Issue 131

Issue 131

A slow news day

A slow news day and a politician with a penchant for being in the news was all it took to kill off what might have been the greatest Aussie muscle cars of all time


What might have been for Ford with the XA GTHO Phase IV - Phase III-like straight line performance but with handling poise to match the grunt

Torana XU-1 V8

Shoehorning the 308 V8 into the little XU-1 was only meant as a stop gap to win Bathurst in 1972. Sadly we’ll never know whether or not this bold plan would have worked

Jack’s back

The return of an old Perth-based racing Valiant Charger - the only old Group C racing Charger so far to have been restored and granted official historic racing status

Family affair

The resto of a hand-me-down XA Fairmont, and how it became part of the family

Muscle Man

Privateer Terry Shiel was something of a quiet achiever - and on a privateer’s budget in touring car racing he acheived more than most

HSRCA Sydney Classic


Seventy and still strong

The Australian Racing Drivers’ Club celebrates 70 years

To have and to Holden

For any couple planning on eloping, what better getaway car than a Holden Sandman?

Punter pics

Happy snaps from the Apple Isle in the ‘70s