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  1. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    RA5 is with Errol Norris in Christchurch, It is...

    RA5 is with Errol Norris in Christchurch, It is complete and He has owned it for many years and I understand is making some progress to getting it back together
  2. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Roger the link to the online version of the...

    Roger the link to the online version of the article is attached
    Richard...
  3. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    but not with rubber bands!

    but not with rubber bands!
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    Yes, but not with rubber bands!

    Yes, but not with rubber bands!
  5. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    An excellent article in classic and sports car up...

    An excellent article in classic and sports car up until Grant Cowie is mentioned then it goes totally off the rails. The car was not built by Mike Courtenay, I built the car. Totally, everything from...
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    On further inspection I don't think it is the ex...

    On further inspection I don't think it is the ex Seaman car, as I think Ramponi shifted the front spring outboard of the chassis on his car. Any idea of its pedigree?
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    Love that ex Seaman Delage.

    Love that ex Seaman Delage.
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    Sky sport clip from last Wednesday night...

    Sky sport clip from last Wednesday night
    http://youtu.be/m-blzIA0cTU


    And before someone corrects me. The RA Vanguard won the 1952 South Island beach racing championship, not the NZ Beach...
  9. Thread: Cyclekarts

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    I can just see the local constabulary allowing...

    I can just see the local constabulary allowing all these old boy racers to tour in these machines. And imagine the revenue that could be gathered from all those stop signs!
  10. Thread: Youtube videos

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    Some great NZ footage ...

    Some great NZ footage

    http://media-src.nzonscreen.com/0000/3321/4311.Apple.0831.HI.m4v
  11. Thread: Youtube videos

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    An interesting video of an Ausy track Lobethal. ...

    An interesting video of an Ausy track Lobethal.

    https://vimeo.com/83756140
  12. Thread: Youtube videos

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    You Tube Videos

    Here's a great ride that I came across, GT40 in wet, a real handful


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1jF__B1xpJY
  13. Thread: Youtube videos

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    Here's a great ride that I came across, GT40 in...

    Here's a great ride that I came across, GT40 in wet, a real handful


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1jF__B1xpJY
  14. Thread: Bucklers!

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    Now in Dunedin (I believe) is the Buckler that I...

    Now in Dunedin (I believe) is the Buckler that I once owned. It was reputed to be one of the last of the marque it was a Mk17 which originally had an Ashley Laminates body with two transverse rear...
  15. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Thanks for you input Stu, I too had heard Jacks...

    Thanks for you input Stu, I too had heard Jacks theory about the suspension mods, however the low pivot configuration that Hec employed doesn't lend itself to "Tucking a wheel under" The car has that...
  16. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Thanks David, good that we have access to your...

    Thanks David, good that we have access to your "memory banks"
  17. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Thanks Steve, an excellent photo, I do have a...

    Thanks Steve, an excellent photo, I do have a copy ion my collection, it would have been in the Les Moore days, but I don't know the identity of the 4 people. Wouldn't I just love that Bedford truck...
  18. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    I believe that was probably the "transitional"...

    I believe that was probably the "transitional" for want of a better name car that was built after mine to develop the "Vanguard Special" twin cam car. IT had genuine rubber band suspension...
  19. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Thanks Nigel for the great pics from Roycroft. ...

    Thanks Nigel for the great pics from Roycroft.

    Here is another Wigram photo, which shows the car on 6 spoke wheels, plus windscreen and radiator grill. I have always thought that this was 1952,...
  20. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    To add even further confusion the "Wet Paint"...

    To add even further confusion the "Wet Paint" photo shows totally different wheel type, certainly not the fabricated spoke type that gave so much trouble first with 6 spokes and later with 12.
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  21. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Another shot probably the same year as the "wet...

    Another shot probably the same year as the "wet paint"17627 photo
  22. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    17626 Anyone know what year this is?,...

    17626

    Anyone know what year this is?, obviously Wigram,
  23. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    Thanks for that, so its first appearance was 51...

    Thanks for that, so its first appearance was 51 Wigram I have a photo of the car at the Wigram pits displayed unfinished with the wet paint sign alongside, and always thought that to be 1950. That...
  24. Thread: RA Vanguard

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    RA Vanguard

    Thanks to all those comments and photos of the car in the Roycroft thread.

    As a bit of background the car was originally built in 1950 by Hec Green and his partner Jack Brewer who together ran an...
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    Yes it was first time out. In fact the car was...

    Yes it was first time out. In fact the car was "Finished" (and I use the term reservedly) on the Thursday night, wheeled onto the trailer for the ride up to Hampton. The first time that it was...
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