Classic Car Show, Nasrec, 28 October 2012 ….

Ford Cortina 50 Year Anniversary. Fossa’s younger sister who has the privilege of towing Fossa to all her events was to also have her day.

Groen Bliksem sharing in the 50th Cortina anniversary

Fossa has once again been a great attraction with many questions asked and improvement advise offered. Remember Fossa is on Facebook under Fossa Ford Anglia!

Fossa in the picture again

We met so many old friends and new faces. The motor racing world is getting smaller and smaller.

The event was an incredible success. The back ground sounds supplied by amongst others a brilliant beat boxer and Ballyhoo. When “Man on the moon” ran over the air waves, will never forget.Must admit the whole tuxracing team sang along to their rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Another brick in the wall” as if it was an anthem!

Then there was “Rolling Thunder” which started effectively just before one o’clock. What is “Rolling Thunder”? The majority of classics in the arena started their engines including Fossa with her beat and the V6 of the Groen Bliksem. After a short warm up session and clearing of the throats, finding the right pitch, all the classics sang together with AC/DC Thunderstruck in the back ground. Gooseflesh!

Fossa in her choir position

Sun tanned to a frizzle, but a good day!

Zwartkops Raceway next, 03 November, Midas Historic Tour! See you there!

Fossa makes an appearance at Bolt Stop ….

On Friday, 26 October Bolt Stop had their charity drive day. Out of gratefulness for their assistance we delivered a Fossa!

Hein applying some Mr Min Lavender to Fossa

Hein advised that in our absence there has been a lot of speculation about the engine powering Fossa, even a rotary. Well here is the specs of Fossa.

Engine: 1600 Kent (To our knowledge as her engine has not yet been opened by us) Double valve springs. Two cam shaft stickers indicate a possible off-standard cam.

Carburetor: 36DCD Weber

Gearbox: 105E

Differential: 105E

Weight: 849 Kg

Fossa being made presentable

Tomorrow Fossa will be attending the Classic Car Show hosted at NASREC.

Fossa’s planned outings for the rest of the year,  Race @ Zwartkops Raceway – 3 November, Practice @ Zwartkops Raceway – 11 November and Practice @ Zwartkops Raceway – 9 December. It has been a hectic few weeks.


Piston Ring Club, October 2012

What a day! The weather was unpredictable. Eventually the sun broke through and shone over a cool day. Out of character we arrived latish like the bride.

Fossa at Piston Ring Club with her friends on banners

Then the questions and discussions …….

So many suggestions on improving Fossa, and questions about Fossa, about historic racing ………. and comments of other cars being prepared for ……. HISTORIC MOTOR RACING! Truly good news everywhere we go.


On our arrival back home a brief rest and then back to basics. Removed her tires, checked and cleaned wheel bearings, brake pads verified, wheels fronts swopped for rears ….. A few more things on the to do list.

Coming Sunday you can see Fossa at the Classic Car Show hosted at NASREC.