Charismatic CH00DA

CHARISMATIC CH00DA

Charismatic Ch00da

We’re going from a 4 to an 8 because Chevrolet is going to a 6.”

Take a good look at this car and you might find it familiar. If you feel like you’ve seen this antique before, then we’d say you probably have. Tony Wilson and his 1932 Ford Tudor B, otherwise known as ‘CH00DA’, are the Bonnie and Clyde duo of classic auto shows. This car can wield second glances and long studying looks from passersby, and it’s not hard to see why. Like many classic enthusiasts, Tony’s hot-rodding isn’t just a passing fancy. It took him years and rounds of modifications and refurbishments to arrive at the Ford Tudor you see here today.

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FORD'S Great Depression

At the turn of the 20th century, Ford was in crisis as business suffered and sales took a low blow. The industrial world had been affected by the Wall Street crash of 1929. Their then champion, the Model T, had been overtaken by its contemporaries after a 19-year run and 15 million units produced. The next blow came when Chevrolet toppled Ford for the top of the poll, while other competitors succeeded in producing automobiles that were more advanced and modern, prompting the bothered Henry Ford to say something’s gotta give.

His solution: The Model A. Though considered a success, the Model A was costly to produce, and its hefty price tag wasn’t something consumers of the time had the wallet for. Over four million units were built, and in 1932, production ceased altogether. It wasn’t the game-changer Henry Ford had hoped for, but he had something else up his sleeve that was only disclosed to a select few.

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B FOR BREAKTHROUGH

“We’re going from a 4 to an 8 because Chevrolet is going to a 6.”

These words would revolutionise the course of the auto industry for the years to come, and it would be the 1932 Ford Model B to kick it off. At the time, it was unheard of to have a V8 engine car that’s affordable and accessible to the general public. The V8’s debut wasn’t groundbreaking either as many manufacturers found it complex, costly, and had little impact on the masses. This was Ford’s opportunity to perfect a flawed design that would enable an 8-cylinder, V-type engine to be built in large quantities and sold at a reasonable price.

The ‘32 Model B stirred a sensation in the press. It was new, had an elegant exterior with a high-performance engine, and available to all – giving people a taste of luxury without breaking the bank. Its interior was just as revolutionary; the key and ignition switch were combined into a single anti-theft unit at the steering column bracket. With the ignition ‘off’ and the key removed, the steering gear would lock the front wheels for parking – a sensible move by Ford that is still being applied today.

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CHANNELLING CH00DA

Tony’s Model B is a fine reminder of Ford’s table-turning masterplan. Purchased in 2005, he’s always had an eye for hot rods and vintage vehicles, and the 2-door sedan Model B was just his cup of tea. We don’t exactly know its condition when it was first brought home, but from the pictures we see, we’re sure that it took Tony long hours and hard work to restore and enhance his CH00DA to the stunning show-worthy candidate it is today.

Of course, what better way of making it truly yours than by adding your personalised touch to it? Tony had the engine block deburred, smooth and painted, rocker covers were bolted on, and velocity stacks added for that extra power. The exhaust was replaced with fully polished stainless steel and the transmission was rebuilt, smoothed, and painted. For a splash of the 21st century, the electronics are centralised and controlled via Bluetooth from the steering wheel. The interior was refabricated entirely in leather, and the seats were built in by hand. The list goes on that even Tony admits every inch of CH00DA has had work done.

We’ve had the privilege of getting up close and personal with this vintage masterpiece at the 2019 Victorian Hot Rod Show in Melbourne. While they’ve driven through the doors of many car shows together, it isn’t something that Tony takes for granted as he believes his best memories of CH00DA are built when sharing his pride and joy with other motor enthusiasts. After our face-to-face encounter, we understand why Tony would travel cross-country to show-off the elegant and charismatic CH00DA.

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Cars & Coffee Coorparoo Oct 2019

CARS & COFFEE COORPAROO

Date:  5 Oct 2019
Location: Coorparoo, Queensland
More information: http://www.carsandcoffeebrisbane.com.au

Ryno Insurance are proud sponsors of Cars & Coffee Coorparoo. Bring along your rare, classic, vintage, historic, exotic or race vehicles from 6:30 am October 5, 2019. Enjoy a hot coffee and bacon sandwich while checking out what Queensland has in store for you!

Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so please drive and behave responsibly.

See you all there, rain or shine!

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Ryno Report #24

RYNO REPORT #24

RYNO REPORT #24

Check out July’ Ryno Report for an update of events that we have attended! Also, stay tuned for the next edition of Ryno Rides!

IN THIS EDITION

  • New Ryno Brand!!!
  • Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest
  • Real Steel Car Cruises
  • Upcoming Events
  • Ryno Rides

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Big Boyz Toyzzz

BIG BOYZ TOYZZZ CUSTOMS CAR & BIKE SHOW

BIG BOYZ TOYZZZ CUSTOM CAR & BIKE SHOW

Date:  15 Sep 2019
Location: The Advancetown Hotel, 402 Nerang Murwillumbah Road, Advancetown QLD 4211
More information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/advancetownhotel

Great food, raffles, and live music. What more could you ask for a fun family day out? Big Boyz Toyzzz Custom Car & Bike Show is back this year and is presented by Variety The Children’s Charity and The Car Craft Group.

Bring your favourite custom along and be part of a good cause! Registration and entry are FREE and all models are welcome. Who knows, your vehicle might just take home a prize!

If you have a question for the Ryno team, our Senior Underwriter Russell will be there and is always up for a chat!

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Cars & Coffee Jindalee Sept

CARS & COFFEE JINDALEE

Date:  19 Oct 2019
Location: Jindalee, Queensland
More information: http://www.carsandcoffeebrisbane.com.au

Ryno Insurance are proud sponsors of Cars & Coffee Jindalee. Bring along your rare, classic, vintage, historic, exotic or race vehicles from 6:30 am April 20, 2019. Enjoy a hot coffee and bacon sandwich while checking out what Queensland has in store for you!

Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so please drive and behave responsibly.

See you all there, rain or shine!

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Motorclassica 2019

MOTORCLASSICA 2019

Date:  11 Oct 2019
Location: Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
More information: https://www.motorclassica.com.au/

Motorclassica has become Australasia’s premier event for the classic, vintage and veteran motoring movement, attracting the most beautiful and prestigious classic cars from collections around Australia and the World. 

Admired by more than 21,000 affluent and discerning enthusiasts, Motorclassica, held at the iconic Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, incorporates a number of events into one three-day celebration of classic motoring.

In 2014, the team that produces Motorclassica won the best consumer show over 10,000m at the recent Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) awards for excellence.

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Cars & Coffee Coorparoo Sep 19

CARS & COFFEE COORPAROO

Date: 7 Sep 2019
Location: Coorparoo, Queensland
More information: http://www.carsandcoffeebrisbane.com/

Ryno Insurance is one of many proud sponsors of Cars & Coffee Coorparoo. Bring along your rare, classic, vintage, historic, exotic or race vehicles from 6:30 am September 7, 2019. Enjoy a hot coffee and bacon sandwich while checking out what Brisbane has in store for you!

Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so please drive and behave responsibly.

See you all there, rain or shine!

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Reminiscing the Statesman

REMINISCING THE STATEMENT

Reminiscing the Statesman

"This is my fourth one now and the best one I’ve ever had."

Rodney Anderson has had four Statesman HQs in his life. Yes, four! He’s had other classics in the past, but nothing like this Aussie classic would keep Rod coming back over and over again. A head-turner no doubt, there is more to this car than meets the eye. It’s been 35 years since Rod first heard the rumble of the Statesman, and ever since, his classic car ownership experience always had a common thread running through, the Statesman HQ.

A STATELY AFFAIR

With the exit of the less successful Holden Brougham series, Holden needed to up their game with something vastly different to rival against the increasing sales of the Ford Fairlane. The Fairlane created an exclusive prestige car category and dominated the Australian prestige car market. Fighting fire with fire, the built of the ’71 Statesman was entirely different in almost every way. 

