Graeme Raper and "Monoskate"

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Monoskate Racing

Graeme in "Monoskate" #99

CAMS Group Ka, GEORGE REED FORD V8, AUSSIE SPECIAL …

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

 

“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…