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    Hello, Apologies for tardy reply. Put that...

    Hello,

    Apologies for tardy reply. Put that request up so long ago that I had more or less given up looking for a reply, so surprised but happy to see your response. I have a few questions....
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    Starlet wheels

    Hello Roarers,

    This is the longest of long shots. We need a spare wheel for our Toyota Starlet KP60 race car. We have a set of four Performance Superlites (Minilite knockoffs but nice wheels in...
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    Not a true Group B rallycross car I know, but I...

    Not a true Group B rallycross car I know, but I was lucky enough to sample one of Will Gollop's later cars, which was based on a 306 bodyshell, thus giving it a slightly longer wheelbase and wider...
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    Hi all, Just to let everyone know we have...

    Hi all,

    Just to let everyone know we have bought a Toyota Starlet. Needs a little bit of work but looking forward to getting busy. Thanx to all who have seen this thread and taken an interest....
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    Very sad to hear this. Never met Dave nor...

    Very sad to hear this. Never met Dave nor corresponded with him, but as a former UK-based motorsports journo and someone with a great interest in and modest knowledge of motorsports history, I was in...
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    Hi Kev, Thanx for reply. Would like some more...

    Hi Kev,

    Thanx for reply. Would like some more details (engine spec; YOM; design etc) but definitely interested. Can you email me at candamarkus@xtra.co.nz. If you include a phone number and...
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    Comeback

    Hi all,

    Having last raced in 1997 (Eurocar V6 at Brands Hatch) I fancy a last dabble with a little low-key classic/historic racing, before Old Father Time and Mother Nature gang up on me and tell...
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    Hi Conrad, Returned to NZ in 2004 after 25...

    Hi Conrad,

    Returned to NZ in 2004 after 25 years in the UK. Was Features Editor of CCC from '85 to '98. More detail in my profile if you're interested. Now living in the motorsports mecca of...
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    Conrod, here's a story you, as a devoted Escort...

    Conrod, here's a story you, as a devoted Escort Cosworth fan, might like. We usually had road test cars for a week at a time, and the three full-time staff members would take turns at taking them...
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    Hi Steve, Good question. It really had me...

    Hi Steve,

    Good question. It really had me scratching my head, and I'm embarrassed to say I can't remember the body style with absolute certainty. However the picture that comes into my mind is...
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    Some time around 1987/88 I was at my desk at Cars...

    Some time around 1987/88 I was at my desk at Cars and Car Conversions magazine when I fielded a phone call from a former colleague who had crossed to the dark side and was working as a public...
  12. Until Carlo mentioned Bill's driving exploits, I...

    Until Carlo mentioned Bill's driving exploits, I was starting to think we can't be talking about the same Bill Pottinger that I remember, even though there can't be too many petrolheads of a certain...
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    Read on another photo thread about the Datsun...

    Read on another photo thread about the Datsun 180B-based OSCA(?) saloon built by Kelvin Cameron, in which he was fatally injured in a testing accident at Ruapuna. Kelvin ran a car yard in Ferry Road...
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    Brilliant summary. Much as I - for obvious...

    Brilliant summary. Much as I - for obvious reasons - supported the 'Bruce and Denny Show', I also applauded the effort of Stewart and the Lola T260, not least because it looked so different to the...
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    Hi guys, Thanx for your feedback. During my...

    Hi guys,

    Thanx for your feedback. During my career as a motoring journalist in the UK I had some fantastic experiences. However I don't want to come across as a skite or a show-off. I just...
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    Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

    When I was a lad, the fastest and most exotic car in the known universe was probably the Mercedes 300SL 'Gullwing' and it was a childhood fantasy to drive one some day. When I started as a Staff...
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    I have looked in vain to confirm this story and...

    I have looked in vain to confirm this story and cannot for the life of me verify the source, so this is coming from memory. In 1966 Jackie Stewart crashed in the Belgian Grand Prix at...
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    Please allow me to introduce myself...

    Hi chaps,

    Most of the intros I have read are commendably brief so will try to follow suit.

    Have been car crazy for as long as I can remember; literally from the time i could turn the pages of a...
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