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PK 752 01-12-2007 05:08 PM

Gary Poole's 1953 48-215 (FX)
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1953 Holden 48-215-257 (Business sedan)


This car #633 is one of only two known rare business sedans (650 made using last of FX bodys and newer FJ mechancials for the Taxi market)

The car was built (restored) starting 1983. Competed at various Victorian locations up until 1993.

Some 13 years later, following the death of Peter Brock, we offered the car to Phil Munday to act as stand in for the Goodwood car for the 2006 Sandown Tribute day.

We have decided to 'air the car again' at selected Sprints, Regularity and Hill Climbs.

Major suspension development has taken place in 2007.
The car has become the 2007 Victorian Hill Climb class winner for Historic Gp N.

There are only a small (12 or so) number of early Holdens still with Cams Log Books Australia wide.

Futher details to be posted:
Engine development,
History of Racing Humpy Holdens 1948-2008

lethalone 03-02-2008 08:53 PM

hi Gary,I have a 1950 FX log booked appendix J car,was originally a Melbourne Taxi then raced by, i think,Don Or John Green.It's next owner brought the car to Western australia with him,but by then it was uncompetitive. I have had it for about 4 years now.It has some beaut period racing mods, with the twin Webers(one venturi blocked off),string bound steering wheel, and shortened, quickshift three on the tree gearshift.It even has the old brass fire extinguisher! I guess i should get a new historic log book and get it out and about.

PK 752 07-02-2008 10:55 PM

Bring on the humpies
Hi lethalone,

well that is good news. the old holden group is thin on the ground. here in Vic there are at min three cars, Mr Southouse, ex Zinner car, Mr Jamieson and Mr Me. There are a few in the stages, but that is all I know of. Few otherinterstate,
Do you have any further details on the cars history.?
After all, as i mentioned to Bob Jane recentlly, it is the 60 birthday of the 48 series this year.

Hope to get ours out a few times this year., at least Vic Hill climb Rnd 2, VHHR twilight and Myirrinong sprint

That is the game plan for the start of the year,

Kind regards


PK 752 26-03-2008 04:08 PM

Firth, Jane and Norm Beechey
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Here is a blast from the past,

Bob (or Bill) Jane in the Harry Firth prepared car UU 401 in battle with Norm's black car at Calder.
Previous run at Hill Climb sees Harry just pips Norm.

Go 'Humpies'

PK 752 10-06-2008 07:52 PM

Winton 3 Gen of Holden
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;)Recent 2008 Winton Historic see three generations of Humpy Holden race car.
Help celebrate 60th of 48-215 series.
Rob Jamieson kitted up in the original 1960's trim in his same white car he ran back then.
Gary Poole in his 1980's Red car.Phil Munday in his 2006 ex Peter Brock 'Goodwood' car.
All three performed some display quick laps and the cars were a major attraction in the pits. Many stories relived of those days when 48-215 and FJ were the premier touring car class.

Thanks to N Hammond for some pic

PK 752 28-10-2008 10:39 PM

Hot Holdens ready for Historic Sandown
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;)Recent State Fx-FJ titles sees many of the featured cars preparing for 2008 Historic Sandown.
Brock foundations Peter Denman in his FJ (4) ex Tarr from WA, with Peter Mather's restored FJ (48) from Tassy, complete with Repco Hi-power cross flow head, Victoria's Rob Southouse and in the distance the ex Brock Humpy of Phil Munday.

Fx-FJ historian Don Loffler from Adelaide with Gary Poole and the
:cool:rare 48-215-257 business sedan.:cool:

PK 752 26-11-2008 08:14 AM

Sandown Historic 2008
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:)Here is the copy of the banner produced for the 'Holden Legends Lunch'.
What a huge sucess. Many of the drivers and crew were re-united after 40+ years. The stories, the 'cheating' and mateship all came back.
;)Well done to all involved;)

PK 752 24-04-2009 04:57 PM

Poole car at Myrniong

Last weekends Historic sprint at Myrniong (Ballan). 90+ cars compete on 850m climb. Well worth a look for next year..!

PK 752 07-05-2009 03:16 PM

Calling for Tassy in 2009
Here is link to todays Mercury:;)


Should be well worth the trip. There is talk about hire of Symmons Plains one side of the Baskerville 3 day event.

We will go for a 'trip'.

PK 752 27-07-2009 09:21 PM

ABC features early Holdens
ABC Tasmania features Peter Mathers FJ, lead up to Baskerville Historic and Early Holden Reunion.



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