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Oldtimer Australia

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Bruce Leslie McLaren was born on the 30th August 1937 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was born with motor racing in his veins. From the young age of 14 he was racing cars and achieved great success at an early age. McLaren's talent was noted by none other than Jack Brabham, who was racing for Cooper back in the late 1950's. ...

4 Oct 2022
Australia

Born in 1935, Garrie Cooper was a successful race car driver as well as a successful designer and engineer. His resume is impressive . . . and as a driver he won the 1968 Singapore Grand Prix, the Australian 1½ Litre Championship and the 1975 Australian Sports Car Championship. Incredibly, he achieved this success in ...

4 Oct 2022
Australia

Queenslander Lionel Ayres became synonymous with big sports car racing in the seventies, but his history in motor sport dates back to 1952. Born in 1931, Ayers purchased his first race car in 1952 from Sydney, an MG TC. Soon after, he entered the car in the Strathpine Airstrip ¼ mile sprints organised by the Queensland ...

29 Sep 2022
Australia

Born on 10th July 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandro De Tomaso grew up among a family known to be quite politically influential and very wealthy. From an early age racing and race cars had been a real passion for De Tomaso. In 1945 he drove his first race in a modified Bugatti Type 35. In 1954 he was offered ...

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26 Sep 2022
Australia

Born on 10th July 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandro De Tomaso grew up among a family known to be quite politically influential and very wealthy. From an early age racing and race cars had been a real passion for De Tomaso. In 1945 he drove his first race in a modified Bugatti Type 35. In 1954 he was offered ...

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26 Sep 2022
Australia

Established in 1958, Lola Cars International Ltd was a British race car engineering company founded by Eric Broadley in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in England. Eric was arguably one of the most influential automobile designers of the post-war period. Lola cars started by building small, front-engined sports cars but later ...

26 Sep 2022
Australia

The Porsche story is a fascinating one and its roots go back to the 1930’s when Professor Ferdinand Porsche was instrumental in the design of the first Volkswagen and also Auto Union race cars. By 1939 he had built three Porsche cars to compete in the 800-mile race from Berlin to Rome. Unfortunately, the race was cancelled ...

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24 Sep 2022
Australia

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful, though their cars had a reputation for having ‘more show than go’. The Jaguar name first appeared as a ...

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21 Sep 2022
Australia

G O GG O . . . but YES it is the Dart! Hans Glas GMbH was a German automotive company that manufactured scooters and small cars. Whilst Glas did manufacture cars under his own name, his greatest name to fame was for the Goggomobil. Glas produced three models on the Goggomobil platform: the Goggomobil T sedan, the Goggomobil ...

20 Sep 2022
Australia

Following the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Europe’s car industry was decimated. In Germany both Daimler and Benz went back to producing cars post-war, however, times were tough. A merger between Daimler and Benz would ensure that both companies survived and following a technical co-operation agreement in ...

15 Sep 2022
Australia

The history of Daimler dates back to the late 1800’s. In 1893 the British businessman Frederick Simms established the Daimler Motor Syndicate Ltd in London, however, at that time the company neither manufactured vehicles nor engines. In 1895, Henry Lawson provided an investment capital and Daimler Motor Syndicate Ltd ...

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15 Sep 2022
Australia

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful; though they had a reputation for having ‘more show than go’. The Jaguar name first appeared as a model ...

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13 Sep 2022
Australia

In 1919 naval architect TG John took over a small Coventry based carburettor manufacturer named Holly Bros and founded the company TG John and Co Ltd. The company initially focused on making stationary engines, carburettors and motor scooters. Shortly after founding the company, John was approached by Geoffrey de Freville ...

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12 Sep 2022
Australia

Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale this 1924 Bentley 3.0 Litre Speed Tourer. This car was delivered in April 1924 to a Mrs Barlow in the UK. It passed through a number of owners before being taken by its then owner, a Mr Gordon Pearce, to New Zealand in 1961. Pearce then moved to Australia in 1970 and ...

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12 Sep 2022
Australia

MG is one of the world’s most iconic motoring brands. Founded in 1924 by Cecil Kimber, MG (which are the initials for Morris Garages) produced some fabulous cars pre-war and enjoyed much success in motoring racing. A milestone for the company occurred in 1933 when an MG Magnette K3 became the first non-Italian car to ...

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11 Sep 2022
Australia