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Old 13-07-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default R.IP Kevin Flaherty

Very sad news that Australian Pro Stock pioneer Kevin Flaherty passed away on 10/7/14. For those who doesn't know of Kevin his pro stock XB falcon coupe was one of the biggest draw cards in Aus drag racing history and my personal favourite.
Thanks for the great memories R.I.P


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Old 18-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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I have a VHS video of the XE running high 8's at Castlereagh
when I get a chance will try to convert to DVD then upload it
those two guys really knew how to get a cleveland running hard
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Old 16-08-2014, 05:15 PM   #4
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Here's a vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzyb...pXLbnTJuoHEQsg
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Old 16-08-2014, 06:14 PM   #5
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That's the vid I supplied someone here to upload, I think the dude might have been the Grandson of Kevin.
The XE was driven (I believe) by Greg, Kevins son.

I saw the XE quite a few times at Castlereagh, it was my favorite car back then.

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Old 18-08-2014, 02:01 PM   #6
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That's the vid I supplied someone here to upload, I think the dude might have been the Grandson of Kevin.
That would be me. Illegitimate son though.
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I found this photo of Kevin's XB today. At AIR I'm struggling to remember but guessing late 70's.

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Hi guys, Gregs XE pro stock was my favorite car back in the 80s, it used to draw a huge crowd when it came to calder park & Heathcote raceway in Victoria.
There used to be a big rivalry between Greg Flahertys XE and Hans Van Dyke in his HQ Monaro, it was great to watch.
There is footage of the XE on you tube (I don't know how to upload it)
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Old 24-01-2021, 02:59 PM   #9
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That would be me. Illegitimate son though.
Just to correct myself from years ago, since been confirmed Kevin was my Grandfather
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