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National Rally - Toowoomba...

Loads of posts appearing on Facebook about the National Rally in Queensland, any Forum users attending?

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

At least three club members drove their Austin Sevens from Melbourne to Toowoomba- 1,500 kms, 1,000 miles.

Tony.

Location: Melbourne. Victoria, Australia.

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

This photo that includes the 'Duck' was taken by Ian Holthouse.

Roofs as sunshades rather than rain covers, oh the joy!!!

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

David Grear sends me this link to photos from the event:

https://holtysphotos.smugmug.com/Austin-7-National-Tour-2017/i-dztFkxM

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

This was a great turn out. I think there was 115 or so cars. Dwindled down to 60-70 when the photo with the Duck out front was taken.

I saw a few of the users on here driving their machines.

Location: Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

Tony,
The following should take you to a photo of Graham's two cars and the Meteor I have. (the Ruby was driven up and won the longest distance driven)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210633230800547&set=a.1722517896366.173306.1040889158&type=3&theater

Location: Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

Another good link for some photos from the Nationals that is being shared about the place.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMoHqJ3t-1id6lEuXMb4NAAXySmrnQq02rkD0PVGRjO6ov3I8WHFAmcKlL7YE6xrQ?key=aEYxeXhYU05lcjdDVDFyQTRpeW9QYndKZVVLcUZB

Location: Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

Duncan,

can you tell me more about this please?

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

Nice footage at this site.

https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/national-austin-7-tour-rolls-toowoomba-region/3164878/

Location: Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

Ruairidh,
That car was entered as 1929 Supercharged Tourist Trophy Factory Team Replica Ards Circuit North Ireland.

It is fitted with a Cozette supercharger. Magneto and coil deliver spark to 8 spark plugs.

Bob Booth had a hand in the 25 stud head. Aluminum body by Bill Sheehan.
Its existence is credited to Harry and Deidre Pyle of the Western Australian A7 club.

The car seems to drive well and relatively trouble free for what it is. There are a few photos of it on some of the links I have previously suggested worthy of having a look.

If you want more info I shall dig further.

Regards,
Duncan

Location: Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

Thanks Duncan - I personally have never seen dual ignition A7, love it!

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Re: National Rally - Toowoomba...

The Austin Seven National Rally at Toowoomba Qld was quickly followed by the Austins Over Australia Rally at Ipswich Qld.

Melbourne Club President Graeme Logan accompanied by his wife Bev drove their Ruby Saloon from Melbourne to both events with a leisurely drive home, covering 5,000 miles over three weeks.

His only failure was a broken wheel stud which caused a little damage to the wheel hub, all fixed en route.

His daughter Peta trailered Graeme's 1930 Austin Seven Standard Sport replica to Toowoomba, which Graeme drove in the Toowoomba Rally with Peta driving the Ruby.
Peta then returned home towing the Sport while Graeme and Bev continued on to Ipswich before driving home.

I was told that on the Austins Over Australia Rally the Austin A 30's were apparently slower than most Austin Sevens

Cheers, Tony.





Location: Melbourne. Victoria, Australia.

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