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Old 18 Oct 2017, 07:42 (Ref:3774798)   #61
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Most recently I read the Jack Murray book by his son Phil, very entertaining although the structure of the book made the overall picture a little hard to follow as it dealt with the different areas of his life separately - trials, motor racing, travel, water skiing, etc - he had a very full life! Some of the stories are well-known but I would challenge anyone not to learn something new from the book.
RE JACK MURRAY book, I agree it is very disjointed, jumps all over the place. Very disappointing.
Found the early stuff on racing in the fifties very interesting and informative, and learnt a lot.
Disliked the inclusion of script from "This is your life". Thought it just a stocking filler.
Example of disjointedness is page 272. From nowhere is sentence: "In December 1980, aged 73, he had his gangrenous right leg removed just above the knee"
No lead in or subsequent news. Just one sentence.
Why did such a fit and strong man who didn't drink or smoke need his leg removed?
Whilst I hate to knock Australiana, I could not recommend this book.

A much better read is "Journeys with Gelignite Jack" by Evan Green.
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Old 24 Oct 2017, 10:17 (Ref:3776051)   #62
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I'm a fair way into the Moffat book, i've just read the bit where Mazda collected all their bits and pieces.

Two interesting bits i'm come across so far that i'd love more info on as they are sort of just skimmed over in the book;

- Who paid for "Project B52"? It would, you'd think, have cost a bomb especially considering he was out on his own. Did Brut 33 fund it? Ford on the quiet? Did all his friends like Pan-Am & his American connections just not charge?

- I had always thought the car that went to the USA was the ex-Gibson XA from 1973 that Moffat used early in the 1974 ATCC, and was later burnt to the ground in 1975. In the book however Moffat states he had the ex-Gibson car in Australia as well as a car in the USA...

What happened to Moffat's local car from 1974? It must have gone somewhere after '74, as when B52 burnt to the ground on the way to Adelaide in 1975, he took on John Goss' Falcon.
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I'm a fair way into the Moffat book, i've just read the bit where Mazda collected all their bits and pieces.

Two interesting bits i'm come across so far that i'd love more info on as they are sort of just skimmed over in the book;

- Who paid for "Project B52"? It would, you'd think, have cost a bomb especially considering he was out on his own. Did Brut 33 fund it? Ford on the quiet? Did all his friends like Pan-Am & his American connections just not charge?

- I had always thought the car that went to the USA was the ex-Gibson XA from 1973 that Moffat used early in the 1974 ATCC, and was later burnt to the ground in 1975. In the book however Moffat states he had the ex-Gibson car in Australia as well as a car in the USA...

What happened to Moffat's local car from 1974? It must have gone somewhere after '74, as when B52 burnt to the ground on the way to Adelaide in 1975, he took on John Goss' Falcon.
I read that too and thought the same thing. Last mention of it was it became the 74 Sandown car because he wanted to keep 'B52' for Bathurst. Perhaps the car became the 'Project Phoenix' Falcon? Maybe the '77 Bond Falcon?
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Old 15 Nov 2017, 02:56 (Ref:3780504)   #64
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Model of Moffat Transporter and Mustang

I've often wondered about a model of Moffat's transporter and now I have found one.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=a...=1510714203785

Although only in 1:64 scale it looks pretty good in photos and is only cheap at USD 20.

I have ordered one
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The Bowden's one takes a lot of beating
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The Bowden's one takes a lot of beating
What’s that about?
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What’s that about?
Probably that Bowdens have that transporter and the Mustang in their collection, as well as the later enclosed IH transporter.
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I've started to read the book too, let's see if I agree (more or less) with most of you guys...
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Me too. I'm liking what I'm reading so far.
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Old 3 Dec 2017, 23:05 (Ref:3784974)   #70
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This new book on Allan Moffat is claimed in some quarters to be the first on him.

I beg to differ, as I have two books on him and there may be others.

My previous two are :

- "Allan Moffat's Scrapbook"
by Bryan Hanrahan with Allan Moffat.

- "Allan Moffat's Racing RX7 Mazda"
by Garry Sparke.

Both are hardcovers.
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