A Charger for Susanne

July 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

When Chrysler launched the Valiant in Australia in 1962, they had an instant winner on their hands with demand constantly outstripping supply. Part of the reason for the Valiant’s success was its superb US-sourced 225ci slant-six engine. With 108kW on tap, this engine had around double the output of its contemporary Holden rivals at the [...]

  • Friary estate conversion on a Vauxhall PA Velox

Wagon Trail

December 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The popularity of these types of vehicles increased as social norms changed, with bigger families, slowly increasing family incomes, and improved roads encouraging travel. We saw thousands of wagons in town and country, weekdays and weekends. They were in daily use as working vehicles but were especially noticeable at holiday times, loaded to the gunwales [...]

Quicksilver Messenger

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Since I began writing about classic cars around 26-years ago, I’ve driven a huge range of classic and soon-to-be-classic cars – everything from a vintage Cadillac to an Aston Martin DBS; a Morris Minor to a Ford Galaxie and even a few single-seaters and historic sports racing cars. However, when I look back at all [...]