Brian had a VW Squareback as his Family Car , Beautiful Ferrari Red in Colour with an all aluminium, Rover 3.5 V8 in the rear ( Buick V8 to Americans)
Ported , Gas-Flowed , Branches 4 -Barrel Holly Carb , Iskendarian High performance camshaft.
and Quicker than the Porsche Model below!
My posting below refers to something else Brian built.
I recall Brian picking me up with this Stationwagon and we were going to the races at Kyalami Race Track .
We were doing about 120 MPH and a Mustang Mach 1 suddenly pulled in front of us, Brian hit the brakes and all I felt was a Vibration?
" Brian , do you still have the Standard drum Brakes on this car?"
Response " Yes, I never drive fast where I need Brakes!" that terrified me, "You never know where you need Brakes, they are for emergencies!"
Anyhow , I was busy with a Volkswagen Fastback, that I wanted to do a Twin turbo Rover V8 in the rear ( it had been an automatic) I took the Front Suspension out of it , gave it to Brian , scrapped the project , but now he had Disc front brakes on his car!
Brian built a number of Drag Racing Cars for various People and himself
Among them was a Fiat 600 with a bored and stroked type 4 Volkswagen Engine, using a VW Gearbox.this ended up as a 2.5 litre!( from 1.7 litre)
The Motor used Chevy Pistons , Chrysler Hemi Valves and a Stroker Crankshaft that a friend of his made up from Billet.
He had 2 bodies, one with virtually no suspension, used for Drag Racing and the other more road friendly , would switch the motor around dependent on what he was doing.
The Kawasaki 900 came out about this time and the Fiat would out accelerate it from a Traffic light up to 110mph ( it's top speed due to the small diameter wheels!) turned at 8500rpm , Did Wheelies !
All Videos are courtesy of YouTube, they are not the actual cars mentioned but are to give you an idea of the appearance.
There is a lot more to come, Brian got more and more ambitious with his projects , and was hired to build car's by others and even built some Kit Cars that others marketed!