Chris Amon & The A40 Special

September 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over the last month, many words have been written in praise of Chris Amon and, amongst all the potted retellings of his motorsport exploits, most have made mention of Chris’ first racing car. It has been interesting to note that some pundits still believe this car was an Austin A40 – presumably referring to [...]

Swallow T Car

August 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The first MkV T Car — #250 — was sent to Australia in 1996 and experienced some success. That first car went to Bill Walters who was appointed as Alternative Cars’ Australian distributor. This model featured some further developments but mostly of a cosmetic nature. One major development, however, involved a change in power [...]

  • A photo from the Editor’s personal files showing him enjoying a spot of wind-in-the-hair driving at the wheel of an MX-5-powered T Car in 2005.

T Car Experience

August 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I first met Russell Hooper, the man behind the T Car, during the winter of 1996 when, on a perishing cold Auckland morning, I found myself booked in for a test drive in one of these iconic, Kiwi-built kit cars. By that time in the T Car’s evolution, all memories of its backyard beginnings [...]