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Munty
08-17-2011, 06:24 AM
Hi all,
Saturday November 5th 7.30pm at the Hornby Workingmens Club, Carmen Road, Christchurch is where the OSCA 40th Reunion will be held. Its the weekend of the The Lady Wigram Revival meeting at Ruapuna where pre 1990 OSCA sedans and friends will be racing as well as the current OSCA class.
Also at the meeting will be F5000, Pre65, Classic Touring Cars and more.

Tickets are $15 and can be bought through me at evanmunt@hotmail.com or on the door for $20 so tell all your mates and old racing buddies to come along for a great night of tall stories, old footage and photos and catching up with old acquantices.

Please send any photos you may have to me to add to the night and post any stories, photos, questions or whatever below as Im sure there are a few of them around the country.
Cheers Evan

Steve Holmes
08-17-2011, 06:31 AM
I hope someone on here will be there for this to take plenty of photos? Its really impressive what you've managed to achieve Evan. Good work!

Munty
08-17-2011, 06:33 AM
here are some photos to start, thanks to those who have already sent me some pics, very much appreciated :)

Munty
08-17-2011, 06:36 AM
Thanks Steve, will be a great weekend I'm sure!

Steve Holmes
08-17-2011, 06:38 AM
Hey Evan, these are great! Just out of interest, what/who/when is the brown car #20? Looks like a MkII Cortina, but its a left hooker. Neat looking car. Looks like PDL I in the background, so I assume somewhere around late 70s?

kiwi285
08-17-2011, 06:51 AM
Will see you on the Friday. Am really looking forward to coming down for the weekend. Will be bringing extra battery pack and several memory cards.

Jac Mac
08-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Hey Evan, these are great! Just out of interest, what/who/when is the brown car #20? Looks like a MkII Cortina, but its a left hooker. Neat looking car. Looks like PDL I in the background, so I assume somewhere around late 70s?

That was/is me :),Left hook & two door, but those mods were made to what was originally a plain jane four door, would like to take credit for being much faster than PDL1 with Dave Baker at wheel, but to be honest the PDL car was a bit 'off song' that day I would have to check date on trophys etc to be sure but I think around 1976.

Steve Holmes
08-17-2011, 06:52 PM
Bloody hell Jac, it would seem I might be president of your fan club. You build good looking cars for sure. Can you tell me more about this car? What was it powered by? And where is it now? The PDL I was given that colour scheme when PDL II was built, so would be the 1976/77 season, or perhaps slightly later.

kiwi285
08-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Jac that is one mean looking car. Like Steve asked - does it still exist ?

Jac Mac
08-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Bloody hell Jac, it would seem I might be president of your fan club. You build good looking cars for sure. Can you tell me more about this car? What was it powered by? And where is it now? The PDL I was given that colour scheme when PDL II was built, so would be the 1976/77 season, or perhaps slightly later.
Hope you like Daytona Coupes, MKIV GT Fords, & the Flip Top Cobra then:) they are all on the to get done yet list... As I mentioned in the 70/80 saloon thread, Boss 302 ( Exhaust system was a 180 crossover & as one tailpipe exited on each side it had a lot of folk scratching their heads, later changed to a conventional side for side V8 setup simply to make it easier to work on stuff ), Top Loader, 9", Much modded MK2 Cortina struts @ front, 4pot calipers ( heat treated :) ) ex Francevic Fairlane, BMC 1800 rack, Austin A60 fuel tank ( there is a story about that that I should post in yards n yarns:) ), Anthony Prendergast now has it in Ashburton painted up in same colour scheme ready for OSCA reunion, Anthony also has my MKIV Cortina that Rod McElrea bought. After building it I did a couple of Teretonga club meetings & the tail end of the 78/79 or 79/80 OSCA season before parking it up. )

105angria
08-18-2011, 12:16 AM
will you post an entry list of the OSCA cars please munty I know a couple of other ex CHCH boys that would be interested in a quick trip over from aus

105angria
08-18-2011, 12:17 AM
Damm same weekend as Sandown

Steve Holmes
08-18-2011, 06:07 AM
Hope you like Daytona Coupes, MKIV GT Fords, & the Flip Top Cobra then:) they are all on the to get done yet list... As I mentioned in the 70/80 saloon thread, Boss 302 ( Exhaust system was a 180 crossover & as one tailpipe exited on each side it had a lot of folk scratching their heads, later changed to a conventional side for side V8 setup simply to make it easier to work on stuff ), Top Loader, 9", Much modded MK2 Cortina struts @ front, 4pot calipers ( heat treated :) ) ex Francevic Fairlane, BMC 1800 rack, Austin A60 fuel tank ( there is a story about that that I should post in yards n yarns:) ), Anthony Prendergast now has it in Ashburton painted up in same colour scheme ready for OSCA reunion, Anthony also has my MKIV Cortina that Rod McElrea bought. After building it I did a couple of Teretonga club meetings & the tail end of the 78/79 or 79/80 OSCA season before parking it up. )

