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.