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Topic: Aussie Humpster
Posted By: amxess
Subject: Aussie Humpster
Date Posted: Nov/20/2013 at 5:20pm
Saw this on net:
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/02/03/new-racing-javelin-to-debut-down-under/" rel="nofollow - http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/02/03/new-racing-javelin-to-debut-down-under/



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Posted By: GreggR
Date Posted: Nov/20/2013 at 5:40pm
The Shannon's Javelin has gotten a lot of ink elsewhere on the forum.

Having said that...thanks for the link.

Gotta love our Aussie friends...


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Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.'75 Hornet Hatchback


Posted By: Pokerchip
Date Posted: Nov/21/2013 at 3:07am
Unfortunately this car met a sticky end in one of the races later in the year.

http://www.jimrichardsracing.com.au/JRNews26.php


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1964 Rambler American 330
Always hunting for another Rambler!


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Nov/21/2013 at 3:09am
Yes, pretty old news, he actually smashed it and it was written off at the last race of it's fisrt season. Still building the replacement last I heard, so he is back racing the old Falcon Sprint and currently leading the championship.


Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Aug/06/2014 at 12:43pm
Thought I'd post this up since you can see the new Javelin in the works behind Richards in the video, even though there's really no mention of the car.  Still nice to see the project to rebuild/reconstruct is ongoing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLNvEIKtUNQ&feature=youtu.be


Posted By: g-man
Date Posted: Aug/07/2014 at 5:41pm
Thanks for posting that JAV74, that is the closest I've seen to an update in a very long time (trust me I've been actively looking).
 
Of course, if I had to describe that video with words, it would be just one: TEASE!
 
Better than nothing, however by looks of the car in the video, it looks like we won't be seeing the Javelin on the track till next season, as they only have one race left this season.
Nothing against the Falcon Sprint, but I would really love to see that Javelin back on the track instead.
 
g-man


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Posted By: Lucas660
Date Posted: Aug/08/2014 at 7:11am
The engine build for the Aussie jav is worth reading if you can find it.


Posted By: Rogue401
Date Posted: Aug/18/2014 at 8:17pm
It's a Dodge engine, isn't it?


Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Aug/18/2014 at 8:32pm
Yes, but it's still an interesting build because of how the rules required it to be built.  The whole build of the Javelin 1.0 (since 2.0 is in the works) is actually a really neat read.  I have the magazine I ordered from Australia that talks about it at home.  


Posted By: Rogue401
Date Posted: Aug/18/2014 at 8:41pm
Not knocking it. Just saying. I enjoy reading most all engine builds (except for another SBC). You always learn something. I'd love to read the article, especially about the body and suspension.


Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Feb/02/2015 at 10:53am

Richard's Javelin 2.0 looks ready to see the track for 2015!!!


Posted By: 68 aussie javelin
Date Posted: Feb/02/2015 at 5:27pm
That would give any AMC bloke a horn a dingo couldn't put teeth marks on!


Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Feb/02/2015 at 6:46pm
sweet   cant wait to see more in months to come and how well it does


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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: Slate
Date Posted: Feb/02/2015 at 6:53pm
Oh, wrong subject, I thought this was about Aussie marsupialsLOL

Steve


Posted By: asifnyc
Date Posted: Feb/02/2015 at 10:43pm
Yes!!!!!!!

Been waiting ages for them to finish it. When's there first race?

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'74 Jav roadrace,'73 Jav street
'74 Matador roadrace
'75 Grem street,'75 Grem track


Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Feb/03/2015 at 10:34am
2015 TCM schedule...for us on the State side, we usually have to wait for Youtube to watch the races, unfortunately. I've been able to find live streams a couple of times, but only two or three a year and just one or two of the 3 heats. You can also go to the Natsoft website to watch live scoring/timing if you can't wait to see results. It includes practice and qualifying times, too. Great site!

Round 1 - Clipsal 500 Adelaide, SA

February 26 - March 1   |   DETAILS

Round 2 - Symmons Plains Raceway, TAS

March 27 - 29   |   DETAILS

Round 3 - Winton Motor Raceway, VIC

May 15 - 17   |   DETAILS

Round 4 - Hidden Valley Raceway, NT

June 19 - 21   |   DETAILS

Round 5 - Queensland Raceway,QLD

July 31 - August 1   |   DETAILS

Round 6 - Muscle Car Masters, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW

September 4 - 6 | DETAILS

Round 7 - Mount Panorama, Bathurst, NSW

October 8 - 11   |   DETAILS

Round 8 - Phillip Island GP Circuit

November 19 - 21   |   DETAILS


Posted By: RUMBLR
Date Posted: Feb/04/2015 at 4:31am
I will be there at Clipsal 500 for the debut on the Thursday.

Will try and get some more pics of the beast.


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Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Feb/04/2015 at 9:53am
If you can get some good suspension, brake and other race-related upgrades in those photos, you'd be a hero!!! ;)


Posted By: GreggR
Date Posted: Feb/04/2015 at 3:25pm
wow... simply... wow...



