April to July 2014

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Austin Village

Austin Village

During 1917, Herbert Austin built an entire village for his workers. Remarkably, it’s still there, and still much as it was. We visit the town in a time warp. Longbridge in... Read more
Bashing

Bashing

We’re sitting in John Curley’s kitchen on a sunny Spring day, the day before the start of the 2103 Variety Bash: Bankstown to Ballarat. Besides John and myself are his compatriot... Read more
Healey 100M

Healey 100M

We would be familiar with the marketing ploy of adding a badge, or perhaps an extra carburettor or a stripe, special paint and a slightly different level of interior trim. It’s... Read more
Howards Limited

Howards Limited

For over 70 years, the Story of Howards Limited was an integral part of the story of the motor car in Queensland, for Howards was the state’s first car distributor. James... Read more
MG TA Tickford

MG TA Tickford

MG production before World War 2 was at a much less frantic pace than afterwards. So, not surprisingly, in Australia and elsewhere pre-War MGs are not as abundant as the post-war... Read more
Mini Monte

Mini Monte

Even before the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally, BMC Australia’s Public Relations manager, Evan Green, and the president of the Morris 850 and 1100 Car Association, Gus Staunton, hatched... Read more
Mystery Machine

Mystery Machine

When Kevin Smith was growing up, the family car was a Country Cream P76 six-cylinder Super. In fact, his dad Leo drove the car daily right up until his retirement in 1990. “I... Read more
Rosettes

Rosettes

From their separate beginnings, both Austin and Morris had their own distinctive logos and by-lines which were updated in the fashion of the day. Memorable slogans such as “You... Read more
Triumph 2000

Triumph 2000

The Triumph 2000 made its debut at the 1963 London Motor Show, as did the Rover 2000 featured in the January edition of this magazine. Both had started development around the... Read more

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