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
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
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
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 2, we will relent a little and move on to the subject of Tractive Effort or applied force.
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
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
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
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
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.
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