Ian O'Brien 1948 Ford Anglia Tudor Sedan In mid to late 1979 john de vries and my self chopped the top 2/1/2" and repainted it gun metal blue. 1980 changed the motor to 186 with 5 speed and rear end to fiat 1500 disc , drove the car like this for several months until the rear end broke and the gearbox became noisy, so I changed the gear box to 4 speed and the rear end back to torana. I sold the car to a caryard in 83.
Ben Sheils 1927 T Ford Roadster V6 Commodore EFI engine.
Ron Scholten 1948 Chevrolet Ute I got the ute from the Captains Flat gold mine in 1995. It took four years to build. The only real problems I had with it was me changing my mind all the time, and people at rego giving me a hard time. The car was taken apart after about 12 Months and the body sold off, with the rest of the parts used to build a sedan.
Mal Lawler 1939 Dodge Five window Coupe (TJR Richards Body) Purchased in 1976 from the estate of my late brother Jim. The car was a full on custom with twin headlights, custom nerf bars and a worked and dressed Dodge sidey with twins, headers and pleated trim. We believe the car originally came from Victoria. I rebuilt the car with 327, powerglide, Chev diff and Holden front discs on an original independent front end. I drove it for a while like this, then installed a Big block 454. I took it to the Albury 79 nats like this. On return from Albury I sold the car to purchase a home and get married. Two years later the car had been advertised in the local paper. $1500 later I owned the car again, minus engine and gearbox. I reinstalled a 327 and turbo hydro and drove the car for some time. I them damaged the front end street racing and had to rebuild it one more time. This time it was full on. Blown 327. Trick transmission and 9" diff. Big wheels new trim and bright red paint. The front sheet metal was replaced with stock sheet metal, running boards and a stock rear bumper bar. It tore up most of the streets around Canberra and was used to open the Burnout track at Natex. In 1990, I sold the engine separate to the car and the car wnt to new owners in Sydney.
Steve West's 1928 A Ford Roadster Pickup
Ron Walford's 1930 A Ford Roadster
Peter Smith's 1934 Ford Roadster Originally built in Sydney and purchased by Peter Smith who had this 34 Ford for a number of years until selling it to Danny Forte who in turn sold it to Peter O'brien in late 1999.
Neil Muir's 1948 Austin A40 Pickup 253 Holden, Trimatic 3 speed auto, BW diff, L300 f/e.
Bob Phillips 1923 T Ford Bucket This is the old McDonald Bros 23 Ford T Bucket which appeared at the Narrandera Street Rod Nationals in 1973. The car changed hands a few times, each owner workin g to try and get the bucket re-registered. It ended up in Bob Phillips' hands. He persevered and finally got it registered in 1998. Bob sold the car to an interstate rodder, but it came back to the ACT in 2005. It now belongs to Dave Cumbers. 425 Buick Wilcat V8 nailhead, 400 T/H, Jag rear, dropped axle, Morris R&P.
John Whelan's 1930 A Ford Roadster Tthis A Roadster was purchased by John in the early 70s and is still owned by him today although driven rarely.
Iain Leitch's 1930 A Ford Roadster Pickup The chassis, cowl, doors and bonnet came from Bega NSW Pickup bed and rear cab section imported from USA. The build-up was started in late 1980 and it was driven to 1987 Street Rod Nationals in Canberra with the Pickup registered in Dec 1987. It has been on the road ever since .
John Barbara's 1928 Ford Roadster
Ken Kell's 1938 Chevrolet Truck
Wayne Crumblin's 1923 T Ford Bucket First put on the road in 1985 and still owned by Wayne.
John Thompson's 1934 Ford Tudor 302W, C4, 9" diff, Beam axle f/e.
Ian Walton's 1930 A Ford Hiboy Roadster
Paul Turkentine - 23 T Bucket
Graham Parkins's 1934 Dodge Roadster#2 After a freshen-up, it was at the 2003 CRAKK run.
Neil Muir's 1947 Ford Utility Built by Neil and driven around for a while before being sold to John DeVries who swapped for a 1947 Chevrolet Coupe with a rodder in the USA where it now resides).
Neil Ide's 1929 A Ford Roadster
Peter Smith's 1929 A Ford Bucket Peter bought the ex Bob Hamilton bucket in Sydney after seeing it advertised in a 1969 Australian Hot Rod Magazine. Peter drove the car around for a couple of years before selling it to Sydney rodder Ted Matthews who is/was attempting to restore it to its former glory (from Sep1971 Aust Hot Rodding Review).
