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Old 10th September 2018, 12:02 PM
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Well apparently Stirling Moss WAS there on the day and the obvious clothing difference between El Chueco & Moss was due to their country of origin! Speeds reached were 240kmh with Vic Police IN one of the cars!

Here’s a pic of the Silver Arrow that was there and extremely loud..
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Apparently the nearby town of Monageeta was supposed to be called ‘Moneygetter’ but got lost in translation! Apparently the area made the owner rather wealthy hence the name!
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I’m beginning to think the car in the background is a W123 and not a 6.9. Victorian registration with the prefix BAB - - -
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Still no evidence of the ex-Jeff Kennett car actually being there... But it is hard to imagine MBA sending only one 6.9 to demo and so it’s likely Moss actually drove Jeff’s old car, not Fangio. And I just realised it makes perfect sense considering the colour!!!



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I ran into the guys that found this original pic and posted it on-line. Date stamped 17/10/1978 which is more than a month after the event. It appears to be an official MBA press release pic. I’m not sure if it was ever actually printed in the media but I’m doing more research.

Apparently Wheels Magazine journalists never got an invite, since they criticised the brakes on the regular 450!!!


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Hi Mark,

When will we see Skye back on the road?

I love the 6.9s with extraordinary tales connected to them!
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I’m just her guardian ATM! I think she’ll be a inspirational project for her next owner; Lindsay FOX??
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