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 Two Of Daves Fiat 500 Restomod Projects

By |2018-04-26T09:51:19+00:00Dec 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+00:00Nov 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+00:00Oct 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

Bathurst 2017 | Weekend Update

By |2017-11-24T10:11:25+00:00Oct 6th, 2017|Categories: Australian Touring Car Racing|Tags: , |

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 Sunday have been sunny and clear hovering around the 26-27C mark over the last few days but see that these

BATHURST 1000 2017

By |2017-11-24T10:11:25+00:00Sep 29th, 2017|Categories: Australian Touring Car Racing|Tags: , , , |

‘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 at Bathurst…..26 Contenders and 52 drivers…..1000km….Holden, Ford and Nissan. Who will lift the trophy? ….fabulously….I do not have a clue.

Australian Touring Car Racing

By |2017-11-24T10:11:26+00:00Sep 14th, 2017|Categories: Australian Touring Car Racing|Tags: , , , , , , |

As I write this article the first shots in the Pirtek Supercar endurance race series is just 19 hrs away. The Sandown 500, a race having a 40 odd Year heritage in Australian touring car racing is a bit special this year with many racers opting to display historic livery on their

OLDSMOBILE 442

By |2017-11-24T10:11:26+00:00Sep 8th, 2017|Categories: GM|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 trick in a whole different way. Better still they did this matching Cosworth in some special engineering in the ‘60s

Infinite Grease Monkey Theorem Part Two

By |2017-11-24T10:11:26+00:00Aug 27th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner, The Opel Kadett|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Fox In The Henhouse This part of the story covers, dare I say, a unique once in a lifetime experience for those involved. There were so many lessons to be learned by every single one of us caught up in the events of that day in Oudtshoorn, that it collectively changed our

The Infinite Grease Monkey Theorem

By |2017-11-24T10:11:27+00:00Aug 17th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In the sixties, if you had arrived on earth from Mars as a raving racing saloon car nut, you would have quickly realised that there were only a few car brands in certain parts of our planet, namely Ford, Mini and Renault, with an occasional appearance from Alfa and Volvo….there were quite obviously no others.

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