1934 Hudson Terraplane


1934 Hudson Terraplane  Entry number 59 Driver Frank Wegrzyniak Navigator Natasha Wegrzniak


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Over 228,000 cars were sold in 1926 and by 1929, Hudson was outselling all other auto manufacturers, with the exceptions of General Motors and Ford.

The year 1932 saw the debut of the first Terraplane model which was dubbed the Essex. Small, but strongly built, the car’s powerful 6 and 8 cylinder engines set several climbing and speed records. The Essex name was dropped the following year and the 1933 model was called the Hudson Terraplane.

Despite the fact that the Terraplane was offered at very competitive prices and the car’s durability and performance was undisputed, scarce dollars in the Depression years resulted in lower sales figures – year after year.

Years ahead of its time, the Hudson Terraplane ceased production by 1939. Hudson limped along until 1954 when the company merged into American Motors and the Hudson became the Nash. Still suffering from poor sales, the Nash/Hudson ended production in 1957, a sad ending for one of America’s finest cars.

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1934 Hudson Terraplane

1934 Hudson Terraplane  Entry number 4 Driver Ashly Kubler Navigator Lenore Kubler


From the very beginning, when the first Hudson left the assembly line in July 1909, the automobile was unique and futuristic in design

The Hudson was the first to incorporate a fluid clutch in 1910 which remained unique to this car for forty-four years. Hudson’s superb engineering encompassed advanced designs such as the first balanced crankshaft which revolutionized the entire automobile industry. Always ahead of their time, Hudson was the first auto manufacturer to introduce starter buttons on the instrument panels in 1926.    Continues here


1915 ‘T’ Model Ford

 oz-20001915 ‘T’ Model Ford   entry number 15 Driver Gavin Pocock Navigator Karen Pocock



Car of the Month From BVAC Newsletter ‘Vintage Views’

The car of the Month belongs to Warren and Maurine Pockock.  The remains of this car were found In the country town of Tara  in 1966. This restoration took seven years costing  approximately $800.   Model; ‘T’ Ford Runabout


Club: Brisbane Vintage Auto Club (Inc)

Gavin had to chisel the original pistons from the block and had sleeves machined for the middle two. He poured his own middle main in white metal and hand scraped it to suit, all the others are still original. The radiator, aluminum bonnet, rear mudguard, doors and boot section have been made from many patterns and photos. Maurine, apart from putting up with Warren restoring his pride and joy, made the hood and upholstered the seats in the backyard.

The first rally the car went on was in 1975 for the Celebration of 50 years of Ford in Australia, in an unfinished state. 1976 saw the first rally in a completed state and it is still going strong today. Maybe not as bright and shiny as back then but just as reliable.

Today the car is rallied by Gavin and Karen Pockock who have recently returned from the Barossa Valley, SA after a T Ford Rally with 175 other cars (or shall we say cranks)


1924 ‘T’ Model Ford

oz-20001924 ‘T’ Model Ford  Entry number 6 Driver George Schoenauer

Navigator Chris Schoenauer.


You could say my life started in the foundry. I do not care to think about what happened before that day but on 31st March 1924 I distinctly remember being extremely hot. When I cooled down I was the engine block of a Model T Ford.

Someone came along and hit me on the side with some sharp instrument and I became known as number C 481771.   My memory is a bit fuzzy around that time however I recall being placed in a chassis with some other parts and then started up and driven out into a yard with hundreds of my peers.   After a while I took stock of the situation and noted that I was not getting a body, but instead I was loaded in a crate and put on a boat bound for Australia. I eventually ended up in Adelaide at a local Ford distributor called Duncan Motors where under their guidance I was fitted with a runabout body. Boy I was proud.





1930 ‘A’ Model Ford

oz-20001930 ‘A’ Model Ford Entrant number 20 Driver Bob Bragg Navigator Cecilia Bragg


The Ford Model A was available in a wide selection of body types,  Coupe Standard Coupe Deluxe,  Business Coupe, Sport Coupe, Standard Roadster Coupe,  Deluxe Roadster Coupe,Convertible Cabriolet, Convertible Sedan, – Standard Phaeton,  Deluxe Phaeton, Standard Tudor,  Deluxe Tudor, Town Car, Standard Fordor 2-window, Deluxe Fordor 2-window Standard Fordor 3-window, Deluxe Fordor 3-window – Victoria, Station Wagon, Taxicab, Truck, Commercial. production ended on August 1931, with 4,320,446 Model A’s made in all styles


1940 Dodge

oz-20001940 Dodge  Entry number 56 Driver Trevor McCulloch Navigator Bev McCulloch

The Dodge Brothers (Horace Elgin and John Francis) were operators of a turn-of-the-century machine shop that made stove and auto parts. However, in 1913 the brothers decided to turn to automobile production after Horace had perfected a method of baking enamel onto steel. The Dodge Motor Company, as their business was now known, began officially operating in 1913. The first Dodge exited the assembly line on November 14, 1914 – one of America’s first all-steel cars. Both brothers died in 1920, leaving one of the largest auto-making companies. It was sold to the Chrysler Corporation in 1928 and is still a Division of Chrysler. The first Dodge model produced by Chrysler was called the DeSoto. Prior to the 1940’s war years and before domestic production was halted due to the company’s wartime government commitments, Dodge produced four popular models – all in the year 1940. speed transmission. They were the Dodge Deluxe Convertible (Deluxe 6 and Deluxe LWB), the Dodge Special 6 and for export, the Dodge Kingsway 6. Depending on the model, the cars averaged minimum/maximum weights of 2,867 lbs. to 3,550 lbs. Engines were 87 horsepower 6 cylinders. At the time, the selling price averaged between $800 and just over $1,000 pre-war dollars in the United States – depending on the model type. In 1940, the Dodge began to design and build cab-over engine trucks. Due to the popularity and reliability of the Dodge brand, it soon became the nation’s fourth largest producer of trucks. In that year, the base price for one of these units was $590 US Dollars. Trucks were then equipped with an in-line 6-cylinder L-head 79 horsepower engine and a three- speed transmission


1924 Chev Tourer,

picture11924 Chev Tourer Entrant number 2 Driver Bob Burley Navigator Hazel Burley


Chevrolet In 1924 –  William S Knudsen became president of Chevrolet and joined the GM Board of Directors.

The first non US or Canadian assembled GM vehicle arrived off the new assembly line In Copenhagen, Denmark on January 7th . . A Chevy Ute.


In the Shareholders 1924 Annual Report. The Chevrolet strategy of “A car for every purse and purpose” was announced

Chevrolet turned out plenty more cars like this nicely restored example of a 1924 Chevy car. It is great fun driving a little bit of history around with great people at a great location. . On a fine day. Nice car Bob. . .


1927 Chevrolet Tourer


By 1927, over one million Chevrolet cars were selling in the United States making it, the clear market leader.

Early Chevrolets are a restoration favorite, plenty of these cars were made and this is always a great starting point for any

Restoration. Parts can usually be found with a little effort, An

unbroken succession of successors to today gives this car  Instant recognition as an early example of one of the great car makes. Driving one of these models today is great fun. (on a fine day) . .