morning turned out to be a little chilly.
Normally, sun is the greatest thing but I
know the Fords will thrive on the highway
with the cool wind keeping us cool. I arrived
early at AN Racing headquarters to brew up
some coffee and wait for Adam to appear in
his tough XB falcon GT. Also in the pack today
was my XA, Sash’s XY, and latest addition
Bob Evans in his impeccable phase 1 XWGT.
time had come for us to hit the highway with
Sash in the lead for the Tomago car show.
This was a charity event with all proceeds
going to Camp Quality. Anything for young
children I say, and the boys all agreed. After
swapping positions at full steam for close
to 1 hour, we settled in a single file on
the freeway enjoying the scenery and waving
to holiday makers as they passed us by.
was interesting to see a certain vermillion
fire GT scorching the tarmac at well over
100 kph with ease, rear end wagging and two
black stripes appearing from the rears as
if by magic. Then again 695rwhp will do that
I guess…truly awesome to see.
show had an awesome turnout ranging from mad
max replicas to Harley Davidsons, race car
replicas and just plain old immaculate street
cars. Got talking to an old fella who possessed
a beautiful SLR-5000 Torana in its brand new
state. Well looked after she was with low
miles. I asked if he would sell-he replied
“NO WAY…I’ll die with this car…”
started up the machines and hit the highway
home at about 2.30, leaving the venue with
thunder escaping our tailpipes. Interesting
I say that as one of mine fell off on the
highway in the morning. I have since replaced
the whole system with a nice x-pipe set-up
which has me eager to ride the freeway once
an enjoyable day by all. Most accolades were
presented to a fella – whos HK Monaro graces
this months Street Machine magazine cover.
A beautiful car, that truly deserved the appraise
it received on the day. My personal choice
was the old fella in his Absinth yellow SLR-5000.
wait for the next one. Its good to get em
on the highway as much as possible. We’ll
keep you posted on the next events.
the photos….cheers Nick.