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The HRCC’s Historic Torque: February & March, 2015

Historic Torque

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and both February and March editions for 2015 are now available for download.

The newsletters look forward to Autumn’s Historic Warwick, catch up with racer Jill Nelson, recap the HRCC Try, Train and Test event, celebrate the lives of Bill Campbell, Leo Geoghegan, Joe Marano and Ivan Tighe and a whole lot more. Download them from the following links:

HRCC Historic Torque February 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque March 2015 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque January 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque December 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque November 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque October 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque September 2014 [PDF]


The HRCC’s Historic Torque: January 2015

Autumn Historic Warwick

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and is now available for download for January of 2015.

This edition kicks off with a look forward to the HRCC’s Try, Train, Test and Supersprint weekend, looks to the Autumn Historic Warwick and July’s Historic Queensland, and a whole lot more. Download it from the following link:

HRCC Historic Torque January 2015 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque December 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque November 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque October 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque September 2014 [PDF]


The Oily Rag: Holiday Reading

The Oily Rag

The next issue of the HSRCA’s quarterly magazine The Oily Rag is now with the printers and depending on the vagaries of the post office, you should receive your copy soon.

As usual this issue covers a number of historic race meetings including the HSRCA’s recent Wakefield Park meeting, VHRR meetings at both Winton and Sandown, the HRCC’s Noosa Hillclimb as well as the Rob Roy and Collingrove Hillclimbs.

Perhaps you missed spending the evening with Tim Schenken when he came along to talk to HSRCA members back on Wednesday 3rd December? Not to worry as within this issue of The Oily Rag is the text of Tim’s talk along with a selection of photos.

We trust you will enjoy the next issue of The Oily Rag, so keep an eye on your letter box for your copy!


The HRCC’s Historic Torque: December

Ivan Tighe

Image thanks to Speedcafe

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and is now available for download for December of 2014.

This edition begins by looking forward to 2015’s events, celebrates the life of Ivan Tighe, catches up on everything going on in Queensland’s historic racing community and a whole lot more. Download it from the following link:

HRCC Historic Torque December 2014 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque November 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque October 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque September 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque July 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque June 2014 [PDF]


Loose Fillings #48

Loose Fillings 48

About three times a year Garry Simkin and Terry Wright put out a newsletter called ‘Loose Fillings’, which chronicles the many adventures of historic air-cooled racing cars from the 1950s.

The latest edition has just been sent out, and is now available for download right here! This edition chronicles the pioneers of air-cooled racing and looks at the influence of Ron Tauranac, discusses Australian dampers from Ikon, explores chains for air-cooled racing with Chas, and more from the world of historic air-cooled racing cars from the ’50s.

Download it from the following link, and enjoy!

Loose Fillings #48 [PDF]

Take a look at the previous editions in the links below. Right-click and ‘Save as’, or just click.

Loose Fillings #47 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #46 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #45 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #44 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #43 [PDF]

 


Tim Schenken Guest Speaking at December 3rd Social Night

Tim Schenken Brands Hatch

The HSRCA is delighted to have vastly experienced driver, race car builder and CAMS administrator Tim Schenken along to entertain us on December 3rd.

His racing career was varied encompassing such milestones as being Australian Hillclimb champion in 1965, being a Grovewood Award winner, driving for Ferrari in sports cars, Lotus, Surtees, de Tomaso plus stints with HSRCA Patron Ron Tauranac in both Brabham and Trojans and much more.

A partnership with Howden Ganley saw them produce the TIGA range of sports and open wheelers before returning to Australia in 1984 to take up a role with CAMS as motor racing manager overseeing V8 races, F1 GPs and many other major events.

As usual, the venue is the Denistone Sports Club, 59 Chatham Road, West Ryde with the entertainment starting at 8pm. But why not arrive earlier and have a bite and a drink with fellow club members?


The HRCC’s Historic Torque: November

Historic Torque

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and is now available for download for November of 2014.

This edition recounts all the action at Noosa’s THE HILL and the Ipswich Classic, catches up on everything going on in Queensland’s historic racing community and a whole lot more. Download it from the following link:

HRCC Historic Torque November 2014 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque October 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque September 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque July 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque June 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque April 2014 [PDF]


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.28

M & O Newsletter

Image thanks to Steve Oom

Kick off your week in style with the latest edition of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O Newsletter, which is now available to download from the club website.

This edition kicks off with the news before supplying reports on the Winton Festival of Speed and Wakefield Park and looking forward to the Tasman Trophy and Historic Sandown. We then hear from Kim Shearn, catch up on the news around the pits and a whole lot more.

As always the newsletter’s bursting with brilliant content and packed with fabulous photos, so download it and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.28 [PDF]

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.27

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.26

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.25

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.27

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.27

Image: Peter Schell

The latest edition of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O newsletter went out to members late last week, which means it’s time to share it right here on the club website!