Graham Parkins's 1934 Dodge Roadster Built by Graham in the late 60s, it attended its first rod run in Coffs Harbour in 1971. From then on it was at all the Street Rod Nats for the next 18 years. It then went into storage for the next 8 or so years before being put back on the road in 1999 to be driven by Graham and his sons. It was sold to a Sydney rodder in 2000. 327 Chev, BW T10 4 speed, Cusso diff.
Andrew Komnacki's Chopped 1928 A Ford Tudor 302 cu in Ford Windsor, C4 Auto, 9" rear, Dropped Tube front, Transverse leaf with 4 Bar rear, Cross steer 200B steering box
Bill Jansen's 1936 Ford Coupe I owned a 1938 Ford Coupe which I swapped for this 1936 Ford Coupe at the 78 UnNationals in Cowra. 308 Ho9ldeb V8, 3 speed manual, Cusso diff on semi-elliptic springs, HG f/e, HG steering box.
Ward Gifford's 1934 Chevrolet 4 door sedan
Vicki's Vicki 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, purchased from Fred Sanderson, Dark Horse Performance, Renton, Washington State USA in 2001. Brought to Australia, where it was built on a Mainline Ute chassis. Late model 5L ford, 4 speed BTR auto, narrowed BW diff. A floor from an EL Ford station wagon was used, so seats, console, shifter and handbrake are all from the same donor car. Engine is stroked to 350, has stack injection, Holley Systemax heads, SM4 engine management system. It its first year on the road, it won so many trophies there's no room left.
Stephen "Blue" O'connor's 1937 Ford Club Coupe
Rod Tyson’s 1923 Ford T Bucket Built in W.A in 1978 by renowned W.A drag racer Douglas Harry. Took out Top Hot Rod in the W.A show in that year.Originally painted ‘Candy Apple’ Red. Purchased from David Martin (Bam Bam) in 2007 and transported to Canberra. Still owned by Rod today.
Rodney Kent's 1935 Ford Coupe
Phil Stelling's 1935 Ford Tudor The rebuild of this Tudor Ford Sedan was started in 1994 in Albury NSW. It was a street rod prior to this rebuild having attended the 75 Narrandera Nationals.After attending numerous rod runs the car was sold and dissappeared. All that remained when Phil aquired the car was a body with doors, even the floor and firewall had been removed.So the rebuild began with Keith Stamp from Wangaratta VIC doing the bodywork. During the rebuild Phil moved from Albury to Gosford NSW with the rod being completed up on the Central Coast.The first outing for the rod was a 2000km trip to the Geelong Street Rod Nats where it scored a place in the top ten. 468 BB Chev, TH400, XC 9" diff, L300 f/e.
John Ettema's 34 Chevrolet Sedan
Ray Mansell's 1928 A Ford Roadster
Paul Newham's 1935 Chevrolet Master Pickup
Bill Riddle's 1934 Ford Sedan This 1934 Ford sedan was originally built by a Sydney rodder by the name of Les Taylor and sold to a used car yard in the mid 60s. It was later on owned by Canberra rodder Bill Riddle who had it during the early 1990's. It was sold to a Victorian Rodder around 1996. 307 Chev, 2 speed P/Glide, 64 Chev diff, under parallel leaf springs, HK f/e, Austin 1800 R&P.
Jim Lawler's 1939 Dodge Coupe This Dodge Coupe was owned by the late Jim Lawler in the early 70's. It was obtained by swapping his A Ford Bucket for the 39 Dodge owned at the time by Frank DalSanto. It had originally been built up by a Victorian rodder. The rear mudguards had been moulded to the car and the front mudguards had received twin headlights and a custom grille, all work had been with lead making it a true early custom rod. The interior consisted of tuck & roll upholstery. The original type side valve 6 cyl engine had been fitted with a homemade log type twin carb manifold and headers. Sometime during Jim's ownership the car was involved in an accident and the front sheet metal was demolished. After Jim's death the car was put in storage for a while before being bought by Jim's younger brother Malcolm Lawler.
Rob Whelan's 27 Chev Tourer Silver Fox This tourer was built up over a period of 5 years after bringing all the original body and chassis bits home in 2 box trailer loads. After completion it won many awards at various shows, enough trophies were won to fill a large aquarium which had been used for this purpose. After being used on the road for a couple of years the car was sold and went to Sydney and has hardly been seen since. 327 Chev, TH400, Jag rear, HK f/e.
