Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 More Historic Racecars

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1565
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 57
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: More Historic Racecars   Tue 30 Apr 2013, 11:21 pm

The usual suspects & I ventured to Morgan Pk Raceway for a Historic Racecar meet. Big attraction was a field of Group A and C Touring cars from the '80s.

Heres some pics, and a free piece of sprue to the first member who can ID all the cars :lol:









My only gripe was the presence of the Japanese "Rising Sun" flag on some of the despised ( by me) rotary mazdas. To me, that flag is symbolic of the criminal militarism of the Japanese empire. And as offensive as a swastika flag. Enough of my rantings,I hope you enjoy the cars.

Just realised that I've posted in the wrong section. Admin, please feel free to move it to the "photo opp" section. :oops:
Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6793
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Wed 01 May 2013, 1:37 am

Well I know the last one is a Mercury Comet. Other than that you guys are on your own.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
Tumbler75
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 833
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 42
Location : Memphis, TN

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Wed 01 May 2013, 1:49 am

There is a Clubman, Comet, RX-7, a couple of Ford Escorts, A Toyota Celica Supra in Orange, a Ford Mustang (85 or 86), I believe the first one is a Holden, and the li'l Green Micro Car has to be a Goggomobil (sp). 8)
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1565
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 57
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Wed 01 May 2013, 10:04 am

Tumbler75 wrote:
There is a Clubman, Comet, RX-7, a couple of Ford Escorts, A Toyota Celica Supra in Orange, a Ford Mustang (85 or 86), I believe the first one is a Holden, and the li'l Green Micro Car has to be a Goggomobil (sp). 8)

Pretty close, Jason. First one is indeed a Holden. A HQ Monaro.
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6526
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Wed 01 May 2013, 11:26 am

#2 is an Austin A35. (It has the larger rear window as apposed to the A30's smaller version)

#3 Nissan Sylvia??

#4 Mini Clubman 1275GT

#5 Gogomobil Dart Roadster

#6 Man thinking about buying a second hand race car!! LOL

#7 Centre car. Mazda XR7

#8 Mercury Comet

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1565
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 57
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Wed 01 May 2013, 11:58 am

Skid wrote:
#2 is an Austin A35. (It has the larger rear window as apposed to the A30's smaller version)

#3 Nissan Sylvia??

#4 Mini Clubman 1275GT

#5 Gogomobil Dart Roadster

#6 Man thinking about buying a second hand race car!! LOL

#7 Centre car. Mazda XR7

#8 Mercury Comet

#1 is a frod falcon, ditto the two cars flanking the rx-7 in #7. They're the XD model, 1979-82 era. Horrible cars, huge turning circle, s-l-o-w steering and still using cart springs on the rear axle, and an under dash handbrake. And for some reason, frod decided to put the horn on the indicator stalk. Add lousy rustproofing too- which is why we see very few survivors.

Well spotted on the A30/35 rear window- I only knew about the difference from the track commenters spiel.
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6526
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Wed 01 May 2013, 2:48 pm

Do I get a free piece of sprue anyway then? LOL

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3127
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Sun 19 May 2013, 2:57 am

Rotarys were a HUGE problem to consider and here in the U.S. I believe they were pretty well held down in chances of winning due to rules of displacement and what classes they ran in. As for the Japanese, yes, the Australians and New Zealanders suffered a lot from Japanese harshness in battle and if captured. Horrible times, though we celebrate heroism and forget the evils of wars. Luv the cars. In the '60s in the U.S. "sedan" racing of many foreign makes and smaller displacement cars was popular with hobby racers and fans. To see everything from old Saabs to Minis and Sprites battling on old courses made from abandoned air fields made for a great era. Costs were low and happiness and fun were high, thanks!
Back to top Go down
TECHMAN
New Member
New Member


Posts : 74
Join date : 2013-03-08

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Sun 19 May 2013, 3:52 am

8) 8) 8)

BEAUTIFUL GROUPING OF CARS!!!!!!

DJ
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1565
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 57
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   Sun 19 May 2013, 4:20 am

TECHMAN wrote:
8) 8) 8)

BEAUTIFUL GROUPING OF CARS!!!!!!

DJ

Glad you enjoyed them. Its a great track, well run and we ( me & 2-3 mates) go about twice a year to the Historic meetings.
Do an overnighter in a cabin, partake of liquid refreshments and a fantastic Indian resturant to boot.

Win-win-win :D :cheers:
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: More Historic Racecars   

Back to top Go down
 
More Historic Racecars
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Historic graphix Polish Campaign German Tanker 1939
» Australia Day 26 January
» Portsmouth Historic Docks festival of Christmas
» Victorian Festival of Christmas Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
» Historic Racing from Morgan Pk.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: General :: Off Topic-
Jump to: