VALOUR 1972 Formula Ford

$22,000 ono

A NZ built Formula Ford by Valour Racing Cars of Hamilton, NZ. This was a works car built in 1972. Plenty of history.

READY TO RACE

1972 Valour Formula Ford
Can fit tall drivers. CAMS CoD and Historic Logbook. Fully sorted and nothing to spend, RACE READY
 New tyres, AVONS to Historic Spec.
 Reconditioned brake callipers
 Reconditioned master cylinders, brake and clutch
 New flexible brake hoses
 New front brake discs
 New brake pads, front and rear
 New seat belts, Willans 6 point racing harness
 New Odyssey battery
 New roll hoop to suit tall driver
 New ignition coil and points distributor
 New seat
 New front shocks

Previously
• Engine recently refreshed and dyno tested to 108bhp
• Cylinder head overhaul (legal)
• Timing chain and tensioner replaced
• Flywheel and ring gear replaced and balanced
• Replaced big end bearings, main bearings good
• Gearbox, clutch and slave cylinder checked and good
• New Pegasus carburettor
• Axles and CV joints checked and good
• Front rose joints replaced
• Spare set of Formula Ford rims.

1982 Ralt Rt4

Bill Norman is offering his 1982 Ralt RT4 for sale, the asking price is $60,000 and this price includes a trailer and some spare parts.
Attached are a few photos of the car, for more information please contact Bill on; 0450 449 304
Or email at: lola642@gmail.com

2021 Formula Classic – Round 5

2021 Formula Classic – Round 5
August Race Meeting, Collie – 21st/22nd August

A good field of 10 cars entered the Collie August race meeting. Of the ten entries 9 were historic log booked vehicles, Ricky Virago being the sole libre log booked car entrant. The weekend weather was changeable with a mixture of rain and sunshine which made the tyre choice interesting for most of the entrants.

Sadly, Bill Norman broke a driveshaft at the start of the first race, resulting in a restart for the group and ending Bill’s racing weekend before it really began.

Marty Bullock dominated three of the four races, however Ricky Virago recorded his first win on the Sunday morning whilst the track was still damp, electing to run on wet weather tyres. Ricky had run second to Marty on both races the day before and it was great to see him take the chequered flag for the first time.

Lance Carwardine ran a consistent third throughout the weekend, this was equally great to see as he had been struggling with various issues with the Jane Brabham that now have all, finally, been resolved.

There was also an interesting battle running in the mid pack too, between Glenn Swarbrick and Craig Thompson in their historic Formula Fords with both taking honours twice each over the course of the meeting.

Historic results for the meeting were;

1st           Marty Bullock                                    100 pts

2nd          Lance Carwardine                            80 pts

3rd           Leon Magistro                                   72 pts

Libre results for the meeting were;

1st           Ricky Virago                                        100 pts

Handicap Results:

1st           John Rowe & Glenn Swarbrick        29 pts

3rd           Marty Bullock                                    20 pts

2021 Formula Classic – Round 4

2021 Formula Classic – Round 4
June Race Meeting, Wanneroo – 13th June

Despite the gloomy weather forecast in the week leading up to Round 4 of the 2021 FCR Championship, the weather was kind with sunshine and blue skies for most of the day.

There was a good list of entrants for this event but sadly the numbers were depleted before the racing got underway. Lance Carwardine was the first not to run pulling his entry due to uncertainties with the engine cooling system on the Jane Brabham. Harvey Leys experienced fuel pressure issues and only managed a few laps in qualifying before withdrawing and both of Rob Jordan’s entries didn’t make it beyond the qualifying session either.

Simon Alderson maintained his winning form with outright wins in all three races and also taking the Libre class honours. Marty Bullock race consistently second on the track keeping Simon honest and collecting the Historic class honours.

Towards the end of race 3 Bob Creasy’s Ralt engine breather line parted from the motor liberally spraying oil around large sections of the track. Bob finished the race but unwittingly created a bit of chaos for his fellow competitors and causing a significant delay for the remaining events whilst the marshals cleaned up the track. Allan Ould sadly was an innocent casualty of this oil spill retiring his Aztec thinking he had a punctured tyre that was causing the unstable handling.

