Winton 6 Hour Relay October 2014
Oct21

Winton 6 Hour Relay October 2014

Once again I joined the team Maschi di Alfa to try to win the Winton 6-hour relay.  We had our strategy, we felt comfortable on Saturday afternoon, but failed to put together a good result on Sunday.  Still we had lots of fun, avoided any significant mayhem, and came away with smiles all round.  Such a brilliant event, it’s not surprising it is fully subscribed every...

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Veloce Racing Wakefield Park – August 2014
Aug25

Veloce Racing Wakefield Park – August 2014

We had a great road trip to Wakefield Park near Goulburn in NSW, along with three other Alfa racers from Victoria. I joined a grid of 38 Alfa Romeo racing cars in what surely must be a record number in Australia if not further afield. I’d never been to Wakefield Park before, but what a magic little track. It feels a bit like Winton short circuit, being short and technical suiting handling over horsepower. It’s a little...

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A new heart with 16 valves
Aug20

A new heart with 16 valves

The old 1.5 8v engine was quite sick after our sprint day in March, so we decided it was time to build the 16v engine. We’d been collecting parts for the engine for years, but just needed a hurry up! 1.7 block with a 1.5 cranks (makes 1.6, to keep me in class) Cat cams 288deg/12.1mm lift + valve springs, retainers, buckets Everything lightened and balanced. 10.2:1 compression Standard valve sizes etc. Dellorto 45 carbs.  ...

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AROCA Winton March 2014
Mar26

AROCA Winton March 2014

Fiona’s dad took up the challenge to do the Alfa club ‘race craft’ training day on Saturday, then we double entered the car in the Sunday supersprint.  Lots of mechanical woes – suspension falling apart, a puncture, throwing lots of oil out – but we still had a lot of fun.  The poor old Madame is getting a little tired.  Time for a new engine and a general freshen up I think! In the esses at Winton...

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AROCA Sandown Feb 2014
Feb16

AROCA Sandown Feb 2014

Incredibly hot day, getting up towards 40 degrees celsius.  The little Sud soldiered on, but not very...

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Winton 6 Hour Relay October 2013
Oct21

Winton 6 Hour Relay October 2013

This year makes the seventh time I’ve competed in the AROCA 6 hour relay at Winton. Once again I was asked to join the team Maschi di Alfa which makes for a fun weekend as the team is well organised and has most everything sorted. Saturday practice/qualifying day was filled with mechanical drama for me with a fuel delivery problem and a suspension problem. Thanks to some help from the boys at Maranello Pur Sang motors we were...

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