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#1 Shiney005

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 10:07 AM

I came across this pic while trawling through the autopics site.

It was taken at Oran Park in 1979. I have never heard of him, and would like to also know the history of his car.

Would he be the father of David Russell from Matt Stone Racing??

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 11:33 AM

Looks like his sponsor Don Pellatt Repairs or related entity are still active. Could be worth a try.

https://angusmechani.../aarons-career/

https://mechanicquot...n-pellatt-repco



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Posted 30 December 2020 - 12:57 PM

Lots of Aaron Hills on Facebook.



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Posted 30 December 2020 - 01:13 PM

Found him, but it was before his time there and has never heard of Bob.



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Posted 30 December 2020 - 04:29 PM

Lucked out. Interesting no SLR window stainless and a rubber strip bumper, maybe not an L34?



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Posted 30 December 2020 - 04:43 PM

No rear bar either. It is 1979, it may have had lots of bits changed. Or it may even simply be an LX built up to L34+A9X homologation.

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 06:24 PM

There is a Bob Russell on FB.
His profile shows lots of his? old race cars...no LH / LX.
Also he is friends with Greg Nolan, of Nolathane back in the day....
Gotta be more than a coincidence?.
Maybe give him a shout?

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 07:47 PM

Not David's father, his name is Geoff. Geoff used to own the LH HDT sports sedan back in the day, my mate who paints my cars painted it for him back in the day



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Posted 30 December 2020 - 08:00 PM

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 08:15 PM

1979sp-1.jpgThe car when Geoff had it, 79 at Surfers






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