The Sidney Special was built by Len Sidney in Melbourne, Australia. The car was constructed as an after hours project at Chamberlain's garage where Len worked as a toolmaker and was finished around 1958. The chassis was a simple tubular ladder type with wishbones at the front, sprung by rubber in tension, although the front was later converted to coil springs. Braking was by drums although the rear was updated to a single disc.
The Sidney Special was powered first by a Rudge engine, which was replaced by JAP, then Vincent before being returned to Rudge. Steering is by chain and sprocket. Bob Minogue raced the car during the early 1960s.
Our thanks to Terry Wright. Terry produces a newsletter "Loose Fillings" dedicated to air cooled racing cars in Australia.