AUS 2000 INTERNATIONAL RALLY
A collection of photos taken By Pat Davis during AUS 2000 International Rally 4th -5th March 2000
Vehicle entrants in
13- Austin Seven
22- 1924 Chev Tourer
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1927 Reo Flying Cloud
Entrant number 22 Driver Darryl Blight Navigator Dee Blight
Article from The Brisbane Vintage Auto Club "vintage View Magazine" 'the feature car August 1995'
A total Ground up restoration
In 1980 the Blights traveled to Cessnock in search of addition parts and in 1985 the body was sent to Bundaberg for restoration.
In 1986, with the hunt for parts still continuing another REO was purchased. And 1990 saw the mechanical restoration begin in earnest.
Finally In 1994 the car was driven from the Blight shed with only fiddly bits to be completed.
The Car has a 6 cylinder engine which produces 65 H.P. at 2800 revs Wheelbase is 121 inches Fitted with hydraulic brakes
1927 REO FLYING CLOUD
Brief historyRansom Olds, son of the owner of one of the turn of the 19th century's largest manufacturers of gasoline engines, organized the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Detroit in 1897. Olds sold out to a Michigan lumber magnate and organized the Reo Car Company in 1904.