1972 Ford Falcon XA-GT-HO
Phase 4 "170MPH Factory Prototype Race Car"
Falcon GT HO Phase 4 Factory Prototype Bathurst Race Car. Hand built seam welded and blueprinted producing almost 400HP. This unmolested intact factory race car with under 5,000 miles is one of only three manufactured by Ford Special Vehicles for Allan Moffat & Fred Gibson.
1964 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S
Motor: Chrysler 273 V8, Roller Cam, Arias Pistions, 4 x 48mm Weber carbs on
custom manifold, Crower conrods, steel crankshaft, custom extractors.
Gearbox: Chrysler 4 speed new process, with Hurst shifter.
Diff: Chrysler limited slip.
Suspension: Lowered with heavy duty shocks & sway bars. Torsion bar front,
leaf spring rear.
Wheels: Performance, Superlite 6" x 15" with Yokohama Tyres
Class NB Lap Record Wakefield Park Clocked at 164MPH down conrod straight
1971 Holden HG Brougham 308 Sedan
Presented in white with a beige vinyl roof and parchment Brocade interior
this late-series Brougham displays just 101,989 miles on the odometer. It
is of course powered by the 308ci V8 motor coupled to a three-speed
automatic transmission. In the current ownership for the last 20 years it
is believed to have had only two owners from new and presents in a lovely
original condition with the interior showing minimal wear for the age of
the car. It retains its genuine factory radio and Holden towbar, Owner's
Manual and Service Book (however it is unmarked) and has been freshly
serviced in preparation for the sale. A rare chance to acquire a high-spec,
original Brougham in unrestored but highly usable condition, the Brougham
will be sold unregistered.
2009 Toyota Lexus LFA
Lexus began taking orders for the LFA supercar on October 23, 2009. Buyers
will be selectively chosen by Lexus in the second quarter of 2010.
Production will begin in December 2010 as a 2011 model. Only 500 total LFA
models will be made worldwide, with only 20 produced each month. Each car
will be custom ordered to the customer's specifications, and will cost an
estimated US$375,000, depending on options and customization.
Production LFAs, lined up in Yokohama
Following the LFA's release at the Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus unveiled a
website with a 'LFA configurator' which allowed users to select exterior
and interior colors, brake caliper colors, seats, steering wheel leather,
and other interior designs. In total, there are over 30 billion possible
configurations. Each LFA will be hand-built by a dedicated production team
of engineers and specialists at Toyota's Motomatchi plant in Aichi, Japan.
In the North American market 150 LFAs will be initially sold through a two
year lease program much like the Ferrari F50. This is to prevent owners
from reselling the vehicle for a profit. Racing driver Scott Pruett was
hired to give test drives to interested buyers, demonstrating the vehicle's
capabilities at Auto Club Speedway. The Lexus division of Toyota Motor USA
will stop taking orders at the end of 2009, in which they will talk about a
purchase plan for the lessees. Lexus later changed their stance and allowed
outright purchase, but only on the condition that they sign an agreement
giving the dealer first right of refusal to buy back the LFA if the owner
wants to sell it within the first two years. The dealer will have the
option to buy back the used LFA for either fair market value or the
original sticker price, whichever is lower. In the European market buyers
order their LFA through a single Lexus dealer located in Park Lane, London
where it is purchased outright.
During LFA production, each vehicle will receive a plaque which is
individually numbered, indicating the unit's place in the production run.
Each LFA V10 engine will also bear the signature of the specialist who
With 20 units produced monthly, production of the entire LFA run will last
for 25 months, from December 2010 to December 2012.
McLeod Ford Falcon XA GT 351
Goss debuted at the Bathurst 500 in 1969 driving a McLeod Ford (with its
distinctive yellow/black chequer windscreen strip) sponsored Ford Falcon
GTHO, but Goss's co-driver Dennis Cribbin crashed the Falcon at Forrest
Elbow. In 1970 John Goss posted the fastest lap during the Bathurst 500 in
his XW Falcon GTHO Phase II. The following year Goss won two rounds of the
Toby Lee Series at Oran Park against such opposition as Colin Bond and Fred
Goss won the 1972 South Pacific Touring Car Series and the 1972 Sandown 250
endurance race, both in Series Production Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III's.
He also put his Falcon on the front row of the grid at the 1972
Hardie-Ferodo 500, qualifying second fastest behind the Works GTHO of
expat-Canadian Allan Moffat. Engine failure after splashing around for 24
wet laps ended Goss' race.