Thats great Jac. I love it! Have you got any current photos of the car as it is now? I assume its a left hooker because all the SI tracks are anti-clockwise?

bry3500
08-18-2011, 07:01 AM
Fly over with you on Saturday night Angria

Jac Mac
08-18-2011, 08:09 PM
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Thats great Jac. I love it! Have you got any current photos of the car as it is now? I assume its a left hooker because all the SI tracks are anti-clockwise?

Dont ask me how I managed to make this happen, but it worked for once. Yes the anti clockwise thing plus it was easier to work the shift as most yank shifters are on LH side of trans.

Photo credit goes to AJ Newton!

Steve Holmes
08-19-2011, 12:31 AM
Thanks Jac! That looks fantastic!

Munty
08-19-2011, 07:42 AM
Grid so far looks like this fellas, not all were OSCA cars as a couple were allcomers but fit the period....Jac Mac 2 door Cortina (as above), Collins Cortina, Farr Escort, Butch Johnston Avenger, Shrimpton/Fitzgerald Capri, Boone Anglia, Grindley RX7, John Thorby Viva, Little Charger, Coppins/Pascoe Zephyr, Cook Datsun, Renault Dauphine.
Still to confirm but most are more than likely are Grindley/Jones RX3, Dickie/Elvy Victor, Willis Commodore, Fisher/Elvy Capri, Munt Capri, Homewood Escort, Custaxie, Silvester Chev Coupe, Roger Townshend with either Cologne Capri or Escort, PDL1 Mustang, Algie Alfetta (hopefully), Crowe Starlet 1, Crowe Starlet 2 if I can ever get hold of the Stevensons.

Those that we have contacted but wont make it are Foley Minor, Marwood Camaro, Coppins Pontiac, Hunter Escort, Dawson Camaro, Kennard Cortina, McElrea Cortina (will be on display)

If anyone knows of any car then please contact me and them and let them know whats happening, Cheers

Munty
08-19-2011, 09:43 AM
A few more shots courtesy of Terry Marshall. Very much appreciated Terry!

Racebred
08-20-2011, 04:30 PM
Here is something I found on an old VHS taken at Ruapuna with some OSCA cars


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxXWhxRlDS8

Munty
08-22-2011, 05:48 AM
Add to the "confirmed as long as nothing goes wrong" list the original Crowe Starlet, Algie Alfetta and Fisher/Elvy & others Capri and probably the Victor.

Munty
08-27-2011, 08:17 AM
Heres a few more courtesy of Terry Marshall. The slideshow we have organised for the 40th reunion is coming along very well.
Also have just purchased the ex Jamie Stewart Viva that I also owned which will be there.

Munty
09-01-2011, 05:56 AM
Hi all, the tickets are now available to the 40th Reuinion so either pop into Silvester V8 Performance or send a cheque with your return address to Evan Munt, 8 Cicada Place, Chch 8042. Tickets are $15 each, cheers

Steve Holmes
09-01-2011, 07:57 AM
Heres a few more courtesy of Terry Marshall. The slideshow we have organised for the 40th reunion is coming along very well.
Also have just purchased the ex Jamie Stewart Viva that I also owned which will be there.

I wish these photos were bigger. Some really interesting metal in there. Whose are the three Escorts in the bottom left shot? And is that the Frank Ryan Capri in bottom right?

Jac Mac
09-01-2011, 08:10 AM
Im struggling with the escorts, could be any of the following, Blair Paton?, Dave Grant, Frank Ryan, Hammond, Neilson, Agnew?.. memory isnt good on this stuff...not enough cylinders!!:)

Yes Ryans Capri in early formatt by the look of it, was built originally with radiator in rear & coilovers mounted on end of extensions of the lower trailing arms at rear, both of which were changed to more conventional layouts soon after... Paul Kirk will know more, IIRC he did a lot of driving & development work on the car..

Rod Grimwood
09-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Just booked flights can't wait for weekend, can you guy's sort out the shaking thing for us. Just been talking to nephew who is visiting his mum down there and he said he woke with a good shake this morning. Looks like good entries in most classes, bring on the OSCA and F5000s that will make the ground shake.