Paul John's 1923 T Ford Tourer The car was bought from Tony Borg -Sydney in 1988. Had the usual rego problems transferring from NSW Club Rego to full ACT Rego ie: Lots of money and time. Engineers report from Mario Larocca ( Marloc Engineering) secured full Rego. Sold to David Norman- Victoria in 1996. 350 Chev, Powerglide, Jag rear, 3" dropped axle.
Bill Jansen's 1929 Ford Roadster #2 This Photo was taken at the Albury Rod Run in about 1977. 283 Chevr, 2 Speed Powerglide, Jag rear, HG Holden f/e, Morris Major Rack & Pinion, XW Falcon Collapsible Column
Mick Swan's 1939 Ford Sedan
Mark Liddiard's 1937 Ford Club Coupe This car was purchased from Bill Jansen in 1988 and driven around for a while and with the paint work deteriorating the car was painted flat black, after a while the car was sold to Mal Lawler who had it for 3 days who then sold it to Stephen "Blue"O'Connor.
Damian Harrop's 1928 A Ford Pickup This car was won by Damian when he was about 4 years old at the 1987 Street Rod Nats in Canberra, It was kept in roadworthy condition by Damian's father John for many years but was eventually sold to Graham Howe in about 1997. It is now owned by a Sydney rodder. Escort 2L 4 cyl, Capri 4 speed, EH Holden diff, dropped tube axle with 4 bars, Sigma steering box with Sigma column.
Darryl Walford's 1940 Ford Coupe
Mick Anastasiou's 1939 Ford Sedan The car was purchased in Canberra from Alan Cowie who had bought it in QLD. I bought it in 1986 and was told " it only requires minor details to complete the car". The car was complete with velour trim, engine, gearbox combination and Holden rear end.The minor details turned out to be new electricals, new diff, new brakes, new exhaust new wheels and tyres. The car being previously registered in QLD also required rego and an engineering certificate. The car was purchased for $7500.The car was sold in 1989/90 to Mick Swan in Canberra, then later to Stumpy Green, who has since sold it to an interstate buyer. 350 Chev, 2 speed powergli8de, Ford 9" diff, Holden f/e.
Mick Swan , John Swan's 1947 Ford Prefect Ute Originaly built by George Windus in Cowra and sold to Mick Swan who after a while sold it to his brother John Swan who fitted the V6 and chopped the top. V6 Chev, 350 T/H, 8" Ford diff, Toyota front end.
Matthew Jansen's 1935 Ford Pickup Matthew started building this Pickup when he was 16 years old and had it registered by the time he turned 21. The cab was found in a paddock near Crookwell and was given to Matthew, a chassis was found in a creek bed not far from home and was also given away free. He was also given the remains of a Pickup bed by Geoff Rae from Victoria but has had to buy everything else. 350 Chev crate engine, 350 t/h, XY Falcon B/W diff, HG f/e,
Peter Cochrane's 1936 Ford Coupe I bought the coupe on the 23rd July 1978 shortly after my first tin hunt with what was the Street Limited Rods & Customs Club. The car was found in a rubbish tip on a farm near West Wyalong (New South Wales). I paid the princely some of $15 for a burnt out shell of a car, covered in surface rust with no floor whatsoever. A hunt for a better cowl, front guards, running-boards, bonnet and chassis covered a fair part of the State.Most of the mechanicals were stripped from my cousins HK sedan and the project was under way. An extra burst of enthusiasm to get the coupe registered for its 50th anniversary saw rego at first attempt late in 1986.
Brian Mclinden's 1934 Chevrolet Sedan The car was purchased by me in 1973 from Alan Morris for $400. The car was first registered by me in 1976 after a 3 year re-build using a '64 Chev as the donor vehicle. Since then the car has undergone a couple of rejuvenations; two paint jobs, new front and rear ends, different steering and braking systems; two new motors (Chev 283 to 327 to 350), two new transmissions (auto to manual and back to auto). Its front seat has the distinction of being the place where my youngest son was born, which will ensure that it stays in the McLinden family.
Russell Shepherd's 27 T Ford Roadster Originally built by Russell in the early 70s but was sold soon afterwards and after being sold a few times in Canberra it finally went to a rodder in Victoria in 1998. It returned to Canberra where it is now owned by Ben Sheild.