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Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.'75 Hornet Hatchback


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Feb/04/2015 at 4:44pm
Little bit of detail here, you can't see too much, but these things are serious race cars built with big budgets so cop plenty of high end bits in terms of brake and suspension upgrades.

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/HardVG/media/Rambler%20Spotting/Build2_zpsc151323a.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/HardVG/media/Rambler%20Spotting/Build1_zpsa975524d.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Feb/05/2015 at 5:13am
Here you go boys:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=847302015334429&set=vb.133305266734111&type=2&theater" rel="nofollow - Javelin Shakedown


Posted By: Slate
Date Posted: Feb/05/2015 at 10:43am
I like the new colors.

The engine note indicates it would be responsive once the engine's tuned.

Steve


Posted By: Rogue401
Date Posted: Feb/24/2015 at 4:09pm
THat car is just too nice. It's one thing to wad up a Camaro or Mustang with repo bodies and fenders, But how many times can you wreck this?


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 5:49am
Qualified fifth and finished third in the first race of the season, good start for a new car.


Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 6:05am
Awesome   yes indeed a good start to a new race season

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 2:56pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKRG3xqJ2nw" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKRG3xqJ2nw

Race 1


Posted By: RUMBLR
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 3:17pm
A couple of pictures from Thursday at the Clipsal 500, i will be back there on Sunday watching the main race.
Apart from the touring car masters, the stadium super trucks were amazing!

http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/aciplys/media/IMG_4747_zpst6tztgai.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">
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http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/aciplys/media/IMG_4749_zpsxvzz7al0.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">
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http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/aciplys/media/IMG_4751_zps0h2aej3u.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">
http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/aciplys/media/IMG_4752_zpsi88ea76o.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">
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http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/aciplys/media/IMG_4755_zpsw6oi4if4.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">
http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/aciplys/media/IMG_4756_zpsycbong2g.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">


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Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 3:46pm
That is Awesome!  Thanks a bunch!!!...and I'm aroused!


Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 4:24pm
great video and pictures   Thanks for sharing   hope to see more again soon

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 6:19pm
Great pictures, good to see some of the finer detail of the suspension and brake upgrades. Those strut rod joints are pretty.


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 11:47pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRLtMZ8YwjU" rel="nofollow - Race 2


Posted By: ambassador401
Date Posted: Feb/28/2015 at 3:09am
Awesom watch! And Thanks for the detail pics


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Mar/05/2017 at 11:37pm
The Jim Richards Javelin was involved in a big accident at the weekend:

http://www.supercars.com/videos/support-categories/huge-touring-car-masters-crash-in-adelaide/?sf60206074=1" rel="nofollow - http://www.supercars.com/videos/support-categories/huge-touring-car-masters-crash-in-adelaide/?sf60206074=1

The Mustang was pretty much destroyed, haven't seen how much damage there was on the Javelin, but hopefully it is repairable.


Posted By: Javelin74
Date Posted: Mar/06/2017 at 9:48am
Can't seem to keep them Fords from banging up that pretty sheet metal!!  I see the next event isn't for a couple months so hopefully it can get straightened out by then but I imagine Jimmy can't get it dialed in if he's constantly rebuilding the thing every several sessions.


Posted By: Brad
Date Posted: Mar/14/2017 at 7:32am
I wonder what intake(s) that one was made from. Notice the welds on the runners. Very cool and gets me pumped up wanting to build one! Also I wonder why they simply wouldn't use a common coil over? Rule thing?  Lots of little details to ponder.....


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Mar/14/2017 at 8:22am
From what I remember it runs a Mopar block with AMC bore and stroke, Indy heads. Suspension has to resemble the factory setup, they have some latitude to move pickup points a little bit. These are best described at tribute cars, they are not historic race cars except for the body, so the rules are pretty flexible.

In some ways I think is has got a little too serious on the racing side and there is a little too much car damage these days. Great for the spectators and TV audience, but never good to see old cars getting smashed up. You would need to lay down at least $100K to run in this series.


Posted By: AMCAMX390
Date Posted: Jun/15/2018 at 1:11am
For those fans of the Jim Richards racing humpy down under a bit of an update. The car has been completely rebuilt after its shunt in Adelaide last year. However, the Touring Car Masters is getting very serious, almost take no prisoners type racing and expensive. So Jim has part retired (70+) and has parked the car but will do a few selected races in his Falcon Sprint, including this weekend in Darwin.
Cost to race one of the cars competitively and seriously, closer to $25-30k per meeting.


Posted By: White70JavelinSST
Date Posted: Jun/15/2018 at 2:11pm
Peter Schulte and Stockhill Built Racing are constructing a 70 Javelin with AMC power (not a mopar engine) to race in the same series as Richards I believe.
They aren't having any trouble with "parts" like Richards claims.

