Frank 'Satan' Brewer - Roy Richter built V860 - Circa 1941
Frank 'Satan ' Brewer & #99
in the USA.
Andy McGavin in #48 - Sydney 1950. Flames on nose of 48.
Bill Reynolds in #48 Sydney - 1949 (no flames on nose ).
#99 now renumbered # 48 for Australia. Here with Andy McGavin, #48 just off the boat 1949.
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Golden Fleece colours as # 18 - 1953.
Werner Greve - 1953
# 13 - 1954/5 Holden 6 engine.
Werner Greve # 13 1956 - New body by Clive Toyer
Grey Holden 6.
1956 - Werner, Hedley McGee & 13 win 1956 World Speedcar Championship - Sydney Royale.
Werner fitted a Chev Corvette V8 to # 13.
It is Bill Reynolds in the foreground but you can just see the left bank of the Corvette engine in 13 in the background.
Working with the famous Tom Sulman and Ralph Sach, Werner ran a Waggott twin overhead cam cylinder head on #13.
1959- Don Mackay acquires the actual number 13 off Greve and puts Johnny Harvey in the car as # 13. Mackay actually ran the # 13 on his own midget in the late 1930s.
1958 - Don Mackay buys the car, but not the number. Family member, Dick Lisson, has a drive in the car as # 66.
Still with Mackay,
Ray Revell drives the car as # 1
& # 66.
South African Stock Car driver Les Cooper has a drive of # 13.
Harvey and # 13.
13 now running
a roll bar.
Don Mackay sells
# 13 to Alan Hunt who runs the car as # 67.
Hunt sells #67 to Peter Cunneen who runs it as 67. Photo courtesy of
Peter Cunneen runs the car as
Peter earns the # 1 driving the Murray # 4 in the inaugural Craven Filter series and transfers the # 1 to the old car.
Poor old # 17 dies at Liverpool Speedway in 1968. After 23 years in competion, never to race again.
Don Read buys what is left of 99/ 48/ 13 /17 with intentions to restore.
2004 - Bill Wells buys # 17 off Don and starts restoration.
2006 - # 99 / 48/ 18/ 13/ 66 / 67/ 1 /17/ 13 is brought back to life again.
At restored midget display at Wentworth Park - Sydney - 2011 Warren Bridge - Speedway photographer of some note buys # 13 and gives it a good home.
Harvey & # 13. The only time Johnny Harvey rolled a midget.
Frank Gilbert drives #48 in the States. Brewer often hired the car out.
1950 - English Solo ace - Jack Parker drives #48 - hits the fence - breaks his arm says"I think I'll stick to Solos"
4 - V65- 66
The Johnny Stewart
The unique fuel injection system Hedley McGee developed on # 13.
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The Murray Cunneen Twin # 4
Offenhauser. # 55
Q5 The Bill Goode
Ford Falcon Special.
The Capitol Mtrs
Chev II -# 27
Frank also ran the car as # 3 in the US. Had a big bingle. Car went to NZ in 1946- 47 as # 3 then renumbered
The Ray Revell Offenhauser Australia # 1