October to December 2016

BMCE 19

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Australian Survivor

Australian Survivor

This story began for me in 1998. I’d seen a two-tone blue Morris Major travelling around Ballarat a few times. It appeared in good, original condition and, with P-plates on it,... Read more
Born to Drive

Born to Drive

Ian Clayton likes to drive his BJ8 and over the past ten years or so has regularly used it for his commute across Sydney, before his recent retirement, as well as on many club... Read more
Inevitable Outcome

Inevitable Outcome

As Bathurst approached in 1966 there was only one real contender, the 1275cc Cooper S, and just about everybody knew it. The only cars that were beating the Minis in racing... Read more
MG Cruiser

MG Cruiser

Des Grinter slides into the driver’s seat of his MGC GT, snicks the automatic gear selector into Drive and pulls out into the traffic. Gently pressing down on the throttle sees... Read more
Phoenix

Phoenix

The Numbers Game

73 different registration numbers were used on Works Minis in the UK. But with some cars written off in crashes, others simply worn out or broken... Read more
Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty

This 1964 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III has worn no less than ten sets of registration plates since if first hit the road, as well as spending a fair amount of time in hibernation... Read more
Travels & Troubles

Travels & Troubles

I bought my little 1953 MG TF (1250cc) in 1964 – it was love at first sight. She was Birch Grey and I bought her from Hasting Deerings Ford at Top Ryde, in Sydney. I was... Read more

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