working on the XT all day Saturday I needed
some relaxation on Sunday. I was told by Sash
that there was a muscle car cruise on Sunday
with some big engines and heavy hitters. With
the diff out of the XW, it was not going to
make this one.
I arrived at Sash’s place he was adjusting
roller rockers on Harry’s tuff Windsor.
The car was getting prepared for next Sunday’s
WSID meeting. Time passed by quickly so we
quickly washed the Falcon GT and headed down
the M5 to the meeting point. We arrived in
good time and as soon as we turned into the
Mobile servo we saw Blocker’s and Steve’s
XT’s. We parked behind Blocker and got
out to have a chat to the boys (Steve, Blocker
new Polar White XT GT was finished and it
looked awesome. Complete with the tuff little
302 Windsor and a new C4 transmission. Further
down was an awesome looking 66 Mustang with
a blower. A Plymouth barracuda 440 was also
present as were a few tough looking Fords,
Commodores and Torrana’s.
some instructions on route to destination,
engines started and a massive rumble was heard
for miles. The service station attendant would
of freaked out as some could not resist the
urge to spin their wheels and a Ford doing
helicopters in the servo. One person was bored
waiting for the traffic lights so he decided
to do a brake job. At this stage we were 2
minutes into the run and I new it was not
going to be like our average club runs.
roads to Warragamba were ordinary to say the
least with even the most experienced drivers
tested. Sash pulled out and overtook 3 cars.
The shift from 2nd to 3rd gear sent the road
champs spinning. Seeing the Falcon sideways
in 3rd gear at approximately 140kms was scary
and exiting at the same time.
arrived at Warragamba and parked the cars.
Plenty of rev talking and plenty of people
seen snapping photos. The trip home was just
as fun. Some moron in a 4WD almost running
head on into us because he was not looking
where he was going. Also some P plater in
a Nissan rice burner wanted to have a go.
When the lights turned green it was on. The
rice burner took off but Sash seemed to be
on the job. The Falcon spun past the rice
burner in 1st, 2nd and 3rd cogs. By the time
top was selected he was left well behind.
At the next set of lights this guys jaws had
dropped. He advised us that he had previously
disposed of a Falcon GT and wanted to know
what was in this one. Even with a large whistle
coming out of his bonnet and his 3 inch tail
pipe he maintained that his car was stock
standard. He obviously did not know who he
was dealing with. He was kind enough to give
us the thumbs up and continued on his merry
next time safe driving Paul S.