MIDGETS - EVOLUTION
The Reece Discombe Ford V860 - New Zealand # 35
New Zealander , Reece Discombe built # 35 along the lines of the Perry Grimm #65 V860 which toured Australia in the late 1940s.
Reece runs # NZ35 through Pit turn at the Sydney Showground in front of Aussie legend Ray Revell in Offy Aust. # 1
A novel photo from the 1950 Krazy Nite at the Sydney Sports Ground. Bill Reynolds, dressed in drag, get pushed away in the Discombe # NZ35 V860.
1953/4 - Johnny Peers buys #60 and runs the V860 as NSW # 12 (Tempe Auto Spares).
c1952/3 - Top Sydney Sidecar rider, Bert Martin took over the V860 from Reece Discombe and ran it as NSW # 60
Bert Martin in action in # 60
Johnny Peers in #12 runs inside Ray Revell in Aust. 1 at the Sydney Sports Ground
Irish woman driver, Fay Taylour drives
# 12 at the Sydney Sports Ground
c 1954. A young Brian Darby looks over the fence.
1957 - The car goes North to Queensland and Kev Jefferson, up and coming young star driver, runs it as Q60. Later, ( 1959) the car is acquired by the Mulcahy Bros and an ex Steve Howman Studebaker 6 SV engine is fitted to Q60 for Jefferson.
1961 - Mulcahy Bros. fit a REPCO Holden engine to Q60.
c 1962 Jefferson in Q60 runs outside Bill Goode in the Falcon Q5.
Kev Jefferson lost his life in the car at the Brisbane Ekka on
11th. May 1963.
Some parts of Q60 still exist in Queensland.
Reece Discombe moved to Vanuatu and ran a Marine Salvage business. He passed away in Noumea in 2007.