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Dick Johnson Tru-Blu

XD Falcon: Ford’s accidental racing hero

To be true blue is one of the greatest honours an Australian can hope for, and its one which Dick Johnson and his ‘Tru-Blu’ XD Falcon truly earned. It’s also one which nearly didn’t …

Sydney Retro Speedfest

Get Pumped for the Inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest

Image: Sydney Retro Speedfest
Sydney is about to add a new feather to its historic racing cap, with the launch of Sydney Retro Speedfest – a brand new historic racing event for 2014.
The inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest …

Triumph 2000/2.5PI

Triumph 2000/2.5PI: From Mount Panorama to Mexico City

Image: Shannons Club, via www.autopics.com.au
As at home tackling the gruelling London-Mexico World Cup Rally as it was braving the bumps and bends of Bathurst, Triumph’s 2000/2.5PI sedan was an endurance racing rocket.

2000 Ford Mondeo Super Tourer

Buy The Car That Dominated the 2000 BTCC

In 2000 Alain Menu, Anthony Reid and Rickard Rydell dominated the British Touring Car Championship in Prodrive-built Ford Mondeo Super Tourers, claiming a perfect three-for-three when they finished the championship with Menu champion, Reid second …

Ford Customline

Ford Customline 1955-59: In its prime before prime-time

Image: Chevron Publishing
Sold in Australia from 1952 to 1959, and cleverly adapted by Ford Australia for the local market, Ford’s Customline came out strong with a class-leading V8, luxurious interior, great price and good looks. …

sideways-action

Top Five of 2013: Rally

Video: How to treat a Mk2 Ford Escort

See a Mk 2 Ford Escort being driven at full noise in the Irish Hillclimb championship by Simon McKinley. McKinley;s approach is simple, just paint it white and drive …

BMW-m3-e30

Top Five of 2013: Touring Cars

Pure intentions, pure handling, pure sound – The legendary E30 M3

When no less a man than Jean Alesi describes a car as the sweetest-handling machine he can think of, you sit up and take notice.  …

bathurst 2

What does the Bathurst 1000 mean to you?

It’s that time of year again! The “Great Race” is on again in little over a month and this promo clip called Our Mountain is a perfect way to build excitement.

Escort RS1800

Video: Onboard in Ford Escort RS on the Goodwood Rally stage

Evo’s Henry Catchpole gets taken for a flat chat, fully sideways blast in an classic rally car, the BDA-powered Ford Escort RS1800, on a special stage at Goodwood.
 

Mark-Allan Moffat Cologne

Allan Moffat’s ‘Cologne’ RS3100: Australia’s Wildest V6 Capri

It’s one thing to be a born racer, with talented toes, fast fingers and the guts, determination and drive to put them to good use on the track.
It’s another thing all together to secure and …

Lex Davison

Lex Davison and the Fearsome Holman-Moody 427 Ford Galaxie

 
“The big bitch nearly killed me!”
They don’t make ‘em like they used to! Following a massive stack in the ’64 Sandown International Six Hour, Lex Davison was not thrilled with the long-form handling characteristics of …

Norm Beechey's '64 Mustang

Beechey, Geoghegan & Jane: The Racing Mustangs of 1965

Norm Beechey’s ’64 Mustang in typical pose at Warwick Farm. 
In this first edition of our series of stories from the Shannons Club we head back to 1965 when Beechey, Geoghegan & Jane were kicking off a …