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Shannons Club

Shannons Club

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MarkOastler
If its been raced, he knows about it and recalls the best motor racing stories.
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JoeKenwright
Classic cars reviewed by one of Australia's most knowledgable motoring journalists.
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ByronGoAuto
Access to all the latest automotive industry news and new model releases.
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Auctions

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    HO, HO, HO - Santa calls early at Shannons
    HO, HO, HO - Santa calls early at Shannons
    Santa is coming early at Shannons, with half the 42 classic cars and motorcycles in Shannons upcoming Melbourne Summer Auction on December 8 being offered with ‘no reserve’.
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    ’Field-find’ Kombi for Shannons Summer Sale
    ’Field-find’ Kombi for Shannons Summer Sale
    A soil-stained and rusting, but wonderfully complete and original circa-1964 Volkswagen ‘Split-Window’ Kombi van is expected to be a bidding highlight of Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction on December 8.
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    Enthusiasts splurge at Shannons last 2014 Sydney sale
    Enthusiasts splurge at Shannons last 2014 Sydney sale
    Enthusiasts spent up big on rare and world-class classic cars and motorcycles at Shannons Late Spring Classic Sydney Auction on November 17, with many of the 26 vehicle and 22 memorabilia lots selling at or above their high pre-sale estimates.
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    World-class Bikes set for Shannons Sydney sale
    World-class Bikes set for Shannons Sydney sale
    A world-class selection of British, American and small capacity Italian motorcycles will be going under the hammer at Shannons Late spring Auction in Sydney on November 17 - seven offered with ’no reserve’.
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Classic Garage

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    1956-59 Holden FE/FC: The World’s Best Multi-Purpose Vehicle Range
    1956-59 Holden FE/FC: The World’s Best Multi-Purpose Vehicle Range
    The July 1956 launch of the FE Holden was a huge national achievement. After the first Holden marked a coming of age for Australian industry, it was still a recycled early 1940s US design. The FE was designed and engineered in Australia and owed nothing to any overseas model.
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    1967-71 Ford Cortina Mk II: Dagenham Dustbin or the Next Model T?
    1967-71 Ford Cortina Mk II: Dagenham Dustbin or the Next Model T?
    Defining a replacement for the first Cortina after it sold over one million and set a new British record for exports was no easy task. Ford delivered the Mark II, a Cortina that was more of the same but with a little more of everything.
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    Motorclassica 2014: The Right Stuff or Too Esoteric?
    Motorclassica 2014: The Right Stuff or Too Esoteric?
    Motorclassica 2014 further cemented its place as one of Australia’s premier motoring events after almost 21,000 visitors equalled the record best set by last year’s event.
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    1960-68 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia: Every Coupe Came with a Bug
    1960-68 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia: Every Coupe Came with a Bug
    The late 1959 local arrival of the Karmann-Ghia marked the end of an era. It was the last accessible model ever which allowed the buyer to specify a bespoke custom body on an otherwise ordinary car. Although 387,795 were produced between 1955 and 1974 globally to satisfy huge US demand, they were all subject to much higher levels of hand assembly at Karmann’s Osnabruck facility than any rival coupe in this price range.
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Racing Garage

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Old Bikes

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    Old Bike Australasia: Norton 16H War Horse
    Old Bike Australasia: Norton 16H War Horse
    79mm x 100mm may well be the most famous bore and stroke in motorcycling history. Countless Norton singles, beginning with the 1911 490cc side valve, belt-driven Model 16, shared the configuration which lasted until the end of single cylinder production in 1963. That’s not a bad run, but in between times, the 16H earned a reputation as the favoured British military motorcycle of the Second World War. In fact, the 16H’s days in khaki started well before WW2, with the first order placed by the War Department in 1936, and the final deliveries made a full decade later.
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    Old Bike Australasia: BMW R695 - The ultimate flat twin?
    Old Bike Australasia: BMW R695 - The ultimate flat twin?
    BMW had something to prove - that their venerable twin was capable of more than just comfortable touring. The R695 was the answer.
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    Old Bike Australasia: Rickman Interceptor - British Brawn
    Old Bike Australasia: Rickman Interceptor - British Brawn
    Ar a tie when the world was shifting to triples and fours, a marriage of convenience produced an iconic British big twin.
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    Old Bike Australasia: Honda’s Blowhard - Honda CX650 Turbo
    Old Bike Australasia: Honda’s Blowhard - Honda CX650 Turbo
    Turbocharging was all the rage in the 1980s. Formula One cars of the time managed to produce up to 1400 horsepower fro a 1.5 litre engine (albeit for very short periods) but at the expense of driveability; the dreaded turbo ’lag’ requiring an entirely different technique to controlling a normally aspirated engine.
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