A Life In Cars

The life story of Dickie Sutherland


Yorke Peninsula – Easter 65

Easter 1965 Trip to Yorks then Mallala, forget the camping by the sea check out the Motor Racing.

Roger asked me if I’d like to drive over to Daly Heads on Yorke Peninsular Easter 4-day break, sounds great. We bought a few supplies, grabbed our sleeping bags, and set off in his Holden FX. Diving up was ok until we looked for the turn-off to Daly Heads, the daylight was beginning to fade, and the headlights on the FX were very ‘dim’,”. With a 6Volt electrical system, a generator that needs higher engine revs than or slow drive searching into the darkness for the turn-off, Roger and I found we were leaning forward trying to look under the light beam to see further down the road. Eventually found the turn-off and the gate into the field driving across to the headland. The next morning the surf was flat, tide in and for two city lads without Surfboards, or the need to swim there was little to do.

Roger testing the water (a double print by not winding the film on before the next shot)

After driving around a bit that day our next plan was to head back to the Mallala racing circuit as there was an Easter racing event on for the weekend.

Mallala was buzzing with cars and racers, friends we met in the Pitts paddock from Adelaide.

There were the latest racing cars, Club cars and Classics.

The Neptune Racing Team was there in strength, Norm Beechie in his Mustang winner of the main event.
Elfin Coupe

The crew at Elfin Sports Cars in Conmurra Avenue set about building a GT

Alfa Romeo, SS100, Morris 1100
Tuning, hmm where does that go?


What a great Easter, Coast to Cars, every boy’s dream, well!

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