Here's a couple of photos of the car, there's a bunch more on Facebook about this car


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70 Javelin SST, second owner, purchased 1972


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Jun/15/2018 at 5:29pm
They are going to be racing in a smaller state based Trans AM tribute series that is a step down from the national Touring Car Masters series that Richards runs in. Certainly looking forward to seeing this one run though.


Posted By: asifnyc
Date Posted: Jun/16/2018 at 1:43pm
anyone know what happened to this one?  was wrecked, wondering if it was ever rebuilt?  I think it's from New Zealand.




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'74 Jav roadrace,'73 Jav street
'74 Matador roadrace
'75 Grem street,'75 Grem track


Posted By: AMCAMX390
Date Posted: Jun/16/2018 at 7:02pm
Terry Carter was/is the owner. As mentioned by Western Red above a TransAm series runs in Queensland , Australia. Basically to the same spec as the original USA but with some control items, tyres, wheels, brakes to keep cost down. This car was crashed late '14 or early '15 and haven't heard of it but will ask a few QLD mates.
Check out the web site: www.australiantransam.com.au.
And for a few laps in the Javelin: https://www.youtube.com/user/72AMCJavelin


Posted By: asifnyc
Date Posted: Jun/17/2018 at 12:10am
yep, I watch all the touring car masters and australian trans-am videos I can find :)

I've seen the youtube in-car video as well. he has a facebook page also but hasn't been updated in years...

curious to know what became of the car.




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http://asifnyc.com" rel="nofollow - asifnyc.com
'74 Jav roadrace,'73 Jav street
'74 Matador roadrace
'75 Grem street,'75 Grem track


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Jun/18/2018 at 1:37am
The yellow and white car was pretty heavily damaged and hasn't been rebuilt as far as I know:



Posted By: g-man
Date Posted: Jun/25/2018 at 10:33pm
Originally posted by asifnyc asifnyc wrote:

yep, I watch all the touring car masters and australian trans-am videos I can find :)

Just like "asif", I watch all the TCM that I can get (on YouTube).
I have been completely denied the last 2 rounds at Winton & Hidden Valley.
Do any of my Australian AMC brothers know where, or how, I can get video of these last 2 rounds.
I am completely at the mercy of the YouTube posters, and I check The site every single day, but I have been completely denied.
What do you say guys?
What can I do?
I wish we had something like TCM here in the States.

g-man

PS: I also watch and enjoy Australian Trans-Am


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Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Jun/25/2018 at 10:41pm
Pay TV in Australia is getting a pretty strong hold on sports coverage these days, not much gets out free to air or on the web anymore.


Posted By: PHAT69AMX
Date Posted: Jun/25/2018 at 11:17pm
Sure do miss the good ol' days when YouTube was "obscure" and "under the radar"...
Not any more, that's for dang gone sure... silly censorship and search algorithms...

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Link to a http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MySiKQsmWxU" rel="nofollow - Short YouTube Burnout Video



Posted By: AMCAMX390
Date Posted: Jun/27/2018 at 2:08am
Terry Carters white/yellow No 46 TransAm Javelin is being rebuilt, could be a while yet before it hits the track.


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Jun/27/2018 at 2:38am
That's good to hear, these things do take time.


Posted By: asifnyc
Date Posted: Jun/27/2018 at 3:43pm
YAY!  Clap

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http://asifnyc.com" rel="nofollow - asifnyc.com
'74 Jav roadrace,'73 Jav street
'74 Matador roadrace
'75 Grem street,'75 Grem track


Posted By: White70JavelinSST
Date Posted: Jun/28/2018 at 9:07am
Originally posted by AMCAMX390 AMCAMX390 wrote:

Terry Carters white/yellow No 46 TransAm Javelin is being rebuilt, could be a while yet before it hits the track.


Awesome !


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70 Javelin SST, second owner, purchased 1972


Posted By: WesternRed
Date Posted: Jul/19/2018 at 8:14pm
For those who follow the series, I guess this is always going to be an issue where you have a mixed Pro/Am driving line up.

http://www.speedcafe.com/2018/07/19/bowe-critical-of-loose-tcm-driving-standards/" rel="nofollow - http://www.speedcafe.com/2018/07/19/bowe-critical-of-loose-tcm-driving-standards/


Posted By: g-man
Date Posted: Jul/25/2018 at 11:37pm
Darren,

Thanks for the article.
The link didn't work for me, but I found it anyway.
The article was a little disconcerting, I have really enjoyed this racing series more than any other racing series, anywhere in the world.
Of course it really was a pleasure to see JR running the Javelin.
Oh well...I hope that the series continues.
Even without JR's Javelin, I will continue to watch as much as I can see over here, for as long as the series continues.
Thanks,

g-man


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AMC only daily driver


Posted By: White70JavelinSST
Date Posted: Jul/26/2018 at 9:43am
https://www.speedcafe.com/2018/07/19/bowe-critical-of-loose-tcm-driving-standards/" rel="nofollow - https://www.speedcafe.com/2018/07/19/bowe-critical-of-loose-tcm-driving-standards/


Try this one



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70 Javelin SST, second owner, purchased 1972



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