Robert Owens: 1964 Falcon

Robert Owens. 1964 Falcon

[Photo by: Ralph Smith}

Robert has been racing for the past 24 years. He started of racing a hot rod in the street class and soon had to move to a better handling car as his need to go fast was outdoing the hot rods handling ability.

Many people will remember his Wild Bunch 34 Ford Coupe that was uncontrollable on the track. It is now his street driven hot rod.

The Falcon XM Coupe was built in 1990 to replace the 34.

Bobby won the inaugural Blown Doorslammer Challenge in 2008.

Class BB/TS
Body 1964 Ford XM Falcon
Engine 509 cubic inch Chevrolet
Supercharger 14-71 Littlefield
Fuel Injection Enderle
Ignition Super Mag 4
Clutch Triple Plate Hays
Gearbox Lenco 4 speed
Differential 9" Ford. 4.11 35 Spline Romac
Front Suspension Home made
Rear Suspension 4 Link
Chassis Tynan Racing
Wheels 15 x 14 and 15 x 4 Weld Racing Drag Lights
Tyres 32.5 x 16 x 15 and 25 x 4.5 x 15 Mickey Thompson
Brakes Mark Williams front and BA Falcon discs with HZ alloy calipers
Paint Craig O'hanlon - Kihikihi Auto Body Repairs
Major Sponsor Wendy Owens
Best times 7.309 secs @ 190.24 mph
Crew Wendy, Grant, Brad, Lyn Tynan, Pat Oldfield and Mike Barrie