Grazza's Race Doka

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  1. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    In 1990 two new T3 16" syncros were imported to Australia prepared for the Australian Safari. A hightop van to be driven by Dave Berry (the owner of Trakka conversions) and a dual cab to be driven by Graham Lees (the owner of North Shore Volkswagen and Beetle Wreckers of Brookvale).

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    Press photos from the 1990 Australian Safari

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    Here is a VW promotional video of the 1990 Australian Safari;

     
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    The start of the 1990 Australian Safari at Amaroo Park Raceway (Sydney).

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    The race Doka as it was in 2009 (Melbourne DOTVW)

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    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The race Doka as it is in 2015 (Melbourne DOTVW) (Photo by Scott Syncro27)

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  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Scrubs up well ;)
     
  8. Syncro27

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    Oh its nice alright - saw it in the flash late in 2015 and loved it.

    Testament to VW strength and engineering that it survived all this time even after that rally torture.
     
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    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Scott did you get any better photos of it?
     
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    Geez I wish Beetle Wreckers was still around......would have been so handy now that I'm back in the fold....
    Cheers,
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    I thought I did but I must have moved to avoid an onlooker during the photo and it was all blurry when I looked at the photos after I got home.

    Shame...

    Maybe Brian from the syncro club got some?
     
  12. Grazza7755

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    Wow, brings back memories.
    I'll dig deep for photos that I have of it, 25 years ago!
    The Michelin tyres were Kevlar prototypes that they sent out especially for these races.
    Just about bulletproof they were.
    The vehicles were prepared at Volkswagen Motorsport, Germany.
    I visited it at the time. Photos somewhere.
    This photo is on my office wall.
    John and I, in Darwin, GL and JWL.JPG receiving our 1st in class award for the 1990 Australian Safari.
     
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    How come Phill?
     
  14. baigsy

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    Knew I had a couple of photos of this Doka somewhere! 1 x from DOTVW 2010 and 1 x from DOTVW 2015 CIMG0202.JPG 20151115_120057.jpg
     
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    Very cool
    That would have been fun
     
  16. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been able to log in for about six months. Can't be bothered chasing it up as most of the posts are just dribble now.
     
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    Just before the start of the race in Sydney 1990.
    Our daughters, who are now obviously about 30ish.
    Left to right, Jessica Lees, Olivia Berry, Alex Berry and Emma Lees. The girls.jpg
     
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    I bought my first Caravelle GL in 1990 from Northshore Volkswagen.
     

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