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.

Part 2 | The Pontiac GTO | 1963 – Ten Years of Thunder

By |2019-01-09T13:39:23+00:00Jan 9th, 2019|Categories: A Different Corner, GM, Ten Years Of Thunder|Tags: , , , , |

I have selected the top ten from the era -  mid 1963 to end 1973. The choice is based on my heartfelt memories of the times … and some may be a surprise… read on.  2nd Place In our list of early performance cars THE PONTIAC GTO You Be

Part 1 | The Lotus Cortina MK 1 | 1963 – Ten Years of Thunder

By |2019-01-09T12:02:49+00:00Dec 30th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner, Performance Saloon Car History, Ten Years Of Thunder|Tags: , |

I have selected the top ten from the era -  mid 1963 to end 1973. The choice is based on my heartfelt memories of the times … and some may be a surprise… read on. #1 In our list of early performance cars THE LOTUS CORTINA MK 1 A

1963… Then Ten Years Of Thunder

By |2019-01-09T06:47:15+00:00Dec 7th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner, Performance Saloon Car History, Ten Years Of Thunder|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

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