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.

1963… Then Ten Years Of Thunder

By |2018-12-07T07:53:27+00:00Dec 7th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner, Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , |

Defining events seldom come in greater numbers…it’s 1963…. the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stereo, FM radio, Drive-in movies and Roadhouses, JFK and the (very hot) Cold War, Boeing 707,s, The race to the moon, Martin Luther King’s dream… and a portent of springbok rugby, H.O. de Villiers the school rugby captain… It was a hugely

Firenza Can Am

By |2018-06-23T08:22:19+00:00Jun 19th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner, GM, Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , , , , |

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 site:            ‘NO OPTION BUT TO OPTION’….And… ‘FORDOMINATION PART 3' These stories give a picture of the macro GM status

Supercar Report | Barbegello Perth

By |2018-06-20T07:02:46+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Australian Touring Car Racing|Tags: , , , , , |

Scott McLaughlin bags 300 points in Perth Another fascinating weekend…. and DJR Penske makes a statement. By the end of Qualifying on Saturday the numbers looked ominous with the Blue Oval having secured 6 of the top ten spots and had locked out the front two rows. The Holden men

Torque, Horsepower…. and Engine Response

By |2018-04-26T10:51:25+00:00Apr 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+00:00Apr 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+00:00Mar 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+00:00Mar 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+00:00Feb 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+00:00Jan 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

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