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#1 big jack

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 09:51 PM

Never knew that the  Frogs were such good drivers, they suck at everything else.  :stirpot:

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Edited by big jack, 29 January 2016 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 10:37 AM

When I saw them many moons ago they were driving Leyland Marinas

Think they might be in one of those shots.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:46 AM

I do believe you are correct.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:39 PM

I don't think they ever had the finely honed skills of the Purple Helmets...



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:50 PM

One way to save on a Rotisserie I suppose..........



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:01 PM

I don't think they ever had the finely honed skills of the Purple Helmets...

Gotta luv the name



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:19 PM

Cant quite read it, ....but funny how they are advertising Torana 1900, on 6 cyl. LJs?

 

Maybe it was just prior too the LH 4 cyl. launch?



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:30 PM

Cant quite read it, ....but funny how they are advertising Torana 1900, on 6 cyl. LJs?

 

Maybe it was just prior too the LH 4 cyl. launch?

Col they are 1900cc engined left hand drive LJ Torana like the ones sold in Indonesia. They use an LC Torana steering column and wheel.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:35 PM

well there you go Dave..never heard of them.....so it is true...you do learn something new every day!

 

and thanks


Edited by RallyRed, 30 January 2016 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:51 PM

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:56 PM

youré not tellin' me thats a 4cyl . LJ from Indonesia as well are you??????????????????? 



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:10 PM

youré not tellin' me thats a 4cyl . LJ from Indonesia as well are you??????????????????? 

Haha no Col. Looks like an EK Holden.

Canada had Hell drivers too by the looks of it. Wonder if they were French Canadians?



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:21 PM

Come to think of it this bloke looks a bit French-ish...

 

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:22 PM

No one worried about the left hand drive taxis?



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:33 PM

Never knew that the  Frogs were such good drivers, they suck at everything else.  :stirpot:

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Seen them at Newcastle Showground ....  maybe 73..........  they were driving LJ's ........  best stunt show ever ...   specially when your 12 -13 ...lol



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:37 PM

I saw them in 73 too Ian.

At Nowra.

Can remember because the old man paid for us to go with a 50 buck note.

They had only just come out. The guy collecting the money had never seen one before.

From memory they did at least an East Coast Tour.
As a youngen they were pretty spectacular.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:34 PM

Who would they be, a bit grainy but still cool



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:33 AM

Who would they be, a bit grainy but still cool

I believe this is Jose Canga and his International Motor Rodeo.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

Col they are 1900cc engined left hand drive LJ Torana like the ones made and sold in Indonesia The Philippines. They use an LC Torana steering column and wheel.

I should correct my above statement. Delete Indonesia and insert 'made and sold in The Philippines'.



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:54 AM

Were they based in Canberra ACT going off there number plates



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:45 AM

I remember a group coming to Mildura in the late 70's,think they where in V8 Torana's after they got the show rolling they started to preach the gospel saying how God protected them during their act,after about the second speech on the father son and so on the crowd went ballistic and drowned the PA system out,they must have thought we where a bunch of heathens

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:45 AM

It's a wonder the 1900 4 Cyl have enough power to get the 6Cyl LJ Body up on two wheels :P

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:59 AM

French Hell Drivers first Australian Tour 1972 -1973.

Sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, General Motors Holden, Uniroyal Tyres, TAA, BP, Yamaha & Levis.

 

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:40 PM

Yep seen em at Newcastle Show Ground................  And they were awesome....  well as an 11 year old they were awesome ... :)     and the best part was that just my mates an me caught the train into the show ground. and no parents to stop our fun...   so we would smoke cigarettes and drink grog..  Damn I miss the Seventies .... :( 






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