AROCA Sandown May 2018
May23

AROCA Sandown May 2018

For the second time this year I ventured to Sandown for an AROCA Supersprint meeting.  The 156 GTA takes some getting used to, but I was happy to record a personal best time of 1:27.8 on this outing, despite some minor...

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AROCA Winton April 2018
Apr23

AROCA Winton April 2018

We returned to Winton again in April for the first round of Alfa Racing.  This time I was competing in the Madame Sud, while team mate Phil was driving the 156 GTA.  The photos below were taken in the dry qualifying and start to race one, after which the weather turned dreadful with a wet track all day.  This didn’t deter Phil at all in the mighty Sunk Cost Racing GTA – he qualified on pole and won all three races.  Some...

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Twin Spark Cup Project
Feb23

Twin Spark Cup Project

Our Alfa Club friends up in NSW are starting a new racing series called the Twin Spark Cup, based on the successful Alfa twin spark racing in the UK and Europe.  It seemed like too good an idea to not support – so my friend Sheldon and I picked up this (tired) manual twin spark 156 for a tiny investment, with 240,000km on it.  It cleaned up remarkably well. After changing brake fluid, some decent brake pads, and a few other...

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Sunk Cost Racing 156 GTA
Dec31

Sunk Cost Racing 156 GTA

For a long time my friend Phil and I have talked about buying a race car suitable for running in endurance racing.  The stars aligned earlier this year and we were able to acquire a suitable car – a 2003 156 GTA.  The car was originally built to production car specification and run in a two-hour production car race at Bathurst in 2003.  It had a short-ish career racing in production cars before being run in club racing for...

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AROCA Winton Nov 2017
Nov21

AROCA Winton Nov 2017

Another superb one-day racing event by AROCA Victoria at Winton Raceway.  Getting straight on the track for a combined practice and qualifying is challenging, and the track had definitely changed it’s traction level since the previous weekend’s event, so I qualified further back than I should have.  I built some confidence in the races though, particularly races three and four which were held on the short track...

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