Munty
09-24-2011, 05:14 AM
Quick update... Fisher/Elvy & others Capri up and running well last weekend, Crowe Starlet 1 confirmed, Jac Mac 2Dr Cortina getting clutch fitted now and then shes ready for the track, Johnston Avenger all but finished and looks immaculate.
Tickets for the 40th reunion function selling fast so dont leave it till the last minute.
Cheers Munty

bigbanger
09-26-2011, 11:27 AM
Flights are now booked for the trip across the ditch - really looking forward to the Lady Wigram Revival meeting.

Munty, will reunion tickets still be available at the door on Saturday night?

Munty
09-27-2011, 08:14 AM
Hi, yes door sales on the night will be on as the venue can hold approx 700 people and we are expecting 400-500. No one who travels will miss out I can assure you, cheers :)

Munty
10-26-2011, 08:25 AM
Only just over a week to go and both the OSCA and Historic OSCA fields are looking great for the Lady Wigram Meeting.
Tickets are still available for the function.
Check out the articles in Classic Driver and NZ Classic Car!

woody
10-26-2011, 08:57 AM
Is Peter Yock turning up for the reunion.

Munty
10-27-2011, 08:47 AM
Hi, got no idea? Hopefully everyone knows by now.

105angria
11-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Hi Munty best of luck this weekend may the sun shine ,the crowd turn up and the racing be exciting ,congradulations, on getting this together ,this looks like the historic meeting to be at this weekend,look forward to seeing some pics etc, Im going to Sandown,,but should have come over for what will be a great weekend go OSCA,s

Carlo
11-04-2011, 11:03 PM
Hi Evan, sorry we will not be there as we are in Europe catching up on motorsport there. Please pass my best wishes onto all the old buggers. We will both be thinking of you all during the time of celebration and also of all the magic times at Timaru.

Rod Grimwood
11-07-2011, 08:17 PM
Congratulation Evan and all your team of helpers for a great night and also all involved at Ruapuna for the meeting, it was a very enjoyable week end all round. Thanks again to the Southern hospitality, it never fails.

kiwi285
11-07-2011, 11:01 PM
Hi Evan, I want to add to Rod's comments - it was a great weekend and you did a fantastic job in putting it all together. I didn't hear from anyone who didn't really appreciate your efforts and the atmosphere.

Steve Holmes
11-07-2011, 11:24 PM
I'd love to see some photos if anyone took any?

Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 07:42 AM
There were some nice cars in the pits, some did laps some did not. But it was great to see them and also some of the people involved over the years.
Hopefully Mike Fiest may put some action shots up at some time as i am strictly stationary material.

Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 07:44 AM
Some more

Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 07:48 AM
This was the sad part of the week end. I hope it all comes right again, as it was flying and is a real classic.

Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 07:54 AM
A few of the other classics there, and are a credit to their owners for the presentation and the way they are driven. This is alot of history we were fortunate to see doing it again.

Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 08:00 AM
This is one real nice bit of Gear. And it is original. I had to stand against the pit wall when it went past as i did not want any one to see how happy i was.

Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 08:02 AM
Now here are a couple of genuine classics as well. A wee bit of history here.

thunder427
11-08-2011, 12:40 PM
Now here are a couple of genuine classics as well. A wee bit of history here.

.....the homeless looking one with the 'bare feet' (and I'm guessing 'thongs'!!) is a bit of a giveaway,may have worked on the Jum Ruchards Musthang, the 'Big ' one looks like his 'Minder'!!! but I'm not prepared to ask him again,to do the 'Santa' gig this year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!........regards thunder427/MJ:):p:p:o

AMCO72
11-08-2011, 06:34 PM
Some sharp looking cars there Rod. What did the Renault Dauphine hit? Not another car I hope. Looks like he has come round the left-hander into the main straight and suffered a bit of understeer!!! But cant that thing GO....as I said we saw it at Teretonga and it just powered past the Custaxie. However the car that does it for me is the Trevor Crowe Starlet. Is it the paint job, or the wing ,or what, but it looks like it's doing 100mph when standing still! It must have been a great get-together for all you South Island 'rebels'......hope some ex MANZ folk were there to see how it used to be, and I bet there were some smiling faces watching and listening to the action. Do you have to have a muffler on these things now?

kiwi285
11-08-2011, 06:40 PM
Here is one only for now. My computer has gone on strike and needs a swift kick. Gary believes that nowhere else in the world could you see this sight. The cars are original factory vehicles and are one of only three or four ever built. We are privileged indeed. I believe that the Escort is coming up to Hampton Downs next year.


