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GENERAL AWESOME – Freakshow – Ford XW Falcon GT 428 Cobrajet Bill Bourke Special

GENERAL AWESOME – Freakshow – Ford XW Falcon GT 428 Cobrajet Bill Bourke Special

First published in 2011-05-05  You’re the head of the local arm of a multi-national automotive corporation in the hedonistic late 1960’s. You’ve invented a muscle-car sub-genre that is going to prevail for decades. You need a daily driver. What to do? Chicago-born Bill Bourke was deployed to Ford Australia from 1965 to 1971 and during that time, not only became Managing Director of Ford’s local arm, he also invented the Ford Falcon GT. Not in that order. The story has entered…

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GLEANED – 1972 Ford Econoline – Mystery Machine

GLEANED – 1972 Ford Econoline – Mystery Machine

First published in 2011-04-19  Australia’s van market has always suffered from a lack of big, Yank-style, bonneted vans, which makes this item Gleaned from Gumtree a real pearler. The Aussie van scene has always forged its own path; for both tradies and surfies from the 1950’s right through to the 1980’s, the only real choice (aside from the ubiquitous VW Kombi) was a ‘sedan delivery’-style panelvan. Based off the popular Holden or Ford sedans (or more correctly, their commercial coupe…

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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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