but absolutely well worth the wait. Sadly, the loss

Part One | Mighty Mouse – A Tale Of One Special Fiat 500

By | 2017-12-14T09:58:59+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , |

Mighty Mouse After the front-engined Fiat 500 Topolino of 1936 (The Mouse) Fiat’s Original city car the Topolino “The Mouse”   569cc four cyl    1936-1956 ……along came the Nuova The Iconic 2 cylinder 499cc rear engined Nouva Cinquecento 1957 - 1975  

Reflections on Bathurst 2017

By | 2017-11-24T10:11:25+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Australian Touring Car Racing|Tags: , , , |

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. I have been a little delayed in posting this week but a look back at what happened at Bathurst is

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