With the Series Production class being replaced by the new Group C Touring
Car class in 1973, Goss was the first driver to develop and race the new
Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop. Unlike Series Production, the new Group C rules
allowed considerable modifications. Goss obtained sponsorship from Shell
and Max McLeod, a prominent Ford dealer in Rockdale, New South Wales --
known for his "Horn cars" -- as well as obtaining factory assistance from
Ford Australia, who provided Goss with purpose-built XA racing chassis.
Goss was actually the first to race the XA Hardtop in the 1973 ATCC, even
before the Works team who used a modified Phase III GTHO and didn't make
the switch to the Hardtop until the Endurance races later in the year. Goss
and Kevin Bartlett teamed up for the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst
and qualified on pole position with a time of 2:33.4 (it was to be Goss'
only pole at Bathurst) ahead of the GTR-XU1 Holden Torana of Peter Brock
and Doug Chivas. Goss started and built up a good lead which was kept until
he was involved in a crash at The Cutting which damaged his front end. The
Falcon suffered radiator damage which later caused its retirement on lap
110 of the now 163 lap race (prior to 1973 race distance was 500 miles and
ran only 130 laps.
The pair returned to Bathurst for the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in the same
car -- repainted from yellow to blue after losing Shell as their major
sponsor -- and proved to have the reliability needed to last through a race
marred by driving rain, finishing first. To celebrate the victory, Ford
Australia released a limited edition XB Falcon Hardtop in 1975 called the
John Goss Special. Actual production numbers of these cars were never
released by Ford, but estimates range anywhere between 260 and 800 -- they
are now considered collectible.
How to build a Rotary Bridge Port engine
FullBoost Tech Files, Ep 1 ~ Rebuild
and Bridgeport of a 13B rotary engine @ Mr Parts.
We have started with a stripped down 1984 Mazda RX7 13BT engine, and will
run through the steps involved in bridge porting the engine, then assembly,
to the start up in its new home, a 1972 Mazda 808 (RX3). [
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Mad Max - Last V8 Interceptor Axle-hop Stop!
Met up with Justice, who runs Maxrockatansky.org and did a little bit of
filming near Lake Lewisville. Thought I'd throw in the axle-hop stop that
you see at the beginning of MM2: The Road Warrior. He doesn't throw it into
reverse, as many erroneously believe. It's this type of stop I demonstrate
Dick Johnson drives Tru Blu after 25 years in hibernation.
Gasolene TV visited the big Longford Revival meeting and did this great
segment on Dick Johnson in his famous Tru Blu Bathurst winning Falcon.
Which was only recently refurbished by Bowden's Own after being in
hibernation for over 25 years. You can find the full clip from this
Longford event on the Gasolene TV YouTube account.
1100hp Ford GT with a Cute Blonde
Taking a ride in a supercharged/twin turbo Ford GT
This car is making over 1000rwhp!
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History of the Ford Falcon GT (part 4 of 6)
1998 video documentary on the Australian Ford Falcon GT & GTHO (phases
1-4), its success on the showroom and at Mount Panorama. Includes
interviews with Ford personnel, racing celebrities, and rare archive
GTHO Ford Falcon Phase III
Phase III Falcon WY GTHO Vermillion Fire. 351 Cleveland powered. One of 300
made, only 100 or so are left!
Most Bizarre Car - Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept car
Chris Ashworth records the Pontiac Farago Concept. The Pontiac Farago CF
428 was a styling exercise for the Pontiac Grand Prix in 1969. It was
designed by Paul Farago with some coachwork by Coggiola. CF stands for
Coggiola-Farago. The car has a 428 cid V8 engine.
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WIN a 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III Tribute
Unique Cars magazine has spent the last six months restoring a bare chassis
shell into what they reckon is the nation's best Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase
III tribute - with the help of the good folk at Grand Tourer Restorations,
using Rare Spares restoration parts and accessories
It has taken months of work, but the GT-HO replica is finished - stripped
and restored, laid in a stunning Vermillion Fire paint job with a fresh 351
There were a myriad of choices when it came to the specifications - the
original Phase III claimed 300 horses (223kW) but actually pumped out
closer to 350 (260kW). If you have the right combination of lunacy and
money, about double the original is possible, albeit at the expense of
driveability and reliability. The Unique Cars XY had to have both features,
so the target was more modest: a tad over 400hp (298kW).
So how did they go? They got a lazy 426 horses (317kW) without resorting to
crazy revs, plus a torque curve almost as flat as the Nullarbor. This car
has one very sweet engine!
The best part of this rebuild is; you could WIN it!...Unique Cars Magazine
open the competition to win this Aussie Icon on January 6, 2010 (check out
the magazine for full details on how to win it).
The video shows Rare Spares Brand Ambassador, V8 Supercar legend and Hall
of Famer; John Bowe taking the beast for a test drive see what JB has to
say about it.