David Thornton's 1948 Anglia Ute Built by David in the early 80s and used on many rod runs untill finally being sold to Peter Day. Chopped 3", 327 Chev, Tunnel Ram, 4 speed muncie, narrowed 9" diff, LC Torana f/e
Bill Jansen's 1934 Chevrolet Master Coupe Hiboy I started building this coupe in early 1967 and had it on the road by late 1968.
Terry Evans's 1928 Essex 4 Door Sedan
Darren Lawler's 1959 MK 2 Zephyr 302W, C6, 9" diff.
Leigh Blundell 1948 Chevrolet Pickup Built by Allan Cooper in 1981, appeared for the first time at the 85 Chev Nationals.4 bolt 350 Chev V8, 2 speed powerglide, 12 bolt rear. B ought by Leigh Blundell in the early 90s.
Graham Howe's 1931 A Ford Roadster This Roadster was originally built by Sydney rodder Ross Roberts during the late 60s and early 70s and was finished in 1973. 283 Chev, 6 strombergs, 37 Cadillac 3 speed manual, 48 Ford rear, 34 Ford I beam front, M orris R&P.
John Reynolds/Dennis Camm 29 Ford Roadster
Rod Dean's 1923 T Ford Bucket
Ian Coggan's 1936 Ford Fordor Sedan
Tony Reimer's 1930 A Ford Fordor This 1930 Ford Town Sedan was purchased in QLD from Jim Peall in Oct 1999 by Tony Reimer. Jim had owned the car since 1976 rebuilding the car twice during this time. 302W, C4, Jag rear, HK f/e.
Paul Grech - 32 Hiboy Roadster Originally Built in WA, Sold to a guy in Sydney, then purchase in April 2006 and have been continually personalising since. 350 Chev, TH350, 3.55 LSD 9" diff, Vintage Rod and Custom Stainless IFS, Commodore R&P.
John De Vries 1937 Ford Club Coupe
Barry Burton's 1946 Vauxhall Sedan This Vauxhall was built by Barry in the late 70s and was used on a regular basis until it was sold. Datsun 200B 4 cyl, Datsun 4 speed Manual, FC Holden diff with Fiat suspension, HR Holden independent f/e mounted backwards, Morris Rack & pinion
Ray Stone's 1947 Chevrolet Ute Chassis was imported into Australia from Canada in 1947 and fitted with a Holden body. Purchased by the CSIRO in 1948 and was used in the Canberra Area until 1950, when it was transferred to Townsville. Sold at government auction in Canberra in 1954 and was purchased by Bede Tong of Top Naas. Was used on the family farm and was last registered by the Tong family in 1965. Car was placed in a hay shed until I purchased the car in 1984. The car has taken me 13 years to construct and I still own it. 350 Chev, Powerglide, HT f/e.
Peter O'Brien's 34 Ford Roadster This Roadster was purchased from Danny Fort who had previously purchased it from Peter Smith.
Ray Mansell's 1930 A Ford Tudor
Dennis Moreau's 1923 T Ford Bucket Dennis built this bucket up over a two year period prior to 1989 . Big block Chev, Top Loader 4 speed, Jag rear, tube axle, Kombi steering box. Still owned my the Moreay family after Dennis' death in Dec 2011, it attends the CRAKK run every year.
David Wilson's 1933 Willys Sedan Built by David back in the early 90s and still driving it today. Ford Capri V6 engine, BW35 Auto, LJ f/e and diff.
Allan Morris's 1934 Chevrolet Sedan Car was purchased from Alan Cooper around 1972. 272 Y block, 3 speed manual with home made shifter, Cusso diff, 1950 Chev front suspension with 55 Ford King Pins, 48 Ford rear suspension. Sold to Brian McLinden in the mid-1970s.
Bruce Chapman's C cab Built by Bruce back in 1978 and driven to the Albury Street Rod Nats in 1979 after which it was sold and after many owners ended up being bought by Sam McCauley who rebuilt it in his own fashion. It has since been sold again. 289 Ford V8 with tunnel ram and twin 4bbls, C4 auto, 9" diff, rube axle front.
Clayton Davies' 29/32 Ford Hiboy Roadster
Bob Smith's,then Terry Pulford Ford T Bucket Bought by Bob Smith in 1985 from interstate and after being driven for a short while was sold to Terry who still owns it. 350 Chev, TH350, Cusso diff, tube axle f/e.
