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Killing Lions

By |2020-02-24T06:37:00+00:00Feb 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The logo, or "Holden lion and stone" as it is known, has played a vital role in establishing Holden's identity. The logo refers to a prehistoric fable, in which observations of lions rolling stones led to the invention of the wheel. PRETTY PROFOUND STUFF…. Killing Lions in the wild is an unpalatable thing

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.

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

CONROD – STRAIGHT

By |2017-11-24T10:11:30+00:00Jul 12th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , , , , |

For the Blog this week we are going to touch on that most fabulous form of racing….V8 Supercars or as it has been re-titled, Australian Supercars and at the same time touch on the issue of racing car noise. Now I know as South Africans, there is this ‘thing’ with the Aussies…. and believe me

Part 3 continued – The GM Dealer Teams

By |2017-11-24T10:11:33+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: GM, Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

HDT – Holden Dealer Team Australia Unlike the later start-up of the European Dealer Teams, Holden themselves were the prime motivators for getting involved in front line motorsport. Harry Firth Joined Holden from Ford motorsport to start the Holden Dealer Team in 1969. Harry was an experienced race engineer, developer and

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