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Old 28 Feb 2018, 23:22 (Ref:3804759)   #4276
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I thought the Polariser was fitted to VL's, not VK's?
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Old 1 Mar 2018, 00:10 (Ref:3804767)   #4277
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I thought the Polariser was fitted to VL's, not VK's?
Polariser was fitted to race cars before road cars, and has been mentioned in the so-called provenance of this vehicle.
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Old 1 Mar 2018, 01:19 (Ref:3804784)   #4278
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Polariser was fitted to race cars before road cars, and has been mentioned in the so-called provenance of this vehicle.
The John Harvey biography covers the ins and outs of all of this for those interested in more details.
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Old 3 Jul 2018, 02:52 (Ref:3834383)   #4279
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Who was at Wanneroo in the 70s?

G,day everybody. I think I may have found Bill Nitschke's L34, but after spending hours going through Terry Walkers race results I have a couple of questions. Was there both a Bill and a Bob Nitschke or was one name a pseudonym so he could race two classes, or maybe keep his insurance company off his back? They were licenced cars in the Street Car class afterall. Were there two L34s? The white car, (No.3) first appeared 14th sept 75, and it was in its second outing with Bob driving on the 23rd Nov 75 that it had its famous rollover ending up on top of the fence. Looking at the photos, I would have thought that it was a write off, however Greame Hooley says that this car did spend a long while in the panel beaters. He doesn't know if it was repaired or rebodied.
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The next time either Nitschke shows up is Bill for the 300 kay race on 2nd May 76. This result is from Auto Action and unfortunately doesn't include a car number.

Then on 11th July 76 Bob Nitschke drove a car owned by A. Page.

Then on 17th Oct 76, according to the race results we have
Bill and Bob driving on the same day. Bill in number 31 (Street Cars) and Bob in Number 3.(Sports Sedans)
So perhaps he owned two at the same time. I wonder if he is still around?
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The next entry is for Bob on the 12th June 77 in Number 3, so they certainly weren't regular racers.
The car, (or one of the cars) was sold to Paul De Laney.
The first entry for Paul De Laney is 16th July 1978 in Number 8.

This is the car in the 90s.
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So I guess what I am asking, is were there two Nitschke's and did they have two L34s?
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Old 5 Jul 2018, 00:25 (Ref:3834722)   #4280
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A UK auction ad for a Rouse Sierra with an Aussie history

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Old 5 Jul 2018, 03:46 (Ref:3834730)   #4281
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A UK auction ad for a Rouse Sierra with an Aussie history

https://racecarsdirect.com/Advert/De...sworth-group-a
Interesting story in the ad about input from Mr Brock in the car’s development. The Sierras were gone from Advantage in early 1991... when PB switched to Perkins power.

Maybe the owner bought stuff from Advantage, entitling them ( in their opinion) to call the car as having been ‘Brocked’
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Old 8 Jul 2018, 03:50 (Ref:3835299)   #4282
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G,day everybody. I think I may have found Bill Nitschke's L34, but after spending hours going through Terry Walkers race results I have a couple of questions. Was there both a Bill and a Bob Nitschke or was one name a pseudonym so he could race two classes, or maybe keep his insurance company off his back? They were licenced cars in the Street Car class afterall. Were there two L34s? The white car, (No.3) first appeared 14th sept 75, and it was in its second outing with Bob driving on the 23rd Nov 75 that it had its famous rollover ending up on top of the fence. Looking at the photos, I would have thought that it was a write off, however Greame Hooley says that this car did spend a long while in the panel beaters. He doesn't know if it was repaired or rebodied.
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The next time either Nitschke shows up is Bill for the 300 kay race on 2nd May 76. This result is from Auto Action and unfortunately doesn't include a car number.

Then on 11th July 76 Bob Nitschke drove a car owned by A. Page.

Then on 17th Oct 76, according to the race results we have
Bill and Bob driving on the same day. Bill in number 31 (Street Cars) and Bob in Number 3.(Sports Sedans)
So perhaps he owned two at the same time. I wonder if he is still around?
Number 31.
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The next entry is for Bob on the 12th June 77 in Number 3, so they certainly weren't regular racers.
The car, (or one of the cars) was sold to Paul De Laney.
The first entry for Paul De Laney is 16th July 1978 in Number 8.

This is the car in the 90s.
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So I guess what I am asking, is were there two Nitschke's and did they have two L34s?
IMHO that'd be Paul DeLacey, more remembered for his Sprintcar career - was crayfishing in those days.
Got any speedway contacts, Paul didnt just make up the numbers.
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Old 9 Jul 2018, 02:57 (Ref:3835586)   #4283
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Have you checked Historic Sports Sedans on Facebook (not my go but I understand a Nitschke from SA posts & I recall the sports sedan was SA based).

Bill Nitschke shared a XU-1 at Bathurst 74 with John Lewis, try this:
http://www.lewisengines.com.au/projects/

Good luck ... keep us informed how you go.
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I was just catching up on some YouTube viewing, the builders of this escort (excellent series by the way) went to visit Cosworth in the UK and look what's sitting in the foyer...

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