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Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 08:44 PM
No thongs Thunder, just as god made him as usual. Good to see these guy's. JT is over West Coast now and has a big collection of stationary engines that he has rebuilt. Seen some photos and he is still a clever bugger. Herb looks after the Mk11 and has done a nice job.
Amco, the Renault came off over the back after the big sweeper at end of front staright and down next straiht into left hander, Bloody shame and yes it goes, real impressive down the main straight past the pit wall. Mufflers, pardon. I did actually see a gentleman in a Motorsport NZ shirt but i don't think everyone was after a autograph. F5000 was good stuff too. May put some bits on that thread as good stuff.

AMCO72
11-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Rod, the reason I asked about mufflers was that at Puke last weekend 2 cars from the production class got black flagged for exceeding the decibel limit. Both were rotary powered, but to my ears were not as 'noisy' as some of the V8's. I thought maybe that noise levels were being strickly monitored now.......maybe only on tracks near to housing etc.

Steve Holmes
11-08-2011, 11:18 PM
Some sharp looking cars there Rod. What did the Renault Dauphine hit? Not another car I hope. Looks like he has come round the left-hander into the main straight and suffered a bit of understeer!!! But cant that thing GO....as I said we saw it at Teretonga and it just powered past the Custaxie. However the car that does it for me is the Trevor Crowe Starlet. Is it the paint job, or the wing ,or what, but it looks like it's doing 100mph when standing still! It must have been a great get-together for all you South Island 'rebels'......hope some ex MANZ folk were there to see how it used to be, and I bet there were some smiling faces watching and listening to the action. Do you have to have a muffler on these things now?

Makes you wonder, doesn't it Gerald. If Allcomers had been granted one more season, could the Miller Renault have been the car to beat? It was still unsorted in its brief appearances in the 1967 season where the Custaxie was so dominant, and even ended up wiping out a lamp post. But it was steadily improving by the end of the season, by which time it was too late.

Rod Grimwood
11-08-2011, 11:22 PM
I did hear a discussion about there was going to be a noise monitor/what ever at the track, But in all reality, yes you could hear them, but that is what race cars tend to do and people go to listen too. I had ear plugs so they sounded nice to me. And remember this was in the home of noisey, different looking race cars, and they may not have been infiltrated like us poor buggers in the north. 18 F5000's made a nice sound first time down the start straight. Guy had radar gun there and F5000 through sweeper onto pit straight 82mph and 180mph at end of straight. Top OSCA about 60mph onto straight and around 155mph at end.

Steve Holmes
11-08-2011, 11:25 PM
Rod, thanks for posting these photos. Got any more? Gary, the owner of that genuine Zakspeed Escort, is a member on here. I was hoping he'd run a thread about the car, as its quite a fascinating machine.

That Trevor Crowe Starlet is a little confusing. Thats the first of the two Olds powered Starlets Trevor Crowe built, but it has the aero kit, ie, the flares etc, from the second car. Or it had the aero kit from the molds of the second car. Roger Freeth had a new aero kit built for the second car which was supposed to improve the aerodynamics, and the first car ended up with the old aero parts, or had the aero kit fitted from the molds of the second car. I actually thought the first car (ie, that pictured above) was being restored back to its Zap guise. But either way, its great to see it again.

Rod Grimwood
11-09-2011, 12:18 AM
Steve, i am not really good with a camera, but Mike Fiest was there and as we have seen he has more talent with a camera so hopefully son he will post some (as mention above he has computor problem at moment).
Now there is a great thing about this site, through here Mike mad contact and we kept in touch and both travelled (differently) to the Reunion and meeting (i was in the F5000 camp) we meet for first time at the track and he is one real nice guy. He just thrives on motorsport and you can see his enthusiasm in the way he beams when he see's a car of interest. it was great to meet him and hopefully some more site members will have the same privilage.

Steve Holmes
11-09-2011, 01:50 AM
Thats great Rod! Thats what this place was created for. While we're not at the track, this place is as close as we can get to sitting around shooting the shit over a beer and talking old cars. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing!

Munty
11-09-2011, 02:58 AM
Thanks for your kind words fellas, was a great evening and everyone loved the old articles and videos. There is a plan to place all the footage onto a dvd so once we do I'll let you all know.
There were photos taken from the reunion so hopefully I'll get them and post them.
OSCA is very proud to still be going and getting strong again....
Cheers Evan

Ellis
11-09-2011, 06:07 AM
From a (very ignorant) non Kiwi....
What is/was the OSCA catagory please.