Built as a monocoque body with an independent suspension front subframe, the HQ featured a modern style, new suspension with coil springs to improve the ride and handling, and a padded interior and stronger exterior panels to upgrade passive safety. The Statesman came with two levels of specifications – the upmarket DeVille which Rod has, and the base model custom. The car was given a 308-cid V8 and automatic transmission as standard, along with power disc brake and variable ratio power steering.

Inside, the Statesman was fitted with cloth or vinyl upholstery, full carpeting, and full instrumentation. While the manufacturing was underway, General Motors engaged a new marketing strategy designed to give the marque a more exclusive and luxurious vibe. To set it apart, they avoided the Holden name in all sales collateral and advertisements. Overall, the Statesman became a symbol for the successful businessman who wanted to buy an Australian built.

HQ WITH A TWIST

Rod recalls plenty of wonderful times in an HQ, but the real reason that led him back to his favourite car is so he can relive his childhood memories. At the age of 12, Rod’s family became close to another family that drove a Statesman. They spent time together every weekend, and he fondly remembers the power their car had and the sound of the engine rumbling each time they came by. Though it was a simple memory, it’s something that he’s reminded of each time he gets into a Statesman.

In August 2018, Rod got the keys to his HQ after his mates restored and modified the car to a roadworthy state. The Holden 308 engine was removed and replaced with a 350 Chev, and new wheels were fitted in. For a prestige twist, the HQ was painted Estoril Blue, iconically seen on a BMW. Just recently, Rod brought his new car to Summernats 32 to cruise on the tracks and show off his favourite to friends from interstate.

“This is my fourth one now and the best one I’ve ever had”.

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Vintage Beast

VINTAGE BEAST

Vintage Beast

"Having complete control over the big V8 power...it really knows how to use its muscle when the bitumen ends."

Simon Hadolt is no stranger when it comes to vintage cars. He has previously owned a 1962 EK Holden and currently has a 1928 Dodge Standard Six. His first car needs no introduction… The 1968 Bathurst HK Monaro continued to prove on and off the track that it was the performance benchmark of the day. But for Simon, nothing beats his current Ford machine! It has now been five years since he bought this stunning drive and it’s still as eye-catching as it is today.

A TRUE VINTAGE PACKAGE

Ford has a long history of producing popular pickup trucks, and 1977 was no exception. In 1975, Ford introduced the F-150 in between the F-100 and F-250. This awesome mid-range pickup quickly became the most popular pickup in the line-up. However, after 1983, the F-100 nameplate would be consigned to history.

At this point, Simon realised that he’s buying more than just a vehicle. A vehicle that’s committed to rugged reliability and dependability. Ford is often associated with a deep history rooted in dependability and longevity.

Simon’s 1977 Ford F-150 combines classic looks with serious V8 power, long bed versatility, and a go-anywhere 4×4 drivetrain. Its crisp navy paint has a timeless style. We can tell Simon has put a lot of thought into the details. 

He also made a solid investment in places like the disc front brakes and standard drum brake rear, complete mechanical rebuild, black leather interior with crocodile skin, new air conditioning, power steering, spotlights, four thermo fans, and polished Mickey Thompson wheels to add style

MORE THAN JUST LOOKS

With the interior investment Simon has made, this exudes a great classic feel, right down to the vintage steering wheel and factory gauges. 

More than just its good looks, this pickup has all the right work-ready function you desire. Having complete control over the big V8 power and the engine modifications which include Edelbrock performer manifold, 600 cfm Holley carb, and electric fuel pump – it really knows how to use its muscle when the bitumen ends. 

Simon loves taking it on cruises through town, its power steering and power brakes w/discs up front makes driving around a smooth and enjoyable journey

A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

“I love everything about it especially the condition of the body,” said Simon when asked what his reason was for buying this vehicle. There’s more… this drive also had a memorable experience which was one of Simon’s favourites when it won the best ute at the Tasmanian Ute Muster!  

It seems to us the journey of this Ford has just begun. What a great example of a pickup that you’ll love to cruise about in!

Given the dimensions and features of the F-150, this vintage pickup has all the right pieces for work and play! It’s a very handy feature both in town and out in the bush.

