It went over a bank and impaled itself on a fence post.
It was kept outside for a long period of time and was very rotten. Roger also said Trevor Crowe test drove it when they first stuffed the V8 into it, to try and sort some of the handling, as Mckniney was racing his Chevy powered Corolla at the time. He is interested to know what happened to it all in the end.
That was a tough race car. Does anyone know what became of this car? From there, the trail goes dead.
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So did Radisich ever race the car with the V8 or did he just put the Jag motor straight in? This is the car pictured at Bay Park in late Those helping his career along were Jim Carney and Jerry Clayton. And yes, apparently ended its days as a streetstock, but considering these car were built on the original floor pan and had some very hard racing it wouldn't have been much use for anything else. There wasn't a lot of aftermarket equipment made for those engines, they weren't very popular for any application, so would be interesting to know how he upped the power, or if he did up the power at all.
The Escort was converted into a rally car and he and Wayne Murdoch wrote it off on the last day of the Heatway Rally.
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,idget I first found out about this car when writing an article for Australian Muscle Car mag a couple of years ago. All comer meeting ,we looked at the power the Coupe guys had and figured putting a Corvette engine into a Humber 80 would perhaps be a better bet,moving the engine back etc to get better balance ,doubling up on the shock absorbers ,sounds a bit crude now but it was forward thinking wscort those times.
They idea lingered around for some time until one day Dave came across one that had been fire damaged in Palmerston North ,now Dave's budget didn't stretch to a Chev V8 engine but the same wrecker midyet a early Customline Ford V8 enine for sale as well so that was what he ended up with. Kellner This year, overwhelm your favorite driver with an Escort radar detector.
I'm not sure if the John Scott who purchased the Escort was the same John Scott who raced speedway in the '70s and '80s, but that John Scott did happen to own a mckinnfy company, also in Auckland, so perhaps it was the same person. Here is one I've been trying to learn the fate of for some time, with no luck.
Bit sad to learn the fate of the car, I was kind of hoping it was one of those cars pushed into someones shed and forgotten. Pennington escorh his car [the same one?
Pennington and Silcock tangled at Railway at the April Pukekohe meeting. Steve HolmesAM Steve ,That is the same Max Pennington,at one stage Wayne Murdoch was perhaps living up in Taranaki with Max,they ran a Escort in one of the Heatway rallies together perhaps it was the 72 one which I did Ah, was just replying to foggys post above when you also replied Bob. Steve HolmesAM So how about we start a thread on race cars that appear to have vanished from trace.
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Clayton would later supply the Boss Mustang he and Murray Bunn would build into the Sidchrome Mustang, but prior to that, had a speedway saloon built from an HQ Holden Monaro, which, at the time, would have been a near new car. The car languished around home for a while with out any real progress as Dave had run out of funds ,I went off in a different direction as I got involved with some else for the forth coming season ,Dave eventually scraped enough together to get it up and running but it never really showed any promise and Dave eventually sold it on to Frank Radisich Steve Holmes Fuller EscortSteve I have been looking to get some more positive information on this car for you in later times,now I am not sure if I am right here but I think this car was perhaps the Escort that Ian Knight?
Would love to know what happened to this car, and if it survived. Ran an ex-Sprague Zephyr engine which blew up where I was watching from at Matamata in In the early s, when Jim Richards still lived in New Zealand and was taking just about any drive offered to him, he did quite a bit of speedway and rallying.
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Thanks pallmall. This would have been lateor early But at least now we know the outcome.
The body work was mckinnfy to Neil Cowley who was building up a speedway car and it raced for sometime. Stan Baird was also at this meeting, and continued to race [with the same car? The Steve Millen cmkinney also rings a bell with me,but I believe at that time it was going to run a 4. There is a Max Pennington who runs a car dealership in Taranaki, could this be the same person?
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