Vauxhall Ventora car 10 reg number NOV 153G at the start of the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally
Vauxhall Ventora underway in London 1970 World Cup Rally
These two General Motors cars both ran in the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon Rally.
Thanks you to Laurie Mason for sharing this photo. As he says:
Here is the Ferguson/Chivas/Johnson Monaro (Car#76) together with the Ventora (Car#40) on the 1968 Marathon Celebration Drive. ADA-102 has been heavily modified into a Track Car and will take some work to be returned to her former glory.
The Monaro has been this way for some 20 years or more. The owner still has the original motor and when Laurie Mason was speaking with him he indicated that the cost to modify the car would be prohibitive. But, he did start to come round to the notion of changing it back the more we talked. Barry Ferguson and Dave Johnson have confirmed it is the original car.
The 1968 Marathon Celebration Drive an Australian event held in 2018.
Car 76 in the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon Rally was a Holden Monaro. Registered ADA 102.
The latest 1968 Marathon car to surface is Car#40, entered by the Jim Russell International Driving School with support from Duckhams, driven by David Walker, Doug Morris and Brian Jones. Finished 52nd of the 58 that finished, but nearly didn’t due the injuries suffered to Doug Morris during the event. The car is now “Happily locked up in my garage in Sydney Australia” says Laurie Mason.
We would very much like to see any more photos of the car to help the new owner restore it.