It was good to see John Hurney make his first appearance this year in a Durotec powered Formula Ford borrowed from the Fastlane stable.

At the conclusion of the racing FCR put on a barbeque that was well attended by their members, guests and friends.

Historic results for the meeting were;

1st           Marty Bullock                                    75 pts

2nd          Andrew Nielson                                58 pts

3rd           Leon Magistro                                   53 pts

Libre results for the meeting were;

1st           Simon Alderson                                75 pts

2nd          Ricky Virago                                        40 pts

3rd           John Hurney                                       36 pts

Handicap Results:

1st           Leon Magistro                                 23 pts

2nd          Andrew Nielson                               22 pts

3rd          Simon Alderson                               17 pts

2021 Formula Classic – Round 3

2021 Formula Classic – Round 3
Ernie Hastie Memorial, Collie – 15th/16th May

There’s New Kid on the block!

Bill Norman made a great debut run at his first event since moving to WA winning 3 out of the four Ernie Hastie Memorial races in his 1982 Ralt RT4.

Bill moved to WA earlier this year from Queensland to be with his family in WA and he towed the Ralt and his motorcycle engine powered hill climb with him when he drove across.

It’s great to see another competitive car and drive join the ranks of FCR.

Both Marty Bullock in his Chevron and Simon Alderson in his Van Diemen kept Bill honest at the front of the field, Marty beating Bill to race honour in the final race of the weekend.

John Rowe ran his recently acquired Valor FF1600 for the first at the event, John spending most of the weekend acclimatising himself with the car.

It is good report all the entrants ran reliably with only one DNS for Lance Carwardine in the Jane Brabham with a boil over on the dummy grid on the last race.

Historic results for the meeting were;

1st           Bill Norman                                        95 pts

2nd          Marty Bullock                                    85 pts

3rd           Allan Ould                                           69 pts

Libre results for the meeting were;

1st           Simon Alderson                                100 pts

2nd          Ricky Virago                                        80 pts

Handicap results:

1st           Lance Carwardine                              20 pts

2nd           Ricky Virago                                  18 pts

3rd           Bill Norman                                         17 pts

2021 Formula Classic Round 2

2021 Formula Classic – Round 2
Wanneroo Night Masters – 27th March

The second round of the 2021 Formula Classic season was held at Wanneroo Raceway. The grid consisted of 16 cars, with three Formula Ford cars joining the FCR field. FCR also had a guest entrant, James Hogan, from Northern Ireland, who is on vacation in Australia for several months. 

The qualifying session unfortunately saw Stuart Kostera in the Ralt RT4 drop out and not return to the track.

The competition at the front of the field was fierce with Marty Bullock and Simon Alderson going toe to toe. Simon taking out top honours in each round and Marty dropping away from the challenge with an overheating BDA engine in his Chevron.

Andrew Nielsen ran consistently in third place until the final race when Harvey Leys got ahead of him at the start in his Chevron sports car and never looked like losing that spot.

Ricky Virago’s beautifully prepared and presented Supervee Ralt finished 5th overall.

Lance Carwardine’s woes continued with the rebuilt Jane Brabham, having qualified and running well in the first race a mechanical gremlin forced the car to stop in the second race and not to return to the track.

Outright results for the meeting were;

1st           Simon Alderson                                 75 pts

2nd          Marty Bullock                                    60 pts

3rd           Andrew Nielsen                                 53 pts

Handicap Results:

1st           Harvey Leys                                 26 pts

2nd           Leon Majestro                                19 pts

3rd           James Hagan                                 16 pts

Pictured from left: Martin Bullock, Simon Alderson, and Andrew Nielsen

2021 Formula Classic Round 1

2021 Formula Classic – Round 1
Collie Ice Breaker– 13th March

The first round of the 2021 Formula Classic season kicked off at Collie with the traditional Ice Breaker meeting.

