The car was purchased from Jack Porritt in May 1969 by Warwick and John Barrett who completely rebuilt it for the 1970 season changing the number to # 47. It was stripped and rebuilt at the end of that season and fitted with McGee fuel injection and a Halibrand quick-change diff.
In 1972 the car was sold to Ross Hammond who raced it as # 17 at the Liverpool Speedway. When the car was involved in a big accident on the asphalt track in 1974 its racing days were over.
Engine: Grey Holden
Diff: Lehane quick-change
Front Suspension: Transverse spring with swing arm shock absorbers
Joan Thompson was laid to rest today, Friday the 27th October. Joan was the wife of Vsaq foundation member and past Club President Grahame Thompson. We pass on our Sincere Condolances to the Thompson family from all members of the Vintage Speedcar Assn Qld.
Sincere Condolances from the Members of the Vintage Speedcar Assn Qld to the Kiehne Family following the Passing of Des Kiehne. Des was a founding member of the Vsaq and long time supporter of the club. His passion for Restoration, History and Preservation of Vintage Speedcars will be missed. RIP Des
The VSAQ wish to advise after an early morning track & grounds inspection the Club day set down for today,Saturday the 17th June at the Redcliffe Harness Racing Club has been CANCELLED. We apologise for the late notice and thank everyone for their entries and support of the day.