Wanted – As many clowns as possible


Even with all the clowns in the ANOCSC office we can’t fill this rally car. If you think you have the goods, please fold yourself into the closest small car you can find.

8 vs 4 – Steel vs Plastic – Mags vs Hubcaps – Torana vs Prius


A very nervous looking Prius wishing it wasn’t quite so boxy and plasticky in front of the Torry.

Badge – Beetle Boot


Turn Off And Get Out There In Your Old Car


Badge – Chevy 3100


Badge Triumph Boot


Hmmm, Today Do I feel Vintage (with or without roof), Old Skool Holden or Rockin’ Customline?

So many choices. So many options within those choices. So happy to have this conundrum.

The ANOCSC Truth Seeker patrol vehicle is now on the road and ready to find you (…and your old car)…


“Truth, like old cars and silly bikes, has no special time of its own.  Its hour is now – always.”

(paraphrasing) Albert Schweitzer


1960s Air Bag Fitting Station


Air bags have been talked about and used since World War II when they were used in airplanes. Today, they are used liberally throughout cars. Here’s the science behind them:

The goal of an airbag is to slow the passenger’s forward motion as evenly as possible in a fraction of a second. There are three parts to an airbag that help to accomplish this feat:

  • The bag itself is made of a thin, nylon fabric, which is folded into the steering wheel or dashboard or, more recently, the seat or door.
  • The sensor is the device that tells the bag to inflate. Inflation happens when there is a collision force equal to running into a brick wall at 10 to 15 miles per hour (16 to 24 km per hour). A mechanical switch is flipped when there is a mass shift that closes an electrical contact, telling the sensors that a crash has occurred. The sensors receive information from an accelerometer built into a microchip.
  • The airbag’s inflation system reacts sodium azide (NaN3) with potassium nitrate (KNO3) to produce nitrogen gas. Hot blasts of the nitrogen inflate the airbag.

Rather than worry about all that rubbish, this guy took the smart road and stuffed the cabin with cardboard and foam mattresses. Problem solved!!

Australia’s Largest Car Museum – Gosford

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Tony Denny spent $70 million on cars to create one of the world’s largest classic car museums

TONY Denny bought and sold more than 5000 cars to get the 400 or so he wanted for the opening of Australia’s biggest car museum.

“It’s been a big year and I’ve kept thinking, ‘Am I mad?’,” he said on Thursday at a media walk-through before his Gosford Classic Car Museum opens on Saturday.

“There’s a lot on the line for me, financially, reputationally, but it’s very satisfying to be here today and see the cars on display. It’s amazing.”

One of Australia’s 200 richest people, Mr Denny’s love of cars started early – “We were a Holden family” – and his love of Australian cars saw an FJ Holden in the showroom of his Prague car business where he ran the largest used car network in Europe for more than two decades.

Standing beside the powder pink Holden EK Special from 1961, the kind of car he learnt to drive in, Mr Denny showed the enthusiasm that has seen $70 million dollars poured into the cars for the museum venture.

“I go inside the EK and it just smells beautiful. even from those smells it just ignites all those amazing growing-up memories. I love this baby,” he said.

The museum is in the former Bunnings warehouse at West Gosford and was bought in 2015. About 95 per cent of the cars were purchased in Australia, with the only imports some of the Soviet and Eastern European vehicles and some Ferraris.

One of the first acquisitions was the Nash, AMC, Rambler Museum of Western Australia and 53 cars owned by John Ivy.

The museum is the largest car museum in Australia and one of the top five largest car museums in the world. About 20 cars per month will be sold, and another 20 bought, so that every six months 120 new vehicles will be on display.

“What we’ve tried to achieve here is a broad range of cars,” Mr Denny said.

The cars range from Ferraris, Lambourghinis, Porsches and Jaguars to a tiny Australian-made Dart produced by racing driver Bill Buckle.

“The Australian cars. That’s where you’ll find me,” Mr Denny said.

Newcastle District Vintage and Classic Car Club member Brian Schasser and wife Dale favoured a Valiant SV from 1962. Mr Schasser’s passion is Dodges.

“He wanted a 1962 Dodge Phoenix from when he was 17. He got a 1928 Dodge Tourer and it took him nine years to restore it,” Mrs Schasser said.

Badge – Triumph Stag


Oi, Guvner, A Quick Trot Out To The Countryside In a Wosley