Bill Jansen 29 Ford I Started building this roadster in late 1968 and had it on the road by June 1970. 280 Customline V8, 3 Speed Manual with Aftermarket floor shifter, Cusso diff 3.78 ratio under Model A transverse spring flattened 4", 1934 Ford front beam axle, VW Kombi steering box & column
Graeme Thomas -1934 Ford Roadster Pickup Imported from the US in 2007. All steel 32 roadster p/u, 350 Chev Vortex, TH350, 8" diff, tube axle f/e.
Malcolm Lawler 1948 Ford 4 door Sedan Bought in 1974 on a tin hunt, it was built in time for the 75 Nationals. Chev Small Block 327, Powerglide, Mainline diff 4.11, Beam axle f/e.
Frank DalSanto 1946 Jailbar P/U This car has been owned by Frank for 30+ years. It is Frank's daily driver, and has had a sidevalve, 302C, 250 Falcon, 307 SBC, 400 SBC, 350 SBC, now a 5L Holden.
Fred Senger's 1934 Chevrolet Touring
Mark Hartshorn's 1928 A Ford Roadster
Trevor Astle's 1929 Pontiac Sport Coupe I took a decade to build the car as it moved from Seymour VIC to Taree NSW and to Albury NSW then to Canberra ACT. I was a former member of the Albury Hot Rodders Inc. The almost complete car was purchased for $50 from a grazier at Seymour VIC in 1976. It was first registered as a Hot Rod on the 4/9/87 but was driven to it's first ASRF Sreet Rod Nationals in May 1987 here in Canberra ACT. This car was sold in 2000 to a Victorian rodder. 202 Holden 6, Toyota 5 speed, HR diff, Austin 1800 R&P.
Steve Newell's 1937 Ford Tudor Sedan
Charly Spulak's C cab 354 Chrysler Hemi, twin 4 barrels, 3 speed push button torque flite, Jag independent rear, Holden f/e.
Jorma Aunella 35 Chev Sedan
Andrew Cooper 29 Ford Tourer Andrew Cooper's 1929 Ford Touring
Jim Lawler's 1929 A Ford Bucket#2 The rod was then built-up by Jim with help from Bill Jansen over a two year period. The car was registered in 1968/69 and was used for a short time before being swapped for a 1939 Dodge coupe owned at the time by Frank DalSanto. This car has gone through a number of owners and is still registered to this day and resides somewhere in Sydney NSW.. Flathead Ford V8, 39 3 speed manual, 39 Ford diff.
Dennis Moreau's 1934 Chevrolet Sedan Dennis thought it was appropriate to have a 351 Clevo in a Chev.
Garth Edwards 1940 Chevrolet Sedan This fine looking 1940 Chevy sedan was built by Garth and is still owned and driven by the whole family. 307 Chev, 4 speed saginaw, HQ diff, HG f/e, Austin 1800 R&P.
Wayne Crumblin's 1934 Ford Coupe First Put on the road in 1994 and still owned by Wayne.
Paul Johns's 1934 Dodge Sedan Bought from Tom Dennerley - Sydney in 1996 Minimum fuss transferring from NSW rego to ACT rego. Engineers report from Mario Larocca required on different size wheels for rego. Sold to Dominic Costa- Sydney in 1999. 351, C4, BW diff, HK f/e.
Bill Jansen's 29/32 Ford Hiboy Roadster 283 cu in Chevy V8, 2 Speed Powerglide, Cusso 3.22 diff, 2 1/2" Dropped Axle with Hairpin Rods and transverse leaf spring, VW Kombi steering Box, Valiant Collapsible Column, Hillman Imp Coil-overs.
Ian Walton's 1939 Chevrolet Sloper
Stuart Campbell's 1932 Ford Hiboy Roadster Rod took 4 years to build with the body coming from Stylerod Panels in Melbourne using one of their early bodies. The car was sold locally to Bob Binder. Upon Bob's death in 2017, Sam McCauley purchased the car which had its debut at the 2019 CRAKk run.
Sam McCauley T Ford C Cab Munster's Funeral Parlour C Cab. The car started life in 1979 by Bruce Chapman and then sold a few times to various people then disappeared. Half of the body was bought in 1992-93 and the rest of the car was bought at swap meets over the next 3 years. The car then only took 1 1/2 years to build. It was registered in 1997 and has been on the road since with upgrades to the road all the time.The car has been sold to finish another project (a T Bucket). 302W, C4, 9" diff.
