The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I owned a Greeves Scrambler when I was 12 years old. I paid $20 for it [from mowing laws]
Mine had a 250 Villiers engine , an unknown telescopic front end plus a tiny little seat [that looked homemade]
I used to ride it around an abandoned quarry [1/2 mile from home] and eventually got it taken off me by my parents when I pushed my luck riding on the streets.
Dad was a Speedway racer back then ,and always had neighbours complaining so he didn't need his sons aggravating the situation
I also had a 67 sprite trials bike with a 250 Villiers engine , that was a load of fun. [I was a lot older then]
They were worthless uncompetitive bikes back then [I should've kept them ,but I grew up]
My thoughts exactly. Thanks to the mods and the guys posting pics of American cars !
Potential Kiwi car buyer gets into the wrong side at the Dealership
Famous Aussie larrikin "Les Noyes" trying to get mentally focused on the desert run ,up to the Uluru hillclimb
That's his brother "Max" giving him advice.
A very young Bruce McLaren [22 years] after winning the Los Angeles GP in 1959
LeMans in 1954
Race car designer Gene Beach
And the Beach Sports Racer he produced in 1964
for more info, go to HAMB history auto racing 1894 to 1942 pg 104 #3095.
Where McLaren started making a dream become reality.
The Pirrotta Carawana FX Holden with a Y block, later became a very successful competition car, with fuel injected 289 Ford Windsor.
View attachment 4108937
Thanks for that mate,I knew one of those blokes in the pic was Joe Pirrotta but didn't know Carawana was in with him!...
Did Pirotta or Carawana live in Fairfield for a while and got into Top Fuelers?Just remember walking past a blokes place years ago who had a green one in his garage,I did stop and talk to him but I can't remember who it was!..
No Al, they came from Springvale Victoria, you might be thinking of Joe & Ben Gatt. Joe Pirotta was also known for this Bucket.
This is Joe & Ben Gatt's FX.
The "Boars Nest" before it became the world famous "Watering Hole" for thirsty motorists
Pete Lodges 37 Coupe with a GMC 6-71 blower on a Flathead.
Another angle of Pete Lodges Coupe.
Dual wheels on the rear was needed for drag racing on the gravel at Kopuku
Unknown driver here, But this car would've been almost new at the time.[and valuable]
Here it is racing on the gravel at Kopuku
Ah ok thanks mate,I know about B& J Gatt who own Superflow Heads But I think they lived over Liverpool way.I'll ask my mate he knew who he was!...
I do remember this famous Ford powered Aussie drag car mate!...Apparently he bought it for $10
Nice how that General Motors product is standing high and mighty above all the other cars.
The late Kevin Dolores in his '32 Ford roadster.
The roll bar requirements were a little slack back then , as well as his arm resting on the drivers door
Lots of history at the Uluru hillclimb. TV coverage was allways great, even though it was in black & white. Finally closed down after the greenies complained that the racing affected the waterfalls.
McLaren now has a huge building across the street from us on 8-mile Rd. in Livonia Michigan...
I was in there once putting an app in.... WOW!!!! I couldn't believe all the eye candy....
Separate names with a comma.