Gordon Raymond’s 1965 AUSCA Spider goes nose to nose with his Ferrari 275 GTB (See more about the 275 GTB on the Ferrari page).
Gordon Raymond’s Alfa began life as a 1965 Spider Veloce.
Gordon bought the car new. He writes: “I set it up when I was at AUSCA with Horst Kwech and Ron Neal, mid and late 1960’s.” Kwech and Neal were known for their racing successes as proprieters of Australian CA racing, or AUSCA, which was located not in Australia, but Illinois.
This is a real GTA motor. It is complemented by GTA running gear.
A serious distributor for a serious race GTA motor.
Gordon says this perfect-looking machine has never been restored, yet it’s not a garage queen. Well done, Gordon!
The Originale Police will have to be content to find that Gordon’s car has a stock looking interior.
GTA side exhaust and period wheels lend a nice finishing touch to Gordon’s Spider. If it weren’t for the GTA engine and running gear, and these Mini-Lite wheels, this Spider Veloce would be originale. I don’t care. I want one just like it!
Lee Hayes, of Brisbane, Australia, races “The Banana” with a stock engine, but is planning a 1L for it. Yep, I thought that was a typo, too.
Lee Hayes explains that the plan is to replace the Alfa engine with a 3 cyl Suzuki Swift (Geo) engine as a base, that he can turbocharge. He says, “We have a turbo multiplication here of 1.7, so to stay under 2.0 litres in class, I can use a maximum of 1176cc.” Any purists looking in must feel pureed about now.
Future Alfisti in training; Lee’s kids.
Brian Shorey sent this photo of the 2009 class-winning Milano LeMons racer with this explanation: “Andy Kress and I, two SNO officers, were looking at the most recent modification of our 24 hours of LeMonds car (suspension actuated pizza box wings) and Andy made the comment that if any car was worthy of SNO status, this is it.” We agree. interesting car and nice win in Connecticut.
This photo rekindles memories of Alfa projects past. Jim Barrett and friends are rolling a 1957 Sprint project car up his driveway.
Here Jim Barrett poses in his very fine 1973 Spider, Eddina.
Cody Jones stands guard in front of his 1982 GTV6. (We only report the news; we don’t make this stuff up.) We’re not sure if Jim Jones gets to drive or is forced to ride shotgun.
This lovely 1300 Ti belonging to David Mitchell, from Tasmania, Australia, is now powered by a 1600cc engine, but with single Solex carb. Performance mods are on the way.
Note the high performance SNO sticker on David’s Ti.
If you see this Carabineri Alfetta in the rear view mirror, it has a V6 so watch out! Thanks to David Mitchell for the photo.
Another David Mitchell photo.
Here’s one of several photos sent from Australia by David Mitchell.