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Random # 121: HG Holden Belmont Ute

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The uppermiddlepetrolhead site abounds with classic Holdens of all sorts, with a fair share of utes in the mix.


This particular example - an HG, as suggested by the grille - was photographed in West Hobart on a magnificent summer's morning.

It's a Belmont, making it the base model of the Holden range.

Judging from the freshness of its duco, it has only been restored fairly recently and looked a treat.

It was totally straight and rust-free, and featured good quality chrome and all its original features, right down it its unmarked hubcaps.

Every last feature appeared to be authentic, including its red vinyl bench seat.

The white-walled tyres, seen below, were a nice period touch.







U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images.

Random # 120: Lotus Elise

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This striking red Lotus Elise, photographed in North Hobart, looked a treat.  According to its owner, it gets a run about once a week.  However, it's not one that UMPH has seen before, even though there are a reasonable number of Elises in and around Hobart.





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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images.

Targa Tasmania 2017: Nichols Rivulet Stage

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This absolutely fabulous 1970 Datsun 240Z, crewed by Jon and Gina Siddins, is a giant-killer in every sense of the word, having not only taken out first place in the Classic GT class of Targa Tasmania 2017 but also an awesome ninth place overall!  And that's awesome in the real sense of the word - inspiring genuine awe - and not the throw away line of a teenager who's been momentarily distracted by a Snap-chat pic.
To put the Siddins' achievement into perspective, they have driven their forty-seven year old, six-cylinder, two-wheel drive Datsun in one of the world's toughest and best tarmac rallies and beaten a massive field of vehicles from some of the greatest manufacturers ever - including exotics like Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus, Audi, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin - as well as coming out well ahead of an impressive fleet of contemporary V8s, turbo-charged all-wheel-drives and other high-tech, super-performance entries.  The overall winners - Jason and John White,…