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Firenza Can Am

By |2018-06-23T08:22:19+00:00June 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

The Infinite Grease Monkey Theorem

By |2017-11-24T10:11:27+00:00August 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.

GENERAL MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA – Finding New Roads?

By |2017-11-24T10:11:31+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner, GM|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It Seems the roads in South Africa have been blocked by Toyota's, VW's, Nissans, Kia's, Fords, Hyundai's and other Riff Raff. The departure of GM from the local scene announced last Thursday is no surprise to me. It is a sad reminder that when you do not respond to changing times, the world

GMSA 3800 GT – The Biggest Blunder? The Lost Diamond.

By |2017-11-24T10:11:32+00:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner, Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , , , , , |

When there is the opportunity to do something spectacular in this car-cult driven industry of ours, the full achievement of that often depends on circumstance…. and sadly also on the probability of clouded thinking and limited vision. I guess the number of lost opportunities could fill a library and the number of frustrated engineers facing

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

Fordomination 1962 – 1972 | Part Three

By |2017-11-24T10:11:33+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This is now a four part tale of the Ford years. The first covers something of the overall picture of what happened during this period (with SA bias), the second looks at the effect the Ford onslaught had on the street and the third, itself a two part story, a brief look at the

Fordomination 1962 – 1972 | Part Two

By |2017-11-24T10:11:33+00:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: GM, Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , , , , , |

This is a three part tale of the Ford years. The first covers something of the overall picture of what happened during this period (with SA bias), the second looks at the effect the Ford onslaught had  on the street and lastly a brief look at the response, mainly from a GM perspective.

NO OPTION BUT TO OPTION – GM’s Muscle Car Conundrum

By |2017-11-24T10:11:37+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , , , |

Regular Production Option and Central Office Production Order…..The most significant words in the GM world of 60’s performance cars. During that time and in what turned out to be a very new and adventurous portion of the business, the General’s company policy could only be described as muddled. History will show that GM produced some

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