Dave Maloney's 1928 Dodge Sedan
Terry Falkingham's 1948 Chevrolet Sedan This car was purchased from WG Blackwood in Evandale Tasmania in June 98. Before the car went to Tasmania I am led to believe it was a Sydney vehicle. The car was recently rebuilt including the engine by Dick Tarlington of Queanbeyan Engine Service.Terry Falkingham's 48 Chev Sedan. After a fresshen up that lasted over a year, Terry drove his Chev to the 2002 CRAKK run where he somehow found the time to park it at the show n shine. CRAKK coordinators don't normally have time for such frivolity!
Jake Camaleri - 32 Ford Coupe
Bill Jansen's 1937 Ford Club Coupe Found upside down in the scrub near Captains Flat NSW. Sold to Mark Liddiard in 1987. 283 Chev, 2 speed 'glide, 9" diff under HR springs, super bell dropped tube axle with transverse spring, HQ steering box, TD Cortina column.
John Cross's 1928 Ford Roadster The car was bought in Ballarat Victoria in March 1993. It underwent several mechanical modifications, the whole car was panel beated & painted, the Hood irons, bows & rag top were made from scratch. 289W, C4, XR diff, dropped superbell axle, 4 bar front, Datsun 200B steering box.
Mark Aitken's 1928 A Ford Hiboy Roadster "Memphis Belle".
Choco Munday's 54 Hudson Superwasp. This was the original Ugly's staff car from the 70s. I joined the Ugly's in 1977 because I had the ugliest T bucket in the world. I remember putting a lown 392 Hemi in this car. A couple of years later, it was given to me, minus engine and trans. I put a 318 Poly and a push button t/f in it at the Hobby Workshop at HMAS Cerberus where I was doing some courses prior to posting to the USA in 1983. I obtained a dodgy permit and drove it to the drive in, the only time I would ever drive this car. I was posted to the USA and the car was left under a gum tree for 3 years. When I returned, I gave the engine and trans to a local enthuisiast to restore a very nice 1957 Plymouth Fury. The Hudson ended up in Sydney. The current owner brought it to the 2016 CRAKK run.
Colin Avis , Bert Myers, Greg Redman , Terry West , Andrew Lucke 1923 T Ford Pickup This Ford Pickup was built by Colin Avis and owned by Bert Myers for many years. It was then bought by Greg Redman in the beginning of 1989. 350 Chev, 2 speed p/glide, XD Ford diff, tube axle, 180B steering box.
Ian Coggan's 1928 A Ford Tourer Purchased in 1990 from an interstate rodder and sold a few years later. 302W, C4 auto, LH Torana V8 rear end on coils, dropped tube axle.
John Ettema, Berty Myer's 1923 T Ford Pickup For previous history on the chassis, check Allan Morris's 34 Chevrolet story.During this time a Meteors member, John Ettema decided to buy the 34 chassis and I agreed to fit a 23 bucket and front fenders while John built a flat bed body. This vehicle was first registered in about 71 and passed through the hands of many owners down through the years including Colin Avis, Bert Myers, Greg Redman and Terry West. Each owner added their own touches. It is still in the Canberra area being rebuilt.
Mike Bourke's 1937 Ford Club Coupe Purchased in 1975 from a Queensland rodder, Mike repainted the coupe and did other modifications to produce a show winner. After owning the car for the next 5 or 6 years it finally went down the road to local rodder John De Vries.
Iain Leitch's 1948 Studebaker Pickup The Pickup came from Harboard NSW in 1978. A total rebuild was done with the help from Rod Dean & Neil Ide. It was driven to the 1979 Street Rod Nationals in Albury, and sold not long afterwards. Later, it was bought back, painted red, and a new engine installed just before Valla Rod Run. The Pickup won top burnout at Valla. Powatone Exhaust hassled me till I sold it to them as a shop truck. They drove it for a couple of years before selling it to a Victorian rodder.It now resides in a shed outside Shepparton, Victoria, in a poor state after an accident with a parked car. 350 Chev, fuelie heads, powerglide, Jag rear, HK f/e, Commodore R&P.
Alan Cooper 31 Victoria Alan Cooper's 1931 A Ford Victoria.
Jim Lawler's 1929 A Ford Bucket This Bucket was bought as a rough tourer body which had been shortened.
Bill Jansen's 1934 Ford 4 door Sedan Y block and Cusso 3 speed, 9" diff, 34 Ford front axle with spliot radius rods, VW Kpombi steering box, transverse leaf rear.
Malcolm Lawler's 1932 Ford Tudor 355 Chev TPI, 5 speed manual, 9" LSD, tube ax;le with coil-overs.
