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Classic old surf cars

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Created by Al G > 9 months ago, 31 Oct 2015
Ricardo1709
NSW, 1109 posts
5 Nov 2015 3:39PM
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spotted this classic down the shops a few weeks back

obct
NSW, 3481 posts
5 Nov 2015 4:04PM
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I just thought of one we've all missed, that black hearse that Witzig used to have Special cudos to the first one of us the find a pic of that

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1109 posts
5 Nov 2015 4:15PM
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I heard it was a yellow one that was to be a prize in some competition coinciding with a movie he was promoting but I might be wrong,I did read how he kicked out all the surfers who had shacks built at Cactus after he bought 1,000 + acres from a local farmer think I read it in Surfers Journal- best mag going around i reckon

obct
NSW, 3481 posts
5 Nov 2015 4:57PM
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Yep, you got it right Ricardo, I would have totally missed this because I was gone from surfing from 1968 until about

1999.

lyttlestreet.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/when-witzig-turned-on-his-brothers/

Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 2:58PM
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Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 3:02PM
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Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 3:07PM
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mac & lacey





Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:11PM
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Witzigs Hearse!..

obct
NSW, 3481 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:30PM
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Congratulations Al G, you're today winner

Macaha
QLD, 18843 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:35PM
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Cobra said..
found a couple of old pics of my cars.
the old ute and XB…if those things could talk







Seriously cool photos mate thats gold.

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:38PM
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Macaha said..

Cobra said..
found a couple of old pics of my cars.
the old ute and XB…if those things could talk







Seriously cool photos mate thats gold.


Yeah I agree,Cool old pics Cobra,surfin with the boys.Love the HQ ute with the GTS rims,cool!

Macaha
QLD, 18843 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:42PM
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Light blue sun visor Cobra?

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:43PM
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Congratulations Al G, you're today winner



Whats my prize obct?haha

Would'nt mind that magazine as a prize?...

laceys lane
QLD, 18501 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:44PM
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Macaha said..
Light blue sun visor Cobra?


very trendy.


a pioneering hipster one could say

thedrip
WA, 2066 posts
5 Nov 2015 3:45PM
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Ricardo1709 said...
I heard it was a yellow one that was to be a prize in some competition coinciding with a movie he was promoting but I might be wrong,I did read how he kicked out all the surfers who had shacks built at Cactus after he bought 1,000 + acres from a local farmer think I read it in Surfers Journal- best mag going around i reckon


That's a little unfair on Witzig. There's a book on the history of Cactus - I read it in the Penong Pub a few years back - and, if memory serves me right, it was basically the Health Department that ordered the destruction of the shacks after several outbreaks of hepatitis due to poor sanitation and feral surfers with little personal hygiene. As a result of this, to allow people to still camp there, Witzig set up the campsite as it stands. When he purchased the land he did try to set up a campground, but most people shifted towards the point Caves was on. The permanent vans on the right that you see as you drive into Cactus are where, once again if memory serves me right, are the leftovers from that era.

Permanent shacks and crapping in the dunes was only sustainable for so long. One particularly noxious shack was known as Hep House. Apparently the conditions were very third world before the health department stepped in.

The book is worth a read and has some classic shots of young surfers who are now semi-legends and elder statesman.

Macaha
QLD, 18843 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:45PM
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Al G said..

obct said..
Congratulations Al G, you're today winner



Whats my prize obct?haha


It should be a good one because I'm loving this thread the best since the bagging Chrispy thread

Oh joking on the Chrispy thread

Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 3:45PM
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did you notice the pony's "5oz glass" on the roof of the car.

the old Keg days

Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 3:48PM
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Macaha said..
Light blue sun visor Cobra?


Hahaha no i took both photos.

the guy in the back of the ford, owns agnes surfshop…did you meet him

thedrip
WA, 2066 posts
5 Nov 2015 3:49PM
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www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/8391/cactus-surfing-journals-from-solitude

This is the book with a link to purchase it if anyone is interested. It was out of print when I tried a few years back.

Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 3:49PM
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laceys lane said..

Macaha said..
Light blue sun visor Cobra?



very trendy.


a pioneering hipster one could say


well he has got volleys on

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:50PM
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Macaha said..

Al G said..


obct said..
Congratulations Al G, you're today winner




Whats my prize obct?haha



It should be a good one because I'm loving this thread the best since the bagging Chrispy thread

Oh joking on the Chrispy thread


haha

Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 3:52PM
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Al G said..

Macaha said..


Cobra said..
found a couple of old pics of my cars.
the old ute and XB…if those things could talk







Seriously cool photos mate thats gold.



Yeah I agree,Cool old pics Cobra,surfin with the boys.Love the HQ ute with the GTS rims,cool!


did you notice the red mini moke
great beach car

thedrip
WA, 2066 posts
5 Nov 2015 3:57PM
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Cobra said...
Al G said..

Macaha said..


Cobra said..
found a couple of old pics of my cars.
the old ute and XB…if those things could talk







Seriously cool photos mate thats gold.



Yeah I agree,Cool old pics Cobra,surfin with the boys.Love the HQ ute with the GTS rims,cool!


did you notice the red mini moke
great beach car




I always wanted a moke. They were the height of cool. They would go some impressively soft places. By the time I was old enough to get one, they were pretty much all worn out and I lusted after the early Sierras.

There's a distinct lack of land cruisers, patrols and land rovers in this thread.

thedrip
WA, 2066 posts
5 Nov 2015 4:00PM
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This was my dream car for the formative surf years.






With a 253 up the front.

Al G
NSW, 6521 posts
5 Nov 2015 6:07PM
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obct
NSW, 3481 posts
5 Nov 2015 6:16PM
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That Witzig link revealed a little treasure trove.








The baby blue Ranchero is a real gusset moistener


That air brush face on the tail gate is actually Dale Velzy




MickPC
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5 Nov 2015 5:17PM
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We used to just thrash our way through the back tracks North of Lancelin in the late 80's in 2WDs & then walk across the dunes to the beach. We often saw these just cruising down along the beach & I always though back then it would be cool to have one. Can't imagine top speed along WA back roads to be great, but still think I'd like one for trips up/down the East coast fully decked out with solar, camp stove etc

Mitsubishi i300 4WD

Cobra
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5 Nov 2015 5:23PM
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thedrip said..
This was my dream car for the formative surf years.






With a 253 up the front.


that was the king of cars,,the ol short wheelbase

Prawnhead
NSW, 1317 posts
5 Nov 2015 7:24PM
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thedrip said..
This was my dream car for the formative surf years.






With a 253 up the front.


my brother had one with the 4.2L six, reliable and would go anywhere except past a petrol station.... and the worst piece of ** to drive !

SP
10034 posts
5 Nov 2015 5:25PM
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@ cobra if you were driving

Horrible things to sit in the back off.

I remember as a kid a very long six odd hours jammed in the back.. Worse car trip of my life.



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