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Trip: Pop quiz

Written by DrC123 show DrC123 profile

Wednesday July 23 2008 11:51:14 PM

Date: from Jul 23, 2008 to Jul 23, 2008

Surf trip description:

 

From the streets of the Haight-Ashbury to the jungles of Vietnam, from the shores of Sunset Beach, Hawaii to Malibu, California to Crescent Head, Australia. From that fabulous summer ... I give you a blast from the past!

Pop quiz ... what was the number one hit of 1967 ... you will never guess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcAzXIIqa_0

 B-52Woodstock girl Bullitt

"In the summer of 1967 an unprecedented gathering of as many as 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco creating a phenomenon of cultural and political rebellion. While Flower Power bloomed in Los Angeles, New York and across the world, San Francisco was the epicenter of the hippie revolution, a melting pot of music, psychedelic drugs, sexual freedom, creative expression, and politics. The Summer of Love became a defining moment of the 1960s, as the Hippie counterculture movement came into public awareness."

"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair...
If you're going to San Francisco,
Summertime will be a love-in there."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh_mNNtKuKs

The Summer of Love: 

This was a trip, the best decade in history, when it seemed young people would rule the world ... a social and technological revolution ... a revolution in music and the golden years of surfing!

CrescentheadCrescent Heads, OZAngoure Point 

I remember one of my first surf trips with Michael Eaves and Robbie Acton as if it were yesterday! An early summer dawn on a Wednesday in November 1967. Crescent Heads on the north east coast of New South Wales, Australia.  The first rays of gold and red upon the ocean revealed perfect lines marching in around the point with sets from shoulder to a foot overhead, feathering in the light offshore breeze. Warm water, sand and a cobblestone bottom, lined the rocky headland ... no one out!   

The Little Duce Coupe: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1LiKpv-VfE

We had driven the several hundred miles, at a steady 90 MPH, boards strapped to the roof, south from Queensland on a Pacific Coast Highway strewn with 'dead man's curves' in Mike's Sunbeam Rapier (Michaels parents were wealthy Afrikaner ranchers who had fled to Australia from the Mau Mau uprising). We had seen some photos in an old Surfer Magazine of Midget Farrelly soul arching at Crescent, like Mickey Dora (my idol) at Malibu. We slept in the car at a campground by the creekmouth in the bay and instead of walking all the way around the point to get out we began the mile long paddle from shore. 

 SunbeamMidget1962

(Sunbeam Rapier 1956-69) Engine: cast iron block with aluminium head)

Engine………………………………...4 Cylinders in Line

Bore and Stroke...................................81.5mm x 82.5mm

Cubic Capacity....................................1,725.c.c

Valves............................................O.H.V.pushrod

Compression Ratio.................................9.2:1

Carburetters......................................2 Zenith Stromberg 150 CDS

Fuel Pump.........................................A C Mechanica

Oil Filter........................................Full Flow

Maximum Power (net)...............................88.B.H.P at 5200 rpm

Maximum Torque (net)..............................100lb.ft at 4000 rpm

Transmission

Clutch..............................Borg and Beck- 7 1/2 inch diaphragm spring

Top gear ratio......................1.0:1 (overdrive-0.803:1)

3rd gear ratio......................1.296:1 (overdrive-1.04:1)

2nd gear ratio......................1.993:1

1st gear ratio......................3.122:1

Reverse ratio.......................3.323:1

Ovedrive type.......................Laycock D-type

Final drive.........................Hypoid bevel 4.22:1

Maximum Speeds (MPH)

Mean-lap (banked circuit)..........................98.7

Best one-way 1/4_mile..............................102.2

Direct Top gear....................................93.0

O/d 3rd gear.......................................90.0

3rd gear...........................................72.0

2nd gear...........................................47.0

1st gear...........................................30.0

Acceleration times

0-60................................................12.0

Standing 1/4 mile...................................18.5

Sunbeam Alpine & Tiger:

  967_Sunbeam_TigerBondsAlpine

The Sunbeam Rapier coupe was quite a classy car to own in Australia back in 1967 as was the Sunbeam Alpine which was driven by James Bond in Dr. NO and eventually became the Sunbeam Tiger, powered by a Ford V-8 and driven by Get Smart' s Agent 86. The Alpine had made its debut in 1953 and was a derivative of the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 sedan and drophead (convertible coupe), which featured a 2267cc 4-cylinder engine and 4-speed transmission with optional overdrive. This car had a remarkably successful rally career, including a 1953 overall victory in the famed Monte Carlo Rally.

An earlier version of the Sunbeam-Talbot, the Mk1 Alpine Drophead was used in the movie "To Catch a Thief" with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Sunbeam Alpinele –   Thief

To Catch a Wave: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq4eBNzaWaI

It was still dark as we reached the line up and the swells looked like giant, moving black hills. OK who is going to catch the first wave! Playing it safe (no leashes and a long swim) I took off on the shoulder ... perfect wave. After catching  a few of the smaller waves Michael and I tookoff on a giant overhead peak ... hard off the bottom ... crouching through the bowl in front of the rocks then out onto the long glass wall ... we were climbing and dropping, but as the wave boomeranged into the bay (now called The Racetrack) it got steeper and steeper, faster and faster! I was inside and low, Michael was up high in front and the wake from his board made the wave start to peel over my head  ... I crouched  down and grabbed a rail ... I could see light in the tunnel ... for a couple of seconds but then I was in the washing machine and making the long swim to the creek mouth. ... he rode it all the way almost a mile!  

Was just a punk kid back then riding an 9'8" log. Would love to go back in time to surf those same waves today ... either lip smacking & tail sliding on my 7' 2" MR  Twin Fin "SuperFish" or screaming down the line on my super light, super fast, flat bottom, down railed  9' 2" modern high performance John-Luc Robert's Longboard! 

Mark Richards design  Quiver

 

That's all folks ... out!

 

 

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