New air vent for old racer

03:53, Feb 11 2014
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CLUTCH CATASTROPHE: Ramon Farmer with his 1935 Kestral Saloon.

Christchurch man Ramon Farmer got a shock when the clutch on his 1935 Kestral Saloon blew up while racing at the Southern Classic Car race meeting at the Timaru International Raceway over the weekend.

The bellhousing shattered and bits of clutch were blown through the engine cowling, making a hole in the side of his car.

Mr Farmer has owned the car since 1984 and it carries a lot of history. It was converted to a two-seat racer, now called a Ransley Riley, in 1949 and raced in the first Wigram 100-mile race where it came in third place.


The Timaru Herald