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  1. I couldn't read the number, I was just looking at...

    I couldn't read the number, I was just looking at the colour. For me the heron was always at it's best when blue with Peter Ackroyd :)
  2. Maybe one of the practice days? I was at the 69...

    Maybe one of the practice days? I was at the 69 one and at practice too. The hill was absolutely jam packed, as was all the way down to the hairpin, even the inside of the track looks sparse.
    Is...
  3. I don't think that photo is the GP, not enough...

    I don't think that photo is the GP, not enough people on the Hill.
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    Further to the photo of Bruce with the Ford...

    Further to the photo of Bruce with the Ford special, how about this one?
  5. That's cool Steve. I'm glad I gave you the nudge...

    That's cool Steve. I'm glad I gave you the nudge :)
  6. I noticed you hadn't been on here much Steve!...

    I noticed you hadn't been on here much Steve! Spending too much time on Facebook with stuff you don't put here :(
    How's the Datsun progressing?
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    Paul Stichbury passed away

    Very sad to hear that Stich has left. All round nice guy, owner of the Heasley Humber and father of the late Ashley.
    My condolences to all. RIP.
  8. Remember that the non commonwealth cars had a...

    Remember that the non commonwealth cars had a huge chunk more duty . 54% compared to 17% if memory serves me correctly.
  9. The Lawrence Peugeot, I should have said driven...

    The Lawrence Peugeot, I should have said driven by almost all the family at some stage! I wrote an article for the Peugeot Club magazine about the car with input from Brian and Tony. At least I...
  10. The Peugeot 203 was driven often by Brian...

    The Peugeot 203 was driven often by Brian Lawrence, brother of Graeme and son of Doug, sometimes used to tow the Lola sports to meetings, towbar removed, then raced and with towbar replaced the...
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    Personally a great thanks to you Ray for posting...

    Personally a great thanks to you Ray for posting these. It keeps me coming back to TRS every day just for your contributions.
    It was great to see you at Curborough, distressing that you were hurt,...
  12. Thread: Bucklers!

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    I was told by a family member that the bottom...

    I was told by a family member that the bottom photo above was perhaps Muriwai, but didn't pursue that to concur. Time for Milan?
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    Post #80, top photo is coming off Broadway. The...

    Post #80, top photo is coming off Broadway. The Anglican Church Hall visible, and the house to the right was the one in which the Minister lived. Richards was the surname, his son in my 5th form...
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    From distant memory, the Feature Race entry was...

    From distant memory, the Feature Race entry was made on the day from the fastest cars from previous races, and those that were still running, hat being sorted by the organisers..
  15. I was involved as a Club Secretary and getting...

    I was involved as a Club Secretary and getting permits and such for all sorts, that was late 60s and into the mid 70s. If there as a ban from MANZ as it was known at the time, I was never aware of...
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    Wow, a Lotus 30 with a winners laurels, that...

    Wow, a Lotus 30 with a winners laurels, that can't be common!
  17. There was also Whangarei after that. Also...

    There was also Whangarei after that. Also meetings in Hamilton in the 70s. Of course also the Hamilton rounds of the V8 series.
    Was it really a Nationwide ban?
    I know for fact that it wasn't a ban...
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    At over 10k a piece!

    At over 10k a piece!
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    Those pedal cars (J40) are very sought after, and...

    Those pedal cars (J40) are very sought after, and very, very stupid money.
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    Ray, have you received my email?

    Ray, have you received my email?
  21. Thread: Bucklers!

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    It went on for several years, the Northland...

    It went on for several years, the Northland Special competed there under many of its' names and drivers.
  22. Thread: Bucklers!

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    The top photo I think looks like Puhi puhi which...

    The top photo I think looks like Puhi puhi which is actually North of Whangarei, a bit beyond Whakapara where the road to Russell branches off.
    Jim Boyd did have the use of both of the Mk 6 cars in...
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    Some of the Talbot-Lago pics will be useful when...

    Some of the Talbot-Lago pics will be useful when I get around to building my 1/24 SMER kit (was Merit) - hopefully with decent wire wheels and tyres, not the plastic ones as supplied.
    That may be...
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    The bonnet scoop went when the overhead valve...

    The bonnet scoop went when the overhead valve 1470 cc engine was fitted. The mesh stone guards on the lights were on it when I had it, they came in a box of spares.
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    Cracked the 1 1/2 million views, by quite some...

    Cracked the 1 1/2 million views, by quite some margin Ray!
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