Category Archives: Early Years

Home-made Hot Rods on Show

Home-made Hot Rods on Show
Wimmera Mail-Times, November 17, 1967

Col McDonald and Bill Norris, of Mockinya, will demonstrate their home-made hot rod cars at Horsham Motor Sports Club’s  meeting at Dooen on Sunday afternoon.

McDonald and Norris, who have experience with Warrnambool Hot Rod Club, have built several high-powered cars.

Other cars at Sunday’s meeting will include Tom Edgar’s Elfin, Kerry Block’s “TQ” and Robert Tucker’s MG TC.

The new club has repaired the Dooen track and leased equipment owned by Wimmera Light Car Club, which is in recess. The club has about 35 financial members and is trying to introduce the new “hot rod sportsman” class of racing.

Members have built a quarter-mile track for the new class.

Sunday’s program will include events for anyone wanting to try out a car. There will be a barbecue after events finish

SOURCE: The Mail-Times November 17, 1967

Track Ready For Light Car Sprints

Track Ready For Light Car Sprints
Wimmera Mail-Times – March 10, 1967

Wimmera Light Car Club members have been working “around the clock” to prepare its Horsham track for Sunday’s quarter-mile sprints.

Sprints start at 2pm and cars will race against the clock with the best time of two runs counting in trophy wins.

The annual event is expected to attract a big crowd.

Members decided this year to run two cars at once. The cars will line-up on the grid, and electronically operated devices will record their times.

Horsham’s Tom Edgar and Dad Landrigan will have their Elfins purring up front in another exciting tussle.

Modified cars like a Lynx Borgward, Robert Tucker’s MG TC, and a Prod Holden and 3.8 Litre Jaguar will thrill spectators.

Once again radio personalities, Don Kinsey (Melbourne) and Jim Lindsay (Horsham) will do battle. Kinsey will be out to avenge his defeat of last year. Lindsay will rely on his hot Cortina to take out the trophy.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times March 10, 1967