Club Newsletter - A9X Torque
The latest issue of the Newsletter has finally been produced and should have landed in your mailbox by now (the one out the front of your house - not the one on your computer)! Where there are couples who both have a Membership I’ve only sent out the one Newsletter. If this affects you and you’d like a second edition mailed out please let me know.
I’m already well into the next Edition so hopefully that will follow on in the not-too-distant future. Make sure you’re up-to-date with your membership renewal or the latest edition may well be your last.
I have canvassed a number of Members to provide Member Profiles and the response has been outstanding. As such it may be a few issues before I get to publish them all. I don’t normally get a great response and usually send out far more requests than I get back.
Number Plates For Sale
One here for our West Australian members… offered For Sale are the WA Number Plates: 77 A9X . If you’re interested in the plates please email the club secretary for more information.
RetroAutos March Edition
The March 2017 edition of Retroautos is now online and you can check it out by clicking on this LINK. It’s a BIG issue this month and includes images of the HK Holden prototypes and the inside story of its design development. Brian Jolly shows off his V8 HK Kingswood and Mike Jeanes shares his collection which includes a Chrysler 300, Plymouth Barracuda, Studebaker Lark, Pontiac Tempest and a Roll-Royce. Plus, there’s a Ford Cobra coupe that’s only been driven 400 meters in the past ten years.
Jim Richards Drives the A9X
In case you may have missed it, the good folks at Unique Cars magazine have produced a 1977-1979 HOLDEN TORANA A9X HATCHBACK - BUYERS GUIDE article which features Jim Richards putting the A9X through its paces. Check it out online at: https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/buyers-guide/1701/1977-to-1979-holden-torana-a9x-hatchback-buyers-guide
1977 Holden Torana SS Hatch Review
And while you’re looking around the Unique cars site, you might also be interested in their 1977 HOLDEN TORANA SS HATCH REVIEW which can be found online at: https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/feature-cars/1703/1977-holden-torana-hatch-review?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=63896&utm_content=577532&user_id=06ee9c1d175434ce59850844ac25f92c263c286a
The Committee welcomes our newest member into the Club - Justin Rooke from Tasmania. Justin owns a Jasmine A9X hatch - which co-incidentally is the exact same car that Jim Richards is driving in the above Unique Cars article.
ABC 4 Corners
If you’ve got half an hour spare at lunch time you might be interested in checking out the special 4 Corners report that Mike Willessee compiled back in 1970. The program is called ’Bathurst - The Big Three’ and you can check it out online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEcInDT7ufA It’s a great blast from the past and well worth a look!