200 MPH isnít as easy as everyone thinks! Norm Hardinge had our best run ever at 195.5mph compared to Wayne Belotís 195.3mph. Despite the lake being full of water at the start of the week, we ended up with some good racing. Next year 200 for sure! Thanks to Rod & Carol Hadfield, John Peterson, Mat Lagoon, Neil Davies, Tom Peach,
Elvis at Rod Bods, Nicki
Signs, MacDonald Bros Racing, Jet Hot
Coatings, Bob Kelly, and Darren Milburn.
The project that never ends! The 34
Roadster evolves every year as we try to run the elusive 200 mph.
car came about after a discussion in the year 2000 at the Victorian Hot
I had already told Elvis at Rod Bods that
I intended to build something for the Salt. He got excited and offered a
34 Roadster body.
The motor was a 429 out of a Lincoln -
a runner we got from Brain Barber at Select Autos.
Kelly supplied a front axle, Rod Hadfield supplied the rear end and the
rest we scraped up from around the shed.
Oggi and I
decided we could build the car and race it in 6 weeks time at Lake
Gairdner - it was almost around the clock building.
event is only on once a year for a week.
We were still
screwing it together and giving it a visual wheel alignment in the pits
at the Salt.
My better half Vicki managed 139 mph. Oggi
and I couldn't match her speed.
With lots of help
form many mates, we have since managed to hold the class record.
2006, the current record for B/Gas Roadster is held by Big Knob Racing
at 195.5 mph with yours truly driving. This makes it the fastest
roadster in Australia.
can read the story of this years adventure.