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.
|Body||1964 Ford XM Falcon|
|Engine||509 cubic inch Chevrolet|
|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|
|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|