View Full Version : Wings & Wheels Spectacular at Pukekohe

08-12-2011, 04:28 AM
Not sure what year this was but a great display of cars and planes on hand.

Aston Martin DBS

1928 Bentley VOP 4 Seater 4500cc


1964 Ginetta G4 1600cc

08-12-2011, 04:29 AM
Barry Phillips 1964 Lotus Cortina 1600cc

1950 Buckler Mk6 1172cc

1950 Northland Special 3400cc

1957 Paton "Elva Ford" 1498cc

08-12-2011, 04:29 AM
1951 Allard J2 5440cc

1929 Chrysler/Studebaker President 8 Special 5500cc

Roger Andersen 1972 Porsche 911S 2801cc

1966 Lotus 41B 1600cc

nigel watts
08-12-2011, 05:03 AM




Change of mind - I think it was '84

08-12-2011, 10:54 AM
Beautiful shots again Nigel.

Rod Grimwood
08-12-2011, 09:51 PM
Great photos again you guy's, thanks so much for taking them, keeping them and now shareing them with us. Reckonize a few faces in there, oh we looked a little different back then. Check the shorts on the bloke with the long hair beside the Paton and then photo below a younger looking Alan Woolf and his wife.
Great photos

08-12-2011, 10:03 PM
In post #3 the guy behind the Allard talking to Woolfy is Rob Williams - both Alan and Rob still race Formula Juniors - Rob in an Elva 100 and Alan in a Volpini.

08-12-2011, 11:04 PM
Found about 20 more shots from this event last night, unfortunately some damaged but I will post what I can anyway. Include assd shots of Lotus 18, Lotus 10 Bristol, Stanguellini FJ, Ginetta G4, Jag D Type, 53 Cooper Bristol, 63 Lotus 7 Cosworth, Lister Jaguar, Elva FJ, Connaught Jaguar B Type, Maserati 4CLT, Lotus 11, Buckler MG plus a couple more. Also a few of the old Warbirds that were there but I will leave them out.
Ball and chain dragging me out in the sun today to try and shake off this bloody flu so I can get to Lakeside tomorrow so I will post them tonight. I hate getting old. Dont bounce back like I used to.

08-13-2011, 08:58 AM
1938 Talbot Lago T26 SS




08-13-2011, 09:00 AM
1956 Lotus Coventry Climax


1966 Ferrari Berlinetta 330GT

Dino Ferrari

08-13-2011, 09:02 AM
Stanguellini FJ




08-13-2011, 09:03 AM
1953 Cooper Bristol 1971cc




08-13-2011, 09:06 AM
1963 Ginetta G4


1959 Lotus 18 1598cc


08-13-2011, 09:07 AM
1958 Lister Jaguar 3785cc





08-13-2011, 09:10 AM
Maserati 8CLT - Ross Jensen




08-13-2011, 09:13 AM
1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1958 Buckler M6

1954 Jaguar D Type


1955 Cooper Vincent

08-13-2011, 09:15 AM
1958 Elva FJ

1955 RAL Special

1952 Lotus 11

1954 Cooper Mk8

Connaught (B3) "Toothpaste-Tube"

08-13-2011, 09:18 AM
1959 Lotus 18

Lotus 10 Bristol


1963 Lotus 7 Cosworth

08-13-2011, 09:20 AM





08-13-2011, 09:22 AM
I guess its not WINGS and Wheels without the Wings






08-13-2011, 10:12 AM
1958 Elva FJ


The single-seater is the Connaught (B3) "Toothpaste-Tube", and behind it Lister-Jaguar (? ex Ecurie Ecosse) both owned at the time by Peter Leuch, I believe.