Ron Hartshorn's 1928 A Ford Roadster Built by Ron over a period of 2 years. Blown 351C, C4 Auto, narrowed 9", dropped tube axle on 4 bars.
Eddie Drescher 1948 Anglia Tudor Sedan
Mr Rolph's 1923 T Ford Bucket
Jim Keenan's 1934 Ford Sedan
Choco Munday's 36 Plymouth Coupe The car was purchased from Simon Brown after I sold my chopped, channelled 36 Ford Coupe at the 1999 ASRF Nationals in Geelong. Simon had done some bodywork, including the pancaked roof and rumble seat conversion. It was set up for a Ford Windsor and C4 transmission and had a front mounted rack and pinion on a HR front end. Because I was sick of blowing up Windsor engines, I tore the chassis down and rebuilt it for a 360 Mopar and a rear mounted rack. 360 Chrysler, twin 900cfm staged billet throttle bodies, 35lb/hr Bosch injectors, Edelbrock aluminium heads pro built by Fyshwick heads from bare castings, Lunati cam, 0.512", 270 degrees, crane gold roller rockers on hardened shafts, engine fully internal balanced, 10.5:1 KB Hyper pistons. 727, 3 speed auto, full manual, reverse pattern shift kit, 2,700rpm stall speed TC, B&M shifter. 9", 3.5:1 gears, Trak Lok locker, 28 spline. Engine Management System by Kalmaker Street Pro 3. Electrical system by Painless Wiring. Paint "Choco Purple". GM Panther Effect, using Violet Pearl instead of green. Paint and bodywork by Graeme Thomas, ably assisted by Glen "Shorty".
Brett Edwards 23 T Bucket
Warren Jamieson 1928 A Ford Roadster
Bill Jansen's 1938 Ford Club Coupe After selling my 29 Roadster I needed another Rod so I started asking around and heard about a 38 Ford Coupe belonging to Danny Morrissey in Queensland, so I gave him a call and ended up buying this coupe for $3800. After a while my wife Sally told me that she really didn't like the look of the front of the car, so a few months later I swapped it for a 36 Ford coupe. 307 Chev, Powerglide, 9" diff, 38 Ford axle and transverse spring, HQ steering box.
Jorma Aunela 1946 Vauxhall The car was purchased from Barry Burton on the 31/7/90 It was driven on a regular basis whilst it was owned by us. It was sold to Kelman Sutherland in 1994.Then Bill Riddle bought it from Kelman and tidied it up,a lot. Bill sold the car after owning it for a short period of time. It has undergone several owners, but returned to Canberra in the early 200s when bought by Danny Forte. It npow has a 202 Holden, B&M blower on LPG, painted purple.
Robert Burke's 1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sedan
Graeme Thomas Model A Ford Tourer 360 Chrysler, 904 3 speed auto, jag rear.
Jim Newman's 1936 Ford Coupe This 36 Coupe was found at the Cobar tip in 1978 by Bill Jansen and brought home. After some rust repairs were done the car was sold to Jim Newman who commissioned Peter Day to do the bodywork. After a 4 year buildup the car was on the road and was driven to many long distance rod runs. It was eventually sold to a rodder in Albury who still owns and drives it to this day. 327 Chev, 2 speed Powerglide, 56 Chev rear, HT Holden front.
Ian Walton's 1923 T Ford Bucket
Dave Waltham's 1928 Essex Coupe
Jim Keenan's 1923 T Ford Bucket
Charly Spulak 23 T Ford Bucket 327 Chev, Muncie 4 speed, Holden diff, dropped axle, Austin steering
Bill Jansen's 1937 Ford Club Cabriolet Found in a quarry near Yass NSW in 1985. 350 chev, fuelie heads, 4 bolt mains. 350 T/H, 9" rear under HR springs, HT f/e with P76 discs and HQ calipers, Austin 1800 r&p.
Dave Crane's 1937 Chevrolet Sedan Bought from Sydney rodder and registered in Canberra in 1990 used for a few years after which it was sold to a Victorian rodder.327 Chev, 2 speed p/glide, 8.5" Ford rear, HR f/e, Austin 1800 R&P.
Peter Claydon's 1931 Ford Victoria Purchased from Phil Woodbridge at the 1978 UnNationals at Cowra, It had 12 months Queensland registration and was driven to the 1979 Nationals at Albury. Once the registration expired the rod was rebuilt over a period of 5 years. It was registered in Canberra for the first time in September 1985 and has been continuously registered. It was sold to Alan Cooper, in Canberra, in March 1999, 20 years after being purchased.
