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    In the late model spec with the Dubonnet front...

    In the late model spec with the Dubonnet front suspension...

    You don't get that for a Vauxhall or Master Chev.
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    Jelly wrestler, your research on Bathurst is...

    Jelly wrestler, your research on Bathurst is poor...

    It was built to double as a scenic road and as a racing circuit, sealed in time for the 1939 meeting. It's been in use ever since as a motor...
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    Looks pretty good in the photos in the other...

    Looks pretty good in the photos in the other thread...

    But was it built as a circuit, or was it built (like Bathurst) as a community project or park drive which could be used as a circuit?

    If...
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    Javelins featuring well there, Ken... Such...

    Javelins featuring well there, Ken...

    Such variety in the fifties. People still learning how to make things go fast, experimenting and having fun.
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    Not forgetting that Gardner was one of the...

    Not forgetting that Gardner was one of the 'Internationals'...

    He'd buy a car for the Mildren team to enter and then use the following year. Or two.

    In fact, from 1966 the special engines began...
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    Our friend the late David McKinney saw the Tasman...

    Our friend the late David McKinney saw the Tasman Cup thing differently...

    When I asked him about contributing to the Tasman Cup book Tony Loxley produced he declined, saying that the decline in...
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    Might be even easier like this: ...

    Might be even easier like this:

    http://www.theroaringseason.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=73552&d=1666135668

    https://i.postimg.cc/XNtXryRn/1022-GELevin.jpg
  8. Yes, I thought the name was misspelled on that...

    Yes, I thought the name was misspelled on that site...

    That sounds like one almightly long push. But then, recall that Jack Brabham pushed his Cooper about a mile to get it home and win his first...
  9. Actually, it's been pointed out to me that we've...

    Actually, it's been pointed out to me that we've had this discussion before on this forum...

    The identity of the car was established in a thread called Missing Tasman Series Ferrari some seven...
  10. It must be a car in F2 form, possibly after the...

    It must be a car in F2 form, possibly after the Temporada...

    The roll bar shape and back of the cockpit sides are different to the Tasman cars.
  11. the racingsportscars.com site lists them as...

    the racingsportscars.com site lists them as entered by 'British Motor Corp' along with three MGA Twin Cams...

    The best result was for Geitner and Spencer in No 20, 15th outright on 167 laps (the...
  12. The Oran Park photo seems to be from somewhere...

    The Oran Park photo seems to be from somewhere between 1967 and 1969...

    I'm not sure about the Morgan, probably Ken Ward but possibly Ron Richardson.
  13. Paul Hamilton in the Turner... A story about...

    Paul Hamilton in the Turner...

    A story about the Bond Healey's 'development':

    Keith Neville, white haired, short and very knowledgeable, was the leading scrutineer at Amaroo and he watched as...
  14. I reckon Lance was a lucky boy that day... The...

    I reckon Lance was a lucky boy that day...

    The whole of the crash could have been concentrated on him rather than the Mercedes going scything through the crowd in the stands.
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    I was thinking a Datsun 1200 engine would go in...

    I was thinking a Datsun 1200 engine would go in there easily and be a lot less trouble than the Herald unit...

    Though it's not a 998cc version. But all the same, the Datsun would be easy and...
  16. That seems likely... It would have had a good...

    That seems likely...

    It would have had a good chance of being put out of square when hit by the 300SLR.

    Does its value, though, come from being involved in the worst crash in motor racing...
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    I reckon that could be as much fun as the...

    I reckon that could be as much fun as the Clubman-type car...

    Road use and all. Maybe whack a larger engine into it for even more fun? Period, of course, something with an alloy head around 1600cc...
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    That's understandable... As long as the...

    That's understandable...

    As long as the Wolseley badge lights up.

    What's the makeup of the beast? Wolseley 4/44-based by the looks of things.
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    Another three months on... How's progress now?

    Another three months on...

    How's progress now?
  20. Possibly the start order was dictated by practice...

    Possibly the start order was dictated by practice times?

    The Healeys also appear to have elongated tails.
  21. I appreciate that not everyone was around to...

    I appreciate that not everyone was around to remember it all, but I thought there'd be more...

    Niel was instrumental, by the way, in having harnesses mandated in open-wheelers in many parts of the...
  22. Thanks for responding, Ken... I'm pretty...

    Thanks for responding, Ken...

    I'm pretty disappointed at the lack of interest in this thread. Niel did two Tasman Cup series and two of the three Tasman races he won were in New Zealand.
  23. Niel Allen's first-ever race win came in a...

    Niel Allen's first-ever race win came in a 100/6...

    It was at a Warwick Farm AARC Club Meeting in November, 1963. I wonder if there are photos of that?

    He also set fastest lap in the Marque...
  24. The passing of Niel E Allen - please honour the 1971 NZGP and Teretonga winner

    Having been in decline for several years, it's sad to report that Niel Allen died unaware of those around him on August 6.

    The 'tiger' that existed within this great driver is something hard to...
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    Paddy had some interesting experiences in...

    Paddy had some interesting experiences in Australia, too...

    He was high in the running in the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon in an Austin 1800 and competed at Bathurst in Minis.

    Sadly, on the...
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