Both cars were seriously damaged/destroyed in a factory fire in the 1980's, I recall.


jim short
01-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Great photos paul not peter now back in Austria,lister rebuilt in christchurch connaught rebuilt back in UK??

jim short
01-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Admore reunion at Puke 30 yrs. 1983 Great shots top photo Maserati 3500? yellow Max fisher gineta tony herbits

jim short
01-20-2012, 09:30 PM
Sadly driver of old Stuebaker was killed in it driving on the road not long after,Allard was Rob Boult fitted with a race cadilac mtr,.NO 6 Bruce Radford I think Paton was mine,one of the best days of my life!!

jim short
01-20-2012, 09:54 PM
Great photos two different meetings quite a lot of vidio coverage of both was taken..Drivers at the Admore included,,Ray Archibald Paul Fahey Rod Coppins {in his replica ford} Dennis Marwood,,Bob Gibons {D Type driver} Graham Pierce,Barry Philips Allan Woolfe,Angus Hislop ect, plus Tony Gaze not racing photos above incude Peter Bruin,Rob Whitehouse {cooper bristol and xk 120 the ex Archibald championship winner}Martin Morris D type {uk} the 4clt Maser was Rob Boults differnt meet than one with the Allard

jim short
01-20-2012, 11:49 PM
Jim Boyd standing beside 8cLT in blue pants

01-21-2012, 06:22 AM
The Lago-Talbot would have been over January 87? I recall a historic component of the International season, think there may even be a pic of it on here somewhere from Wellington, either that or I have seen it on one of your sites on Photobucket or Flickr.
Can't remember the guy who drove was a longish name like Pilkington, he was in his 50's. Dave Silcock raced a Cooper 500, I think it broke down in one of the races at Manfield on the Saturday.

jim short
01-21-2012, 06:41 AM
I think it was 88.my rsr had a nut go through a piston!!!and missed the race but my son and I filmed the historics at puke and Manfield sponsored by Lyle and Scott Jim Boults knittwear fac.Queenstown I think,,Richard was the Largo drivers name, cant remember Daves Cooper Vincent breaking down but it was very potent when running,Martin drove his D on the roads to events,, the chap in the red Lotus 10 a rare car took his life latter on!! Jim Boult is in the Cooper Bristol with the yellow nose,I think some days its posible to doubt your own mem.as the yellow was the Whaton car I think

jim short
01-21-2012, 06:53 AM
Just noticed xk behind brown E Type pos.the Dave Silcock car he raced before the Mk 2{some yrs, later!}

01-21-2012, 07:48 AM
It was the year Thackwell and David Brabham came over in the Team Australia Pacifics and Thackwell losing his wheel going down to the hairpin at Wellington. The Man is Richard Pilkington. I was just mowing the lawns and a moment of inspiration reminded me. I remember seiing pics of him competing in it from (I think) the 1977 Automobile Year in what I think was an historic GP from Dijon. Was it Peter Leitch driving the Lister Jag?

David McKinney
01-21-2012, 01:40 PM
Yes, Richard Pilkington (though he would only have been 49 in 1988!). He's still racing now, at 70+

Would have been Paul Leuch in the Lister (as I think someone's already mentioned)

The Cooper-Bristol was painted up like Wharton's car, but was not the real thing

And Dave Silcock's Cooper "500" was of course a 1000 (or even 1100)

jim short
01-21-2012, 08:34 PM
Yes David thats the meeting you rubished the Paton ,Diferent body diferent motor and diferent wheels!!!! you have never been forgiven!!!

David McKinney
01-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Did I? It was a long time ago....

jim short
01-22-2012, 10:54 PM
By the same token the 8 Oclock gave great coverage sometimes up to 4~ 5 pages I still have some very brown copys of Admore ,One in particula the front cover has Ken Wharton after coming out of the monza!!lying on the track never have I been so stunned ,in the best car half a lap ahead to crash just in front after getting out on the marbles just out of the cloverleaf ,nearly made it back on just a few yards,,

Rod Grimwood
01-22-2012, 10:55 PM
It was the year Thackwell and David Brabham came over in the Team Australia Pacifics and Thackwell losing his wheel going down to the hairpin at Wellington. The Man is Richard Pilkington. I was just mowing the lawns and a moment of inspiration reminded me. I remember seiing pics of him competing in it from (I think) the 1977 Automobile Year in what I think was an historic GP from Dijon. Was it Peter Leitch driving the Lister Jag?

