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Graeme Raper and "Monoskate"

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Monoskate Racing

Graeme in "Monoskate" #99


The First Iteration, “The Ben Tarr Rajo Ford Special” raced at Bathurst Mt Panorama Easter 1939…

The Second Iteration, “Alec Mildren Ford V8 Special” (his first racing car) raced at the NSW Grand Prix, Bathurst 1946, 1947 etc….

The Third Iteration, “George Reed Special” built 1948 and raced successfully at Bathurst, Mt Druitt etc, against the Imported European cars such as Alfa Romeo, Masseratti, Alta, Bugatti, Lago Talbot, etc….

“Monoskate” is a typical Australian Special built on the Ford Model A Chassis Rails, split (independent) Front End, Side Valve Ford V8 Engine, Offenhauser Heads, Twin Stromberg 97 Carburettors, Scintilla Vertex Magneto, 3 Speed Close Ratio Ford Gearbox, Locked Ford Differential, Circa 1924 Brass FIAT Tractor Steering Box, Ford Hydraulic Drum Brakes, Armstrong Lever Arm Shock Absorbers, 16 Inch Wheels and Aluminum Hand Formed Body from Iterations 1&2…

Engine Capacity is 4,500cc developing approximately 180 bhp…

Standing Quarter Time is 14.8 / 15.1 seconds , 100 mph in 2nd Gear and 130mph in Top…

Brief Competition Record

  • Hawkesbury Hill Climb May 1949…
  • Foley’s Hill, Record June 1949…
  • Won 50 Mile Handicap Mt Panorama October 1950…


  • Australian Grand Prix Narrogin WA 1951 ( Monoskate led into last lap when the Magneto failed and the “Red Car”won the Race, which is a G Reed Ford Special Sister Car)…
  • Won “Redex 100” at Mt Panorama Easter 1951...
  • Australian Record SS kilometer- 27.26 sec, June 1951…

“Discovered” by Mal Reid in 1977, restored and raced successfully as a Historic Racer for over 20 years whilst holding many Lap Records at various circuits around Australia…

Current Custodian / Driver Graeme Raper…



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Justin Lofton


Justin Lofton in the 66 car

Justin Lofton

Justin Lofton



Ron Hornaday Jr. #97

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Ron Hornaday Jr #97

Ron Hornaday Jr. of Palmdale, CA. Many time winner at Southern California racetracks uses the 9013 12.5 lb #1Lite Clutch and Flywheel Assembly.


#2 IMCA car

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IMCA many time winner

IMCA many time winner prefers 10,000 RPM clutches for driveability and low weight. 9013 12.5 lbs including flywheel with starter in stock position


Rob Yetman

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Fast Rob Yetman

Many time Winner and Champion

10,000 RPM #9311 with 9lb flywheel

Syracuse, NY

Fast Rob Yetman


Brian Harrell

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Brian Harrell, Irwindale Speedway

Brian Harrell, many time winner and champion, Irwindale Speedway, CA #9311 with a 15lb Flywheel


Lance Hooper

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7 car Lance Hooper, Southern California

Lance Hooper in the 7 car, Early Late Model with 9013 Triple Disk Clutch Assembly. Southern California


Fast Rodger

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Fast Rodger, Irwindale, CA

Fast Rodger, 12 main event wins & 10 fast times in 1 season! Irwindale, CA


Boneville #7777

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#7777 at Bonneville Award Picture

Old homebuilt streamliner with modified Ford 2300 4cyl using 9012 Clutch. Set the class record.


Rigor Mortis Racing

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Rigor Mortis Racing with Driver Randall Krystosek 208.291 MPH Average

Randall Krystosek goes 208.291 at Bonneville


Bob Gilbertson Racing

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Bob Gilbertson's Fuel Funny Car slowing down after a run

Bob Gilbertson's Fuel Funny Car slowing down after a run

Ron Hammel and Bob Gilbertson Posing with Trophy

Bob Gilbertson and Ron Hammel Pose with the trophy

Best Appearing Crew 2008 San Antonio Raceway

Best Appearing Crew 2008 San Antonio Raceway.

Bob Gilbertson....Fast

Bob doing what he loves to do...Go Fast and Loud.

Putting the body back on and loading up the car.

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