It was a full day’s programme with a qualifying session and three races.

Race one saw Marty Bullock and Simon Alderson take up their usual spot at the front of the field battling hard with each other for race honours, with Lance Carwardine in the recently rebuilt Jane Brabham and Ricky Virago doing battle for third position. Sadly for Lance his engine expired towards the end of the race with a blown head gasket and that put him out for the rest of the meeting.

Alllan Ould was next across the line followed by Glenn Swarbrick and John Rowe. John was running his newly acquired 1972 Valor Formula Ford for the first time and he was adjusting to his new steed.

Races 2 and 3 yielded the exact same result as Race 1, very consistent running by all competitors.

Outright results for the meeting were;

1st           Marty Bullock                                    75 pts

2nd          Simon Alderson                                60 pts

3rd           Ricky Virago                                        54 pts

Handicap Results:

1st          Simon Alderson                               23 pts

2nd          Ricky Virago                                 22 pts

3rd           Alan Ould                                       21 pts

2021 Formula Classic Calendar

The Formula Classic – calendar for 2021 is:
  • Round 1+ Regularity – Weekend Mar 13-14  MSW  Ice Breaker   Collie
  • Round 2 – Saturday Mar 27   WASCC Night Masters Meeting  Barbagallo
  • Round 3 + Regularity – Weekend May 15-163  MSW Ernie Hasstle  Collie
  • Regularity – Sunday Apr 4 VSCC Northam Flying 50 Regularity
  • Regularity – Sunday Jun 6  VSCC Albany Classic Regularity
  • Round 4 – Sunday Jun 13   WASCC June Race Meeting  Barbagallo
  • Round 5 – Sunday Aug 1   WASCC  August Race Meeting  Barbagallo
  • Round 6 + Regularity – Weekend Aug 21-22  MSW Race meeting   Collie
  • Round 7 + Regularity – Weekend Oct 2-3  VSCC Coalfields 500   Collie
  • Round 8 – Sunday Oct 17  WASCC T.R.Y. Race Meeting Barbagallo
  • Round 8 – Saturday Nov 13  WASCC Night Masters Barbagallo
  • Regularity – Sunday Dec 5  WASCC Vintage Stampede Regularity  Barbagallo
 

2020 Formula Classic Presentations

The end of season prize giving dinner was a huge success with nearly 40 members and their guests attending. The Melville Glades Golf Club gave us a great room for the function as well as preparing a beautiful meal for us too. On behalf of FCR I’m going to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to my wife, Anne, for organising the event at her golf club. First place in the 2020 FCR Handicap Championship went to Glenn Swarbrick. Glenn drove the WARM Macon FF1600 all season and accumulated 115 points. Second place went to Craig Thompson driving his FF2000 Van Diemen with 93 championship points. Simon Alderson finished third in the championship   The Formula Classic ‘Spirit’ trophy was awarded to Allan Ould this year in recognition of all his work with Motorsport Australia in developing the Sporting Regulations for FCR. see FCR-Newsletter-009

2020 Formula Classic Round 7

2020 Formula Classic – Round 7 WASCC Night Masters Meeting – 14th November Unseasonal wet weather greeted the Formula Classic competitors for their final round of the 2020 championship. Sadly there was only a very small entry of 6 cars for the event and consequently the grid was amalgamated with the Formula 1000 cars. The dry qualifying session saw Stuart Kostera take pole position in his Ralt RT4 from Harvey Leys’ Chevron and Craig Thompson claiming third quickest time in his Van Diemen. The rain came on just in time for Race 1 and this saw Harvey Leys park up his Chevron as he has no wet weather tyres. Race 1 also claimed Stuart Kostera who pulled off after only 3 laps and he did not reappear for the remainder of the meeting. With the top two runners out and Craig Thompson struggling on old wet weather tyres Dave Turner in his Sports 2000 Tiga took the win, followed by Craig Thompson and Neil Woodward in the WARM owned Befa Ford taking third spot. Race 2 saw the exact same finishing order. Race 3 was looking like a repeat of races 1 and 2 however the race was marred by an incident between a Formula 1000 car and Craig Thompson resulting in his retirement from the race. Neil Woodward subsequently claimed second place and Glenn Swarbrick third spot. Outright results for the weekend were; 1st David Turner           75 pts 2nd Neil Woodward         56 pts 3rd Glenn Swarbrick       52 pts Handicap results for the weekend; Equal 1st David Turner & Neil Woodward    26 pts 3rd Glenn Swarbrick                     20 pts See you all next season! Full handicap results can be found here MA State Title, WASCC & MSW results here

