Comic Book Special
Welcome to the home of the BMH Special otherwise known as "THE COMIC BOOK" Special Included is also a page dedicated to Badger's First Racing Car the "BADGER SPECIAL CHEVROLET" and the mighty 1929 Willys Whippet Ute. Recent additions include photographs of some other cars we own including the newest addition the Honda Coupe 1300. Other cars include the 1925 Chevrolet we call TOMKIN
THE COMIC BOOK SPECIAL
Created in 1952 as Australias First Holden powered racing car by the managers of the workshops at Badger Motors Holden the Holden dealer of the Northam District of Western Australia
The Comic Book Special competed at many race tracks in Western Australia including Northam, Bunbury and the Historic Caversham Raceway as well as hillclimbs at Bickley, Mundaring and Northam
It is most famous or Infamous for its collission with the Lex Davison Ferrari at Caversham raceway during practice for the 1957 Australian Grand Prix. The car was driven by Aubury Badger the colourful and somtimes bombastic Northam identity who was the dealer principal for Badgers Motors Holden. Aub was the West Australian State Sedan Car Champion for 1955 driving FX and FJ Holdens as well as the BMH which was built mainly for competition at the Flying Fifty races held in Northam.
The car is powered by that icon engine of early 50s racing the HOLDEN Grey Motor at 138cid it was capable of around 125 horsepower in its intial guise and grew to develop in excess of 150HP in the late 1950s. This car was clocked at 115MPH at Caversham in practice for the AGP in 1957 and was noted as the first car to reach the 110MPH mark very early in its racing at Caversham
The car was returned to racing in 2006 after an extensive and exhaustive rebuild of the car and has competed at Collie Motorplex, Barbagello Raceway, Northam in the Flying Fifty as well as The Albany Classic, which it has won along side its stable mate the Badger, Wind Farm Sprints and the 50th Aniversary of the 1957 AGP at Caversham in Septemebr 2007. In March 2008 it ventured to Victoria to compete in the 2008 Phillip Island Classic.
THE BADGER SPECIAL CHEVROLET
This started out life as a 1936 FC Chevrolet Sports, it was raced in standard form for some years in the hands of Bob Tomms and Aubury Badger and others untill it was crashed heavily. The RHS chassis rail was damaged as was the body so the staff at the local garge removed the body and replaced the chassis rail, Badgers neighbor fabricated the body and they replaced only the necessary sheet metal in an attempt to create a special. It runs near standard 1936 Chevrolet componentry. The car was rescued from Kellerberrin in 1978 to be used as spares for a 1936 roadster which was then under restoration, It was not untill 1997 that it became apparent that the car had a history of racing and was restored. It has competed in Western Australia for more than 10 years and was driven to Victory in the Commerorative Australian Grand Prix at Narrogin in 2001