ABOUT US

With trade engineering backgrounds in mechanical and H.V. electrical drivetrain propulsion this team has proved to be not just unbeatable but also lead the industry in automotive innovation and standard.

This story of a passion for vintage Fords and Hot Roding in Australia dates back way before the 70’s but for the purpose of this story we will only go back as far as 1972 when Barry senior took delivery of his 1930 Model A pickup from the U.S.A. The tail as told to me started when one of Barry’s mates was due to visit the U.S., Barry’s friend had asked him if he wanted anything from America while he was over there and Barry responded with the answer of “Bring back a Model A Pickup if you find one”. Not thinking if his friend was serious Barry’s mate came back from the U.S. and told him that his model A was on it’s way to Australia from California in a sea container, this was totally unexpected as Barry was only joking when he asked for one. After being in storage for some years Barry made the move to start rebuilding his Model A in 1980. The chassis and drive train was Hot Rodded while the cab and pickup bed was retained in original form. The engine for the job was a 289 sourced from a Falcon XT with GT spec. coupled up to a C4 automatic transmission and an 8 3/4 compact fairlane differential. The project took 6 years to complete.

In 1986 the 1930 Pickup was registered for road use for the first time in Australia.

Barry Batten Senior (founder of BPT Motorsport) with his 1930 Model A Pickup.(first rebuild since registered in 1989).

Since first being registered in Australia Barry and his model A had certainly done some kilometers allot of which were made in the North West of Western Australia. The model A had received a lot of recognition in the North of Western Australia with local car clubs and newspapers, also after moving back to Perth Barry had received an award for the most daily driven Hot Rod in Western Australia which was a testament to Barry’s engineering on the model A.

The rear suspension was revised to accept coil over shock while using a four bar link and pan hard. The front suspension was lowered 6 more inches using an after market lowered I beam axle.

Brothers Barry and Terry Batten also the founders of what is known today as BPT Motorsport have been involved in and worked in the automotive scene since father Barry Batten Snr. could get them to hold a spanner. With trade engineering backgrounds in mechanical and H.V. electrical drivetrain propulsion this team has proved to be not just unbeatable but also lead the industry in automotive innovation and standard.

Since 1994 when both brothers owned their first EEC4 powered Fords they have been researching and looking for ways to improve the stock fuel injection system and its controls for both power and economy. Making connections with other enthusiasts their experience in custom tuning started with the humble EEC Tuner and from there developing strategy templates and binary matching newer Ford engine management systems as they came onto the market.

In 2003 the brothers were responsible for the initial contact of SCT into Australia and were involved in the early setup of introducing the Australian tuning public to the new Power PC Ford engine management tuning tool. Latter in 2005 BPT Motorsport started adaptation on the Australian version of Delta Force tuning software and strategies to suit the Aussie Ford.