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The Shaker Is A Back!! (HK Monaro Funny Car)
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Jimmy B
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Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:55 pm    Post subject: The Shaker Is A Back!! (HK Monaro Funny Car)

I was flicking through the mags at the newsagent & one mag grabbed my attention The Shaker Monaro Funny Car has been found by the original owner/builder's son (not completely certain as I only had quick read) but from what I saw the body is in resonable condition for a 36 year old drag car. Didn't have enough money so it stayed on tha Shelf. so can anyone else fill in the rest of the story, as this was/is a major part of our drag racing history. I remember (yet again reading through my Dads rodding mags) reading about it in the various rodding mags. At one stage it had a blown Hemi in the boot around '73/'74 if I'm correct (& I Think I am).
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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:18 am    Post subject:

dunno a thing about it, but like you I'm pretty keen to know more...which mag was it?
rear engined? bet it was a wild ride, complete with finger nails still embedded in the steering wheel most likely haha

A "Holden Shaker"??
I like that haha

Anyone know more & got a pic or two...was hoping someone was gunna say the car's name Shaker pre-dated the name shaker being applied to the old GT ?
I'd like that too haha
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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:50 am    Post subject:

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name Shaker pre-dated the name shaker being applied to the old GT ?

The Shaker Monaro was a 68 HK Which Holden gave to the team when the Monaro was released They had a Humpy before that. The body was welded into one piece detachable front original motor was injected 427 big block chev.
The car was sold and updated with th blown hemi in the arse end & renamed Moon-shot.
The magazine was Drag World issue 3 I think (could be wrong about title but I remember the issue number).
AMC did a history of the car in issue 6.
There was also another HK Funny Car named Spoiler.
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Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:03 pm    Post subject:

the rear engined car you are thinking of was called moonshot and it was a monaro as well as shaker and i also saw the same story about shaker from the quick read i had he only got the body and has to rebuild the rest from scratch but it still sent a shiver up the spine good to see some history coming back to life can't wait
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:28 am    Post subject:

This don't look like a HK


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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:45 am    Post subject: shaker

The FX was the first Shaker, the second Shaker was a HK Monaro. The Spoiler was also mentioned. The body from it went to the tip - it was all steel and sat on the ground for years ruining it. The Spoiler was owned by Graham Rose. The rest of this car still exists and is hanging in a garage in Castlemaine.
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:54 am    Post subject: intro

Okay that last posting was from me. Though I had better get around to registering - have been lurking long enough.
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:19 pm    Post subject:

Now here's a history class they shoulda had in school...cultural significance haha

So what years & where abouts would these Shakers have been racing.
The humpy version looks like it's been "Willys"-ed up
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: intro

Larry@Graffiti wrote:
Okay that last posting was from me. Though I had better get around to registering - have been lurking long enough.


Hey Larry, good to have you here, your knowledge will be a bonus. Congratulations on the new book, just one thing tho' on page 32 it says the T bucket is Graeme Williams old car, it actually belonged to me at that time & it was me who entered it, don't claim credit for building it tho' I did paint it.
Oh shit I've completely hijacked this post, my apologies.
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:00 pm    Post subject:

Just to continue the hijacking
First off excellent book Larry, secondly on page 36 top 2 photos are of an A bucket with a flatty. This turned up for sale about 2 to 3 years ago in Ringwood. It had been in storage the whole time, unfortunately a couple of years were spent outside, the guy who had it, had every intention of making money from it, price was unreasonable for the condition, not to mention the car was a bastard to get into if you were going to drive it and I'm only a little fella (if somewhat slightly round ).Anyone seen it lately?
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:32 pm    Post subject:

devilrod wrote:
Just to continue the hijacking
First off excellent book Larry, secondly on page 36 top 2 photos are of an A bucket with a flatty. This turned up for sale about 2 to 3 years ago in Ringwood. It had been in storage the whole time, unfortunately a couple of years were spent outside, the guy who had it, had every intention of making money from it, price was unreasonable for the condition, not to mention the car was a bastard to get into if you were going to drive it and I'm only a little fella (if somewhat slightly round ).Anyone seen it lately?

Yep, I saw it in F.T.G. at Rhodes panel works, and in the servo next door, opposite the cemetery, said $15,000 on the screen, car was as rough as, one less 0 and I would have bought it!! haven;t seen it since, maybe Carps knows, as it was close to him.
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:14 pm    Post subject:

Oops, sorry...

Hi Larry, Good to see you here too!

Yeah I'm slow, but I'm still in the race
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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:07 pm    Post subject:

Welcome Larry,

It'll be good to have you round some more.
It's always good to see Aussie Hot Rod history being exposed, both as litriture and in the 'steel' so to speak.

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Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:55 pm    Post subject:

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Just to continue the hijacking
Great now we have hijackers on the HRI heehe Sorry I had too say that!
Seriously though welcome Larry it is great to have another Hot Rodder with alot of Hot Rod knowledge on the HRI. . So now whipper snappers (I've always wanted to say that) like me can ask even more questions .
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The Spoiler was also mentioned. The body from it went to the tip - it was all steel and sat on the ground for years ruining it. The Spoiler was owned by Graham Rose. The rest of this car still exists and is hanging in a garage in Castlemaine.
Doh! Lets hope the owner wants to restore it to its Funny Car origins it would be great to see "The Shaker" & "The Spoiler" side by side in restored condition just like the ol' days, an awesome site that would be, 2 HK Monaro Funny Cars .
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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:11 pm    Post subject:

Found this today in one of my searches.
http://www.theshaker.com.au/
And I've seen the photos in the mag. The body and paint looks pretty good. Be interesting to see if they leave it or re-paint it.
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