2020 Formula Classic Round 6

2020 Formula Classis – Round 6 WASCC October Race Meeting – 1st November A good grid of 14 cars was entered for round 6 of the 2020 Formula Classic season. Unfortunately the weather was wet, wet, wet and this didn’t change all day. Stuart Kostera Jnr made a guest appearance driving Rob Jordan’s Ralt RT4, hopefully he’ll be a regular driver in the future with Formula Classic. With the event declared a ‘wet’ meeting and treaded tyres only permitted on the track this precluded several competitors from venturing out of their garage, namely Marty Bullock, Allan Ould and Harvey Leys. Qualifying took it’s tole on Dave Turner on lap one with a spin into the wall at the Esses. Dave was driving Rob Jordan’s Lola Sports 2000 rather than his usual Ralt RT4. Race 1 saw Andrew Nielson, in his newly acquired Loynings powered Ralt RT4, take the win from Simon Alderson with Stuart Kostera running third. Race 2 yielded the same result as Race 1 but in Race 3 Andrew Neilson unfortunately broke a drive shaft at the start of the event that side lined him from the race. Ricky Virago in his beautifully prepared Ralt RT5 was rewarded for his consistency with an overall 3rd place for the meeting. Outright results for the weekend were; 1st Simon Alderson      65 pts 2nd Stuart Kostera Jnr   56 pts 3rd Ricky Virago      52 pts Handicap results for the weekend; 1st Ricky Virago     22 pts 2nd Neil Woodward   20 pts 3rd Robert Creasy   8 pts The final round is at Barbagallo on Saturday 14th November. Full handicap results can be found here MA State Title, WASCC & MSW results here

2020 Formula Classic Round 5

2020 Formula Classis – Round 5 Coalfields 500 – 3rd / 4th October   The Collie track welcomed Formula Classic to the Coalfields 500 event for Round 5 of our championship. The weather stayed dry for the majority of the weekend albeit there was a bitter wind blowing most of the time. A good entry of 12 cars turned up on the grid for practice, 10 regular Formula Classic entrants and two guest Formula Ford drivers from the Fastlane stables. The qualifying pace was set by Marty Bullock in his Chevron and Simon Alderson in his Van Diemen with Craig Thompson, Ricky Virago, Jamie Kerkhoff and the two guest Formula Fords all snapping at their heels. John Rowe made his first appearance of the year with his beautiful Lotus 18 Formula Junior. The car sounding very sweet but unfortunately a gearbox issue put him out after the first race. Ricky Virago’s Collie misfortunes continued, having practiced and qualified well an electrical gremlin shut his engine down on the first lap of the first race and the problem could not be fixed track. Marty Bullock won all three events but was given a 5 second time penalty in Race one for movement on the start grid that handed the win to Simon Alderson. Craig Thompson finishing third overall for the weekend, struggling with a clutch issue in the last run, Outright results for the weekend were; 1st           Marty Bullock                                    70 pts 2nd          Simon Alderson                                65 pts 3rd           Craig Thompson                               52 pts Handicap results for the weekend; 1st           Glenn Swarbrick                                 22 pts 2nd          Leon Majestro                                     21 pts 3rd           Martin Bullock                                    20 pts Full handicap results can be found here MA State Title, WASCC & MSW results here The next round is at Barbagallo over the 31st October / 1st November weekend.

