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#51 Shiney005

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:12 PM

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Ed Mulligan later in life still driving rally style.

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:21 PM

Another shot of the HDT car when Dave Thompson owned it.

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:27 PM

It really kinda frOcks me off that the hdt L34 rally car has been denied its group C touring car history, as Harry said, he never built a fresh car for dirt rallies, they were always old touring cars.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:36 PM

Dave Thompson has just finished building a new Torana rally car.  Apparently he is debuting the new car at Rally of Tasmania in late July.

 

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:16 PM

Brave putting the front spoiler on it!  Is your username a reference to the HDT support vans for the Repco trial Anthony?



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:48 PM

The user name is a reference to the HDT support vans from the Repco.  I built a replica a couple of years back.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 12:08 AM

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:02 PM

Ed Mulligan started the business "Opposite Lock" and the L34 featured regularly in magazine ads.

 

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For sale ad by Ed Mulligan Nov 1976

 

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Ed Mulligans L34 being raced at Oran Park by Brian Callaghan. The interesting thing about this shot is that the '75 Bathurst winner is behind Brian Callaghan, and the '74 winner is behind him.

 

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:14 PM

emanL34 or Whitey, if you are still around, can either of you shed any light on this ad from W.A.?

 

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 09:09 PM

Another one has popped up. This is Graham Alexander. Other than the fact that he is obviously from Victoria I know nothing about him. Can anybody shed some light?

 

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:41 PM

Same guy I suppose....
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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:43 PM

It can't be the same guy. His hair is too short.

 

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 02:19 PM

The Steve Holmes book, Holden-a kiwi obsession, has a section and a few photos of the ex Rod Coppins L34. This one in rally form.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 04:42 PM

Did it give the name of the driver or a date and place of the rally?

Is the book worth tracking down? Any other rare Torana tid bits?



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:12 PM

In one of the other photos it has Peter Meadows on the door and valvoline sponsorship. The book has stories on various Holden models interspersed with owner's tales.

The Chamois A9X with tan interior sold out of Perth features in the book also.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

Cheap here; check his other titles too.


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Posted 23 December 2019 - 04:16 PM

Another shot of the HDT car competing in the Holden Dealer 500 Gippsland Victoria in October 1975.

 

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 01:15 PM

Not an L34, but I thought I might stick it here nonetheless.

 

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 09:53 AM

A couple more pics have popped up.  The first is a nice clear shot of the Mulligan car in '75. The second is the HDT car during the 1976 Holden Dealers 500, and the third is probably a practice run somewhere, as Harry is in the passenger seat. Many thanks to Peter who finds these facebookland photos for me.

 

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 08:00 PM

Tough looking car those L34 rally versions...would have been a blast to drive



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Posted 18 June 2020 - 08:08 PM

You wouldn’t want to be under full power and have any sort of rapid traction change! Old LSD bang-go would sound like its name.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 09:28 PM

old HF might have spentup big on welding rods and fitted a locker?

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 09:41 PM

They had Detroit lockers for LJ so could have used one. Still fragile gears and axles though. I guess Rallying they could have had special stuff made.




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