to the home of the BMH Special otherwise known as "THE COMIC BOOK"
Special Included is also a page dedicated to Badger's First Racing Car
the "BADGER SPECIAL CHEVROLET" and the mighty 1929 Willys Whippet Ute.
Recent additions include photographs of some other cars we own
including the newest addition the Honda Coupe 1300. Other cars include
the 1925 Chevrolet we call TOMKIN
COMIC BOOK SPECIAL
in 1952 as Australia's First Holden powered racing car by the managers
of the workshops at Badger Motors Holden the Holden dealer of the
Northam District of Western Australia
Comic Book Special competed at many race tracks in Western Australia
including Northam, Bunbury and the Historic Caversham Raceway as well
as hill climbs at Bickley, Mundaring and Northam
is most famous or Infamous for its collision with the Lex Davison
Ferrari at Caversham raceway during practice for the 1957 Australian
Grand Prix. The car was driven by Aubury Badger the colorful and
sometimes bombastic Northam identity who was the dealer principal for
Badgers Motors Holden. Aub was the West Australian State Sedan Car
Champion for 1955 driving FX and FJ Holden's as well as the BMH which
was built mainly for competition at the Flying Fifty races held in
car is powered by that icon engine of early 50s racing the HOLDEN Grey
Motor at 138cid it was capable of around 125 horsepower in its initial
guise and grew to develop in excess of 150HP in the late 1950s. This
car was clocked at 115MPH at Caversham in practice for the AGP in 1957
and was noted as the first car to reach the 110MPH mark very early in
its racing at Caversham
car was returned to racing in 2006 after an extensive and exhaustive
rebuild of the car and has competed at Collie Motorplex, Barbagallo
Raceway, Northam in the Flying Fifty as well as The Albany Classic,
which it has won along side its stable mate the Badger, Wind Farm
Sprints and the 50th Anniversary of the 1957 AGP at Caversham in
September 2007. In March 2008 it ventured to Victoria to compete in the
2008 Phillip Island Classic.
BADGER SPECIAL CHEVROLET
started out life as a 1936 FC Chevrolet Sports, it was raced in
standard form for some years in the hands of Bob Tomms and Aubury
Badger and others until it was crashed heavily. The RHS chassis rail
was damaged as was the body so the staff at the local garage removed the
body and replaced the chassis rail, Badgers neighbor fabricated the
body and they replaced only the necessary sheet metal in an attempt to
create a special. It runs near standard 1936 Chevrolet components. The
car was rescued from Kellerberrin in 1978 to be used as spares for a
1936 roadster which was then under restoration, It was not until 1997
that it became apparent that the car had a history of racing and was
restored. It has competed in Western Australia for more than 10 years
and was driven to Victory in the Commemorative Australian Grand Prix at
Narrogin in 2001.
THE 1936 CHEVROLET ROADSTER
sentimental favorite restored in 1976 and after having traveled over a
million miles it still remains the best car we ever owned
TOMKIN THE 1925 CHEVROLET TOURER
Tomkin is our 1925 Chevy Tourer and our Sunday best car, it is well traveled having crossed all parts of the country.
was originally owned by a doctor based in Fremantle Western Australia
and basically an all original car. It has been used by all of the family
for too many years taking people to weddings funerals and graduation
THE MIGHTY WHIPPET 4
car has been in the family for decades and was originally a fruit
picking wagon on an orchard near Perth WA. It is also the car we all
learned to drive in a little ones. The car is as received having never
been apart for overhaul, but that doesn't mean that it inst still
strong and sees duty on a regular basis, it has attended Dog in a Ute
at Corrigin and its a winner.
THE HONDA COUPE 1300 COLLECTION.
Honda (3of them) are just a few of the Honda's that have been owned by
the Family. Surprisingly they are all air cooled cars and date back to
the 1970's. Fantastic cars to drive and they go too!
CAVERSHAM MOTOR RACEWAY
The site of the 1957 and 1962 AGP in which the BMH Comic Book Special competed.
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