This edition kicks off by paying respect to Sir Jack Brabham, before recapping the Sydney Retro Speedfest and taking a look back at the many adventures of Australian 1960s racing cars at Mallala, Historic Winton and Morgan Park. We then hear from Kim Shearn, who’s racing in the UK and Europe, learn from Damon Hancock’s experience with his Brabham BT23C fire, look forwards to future events, catch up with all the news in the world of Australian 1960s racing cars and a whole lot more.

Enjoy it by downloading it from the link below:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.27 [PDF]

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.26

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.25

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22


The HRCC’s Historic Torque: June 2014

Sir Jack Brabham

Image via Historic Torque

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and is now available for download for June of 2014.

This month’s newsletter farewells the great Sir Jack Brabham, features a JKL report from the HRCC’s Autumn race meeting at Morgan Park and catches up on all the historic racing action in Queensland. Download it from the link below:

HRCC Historic Torque June 2014 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque April 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque May 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque March 2014 [PDF]


Loose Fillings #47

Loose Fillings 47

About three times a year Garry Simkin and Terry Wright put out a newsletter called ‘Loose Fillings’, which chronicles the many adventures of historic air-cooled racing cars from the 1950s.

Their first newsletter for 2014 has been out and about for a few weeks, and is now available for download from the website. This edition revisits the pioneers of aircooled racing, tells the story of the remarkable speedway JAP engine and catches up on everything you need to know in the world of historic air-cooled racing cars from the ’50s.

Download it below by right-clicking the link and selecting ‘Save as’, and enjoy!

Loose Fillings #47 [PDF]

Take a look at the previous editions in the links below. Right-click and ‘Save as’, or just click.

Loose Fillings #46 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #45 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #44 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #43 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #42 [PDF]

 


The HRCC’s Historic Torque: April & May 2014

HRCC's Historic Torque

Image: Shifting Focus Photography

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and is now available for download for both April and May of 2014.

Download both from the links below, and catch up on all the historic racing action that our brothers and sisters have been getting up to in sunny Queensland!

Download them by right-clicking the following links and selecting ‘Save-As’:

HRCC Historic Torque April 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque May 2014 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque March 2014 [PDF]


The HRCC’s Historic Torque: March 2014

HRCC Historic Torque March 2014

Image: Shifting Focus Photography

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland. We’re now making it available for download from the HSRCA website to share the many adventures of historic racers around Australia.

This edition features all the news from Queensland’s historic racing scene, including the HRCC’s TTT day and sprints from February, cars for sale, upcoming events and more.

Download it by right-clicking the following link and selecting ‘Save-As’:

HRCC Historic Torque March 2014 [PDF]


JKL Newsletter for February 2014

Pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars at Wakefield Park

I trust everyone had a great festive season.  Our first meeting of the year has been “run and won” at Wakefield Park, and Phillip Island is just around the corner.

Who says that the weather at Wakefield Park is always atrocious? Either freezing cold or boiling hot. Last weekend was a perfect late summer meeting with the weather deemed “ideal air cooled driving conditions” by the 3 peddlers of such devises.

There was plenty of track time over the course of the weekend with practice and 2 scratch races on Saturday and a handicap in the morning and a scratch race in the arvo on Sunday. One feature of the programme was that the last race on Sunday finished at 2.30pm, which is a good thing to allow everyone to get on the road early and not miss a late afternoon event.

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JKL Newsletter for January 2014

JKL Newsletter

Firstly, a belated happy New Year to everyone. I hope that you all had a very pleasant time over the festive season and that Santa was good to you. Did he leave you a new race suit or helmet (or maybe a new Brabham)? One can only hope.

It seems like only a few weeks ago that Eastern Creek (sorry Sydney Motor Sport Park) was run and won. Sadly for me I was unable to attend as the Prad is still in a thousand bits, but Garry Simkin was there along with I think 8-9 other JKL’s, and has very kindly put this report together for me.

Read on for the full report and newsletter


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.25

1960s Historic Racing Cars

Image: Steve Oom

The final edition of Ed Holly’s uniformly excellent M & O for 2013 went out to members late last month, and is now available for download right here from the club website.

This edition, which marks over six years of reporting for Ed, kicks off with a look at our Sydney Motorsport Park Spring Historics, before catching up with M & O at Sandown in November, clarifying the main events in New South Wales for 2014, checking out some Aussie Formula Junior action in Europe and checking in on all of the action in the world of Australian 1960s racing cars.

It’s another brilliant edition, packed with great stories and plenty of wonderful photos, and makes a brilliant start to 2014! Download it from the links below, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.25 [PDF]

Photo thanks to Steve Oom

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24

mo-newsletter

Image: Peter Schell

The spring issue of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O newsletter has gone out to members, and is now available for download on the club website.

This issue kicks off with a look at historic motorsport around the country and overseas, including our recent Wakefield Park event, August’s Winton Long Circuit, the Goodwood Revival and a historic look at Catalina Park, Katoomba c.1950. From there we head over to Europe once again to hear from our friends adventuring through Europe, catch up on all the news in the world of ’60s historic racing cars and the people who race them, and a whole lot more.

