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Australian Muscle Car - - Punter Pics Special -

Pho­tog­ra­pher un­known

Phil Rizzo passed on im­ages given to him a few years ago by a bloke whose name he now can’t re­call. Should our mys­tery snap­per we read­ing this, we’ll be happy to ac­knowl­edge you next is­sue. Oran, Ama­roo and Catalina Parks are de­picted.

Gor­don Smith

Gor­don is a Kiwi with a thing, clearly, for XD and XE Fal­cons. “While in Aus­tralia in the late 1970s to early ’80s I at­tended races meet­ings at Bathurst, Oran Park, Ama­roo Park and Lake­side,” he says. How good are his shots of Dicky John­son on the edge in Tru-Blu?!

Alan Quin­lan

“By Novem­ber 1972 I had enough money saved to buy an XU-1,” writes Alan. Pay­ing with cash earned him a $200 dis­count on the RRP of $3759. His mother, though, had more on her mind than just get­ting a good deal. “The sales­man told my Mum it’s a lot safer than hot­ting up an FC.” Yeah, those sales­men know just what to say, don’t they! An im­pres­sion­able young race fan, Alan nick­named the car ‘Harry’ and con­sid­ered him­self the owner not of a Holden XU-1 but of a GM-H XU-1, as in, “Gen­eral Mo­tors – Harry.” This was, of course, just a month af­ter the HDT’s tri­umph at Bathurst. “I was slightly dis­ap­pointed with GM-H not fit­ting ex­trac­tors to the car. Would you be­lieve it came with Dun­lop High Per­for­mance SP bias belted tyres, not ra­di­als. They were very soft and wore out af­ter 10 months. The brake pads were soft and dusty too.”

Brett Jur­mann

Our Slot Car ex­pert has a thing for DJR Mus­tangs and dug up some of his own happy snaps. We es­pe­cially like the im­age from Oran Park 1985 fea­tur­ing the dic­ing JPS BMW 635s in the back­ground.

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