2020 Formula Classic Round 4

2020 Formula Classic – Round 4 Torque Trophy & Kostera Cup Meeting – 16th August Well a worse day you could not imagine for Round 4 of the 2020 Formula Classic Championship. The weather was wet, windy and cold. At the previous round there were 17 entrants in Formula Classic, this signalled a strong return to racing following the temporary suspension of racing due to the Covid virus. Round 4 unfortunately didn’t deliver a big field of cars with only 7 cars entered. Sadly these 7 entrants were quickly reduced to only four with both Marty Bullock and Harvey Leys electing not to venture out due to their lack of wet weather tyres. Glenn Swarbrick was also excluded from racing as his qualifying time was outside the 130% rule. This seemed to be a particularly harsh punishment as the Formula Classic group had been amalgamated with the F1000 group and the qualifying time was based upon their fastest time. Race 1 saw Simon Barrett drop out after only a handful of laps with a major engine issue. Simon Alderson won all three races, with Craig Thompson and Bob Creasy trading the minor places. Outright results for the weekend were: 1st           Simon Alderson               75 pts 2nd          Craig Thompson             60 pts Handicap results for the weekend: UPDATED 1st           Glenn Swarbrick               23 pts 2nd         Simon Alderson  & Bob Creasy               22 pts Note: half points only have been awarded for the handicap championship due to the very low level of entries for this round. Note: These handicap results have been updated to full points after consideration and Glenn Swarbrick has been calculated into the result set. The next round is at Collie over the 3rd – 4th October weekend. Full handicap results can be found here

2020 Formula Classic Round 3

2020 Formula Classic – Round 3 WASCC Tander Cup Race Meeting – 11th July Note: original rounds 3,4 & 5 cancelled due to COVID After an extended delay in 2020 season due to the Covid 19 virus Formula Classic returned to racing at the Tander Cup meeting. A good field of cars were entered for the event, 17 but only 16 took to the track on Saturday morning for qualifying as Lance Carwardine had a major engine failure in his OMS in Friday’s practice session. Qualifying was very close with less than 1.5 seconds separating the top four cars. Simon Alderson taking pole position with a 59.2 second lap, followed by Marty Bullock in his Chevron, Shane Gifford in his March and Dave Turner (Ralt RT4). Qualifying however also took it’s tole on a few other cars, Brian Searles Ralt RT1 had an engine failure, Harvey Leys Chevron had an excursion into the sand trap and severely damaged the front bodywork and Rob Jordan’s Lola dropped out too with problems. Race 1 saw Marty get ahead of Simon and lead until the chequered flag, although Simon was glued to his gearbox throughout the event. Dave Turner finish 3rd ahead of Craig Thompson in his Van Diemen FF2000 . After a poor qualifying time, Jamie Kerkhoff got his TRD Toyota going well and recording a 60.7 second lap until rear suspension failure forced his retirement from the race and the rest of the meeting. Races 2 and 3 saw Marty reinforce is position at the front of the field with Dave Turner running second, Simon Alderson third and Shane Gifford forth. It was great to see Joe Ricciardo join the event driving his beautifully presented Brabham BT6 Formula Junior. Outright results for the weekend were; 1st           Marty Bullock               75 pts 2nd         David Turner           58 pts 3rd          Simon Alderson          56 pts Handicap results for the weekend; 1st           Ricky Virago          20 pts 2nd          Shane Gifford            17 pts 3rd          Neil Woodward          15 pts The next round is at Barbagallo on Sunday 16th August. Let’s see if we can put out a large group of cars to support this event and the WASCC club. Full  handicap results can be found here

Van Diemen Stealth, RF92

FOR SALE – 7 Jan 2020 Van Diemen Stealth, RF92   Australian Formula Ford Move up to a new challenge, Race up the front! Original Fastlane Prototype to the winning Stealth Racing Cars complete with Fastlane 1600cc Ford Kent Engine Motec: Engine and Chassis Data Logger Ohlin/Bilstien Shock Absorbers Spare set of Wheels and Front Nosecone $25,000 ono Contact: Sonny Phone: 0415 999 000 for viewing and additional detail.