Dave Cumbers 1923 T Ford Bucket Dave Cumbers has resurrected the old MacDonald Brothers T Bucket previously owned by Bob Phillips.
Robert Barnes's 1948 International Truck
Paul Harriott's 1912 T C cab Bought by Paul in the late 70s and driven to a few rod runs before being sold to Alan Cooper who still has it to this day although it has been dissasembled.Story By Alan Cooper In 79, as a way back into rodding, Cheryl and I bought the one and only 1912 C-Cab replica that had been around the runs during 74 -78. The car was neglected and had no engine or trans. I had new fenders and valences made by Dave Robinson and fiddled with the car many times but could never quite decide what style to build it. It still sits stripped down awaiting a new lease on life. I still think it will happen, many do not.
Dennis Camm's 1929 A Ford Roadster
Fred Senger's 1929 A Ford Roadster The car was a 1989 ASRF Raffle car built by Bob Bowman. 289W, C4 Auto, BW LS Diff, beam axle and 4 bar front, 4 bar rear.
Mike Morley's 32 Ford Sport Coupe This 1932 Ford Sports Coupe (see top photo) was found in a Showroom in the main street of Cooma and bought for about 300 pounds (pre 66 Australian currency) and was registered within a week of purchase. This would have been the best original car of its type in Australia at that time (author's opinion). After a short while the car was rodded into the form above with green metalflake paint and tuck & roll interior. After a couple of years it was sold to local rodder Ron Hartshorn who stored it for a few years before selling it to local Nigel Campbell who stripped it down and sold it off to Victoria Rodder Ray Quon.
Andrew Komnacki's 1930 A Ford Roadster Purchased in 1995 from Darryl Walford. Originally built by Ron Walford in the early 70s. Sold to Peter Sheehan in Sydney in 1999.
Choco and Vicki Munday, 36 Chev Sedan After I sold the 36 Plymouth Coupe, Vicki saw this for sale by Des Thomas, so we went to Sydney to check it out. We bought it. We then found out that it was the original 36 Chev built by Jorma Aunella in the 80s. It had undergone some serious rebuilding. 350 crate motor, 6/71 blower, TH350, 9", Commodore R&P, HR f/e, all leather interior. Car was sold to Dubbo resident in mid 2011.
Alan Cooper 1932 Austin Roadster 283 Chev, 3 speed manual, tube wishbone front with coil-overs, 4 link rear with coil-overs.
Andrew Komnacki's 32 Ford Coupe Started out with a 350 chev Tunnel Ram on LPG, Turbo 400, 9" triangulated 4 bar rear, Rodtech stainless independant f/e, Commodore rack, Duece customs body. Rebuilt in 2017 with blown hemi power, Andrew drives this car to just about any rod run or event that is on the map.
Greg Redman Built by Ray Mansell, then by Alan Cooper, Reddo bought this car in the late 80s. It has undergone several rebuilds, including the latest one that took over 3 years. It was back on the road in 2017.
Choco Munday's 36 Ford Coupe Bought in 1976 at the Campelltown Swap Meet in Adelaide. It was a stock car in the 60s and had been badly damaged. Brought the car to the RAN Transmitting Station in Belconnen in 1979, finally finished in 1988 despite being on active service in the Navy. First registered in 1990. Body off rebuild in 1995. 302 Ford Windsor, balanced, 10:1 flat top pistons, Lunati cam, 2.02 and 1.9 chev valves, roller rockers, MSD 6AL ignition system coupled to MSD electronic distributor. Engine destroyed on 12th pass at the Canberra Drags on a test and tune day 1998. Back on the road 2 weeks later. Sold to Adelaide Hot Rodders member Damen Air at the 1999 Geelong ASRF Nationals.
Frank "Choco" Munday's 1927 T Ford Bucket This all steel 27 T bucket was purchased from a car yard in Sydney in 1975 and brought to Canberra in 1976. I was in the Navy then, and I joined the Meteors at this time. The car attended the first Canberra Rod Run on the Australia Day long weekend in 1977. I took the car around the country with me until I sold it to a Melbourne car yard on Sydney Road late in 1978.The car was built by a Sydney rodder in the late 60s. 292 Y bloack, 3 speed cusso manual, stock height I beam, split radius rods, Kombi steering box, Model A spring over 36 Ford diff.