Generation Vette

In issue #379 we crunched, curled and pressed into rippling shape the seven generations of Chevrolet Corvette muscle car.

With its long and rich legacy, plus a huge following Down Under, the series never fails to attract attention. Young Andy Enright brought you the timeline from C1 to C7, plus we have a long look at one reader’s long and successful resto of a C2. Give the QR code a go for the seven-generation yarn, or try a Corvette search online to bring up a wealth of other stories, plus some cars for sale. Get to TradeUniqueCars.com.au

Hardtop That

Back in September the Murray River border towns of Echuca (Vic) and Moama (NSW) were inundated with a tide of wide and gleaming Falcon Hardtops to celebrate the John Goss Special’s 40th anniversary. Niche? Yes. Dull? Hell no.

The next meet, held every two years, will tentatively be locked in for Bathurst in 2017 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Allan Moffat and Colin Bond 1-2 victory at Mount Panorama. In the meantime ogle some of the loveliest XAs, Bs and Cs you’ve seen for a while by scanning the QR code.

Birdwood or Barossa

We took the opportunity to get staffer Scott Murray out of the office and into some much-needed sunshine, armed to the teeth with video gear to bring you this canape example of what you missed if you couldn’t make it to the Barossa Valley’s beloved car gig.

The 2015 Bay to Birdwood, now in its diamond years, may only last one day, but it attracts an astonishingly large crowd and as many if not more entries for the two-hour run from Adelaide to Birdwood. The entry capacity of 1750 cars was full to the brim, filling the grounds around the National Motor Museum, drawing thousands of car loving families.

Roush Awakening

There’s absolutely no hiding the fact we love Mustangs, old or new, slow or fast. They’re porn on wheels and delight every one of your senses. John Bowe borrowed a new one from Craig Dean at Mustang Motorsport.

Enter Roush: NASCAR legend; tuning god. Probably excretes CO2. The car has a Roush-approved Rootes supercharger among other hot bits added to the new global right-hook Mustang and we can report it’s so much more than the original factory car.

Get some feedback from JB and turn your volume knob all the way up to deaf. You’ll enjoy that spine-tingling quad-tipped iPhone controllable exhaust.