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Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Sun 13 Apr 2008, 18:59
by Killarney Racer
The Lupini's of Camaro and CCA fame claim to have the Marriner Lark. They were going to report on its restoration progress in every issue but there has been a deathly silence since. I see he is selling the Camaro, probably tired of engine blow-ups!

Can anyone give details on this project and is it REALLY the Marriner car?

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Sun 20 Apr 2008, 20:26
by Hi-Fi
Does anyone remember the Golden- and Silver Hawks? There are two great examples racing in this country, one at Zwartkops and one at Killarney.

I'm sure Gunter will remember the ones raced at the ovals.

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Sun 20 Apr 2008, 21:09
by Gunter
Actually wondered why the Hawk didn't race yesterday? saw it out at practice last week....such a pretty looking car

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Mon 21 Apr 2008, 08:19
by Hi-Fi
It is a lovely looking car. He just needs to get it going a little quicker. I believe they're a handful to drive.

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Mon 21 Apr 2008, 08:38
by Killarney Racer
I ran with the Hawk for a lap or two in practice. The car is obviously heavy and I guess brakes are a problem. But a lovely car.

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Mon 21 Apr 2008, 08:42
by FairmontGT
Its a very nice shape those cars - one of my friends here in potch has one.

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Sat 26 Apr 2008, 00:05
by Fairlane 500
It seems they are tail happy if pushed hard through a corner

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Tue 29 Apr 2008, 09:27
by Hi-Fi
They don't seem to handle very well and seem to have brake problems, that is the racing ones. The one up at Zwartkops seems to run hot and cold.

I wonder why because they are pretty low cars.

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Tue 01 Jul 2008, 21:39
by Hi-Fi
Does anyone remember the Ramblers that used to roam our country, with their heavy V8 sound?

Re: Forgotten V8

Posted: Tue 01 Jul 2008, 22:52
by Killarney Racer
Francis Tucker of Kyalami fame used to race one with some success. I have some pics of this truck flopping around corners. It looked pretty standard but I'm sure it wasn't.