It’s another great edition, well worth a read, and you can download it by clicking the handy link below, or right clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24 [PDF]

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.20

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19


Loose Fillings #45 – Spring 2013

JACK BRABHAM’S RELIABLE V-TWIN COOPER

About three times a year Garry Simkin and Terry Wright put out a newsletter called ‘Loose Fillings’, which chronicles the many adventures of historic air-cooled racing cars from the 1950s.

Their third newsletter for 2013 is now available, and features a look at Jack Brabham’s Reliable V-Twin Cooper, tales of Tassie Coopers, technical talk and a wonderful collection of stories about historic air-cooled racing cars from the ’50s.

Download it below by right-clicking the link and selecting ‘Save as’, and enjoy!

Loose Fillings #45 [PDF]

Take a look at the previous editions in the links below. Right-click and ‘Save as’, or just click.

Loose Fillings #44 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #43 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #42 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #41 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #40 [PDF]


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23

1960s Racing

Photo by Peter Schell

The latest edition of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O newsletter has gone out to members, and is now available for download on the club website.

This edition gets started with a smörgåsbord of historic motorsport, recapping our recent event at Sydney Motorsport Park, Lakeside, the 37th Annual Austin 7 Club’s Historic Winton, Mallala Easter Historics and the Morgan Park Historics in July. From there it heads to Europe to hear from the WA contingent adventuring in the UK, catches up on all the news in 1960s historic racing cars, and a whole lot more.

It’s another bumper edition, and well worth the read!

Download it by clicking the handy link below, or right clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23 [PDF]

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.20

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.18


Loose Fillings #44 – Winter 2013

Historic Air-Cooled Racing Cars

About three times a year Garry Simkin, Terry Wright and founding editor, the late Graham Howard, put out a newsletter called ‘Loose Fillings’, which chronicles the many adventures of historic air-cooled racing cars from the 1950s.

Their second newsletter for the year is now available, and features a massive tribute to the late Graham Howard, along with a wonderful collection of stories about historic air-cooled racing cars from the ’50s.

Download it below by right-clicking the link and selecting ‘Save as’ and enjoy!

Loose Fillings #44 [PDF]

Take a look at the previous editions in the links below. Right-click and ‘Save as’, or just click.

Loose Fillings #43 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #42 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #41 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #40 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #39 [PDF]


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22

M & O Drivers at Wakefield Park

The first of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O newsletters for 2013 has gone out to members, and is now up for download on the club website!

Ed kicks this edition off with a bang, pondering what makes M & O machines so compelling, before recapping our recent Wakefield Park Summer Historics, the Phillip Island Classic and New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing, and catching up with all the pit gossip and more in the world of 1960s racing cars.

Download it by clicking the handy link below, or right clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22 [PDF]

Photo by Ed Holly.

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.20

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.18

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.17


Loose Fillings #43 – Summer/Autumn 2013

Loose FIllings 43

About three times a year Garry Simkin, Terry Wright and founding editor, the late Graham Howard, put out a newsletter called ‘Loose Fillings’, which chronicles the many adventures of historic air-cooled racing cars from the 1950s.

They’re back with their first newsletter for 2013, which is now available for download from the club website.

This edition looks at New Zealand’s big-twin pioneers, features part two of their story about Lionel Hart and his Tassie racers, goes into a little more detail on the Meikle Kieft story, and a whole lot more. Download it below by right-clicking the link and selecting ‘Save as’ and enjoy!

Loose Fillings #43 [PDF]

Take a look at the previous editions in the links below. Right-click and ‘Save as’, or just click.

Loose Fillings #42 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #41 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #40 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #39 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #38 [PDF]


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

2012 Tasman Revival

As we barrel ever closer to the holiday season, we have an early Christmas treat from Ed Holly in the form of his Summer M & O newsletter, now available for download from the club website.

It’s another bumper edition; packed to the brim with all the news, gossip and adventures of ’60s racing cars and their drivers. This edition features an absolutely massive recap of the 2012 Tasman Revival, checks in at Barbagello, Sandown and Motorclassica, and catches up with all the pit gossip and more in the world of 1960s racing cars.

It’s packed with stories both fun and informative and plenty of stunning photos, and is well worth a read. Download it by clicking the handy link below, or right clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21 [PDF]

Thanks to Ed Holly for putting it together, and to the many contributors that create such a great read!

Photo by Steve Koen

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.20

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.18

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.17

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.16


Loose Fillings #42 – Summer 2012

Loose Fillings

About three times a year Garry Simkin, Terry Wright and journalist Graham Howard put out a newsletter called ‘Loose Fillings’, which chronicles the many adventures of historic air-cooled racing cars from the 1950s.

They’re back to wrap up the year with another brilliant edition, which is now available for download from the club website!

This edition looks at Lionel Hart and his Tassie racing cars, finds an easy way to perform methanol tuning, tells Les Taylor’s story, and a whole lot more. Download it below by right-clicking the link and selecting ‘Save as’ and enjoy!

Loose Fillings #42 [PDF]

Take a look at the previous editions in the links below. Right-click and ‘Save as’, or just click.

Loose Fillings #41 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #40 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #39 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #38 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #37 [PDF]