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A reproduction body was considered, but the build called for a 65 Notchback and no one was making reproduction Notchback body shells. Only reproduction fastbacks in the 65 / 66 year body style.
The original car was a base model 6 cylinder 3 speed car. They aren't rare or expensive. The goal was rust free and unmolested. Besides, this is more fun than doing restorations.
3 days, 5 hours ago on From Concept To Reality:</br> The Hoonicorn RTR Build Story
Jason Burke from Burkes Metalworks has been a friend for many years. When you find talented people you like working with and work with well, it's an easy choice. We flew him up from New Zealand for this project. Go check out his other stuff and you'll see why. burkesmetal.com
Only vague if you choose to take it at face value.
8 months ago on Gripping With A Drift Car?
Been toying with this idea myself. Would be interesting to see what would happen around the "Ring" or up Pikes Peak.
One of the most important things that people like Gene Haas understand is to not be controlled by self imposed limiting beliefs. I'm sure this is not the first time he has had his share of naysayers.
Truly successful people usually take on challenges many others deem unrealistic. His vision of Haas Automation, and Stewart Haas Racing I'm sure also seemed insurmountable to many.
I'll be on the sidelines cheering him on. Go for it Gene. Full points for having the stones - and vision - to take this on.
8 months ago on ‘Murica Is Goin’ F1 Racin’
10 months, 3 weeks ago on How The Other Half Live:</br>Hot Rodding, Kiwi Style
Very cool Brad, almost made me homesick for NZ a little bit. What I'd give nowadays for an A9X Torana replica or SLR 5000 over here as a fun toy...
Love the Ralt F3 car. Dick Bennets at WSR coached and engineered some great drivers over the years. Still have fond memories and learned a LOT from Dick. No doubt Senna was one of his favorites too.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Magnificent Seven: Senna’s Cars At Donington
Mr Moore does it again. Outstanding article by one of the best in the business.
1 year, 10 months ago on Racing’s The Last Golden Era: The 1980s
Would do about anything for an A9X Torana sitting in my garage. Even a replica. One of the best looking race cars of all time. Iconic.
1 year, 12 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: Bathurst Racing Museum
Very quickly becoming a fan of Charles Ng. Good luck next season Charles.
2 years ago on Driving The Mean Streets Of Macau
My vote is the 1980 - 1983 911SC. 3.0L aluminum case engine so no more mag case 2.7L problems, simple, classic 911. Just picked up a clean California rust free example to build a shop project '74 IROC replica weekend warrior / stripped out street racer.
You guys could possibly end up seeing it when its finished :-)
2 years, 3 months ago on Poll: The Greatest Porsche 911 Generation
GTS Monaro. Hell yes.
I'm so envious of you right now Mike! Should be a bucket list trip for every gearhead.
2 years, 4 months ago on Salt Flat Life: Bonneville Begins
I remember seeing this car, or one of the other 4WD RX7's of the era driven by Rod Millen at the Ashley Forest hillclimb, just outside Christchurch. That must have been around '88 or '89.
As a young lad it was one of the most impressive things I'd ever seen and left a lasting impression. And was cause for me to go ask for a job at his Huntington Beach shop in '91 when I first moved to the USA. Of course, I wasn't skilled enough to get the job :)
Thank you for resurrecting the memories Brad!
2 years, 5 months ago on Peak Performance: Resurrecting An Iconic Rx-7
One of my favorite cars of all time. To not only own one in the USA but to also build it yourself to such a level of originality is a mammoth undertaking. Huge respect, and a lot of envy too.
2 years, 6 months ago on A Cossie In The Usa