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All of the old, classic Garage of Awesome posts are located here; be they rants, gleaned or just Captain Awesomes musings…

GENERAL AWESOME – Freak show – Holden Prototype One – 1946

GENERAL AWESOME – Freak show – Holden Prototype One – 1946

First published 2011-03-26 We love a good freak show here at Garage of Awesome, so it is with fondness that we dedicate a few bytes to the King of Australian automotive freak shows, the Holden Prototype One. “Ole Number One”, oft revered as the first Holden, sat on display in the National Motor Museum for many years. But Ole Number One was not the first Holden; just the first PRODUCTION Holden. And even then conjecture exists that it was the…

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GENERAL AWESOME – Clipsal 500 Programme Pain

GENERAL AWESOME – Clipsal 500 Programme Pain

First published 2011-03-23 Word up gangstas. We WERE going to start this website off on the right foot and have a sassy introduction and tell you all the awesome content we were going to feature. We were going to spin shit until we fell over. It was gonna be good. Instead we need to rant about the Clipsal 500 race. It’s just been on; it might be still top of mind. For those not in the nation, the Clipsal 500…

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FANGED – 1963 Chrylser Ap5 Valiant Safari

FANGED – 1963 Chrylser Ap5 Valiant Safari

First published 2011-03-22  Model: 1963 Chrysler AP5 Specs:  3200cc OHV (225ci) In line 6 cylinder, Front engine  Longitudinal RWD  3 speed automatic Year last driven: 1999 This old Valiant was the trusted recycling bin of one of GOA’s esteemed founders. He would chuck plastic bottles in it until full (a process that took several months) and then start it up and drive to the recycling depot but it didn’t start it’s life with him like this: He bought it on a…

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SPOTTED – Ford Courier with bags

SPOTTED – Ford Courier with bags

First published 2011-03-22  We spotted this mint-looking 1980’s Ford Courier down at Middleton Bakery at their monthly ‘Cars and Pizza’ night. Things were looking pretty stock until he pulled up and let the gas out of the bags, instantly dropping its arse on the deck. Leaving, he let it back up to stock height and disappeared up the road, only to re-appear a few minutes later laying extreme rail and dragging the arse area across the pavement like a dog…

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GLEANED – DKW Auto Union Van – UPDATE

GLEANED – DKW Auto Union Van – UPDATE

First published 2011-03-18 We were going to start our Gleaned section out with a freaky, custom built Holden Torana wagon, but then we noticed the advert was from 2009. Can it. So how’s this item instead? Currently on eBay, this DKW van was sent to us by a reader (ok our only reader thus far) with the subject line ‘Officially the coolest thing in the world’. He may be right; weirder and rarer than a Morris J van and probably…

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