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Story of Nicholas

STORY OF NICHOLAS

Story of Nicholas

"He really has a personality of his own that you can experience just by looking, touching, and driving him."

Colin and Karen Moss are mad about their Rovers. It’s no question why as they are great cars indeed, and with Colin as the Co-Founder and President of the Rover P5 & P6 Owners Club in Australia, their lives practically revolve around the Brit classic. A random chance upon a 2000TC was spotted for sale, and a week later the 1970 Rover classic became one of two P6s in their garage. The arrival of Nicholas, as he is affectionately dubbed, meant life for the Mosses would never be the same again.​

ENGLISH PRIDE

The P6 dates its origins back to 1963, built with the intention to attract a wider buying market than its predecessor, the P4, which went all the way back to 1949. Younger and affluential working class individuals were seeking a car that was between the standard 1.5 litre and 3 litre saloon car class. Interestingly, the inspiration behind the revolutionary P6 came from across the English Channel. So unique was the Citroen DS19 with its futuristic shape and modern appeal that Rover referred to it for key inspiration when creating the blueprint to one of its more popular cars.

The design of the final product was a game-changer for the British marque. The 2000 was powered by a new four-cylinder overhead cam-engine with a single carburettor; the TC boasted dual carbs. Another feature in its list of innovations was the de Dion rear suspension with inboard disc brakes, making the P6 one of the first genuinely mass-produced cars to have disc brakes on all four wheels. The P6 also introduced a range of safety features such as standard seatbelts and huge gloveboxes that doubled as crash knee pads under a full-width dash rail. The drive itself is considerably comfortable and maintains well at high speeds, a rally success

THE SPECIAL BRIT

Rovers have made a mark in Colin’s life since his childhood years in the UK. The Rover P6 patrol car back then left a lasting impression on him and was the igniting spark of his unwavering ambition to one day own a P6 himself. The Mosses’ first P6 was an incredibly rare and highly sought after 1973 Rover 3500S that they’ve affectionately named Miss Almond. While they weren’t actively looking for another classic, the 2000TC was a hard car to pass up, mainly when it was in near perfect condition and no rust in sight.

Vastly underrated and reasonably rare, the 2000TC won the hearts of Colin and Karen, and a week after the viewing they brought it home and gave it a new name; Nicholas. Though he was well preserved, the duo decided some upgrades and modifications would add to his charm. Four period Lucas spotlights were sourced, restored, and fitted along with period Lucas light covers.

Rear-facing Lucas reversing light was mounted, conforming to the Monte Carlo Rally specs of the late 60s and early 70s. The interior was fitted with a “Brent” rally trip computer, timing clock, and a 1970s two-way CB radio. Colin also had the bonnet restored and repainted to satin black as per the Rover Works Rally cars of the day. To top it off, customised Monte Carlo rally stickers were applied on the bonnet and boot for that race-ready look. 

THE SPECIAL BRIT

Rovers have made a mark in Colin’s life since his childhood years in the UK. The Rover P6 patrol car back then left a lasting impression on him and was the igniting spark of his unwavering ambition to one day own a P6 himself. The Mosses’ first P6 was an incredibly rare and highly sought after 1973 Rover 3500S that they’ve affectionately named Miss Almond. While they weren’t actively looking for another classic, the 2000TC was a hard car to pass up, mainly when it was in near perfect condition and no rust in sight.

Vastly underrated and reasonably rare, the 2000TC won the hearts of Colin and Karen, and a week after the viewing they brought it home and gave it a new name; Nicholas. Though he was well preserved, the duo decided some upgrades and modifications would add to his charm. Four period Lucas spotlights were sourced, restored, and fitted along with period Lucas light covers.

Rear-facing Lucas reversing light was mounted, conforming to the Monte Carlo Rally specs of the late 60s and early 70s. The interior was fitted with a “Brent” rally trip computer, timing clock, and a 1970s two-way CB radio. Colin also had the bonnet restored and repainted to satin black as per the Rover Works Rally cars of the day. To top it off, customised Monte Carlo rally stickers were applied on the bonnet and boot for that race-ready look. 

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