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Paul Gulliver

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Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« on: October 06, 2018, 03:15:56 PM »
I knew Alfa Romeo had had some great results at Bathurst but I had forgotten how good they were . In 1967 3 cars in the  top 10 for qualifying and only half a second off pole. Final result was a 3rd & 4th outright and on the same final lap as the local V8s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zbqjJqCZD0

On another note my wife walked into the room before lunch with her nose scewed up inquiring how much longer does this " Bathurst " go for. I responded approx another day and a half . I haven't seen her since
Paul Gulliver
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2017 Silver Giulia Veloce
1979 Silver Alfa 116 GTV Twin Spark
1973 Red Alfa 105 2.0 GTV

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2013 Giulietta QV
2006 Black 159 2.2 J
1970 Dutch Blue Series 2 1750
1975 Blue Alfetta Sedan 1.8
1981 Piper Yellow Alfetta GTV 2000
1985 Red Alfetta GTV2.0
1989 White Alfa 164
2000 156

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Re: Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 04:07:48 PM »
Similar situation here Paul and probably a night off from making dinner will smooth things over. ;) I like the open commentary “56 feet to the floor and $100K surge forward in a blue haze of smoking rubber”.  You would be lucky to buy 1 of the 56 cars now for the money. 
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carlo rossi

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Re: Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 01:10:12 PM »
what a great video those little alfa really went although I am suspicious at the qualifying times

1    53    Ford Motor Company    Australia Ian Geoghegan    Ford XR Falcon GT    3:03.0
2    52    Ford Motor Company    Australia Fred Gibson    Ford XR Falcon GT    3:03.2
3    61    Alec Mildren Racing Pty. Ltd.    Australia Kevin Bartlett    Alfa Romeo 1600 GTV    3:03.5
4    60    Alec Mildren Racing Pty. Ltd.    Australia Doug Chivas    Alfa Romeo 1600 GTV    3:05.2

was the second alfa a gtv and the first a GTA by the lap times
and the  class E price division indicates GTAs over $4500 category very expensive in the day

who owns those little babies today
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Moto morini 3 1/2 valentini speciale 77 oh and a deltek rockhopper

carlo rossi

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Re: Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 05:21:50 PM »
Touring Car Championship. this might have been the beast specs should ask mildrens or Bartlett

Autodelta's was no half measured effort as it completely reworked the Tipo 105 Coupe to create the Giulia Sprint GTA. The changes were so fundamental that a run of 500 cars had to be produced for homologation purposes. The A was short for Alleggerita or lightened. This was more than an apt description as close to 275 kg was shed. Most steel body panels, with the exception of the load-bearing sills were replaced by much lighter aluminium copies. The side windows were made from plexiglass and most of the sound-deadening was also removed.

To power the GTA, Autodelta used a derivative of the Giulia Sprint Coupe's 1,570 cc four cylinder engine. As in the TZ competition car also built by Autodelta for Alfa Romeo, the GTA engine featured a twin-spark head with bigger valves. Further modifications included lightweight magnesium cam-covers, sump and and bell-housing. Breathing through two sizeable Weber carburettors, the twin-spark engine produced 115 bhp in road trim. The 'Corsa' competition cars featured engines that pumped out as much as 170 bhp.

Carried over from the production Giulia Sprint Coupe road car were the double-wishbone front suspension and the live rear axle. The suspension was lowered and reinforced to cope with the rigours of racing. The GTA was also equipped with achingly beautiful 14-inch Campagnolo alloy wheels, which further lowered the car's stance. Other changes included a close-ratio gearbox, a separate oil cooler and a more sparingly equipped but tastefully finished interior.

The GTA production car was ready in 1965 and received universal acclaim thanks to its competition pedigree. Alfa Romeo had few problems finding customers for the run of homologation models. Where allowed, even more exotic materials were used for the Corsa, or competition versions. To ensure the GTA was instantly competitive, Autodelta's Carlo Chiti was very selective in his choice of customers. It prompted potential buyers to nominate professional drivers to ensure they got the opportunity to buy a GTA Corsa.
https://youtu.be/3tRtWEdrRgU

alfa finished 4th 6th 8th
just behind monaro 327 monsters 175hp versus 500 hp HE SAYS IN THE VIDEO although officially 275hp

and should always remember the first woman in Bathurst and in an alfa finished 6th in 1975 against Gt falcons ( phase 4 cloaked) and L34s
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marie-Claude_Beaumont_(1968).jpg?uselang=fr
and christine gibson
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 07:50:13 PM by carlo rossi »
current cars
red 83 gtv 2.0


previous cars
Red 76 1.2/1.5 alfasud ti
white 79 alfetta 2000
alfetta 74 1.8
escort Lotus twin cam
bikes
ducati 900 ss 1979
moto morini 3 1/2 sport 1975/6
Moto morini 3 1/2 valentini speciale 77 oh and a deltek rockhopper

Sheldon McIntosh

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Re: Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 07:02:45 PM »
I knew Alfa Romeo had had some great results at Bathurst but I had forgotten how good they were . In 1967 3 cars in the  top 10 for qualifying and only half a second off pole. Final result was a 3rd & 4th outright and on the same final lap as the local V8s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zbqjJqCZD0

On another note my wife walked into the room before lunch with her nose scewed up inquiring how much longer does this " Bathurst " go for. I responded approx another day and a half . I haven't seen her since

Cheers Paul, I live for the constant updates on your married life.  (I seriously do).  And on another note, that's a very cool video.  Thanks for posting.

Ray Pignataro

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Re: Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 02:02:19 AM »
Paul this year I went to Bathurst with my son,on another note I didn’t see my wife for three days

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Re: Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 04:56:14 AM »
Gee Paul, after all these years you'd think she would know what to expect :).
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Paul Gulliver

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Re: Bathurst top 10 shoot out flash back
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 04:15:36 PM »
It was a tough 4 days on the couch
Paul Gulliver
Present
2017 Silver Giulia Veloce
1979 Silver Alfa 116 GTV Twin Spark
1973 Red Alfa 105 2.0 GTV

Past
2013 Giulietta QV
2006 Black 159 2.2 J
1970 Dutch Blue Series 2 1750
1975 Blue Alfetta Sedan 1.8
1981 Piper Yellow Alfetta GTV 2000
1985 Red Alfetta GTV2.0
1989 White Alfa 164
2000 156