The annual Euroa show, these days billed as the Australian National Show and Shine, is one of those ‘must-see’ events in our calandar. It takes over the local parks and several streets with a really eclectic mix of machinery.
This year was no exception. The vast trophy table, groaning under the weight of metal on offer, was a clear indicator of how much work goes into the organisation. As always, a great event.
IT’S AN ORIGINAL car - that’s why I bought it seven years ago. I had looked at a fair few and for me that was the attraction. I always liked them when I was a kid. A special style, something a bit unique, suited what I liked.
I couldn’t afford one when I was younger so I had to wait. They are a timeless shape.
It’s quite good to drive, you’ve got to be on the ball a little bit with them.
You’ve got to really drive it, unlike a modern car, .
I live here in Euroa, but am also a member of the Melbourne MG Car Club because it’s good back-up.
I’ve been judging here today – the Bolwells. It hasn’t been too strenuous as there are only four of them!.
TRACY IS THE driving force behind this car. I’ve had lots of other modified cars over the years – for example an FC with a 400 small block that used to run 10.5 at Calder years ago.
This time I built the car for both of us as a weekend driver. I bought it in May this year. It went straight to All Race Fabrications in Hallam – he put a 9-inch in it and we’ve mini-tubbed it. The interior is all original. In fact the whole car was when it came out of California.
The engine is a 283 and I’ve decided to build another small block, something like a 400 road engine.
I’ve loved these cars for years – I have a little Staffy and her name is Nova!