Ellis

Steve Holmes
11-09-2011, 06:38 AM
Ellis, OSCA stands for Open Saloon Car Association. It was created in the South Island of NZ by a group of racers who took exception to Motorsport NZ killing off the old Allcomer saloon category, which was relatively affordable and quite exciting. They formed OSCA in the late '60s and it is still going strong today. The cars are basically Sports Sedans.

kiwi285
11-09-2011, 06:42 AM
These are a couple of 950 odd that I took. I will have a go at posting a selection but it could take years. OIf anyone wants a copy of my CD email me and send $5.00 tp cover p & p and I will send you the lot. mikeandkathyfeisst@orcon.net.nz

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kiwi285
11-09-2011, 08:37 AM
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shellsport
11-09-2011, 09:25 AM
.....the homeless looking one with the 'bare feet' (and I'm guessing 'thongs'!!) is a bit of a giveaway,may have worked on the Jum Ruchards Musthang, the 'Big ' one looks like his 'Minder'!!! but I'm not prepared to ask him again,to do the 'Santa' gig this year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!........regards thunder427/MJ:):p:p:o

My neighbour J T " Bloody " Thorby never wears jandals !
No smoking on pit wall thank you .

Rod Grimwood
11-09-2011, 08:37 PM
shellsport, you live in an interesting neighbourhood by the sounds of it, and it is on my bucket list to visit.

Ellis
11-09-2011, 11:54 PM
Thanks Steve
I tried to work it myself out but failed.
I couldnt concentrate on the pics or text cos my head kept trying to decipher the abbreviation

Ellis

Steve Holmes
11-15-2011, 12:12 AM
Evan, is the blue #43 Capri your dads (and yours) old car?

Steve Holmes
11-15-2011, 12:13 AM
Also, the other blue Capri, what was this cars history before Ian Shrimpton had it? Or did Shrimpton build it?

Munty
11-15-2011, 03:38 AM
Evan, is the blue #43 Capri your dads (and yours) old car?

Hi Steve, no its the ex Fisher/Elvy & others capri, just a fluke a previous owner put number 43 on it. Our Capri now lives in Fielding and Keith Tunnicliffe owns it. He is restoring it to a previous guise, maybe the Silver/Black with the big boxy flares from 1980-82.

Munty
11-15-2011, 03:40 AM
It was originally built by Jim Kennedy then run by Bob Slade and I know Steve Vigurs also ran it approx 1981 then I'm guessing Shrimpton...Obviously Mike Fitzgerald also ran it and won OSCA approx 1989/90 in it.

Steve Holmes
11-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Thanks Evan. Did it (the Kennedy/Slade etc Capri) always have those big flares on it? I know it did when Shrimpton had it.

Steve Holmes
11-16-2011, 08:25 PM
Hi Steve, no its the ex Fisher/Elvy & others capri, just a fluke a previous owner put number 43 on it. Our Capri now lives in Fielding and Keith Tunnicliffe owns it. He is restoring it to a previous guise, maybe the Silver/Black with the big boxy flares from 1980-82.

Ahhh, yes that makes sense. It was the #43 that confused me, as the Munt family Capri traditionally had that number. I thought for a moment Tunnicliffe had just thrown some blue paint at your old car. So the car pictured above, the Fisher Capri, is the same one that Clyde Collins and Avon Hyde ran in the early 80s? It had quite different flares on it back then, more like 1972 ETCC RS2600 flares.

Munty
11-17-2011, 08:14 AM
I think so Steve but someone else might need to confirm that....I was only about 3 years old :)

shellsport
11-17-2011, 11:01 AM
Thanks Evan. Did it (the Kennedy/Slade etc Capri) always have those big flares on it? I know it did when Shrimpton had it.

As I remember this car here in Greymouth , as I was so much younger than today ) it was built with the more conventional rounded flares . Bob would have a much better knowledge of this .

Jac Mac
11-17-2011, 08:25 PM
The car when built by Kennedy & then raced by Slade had the round flares, I have a pic somewhere of the Vigurs car on the grid for the Southern 200/ in ChCh, but are we sure that one of those two blue cars is not the ex Frank Ryan thru Alan Pulley car?

Steve Holmes
11-18-2011, 03:45 AM
Thanks Jac. Now I'm getting confused. The Ryan car to the best of my knowledge had the RS2600 style flares fitted very early on, when it was still Ford powered. This is the car later raced by Avon Hyde. The Slade car as you say had the rounded flares early on. In fact, I've seen a photo somewhere of it when Slade had it and I don't think it even had a rollcage?

