GARAGE GURUS

FORREST GUMP RECKONED LIFE WAS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES. WE’D SAY THE SAME ABOUT CLASSIC CARS - YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO GET. UNLESS YOU’RE DAVE MORLEY OR GLENN TORRENS. THEN YOU GET ANOTHER VN COMMO.

MORLEY’S WORKSHOP 166

“A place for everything, everything in its place.” Morley applies the Benjamin Franklin maxim to any garage interlopers at the Melbourne Bloke Centre.

READER’S RESTO: TWIN-ENGINED MINI 174

Never let it be said that Chris Britten looked for the easy solution to making his Mini go quicker.

What follows is the sort of borderline genius thinking and ghetto mechanics that we revel in.

OUR SHED 182

Morley’s Commodore gets a few more items scored from the snagging list while Glenn Torrens pulls triumph from oily ignominy at Geelong.

FAINE 188

After all the effort of sourcing and then piecing together his Alfa Spider, Jon Faine is rather crestfallen by some scrote’s effort to sell if from beneath him.

BLACKBOURN 189

Amid all the hand-wringing at Holden’s source of cars being offloaded to Peugeot, Rob tracks the historical links between the two lion-branded companies.

READERS’ RIDES 190

A magnificent Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster out in the rain and an XY GT that pops up in unexpected places.

CLUB TALES 194

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club of Australasia. Don’t turn up if you own a Stutz.

They won’t play with you.