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« on: June 02, 2021, 09:33:20 AM »
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Was cleaning up and sorting through stuff in the shed and found this







I think it was Canberra nationals in 95 where this little chap won the rocker cover races. I think we ran them two Nationals Bendigo in 93 and Canberra 95 but could be wrong. I do remember the Vic club running one and someone (was it Phil Illfield?) brought a rocker cover with 4 actual car wheels on it (does a photo exist of this?)

Anyway look at the barn dust!  Itís got to be worth a fortune, very low miles, one owner, only ever driven down hill.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 11:26:48 AM »
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Looks a cross between Bluebird & a Locomotive
I'll start the bidding at $50 + postage!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 05:18:47 PM »
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I'll get you under brakes Gary ,at turn one .. $100.00 plus ..Vern .
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 08:19:55 PM »
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You're absolutely spot on with your recollection of when we had rocker cover races at the Nats, Ken.

I don't know if any photos exist of Phil's monster-truck rocker-cover, but I do recall there was a fracas over it. It really wasn't very safe, letting it loose down the ramp and away between the line-up of cars. A weight rule was implemented for the next event.

That's a great blast from the past.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 09:37:56 PM »
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Ah yes the fracas........I remember there was also a discussion about a rubber band powered speedster......
It was certainly a mistake not writing the rules tightly enough. Definitely better in 1995.

Iíve got another blast from the past which I will post later - even better than the rocker cover racer....stay tuned.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 09:58:24 PM »
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Hey Ken.
Here she is in competition, just to prove her race pedigree.
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 10:05:43 PM »
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....and Phil's monster in '93.

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2021, 10:20:17 PM »
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Great pictures Alex, you can see me keeping my thumbs off the track in that second picture in case they got run over.
Iím Probably a little too close for comfort now that I look at it from a distance.

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2021, 10:26:05 PM »
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You can actually see my 93 rocker cover racer sitting on the ground behind me in the second photo. It got new wheels for 95 and a new weight system to make it go faster.

I heard a rumour the rocker cover races will return at Broken Hill.........

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2021, 01:37:01 PM »
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 If that's the case ...DARTH is ready for the challenge. What person would have thought to enter a "rubber band" powered racer?  From memory it even powered its way uphill Cheesy  Can;t thonk who that was.. must have been desperate for a win.  I remember the "uproar" over Phill's baby.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes  CU @ the Hill. Regards The Cheeter.
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2021, 02:08:34 PM »
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 Just looking @ that photo again Ken. How many can you identify? I can see a younger version of Ziggy, Steve Nelson & Tailshaft Tim Miller. Is that Tony Hegyesi on the RHS?   Kevin.
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2021, 02:36:59 PM »
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I donít think itís Tony, I canít actually name anyone on the right hand side

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2021, 03:21:07 PM »
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 OK!  Here's the challenge: Can anyone put names to the faces in this pic? Kevin.
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2021, 03:39:43 PM »
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 There are 18  people in Alex's photo.   L-R   1  Ziggy Mossender                        10 Kev. Woolard, [cat in the hat]
                                                                 2                                                  11
                                                                 3                                                  12 Steve Nelson
                                                                 4                                                  13
                                                                 5 Tim Miller                                   14
                                                                 6                                                  15
                                                                 7 Darren Supple?                           16
                                                                 8 Ken McLean                                17
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                                                                                                                     19                           There are 13 unknown to me. can you help?
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2021, 04:38:53 PM »
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4 is John Tonkin from the ACT club I think
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2021, 08:23:47 AM »
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GP tells me:

From left, Siggy Moseneder (now resides in the USA with his FE), Colin Tierney maybe sipping on a coffee and Samantha Tierney standing in front of him, John Tonkin, Tim Miller, Dave Campbell with dark glasses and moustache
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2021, 04:28:19 PM »
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 Thanks David & Graeme.                                   1. Siggy Mosender                                   13-19 ?
                                                                        2. Samantha Tierney
                                                                        3. Col Tierney.
                                                                        4.  John Tonkin.
                                                                        5  Tim Miller
                                                                        6  Dave Campbell.
                                                                        7  Darren Supple.
                                                                        8  Ken McLean.
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                                                                        10  Kevin Woolard.                                                             
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                                                                        12  Steve Nelson.
                                                                       
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2021, 03:36:01 PM »
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I can't recognise anyone from the first photo beyond those already identified. For what it's worth in the photo with Phil's monster I can recognise Ken McLean, a very young looking Russell Bates, Siggy and Craig Wilson at the far right. The faces of the two blokes either side of Russell I remember from long ago Nats, but not sure of either's name. I'm sure Ken knows who they are.
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2021, 05:06:23 PM »
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Daryl Flitton in the glasses and Patrick Walsh. Both early members of the Vic club

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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2021, 11:16:12 AM »
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ď TRIVIAĒ  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Racer specs for fx-fj clubs was = Height 250mm, Width 250mm, Length750mm, Weight5kg.
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