Alan Mum­ford

Australian Muscle Car - - Punter Pics -

Dave Ras­mussen


has man­aged to do what we all wish we’d done: kept a pho­to­graphic record of the cars he’s owned. Well, a fair chunk of them, at least. He’s sent us colour shots, circa 1992, are of his Cus­tom­line and XB GS hard­top. The lat­ter was a 351ci, 4-speed ex­am­ple bought in June 1974 and kept un­til 1995. He’s also owned: an XC Fal­con ute, ’64 Valiant Re­gal, 1969 Corolla, HK Kingswood with a 307, 1970 Kingswood with a 308 (pic­tured) and a 1958 Chrysler Royal. Now, how many of you lot can lay your hands on as many pics of your old ma­chines? Alan

Mum­ford’s fam­ily op­er­ated the Ford deal­er­ship at Blayney, 30 min­utes from Bathurst. Lit­tle won­der he snapped the three FoMoCo works cars to­gether on the grid at Bathurst in 1970. That’s Al­lan Mof­fat in #64E and Bruce McPhee in #63E, while the nose of the Fred Gib­son/Barry Se­ton (#62E) XW GT-HO Phase II is also in shot. In­ter­est­ingly, this was the first time the two fastest qual­i­fiers fin­ished the race in the same po­si­tions in which they started. It also hap­pened in 1993 and the 1998 Su­per Tourer 1000. Alan also shot at Bathurst 1970 one of the very rare Surfer­oos that did the rounds of the deal­er­ships to pro­mote the ute cul­ture. In B/W is the 1969 race-win­ning Monaro of Colin Bond and Tony Roberts. Note the fallen leaves from the vic­tory gar­land.

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