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I have a feeling Geoff Pearce may have put this photo on in another post.

Anyway, here goes, George Steeden's 'Black Panther' GT, Kamikaze behind it, again, 8th May 1976 for the 1st round of the Japanese series.

George at the boot of the GT, then myself and I'm afraid I don't know who the third person is.

Love the 70's hairdo's!


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Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:41 am
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Amaroo Park Hillclimb, another round of the 1976 Japanese series I would guess.

In the far background can be seen my Wasp Long Wheelbase Tow vehicle.

For some reason I was known on occasion as the 'Sticker Kid', something to do with all the vinyl stick on's I guess.

Geoff Pearce's name is prominent on the front guard, still too young to drive, he was a tremendous help in my endeavours.


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And up the hill we go, Amaroo Park Hill Climb was a demanding course, very steep and very narrow with some harrowing sharp bends.


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Another Round of the Japanese Series for 1976, this time the Amaroo Park Dirt Circuit, what a ball this event was, the back straight (sweeping curve actually) would see around 80-90 MPH, with nowhere to go if a mistake was made.

The tail out attitude would have been helped by the CIG Locker.


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Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:54 am
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Pretty sure this is a 1500 motor with the fully worked head and twin 45mm Webers, it was nothing in those days to swap engines around between vehicles.

I suspect this would have been before putting the GT engine in.


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Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:57 am
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keep them coming mate loved the last shot of the ..were they webers ??? cheers davo


Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:24 am
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Hi Ted,
I think the Wasp in the back ground may have been my first Wasp. I purchased it from Dave Garnon when he had no more room for it. Back then nobody wanted them ?
Unfortunately that one too has long gone.
I remember your old Screaming Squirrel, and Georges GT, and also Allan Linton Smith and Geoff Pearce had sedans that we hung over the fences to watch at all the local Sydney circuits, which sadly none of them exist anymore.
Good to see the old photos, keep em coming. I will show mum the thread next week when she comes down, I am sure she will remember those days too.
Cheers
Warren Gore


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My sentiments too, great story supported by wonderfully atmospheric photos. Bravo!!


Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:36 am
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Love the history, love the photos. Odd to see the GT with the chrome strip above the door handles like on a sedan. And also noticing the rear guard mod on the squirrell.

AWESOME.....

B.


Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:34 pm
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Hi Ted,
Wow to all those old photo's.... did they bring back some memories.... :D Keep them coming...
I have some of Woody's demise... got to learn how to put them on here.

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just hit reply button, write your message and also scroll down a little to "Browse". Select your picture/s and click "Add the file"

then "Submit"

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Hi Ted, I think the third person in the pic of you and George with your cars at Oran Park is Kath Steeden


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This thread is awesome! I too have that hop ups magazine. Will have to reread it!


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