So the two blue Capri's pictured above are both the Slade car and the Ryan car?

bob homewood
11-18-2011, 05:56 AM
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The Frank Ryan car as it was at Teretonga October 12th 1975,this was its debut meeting apparently

Munty
11-18-2011, 06:06 AM
The car when built by Kennedy & then raced by Slade had the round flares, I have a pic somewhere of the Vigurs car on the grid for the Southern 200/ in ChCh, but are we sure that one of those two blue cars is not the ex Frank Ryan thru Alan Pulley car?
The Allan Pulley Capri is the Fisher/Elvy Capri therefore the Ryan car. Allan crashed it at Teretonga and I sent him our guard moulds so he could fix it. Thats why it looks different to when Fisher/Elvy had it.
Hopefully that clears up any issues???

Nick Slade
11-18-2011, 06:07 AM
Hi everyone, I was just sent a link to this site two days ago and have been reading and looking back through all the old photos and it has been great to see all the photos of the cars, it brings back some memories from a very long time ago and it's nice to see so many of them came out for the reunion, Including my favorite car from the OSCA series which was Trevor Crowes Starlet. I dug through all of my Dads photos today and thought I would post them here. I will post all of them here rather than split them up, I won't mention his name although I am sure some of you will know right away. I just think there are some really good old photos here worth sharing although I know they may not all be OSCA related but like all the photos I have seen on here I think They are worth showing.





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Nick Slade
11-18-2011, 06:12 AM
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Nick Slade
11-18-2011, 06:26 AM
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Nick Slade
11-18-2011, 06:38 AM
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Steve Holmes
11-18-2011, 05:59 PM
Hey Nick, welcome to the site. Its great to have you here. Thanks heaps for posting these photos, they're absolutely magic! The fastback Anglia at the top of Post #75 looks like the old David Simpson/Frank Radisich Allcomer car with standard front sheet metal fitted. Is it the same car?

Did the V8 Capri come before or after the Mustang? I have a feeling it was after, but that can't be right, the Capri was potentially a better car.

There is a recent photo supplied by Roaring Season member Eagle512 on Post #76 of the below thread that shows your Dad is still keeping busy: http://www.theroaringseason.com/showthread.php?225-Formula-5000/page4

David McKinney
11-18-2011, 06:18 PM
I agree on the No.79 car. Possibly Francis Ernest Sprague at the wheel

Nick Slade
11-18-2011, 07:43 PM
Thanks, the Anglia was built by my dad from a street car around 1970, it was left hand drive because of steering rack that my dad used and the position he mounted it he realized when you turned wheel left the wheels turned right so it was easier for him at that stage to make it LHD. He made it a fastback Almost right after he built it. The car went to the Wellington area but Dad does not know who it was that had the car next. The Capri was before the mustang and I will try to post more info on these sometime soon

seaqnmac27
11-18-2011, 11:30 PM
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Just wondering then based on the pics of the Vuyk Stilletto is this is it? and did it end up in the hands of Bryan Bate?

bob homewood
11-19-2011, 12:08 AM
The Vuyk Stilleto went to Bryan Bate late seventies ,at that time I put the Mazda engine into it for him

bob homewood
11-19-2011, 12:14 AM
Evan ,thanks for all the effort in getting the 40th up and going ,from all reports it was great .I am just so sorry that after months of planning ,last minute circumstances precluded me being there ,but my thanks again to everyone involved

kiwi285
11-19-2011, 04:26 AM
Fantastic photos Nick. Thanks for posting them. Some really great shots there

Nick Slade
11-19-2011, 05:07 AM
The photos I have posted of The capri are from when my dad raced and owned it. One of the single car photographs which pictures it without any numbers or sponsors was how it was the first day he drove the car, just after he bought it. I hope these early pictures help with the history of the car. If you have any more questions regarding his cars I will be happy to ask him for you.
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC03873.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/DSC03894.jpg
Pictures are of the Capris first day at the track
These were reposted in answer to Steve Holmes question regarding the flares that the car had, These should answer the question regarding what the car was like in it's original configuration

Nick Slade
11-19-2011, 05:19 AM
Fantastic photos Nick. Thanks for posting them. Some really great shots there

You are welcome, it was fun looking through my dads photos of all his old race cars. I was very young when I went to the track with him but obviously it had a lasting impression as I have been Involved in racing my entire career

Kwaussie
11-19-2011, 06:52 AM
In post #73 the car behind the #79 A40 Farina is Alex Holmes in his Morumber!