The wheel off the Pacific incident, if it was the support race for Mobil 500 wasn't it Davy Jones and i got video of it bouncing along, hitting large piece of wood and out over the big fence and off bouncing along the road until it found the back of a Subaru. One rearranged Subaru. No one hurt but what could have been.

jim short
01-23-2012, 02:38 AM
Not sure what,but the wheel was not the same as these shots ,the first ones are 1983 at puke the others are 88at puke the Weiington historics ran several times Paul Leuch won the ist in morgan v8,not sure about the others. I ran 86 I think very wet Soames Langton {UK} Lister Jag.a young chap came out to drive his dads car,as it was on the way when his dad was killed ,I think he some how fell out of a single seater and was run over.Soames drove the lister like a dodgem ,,the first corner he misjudged at least 8 times powerslidtng around the wrong way all caught on tape Alan De Cadeneigh??drove a conaught that droped so much oil over several laps before he was stopped..The race started in the rain I was back towards halfway,the brakes on the Paton that normally were very good seemed to taking further to stop,I put it down to not raced for several years and the Porsche had real good brakes that I was driving every month so to speak .Anyhow back to the story I was thankfull to be nowhere near the Lister ,then just before the flag he pulls up along side me.I could stay with him to the first corner the hairpin around the concrete slabs up to the right hander through an archway of sorts then hard left into the straight .He had no show of making the left turn straight ahead he went into the brick wall !! Hell I thought what a waiste of a good car ,halfway down the straight so much spray when he goes past me unbelevable, I could hang on to him my car was great in the wet but approaching the one lane bridge we had past some cars when he shot passed the Allard ,then the Allard pulled in behind him I should have ran into the back but some how instinxxk takes over not to hit,so braking on the wet track sliding forever sideways untill !!! driving back past the all the pits with the back scraping away not that exciting

01-23-2012, 03:09 AM
Re Soames Langton

jim short
01-23-2012, 06:02 AM
Sorry to see that had heard he not well ,the south island cars at Wellington were planning to hang him he nudged 5 or 6 of them in the rain.I met him again at the 87 Silverstone G P .he drove a small can am type car against Foulston.s M8 David Franklin M6 ect a larger than life chap

David McKinney
01-23-2012, 11:21 AM
He also got to be a much better driver than he seems to have been then!

01-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Could some of my photos possibly be from the Puke round of the Nissan Mobil race in 86 ? I wonder if they got mixed up as I have just been watching video footage of the Classic Sports and Racing Cars in Wellington and many of them seem to be in my photos. Sorry for the confusion. They have had many moves and lots of bad storage over the years hence the poor state of some of them.
seaqnmac27's comment re the Thackwell Brabham Ralts made me wonder as I found a photo of them in another box.

01-23-2012, 11:58 AM
I will post the link to the 1986 Race held in the rain on Saturday in Wellington here tomorrow morning as it is still uploading to You Tube.
It has a list on the screen of all the entries and some general history being discussed so I think it is relevant here with these photos.

01-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Thackwell Brabham and Jones were all out for the Mita Pacific series 86-87 so that would make the wheel incident a component of the jan87 Wellington weekend.

01-23-2012, 08:43 PM

jim short
01-27-2012, 10:45 PM
Thanks great to see strange I thought Somes was on the other side of me into the archway but remember now I backed off realizing he was never going to make the corner,ducking behind him ,I looked over his car after and only a slight dent in headlight cover and a few new scratches,With full lock on on hitting the wall it bounced him around,I repared the Paton that night drilling a row of holes along both sides of the split fibeglass{both sides of the boot} ,the boot was in 3 pieces each about 3 ft,long then looped wire to join them ,, then race tape ,was quite solid ,The worst damage was the exhaust pipe ran to the back of the car ,it was pushed forward squashing it 12inches from the manifold, the only ans. was to cut it there!!Well it would not idle but with a few revs was able to race, one of the highlights was passing the Gineta before the bridge on the 2nd lap{he was slow there } he was a little pissed off!1 he got me back several laps later,,but just loved the track up against the walls no run offs .Colin McGregor and Even Green gave the comentary I think made a mistake Lycoming it was M Gill not Ralph who gave Bruce the drive and Hallet in yelow Buckler was not 3rd he was a lap behind ,Dont know if they showed the sunday historics a pity as it was nice and fine