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The Isuzu Bellett at Warwick Farm Raceway

Isuzu Bellett: The club car that helped ‘Bondy’ become a superstar

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The Isuzu Bellett, in particular the 1.6-litre GT Coupe, is a pretty little car with looks that belie its impressive performance credentials. And in the early to mid ‘60s, it helped …

Ford Customline

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

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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. …

Motor Sport Retro

Austin 1800: The Land Crab in a Sea of Barges

Given its name by an Australian journalist after watching them corner sideways in rally racing, the Austin 1800, or Land Crab as it’s colloquially known, was plugged as the ‘Car of the Century’, and very …

Austin 1800 1970 Australian Motor Racing Annual

Austin 1800: The car that should have won the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon

The result of some lunchtime brainstorming between Sir Max Aitken, Jocelyn Stevens and Tommy Sopwith of the Daily Express, hoping lift the mood and economy in England, the London to Sydney Marathon has only been …

Valiant at Bathurst

AP6/VC Valiant V8: More Power to Australians

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The AP6/VC Valiant V8 stepped up the game for Australian motorists, bringing with it more power (always good), an agile handling package and a stylish aesthetic that fit the era like a glove.


Record Crowds Join In as Motorclassica Gets Better and Better

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The beautiful halls of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building are just that little less enrapturing today, as the last of Motorclassica 2013′s stunning collection of  historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles has hit the …

Mazda RX3

Mazda RX-3: The giant-killing rotary that put the R in Respect for ‘Rice Burners’

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When a trio of Mazda R100 coupes arrived at Mount Panorama in 1969, for the Hardie-Ferodo 500, they brought with them an entirely new kind of music than that which had played around The …

Walkinshaw’s Jaguar XJ-S at Bathurst

1985 Bathurst 1000: Attack of the Tom Cats

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The Mountain takes no prisoners. Tom Walkinshaw learned this the hard way in 1984 after clocking nearly 300 kilometers an hour down Conrod and scoring a spot in the top ten for …

Iso Griffo

Be Awestruck by the Art of Automotive Design at Motorclassica 2013

From the 1991 Jordan 191 to Ferrari’s 330 P4 and the Britten V1000, we’ve never had any doubt that automotive designers are artists. Motorclassica are going to be celebrating that fact this weekend when Italian …

Nevco Motorsport Accessories

Get Racing with Nevco’s Awesome Motorsport Accessories

Historic racing is a grassroots affair for most, and the luxuries of a team truck and pit crew may seem like a distant dream. But with the huge amount of support enjoyed by motorsport enthusiasts …


Made in Australia: Jim McKeown and the world’s fastest Lotus-Cortina

“We had some pretty hectic races I can tell you. I particularly remember the fight we had for the 1966 South Australian Touring Car Championship at Mallala (single race format). There wasn’t much left of …


Lotus-Cortina Mk I: The Extraordinary Came at a Cost

Fitting snuggly in between Lotus’ Type 27 – a Formula Junior version of the Formula 1 Type 25 – and the Indy 500-destined Type 29, the Lotus-Cortina arrived during a golden age of Chapman-designed motorsport …