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Moff’s flags half mast
the article on the 1977 Falcons in AMC #83 reminded me that the car in the Bathurst museum did not have any text under the Australian flags on the rear spoiler.
I can remember looking at the cars in the paddock after that ’77 race. Under the three flags on the #1 Moffat/Ickx XC, it said: “Touring Car Champion 1973, Touring Car Champion 1976, Touring Car Champion 197-”
The dash was of course a reference to the fact that Moffat hadn’t yet wrapped up that year’s title. But proving that racing drivers don’t always make the best historians, under the flag on the #2 Bond/Hamilton car it said: “Touring Car Champion 1974.” It should of course have said 1975.
Sadly, I didn’t take a photograph of the flags and the text, but my memory is clear, and the diary entry I wrote the next day also refers to the mistake on the #2 car.
Does any reader have contemporary photographs of the flags on these famous cars? ED: Here’s a shot of the #1 car’s rear, David. Hopefully a reader can help with #2.
Hunting Hunter pics
Icurrently own, and am restoring, the ex-Dave Hunter, Challenge Motors LC Torana sports sedan #68 back to its former glory. Unfortunately, I only have very limited documents and pics as a guide.
Could anyone help me with any images or motor racing programmes from when this orange car was in competition? It raced at Calder Park on August 7 and December 6 in 1976, and at Sandown on March 1, 1977.
Any info on its history or images would be a help and greatly appreciated. Here are my latest shots. Are you an Aussie muscle car owner with something to say? Want to flex a bit of verbal muscle? Then write to us at:
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XW & XY questions
II’d just like to put a couple of questions out on the table. Firstly, I have an XW ute which came out of the factory in the colour Lustre Bronze and which it will remain when I am finished restoring it. I haven’t seen a lot in this colour. How many came out in 1969 in this colour? And is it rare?
I have also included some photos of my Dad’s XY which is a factory 302 V8, column-shift auto. On the compliance plate under R RAX it has an S; what does this mean?
Does anyone have any info on the XW Falcon drag ute on page 115 of issue #83, the Sundance Kid? What happened to it? What was she running?
Hub of inquiry
Iwas wondering if anyone had seen this logo on a hubcap before? I’ve not seen it before, and I’m not sure even where it came from. It was in a bundle of random bits at a clearance sale. I was wondering if it was from an American Motors Corporation model of some flavour?
It’s made of stainless steel, metal claw tabs to retain it are riveted to the flange behind the outer rim bead.
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