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1959 FC Holden – Dick stubbs

A SECOND LIFE FOR MY 1959 FC HOLDEN? With all the recent doom and gloom we’ve been hearing about Australia losing our locally car industry, I wondered how this was likely to impact on those of us, who are still

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1976 Bolwell – Graham Waite

I first became interested in Bolwells around about 1970. I went to the factory in Melbourne to have a look and collected price lists and advice. I was working in Lithgow NSW at the time so I also talked to

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Mustang makes 50 – Graham Bigg

The FORD Mustang was introduced to the public by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca at the New York World’s Fair on the 17th April 1964.  On the evening of the 16th April FORD had bought the 9pm time slot

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1966 Volvo 122s – James Redding

JMV-031 – The Victorian number plate that my Grandpa’s Volvo 122s wore for almost all of its life. My grandpa’s name was James, so his red 1966 Volvo 122s was fondly referred to by everyone as ‘Jimmy’s motor vehicle’. Pa

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1957 Chevrolet 210 – Phillip Hopkins

Christine Initially, General Motors executives wanted an entirely new car for 1957, but production delays necessitated the 1955-56 design for one more year. Ed Cole, chief engineer for Chevrolet, dictated a series of changes that significantly increased the cost of

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1975 Citroen Pallas – Harry Crawford

I have always been mad about old cars – I think I must have owned quite a fleet last life time and have been trying to recover it ever since. I remember as a 10 year old reading an early Wheels

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1973 Volvo 164e sedan – Greg Munro

My Volvo story (don’t roll your eyes!) and how I got to own my 164E   I recall my first contact with Volvo was back in the early 70’s. My father brought one home on a test drive, we were

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1972 Vanden Plas Princess 1300 Mk3 – Dave Byers

Vanden Plas Vanden Plas is the name of a company of coachbuilders which produced bodies for specialist and upmarket automobile manufacturers.  Later the name became a top-end luxury model designation for cars of various subsidiaries of BMC, British Leyland and

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1972 Austin 3-Litre – Ray Gallagher

Last year, after 17 years of service from our 1959 Austin A60, we decided to change cars as we felt we should have a car that both of us could drive. Having made that decision the next hurdle was to

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1971 MGB Roadster – Dave Bennett

The Bennett Clan has a new addition. A 40-year-old MGB Roadster has been placed under the care of Tora. How did the acquisition take place? Well, it was a present for her 21st Birthday Party. How can that be, some

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1971 Ford Fairlane ZD – Daniel Wyatt

This vehicle was purchased by club member Daniel Wyatt sometime close to 2006, repaired and resprayed by a shop in Queanbeyan called Classic Colour and immediately became one of the many cars used as workhorses for the club, towing the

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1924 Vauxhall 23/60 Kington Tourer

Many of you in the CACMC would have known Peter Barges before his passing in 2006. Upon bumping into the Listons at Classic Yass this year [2012] it was requested that I write a short history of the Vauxhall 23/60 that

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