Munty
11-19-2011, 06:59 AM
You are welcome, it was fun looking through my dads photos of all his old race cars. I was very young when I went to the track with him but obviously it had a lasting impression as I have been Involved in racing my entire career

Hi Nick, cool photos with your old man and mine. I think I remember mum telling me that our fathers used to race each other in Anglias? then once Dad came back from Aussie thinking he had the only Capri again he ended up racing your old man with his Capri :)

nzboss
11-20-2011, 12:02 AM
Hey Nick,
Great pictures! Thanks for posting.
I remember you dads Mustang before Rob Kennard had it.
When your dad ran it, did it have a Boss 302 or the Gurney Weslake powering it?
It had so much history thru OSCA, that '67, and was a personal favorite of mine as a kid.
Neat stuff!!

Jac Mac
11-20-2011, 04:41 AM
Post #71, the Anglia following Frank Ryans Capri is Arthur Jelley's 3 liter V6 Ford powered example..

Nick Slade
11-24-2011, 03:35 AM
Hi Nick, cool photos with your old man and mine. I think I remember mum telling me that our fathers used to race each other in Anglias? then once Dad came back from Aussie thinking he had the only Capri again he ended up racing your old man with his Capri :)

My dad said he was racing in his Austin A40 and your dad had the Anglia. The Capri photo with them both is a great picture!

Nick Slade
11-24-2011, 03:40 AM
Hey Nick,
Great pictures! Thanks for posting.
I remember you dads Mustang before Rob Kennard had it.
When your dad ran it, did it have a Boss 302 or the Gurney Weslake powering it?
It had so much history thru OSCA, that '67, and was a personal favorite of mine as a kid.
Neat stuff!!
It had no engine in it when he got it so he put a weslake engine in it, parts of that engine he said he got from Peter Knight who raced boats.

Steve Holmes
11-24-2011, 05:57 PM
Thanks, the Anglia was built by my dad from a street car around 1970, it was left hand drive because of steering rack that my dad used and the position he mounted it he realized when you turned wheel left the wheels turned right so it was easier for him at that stage to make it LHD. He made it a fastback Almost right after he built it. The car went to the Wellington area but Dad does not know who it was that had the car next. The Capri was before the mustang and I will try to post more info on these sometime soon

Thanks Nick. Interesting that he stopped running the Capri and took on the Mustang. The Capri would seem to have more potential and this is where several competitors eventually went to, whereas the Mustang would have been right at the very end of its development. But Bob was a bit of a pioneer with the Capri, being the first, or one of the first, in NZ to race one of these with a V8.

Was the Mustang the old Kennett/Dunlop/Haig car?

Steve Holmes
11-24-2011, 06:01 PM
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The Frank Ryan car as it was at Teretonga October 12th 1975,this was its debut meeting apparently

Thanks Bob. I'm sure you're probably right about this being the first meeting for this car. Its final prep looks quite rushed. Looks like it might still be in primer? It was later painted up quite nicely in two-tone.

nzboss
11-24-2011, 10:01 PM
Yes.

seaqnmac27
11-25-2011, 08:37 AM
Sorry how do I get a copy of any dvd or photos of the event?

Munty
11-26-2011, 05:23 AM
Hi, I'll be doing up a DVD probably in the new year once I have some free time. I'll let everyone know via this forum.
Can anyone recommend someone who does this?
Cheers Munty

car mad
11-27-2011, 07:10 AM
hi all how many cars can we expect at teretonga this weekend Im really looking forward to seeing who ever turns up hope we have good good weather

Munty
11-28-2011, 05:32 AM
Hi car mad, should be a good field of cars with just a few classics spread into the current OSCA field as some of the classics came from up North and couldn't do another trip so soon after Ruapuna plus a couple of the cars had issues which aren't resolved yet.

ian
11-29-2011, 07:41 AM
Hi car mad. Ian here. Can assume you are OSCA fan. So am I. I man the infield track crossing gate at Teretonga. See you Saturday or Sunday. Cheers.

Munty
02-07-2012, 06:58 AM
OSCA 40th DVD will be available about the end of the month so if interested please email me at evanmunt@hotmail.com and let me know your details.
I'll confirm once I get them but looks like being approx 4 hours over 2 DVD's of the 80's and 1 race from 1992 and probably about $25 plus postage.
Cheers Evan

Rod Grimwood
02-07-2012, 07:32 AM
Great work Evan. That should take a couple of box's to watch, after all the rewinds and "who's that, Oh yea I remember" or "watch this keep an eye on Oz and Mc" Will be intouch sounds like a must have.

Murray Maunder
02-08-2012, 08:31 PM
Hi, I'll be doing up a DVD probably in the new year once I have some free time. I'll let everyone know via this forum.
Can anyone recommend someone who does this?
Cheers Munty

Hey Munty,

If you have any issues getting the DVD up and running, copying etc feel free to contact me direct. I have considerable experience in editing and authoring of DVDs if you get stuck.:)

Muz

Munty
02-09-2012, 09:03 AM
Thanks Muz, have a place doing it but if any issues I'll give you a bell
Cheers Evan

Munty
04-21-2012, 02:46 AM
Hi all, OSCA DVD is now available. Twin DVD with over 3 and half hours coverage of Levels, Ruapuna, Wigram, Teretonga, Manfeild & Baypark.
$35 plus $5 courier. Would love to hear your comments either on this forum or private.
For payment and to supply address email me evanmunt@hotmail.com
Cheers Evan

jim short
04-21-2012, 06:04 AM
Rod your vidio is done send details..

Rod Grimwood
04-22-2012, 07:10 AM
Cheers Jim.
PO Box 167
Paihia
Bay of Islands

PS After only about 20 odd years it was great to catch up with you at Roycroft meeting, you have matured very well and still look dangerous. (beware AMCO)
Best Wishes

faminz
04-24-2012, 06:55 AM
Just got Ian's 2 DVD's tonight and have watched the first one only so far. Fecking wonderful stuff. The quality is a bit naff as you would expect after that many years but I DONT CARE! Wonderful stuff.. so far the Bay Park meeting is the highlight! with SOUND from TV.
heres the start line up.
7754

and the Grindley mazda.. is that the Addis Charger behind?
7755

minihaha
04-24-2012, 09:50 AM
I have also received the OSCA DVD's today many thanks Evan! I have made it thru to the start of the Manfield footage, and so far its probably the most entertaining racing thats been on my telly for a long time..... you can tell that the drivers actually have to work at getting the cars around the circuit! And the ACTION :) lockups, sliding, rollovers, engine failures,extra close racing WITHOUT contact....
Off to get a good nights rest so the fun can start again tomorrow!:rolleyes:

Munty
04-25-2012, 10:10 PM
Thanks guys Im sure you will enjoy the second DVD just as much.
Yes thats Addis' Charger behind Grindley.
Have you noticed the lack of safety from spectators especially at Ruapuna. Kids and adults standing on side of track down the main straight or sitting on a couple of tyres with legs hanging over....the good old days!!! :)

seaqnmac27
04-25-2012, 11:07 PM
And at a guess Graeme Park in the Marina next to him behind Ralph Mossman in the Viva

Nick Slade
08-29-2012, 02:07 PM
fondest memories of the OSCA series were of being able to sit in Trevor Crowes little Toyota Starlet, I remember at race meets going over and hanging out in and around that car. Of course many years later Trevor gave me the opportunity to do an Apprenticeship at his workshop and although I had some troubles adjusting to life in a grown ups world, today I am very thankful to Trevor and the guys at Trevors that I believe today are many of the best Mechanics I have ever worked with. I went on to work nine full seasons in the Champ car/Indycar series but even today one of my Favorites is still the Little starlet.
My son was able to sit in the second Starlet that Trevor and the guys built that later went to Freeth and I took a few pictures. I would like to post some pics of that great little car.
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/24F39C59-1462-4FD6-A0DA-2DEAFD492C0F-77-000000087160A6EC.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/64643B10-8054-4EDF-AE1F-E68233C0B6AD-77-000000088622561A.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/B2703ABC-7038-470E-9F32-37A3D96ED3F7-77-000000087A45A0D3.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/33EC54F3-AE3B-448E-AF6F-35C6826345B6-77-00000008801321E8.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/CF822973-E830-4AA0-9236-24FF4E13CE1B-77-0000000897DC6C11.jpg

Nick Slade
08-29-2012, 02:12 PM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/A29ADD07-F1D1-4A7D-9A24-23041884BA97-77-00000008A331C8DA.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/E65F12DB-E390-473B-892D-E4E1D96CD2F3-77-000000088B4B73DC.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/C747A0EB-9FB5-4372-A195-6A2572A159E3-77-00000008B0DE0125.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/64D98173-6E45-4B79-9056-9C1F4B1A8897-77-00000008B8612CC2.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/6F2B7671-F700-4FF4-82D3-9B430C98BD4C-77-00000008CE505963.jpg
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/nickardele/C9666793-06AE-4D56-893C-122B8E5643F0-77-00000008AA02AC98.jpg
The Last Photo is of My Son in the second Starlet taken at Ruapuna in 09

Steve Holmes
09-02-2012, 10:52 PM
Nice post there Nick. Those two cars were absolute giant killers, and must have infuriated the bigger cars they raced against. All the cars from that era (OSCA and Sports Sedans) were so full of character. Some worked well, others didn't, but they were unique, and each a showcase of its owners personal opinion of the ultimate sedan.