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    Seagrove 1949 soime more information

    Graeme Staples who is writing a book on Motorcycle Circuits and Racing in New Zealand has sent me an artcile on Seagrove in 1949 - Had already posted page one back in April 2020 on this thread....
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    RIP Ross Haldane

    Ross Haldane was an NSCC member from the early 1960's and a serious Triallist winning many Club and Gold Star Trials - He was Trials Gold Star Champion in 1972.
    Bob Kidd a former NSCC President, who...
  3. John Stokes wrote Quote " I'M OFF TO TAUPO FOR...

    John Stokes wrote
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    " I'M OFF TO TAUPO FOR THE HISTORIC GRAND PRIX RACING - FOCUSED ON FORD.
    I am taking the Ernie Sprague replica.
    My Zephyr is almost identical to Ernie's car (but .... " ...
  4. Ken H, I am not there either, in Auckland .. How...

    Ken H,
    I am not there either, in Auckland .. How did I get that so wrong again. !!!.

    Paul B and the Falcon will be there as will Leon Hallet ? in his huge Galaxie, and John Stokes, who has just...
  5. Go well Paul B, [ and all the others at the...

    Go well Paul B, [ and all the others at the Historic GP meeting ]. Understand another "Big " Ford will be there, a Galaxie and the meeting theme is FORD.

    The last time I was at Taupo, [ I was...
  6. AH 100 S photos from AH Historic Pictures archives

    100 S

    AHS3504 sold new to Jackie Cooper - seen here with Jackie in Race trim - event not known
    This was one of the very early 100S part of a group of cars sent to the USA in 1955, including a...
  7. Healey 100 - more early pictures

    More photos of the prototypes - including the Show car and some other early photos of the Healey 100 / Austin Healey 100.

    The car at the Earls Court Motor Show in its " enclosure " - photo found...
  8. And he got to sit in the seat, Ken H. I wasn't...

    And he got to sit in the seat, Ken H.
    I wasn't going to give his name as on the AH page somebody said it was him and he was Prime Minister, but that came later as you note, must have been the FS or...
  9. Healey 100 for post #1100 - where it all started - early times

    Photos of the " Healey 100 " that became the Austin Healey 100 overnight at the Earls Court Motor Show in late 1952.

    Photo of the original prototype before the show - Car has Steel Wheels with...
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    Thanks Milan, knew the second photo was Pukekohe,...

    Thanks Milan, knew the second photo was Pukekohe, the Matamata image cars were unnamed, I assumed the same cars as the Puke photo. Good to know the Puke meeting was Dec 1964 - can correct my archive....
  11. Wow, What sort of Rules do they run under -...

    Wow,

    What sort of Rules do they run under
    - think MANZ, MSNZ, Motorsport New Zealand ( whatever it is called !! ) would have a cardiac ' [ pun intended ].

    Last jalopy doesn't seem to have a...
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    Matamata 1964 - Another Picture has emerged

    Andy Buchanan and Bill Thomasen - [ both in Brabhams ?] ** Thomasen in a Cooper Buchanan in a Brabham 1.5 litre - the 1964 event.
    They came Second and First in one of the Heat Races that day -...
  13. Ray Bell, Thanks for the stories of your trip...

    Ray Bell,
    Thanks for the stories of your trip through the USA. Great Stuff.

    This Boy has only been on the West Coast, from Northern Mexico [Ensenada and Tijuana ] through California, Oregon and...
  14. Tell us more Ray Bell, MORE More more, please !!

    Tell us more Ray Bell, MORE More more, please !!
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    Historic Times coming up for NSCC in 2021/2022/2023

    Historic Times coming up for NSCC .. 1971 the Clubrooms at Mt Richmond Domain were first actively promoted and then constructed in 1972 so 50 years ago it started.
    1942 the first gatherings of the...
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    Agree Guys, and as the Kiwitahi Kid would say - "...

    Agree Guys, and as the Kiwitahi Kid would say - " thanks for your inputs " Merry Christmas and roll on 2021.

    Cheers,

    having a beer right now 5;47 p.m. NZDST on my watch ..
  17. Two Special 100's

    The 100Coupe, Donald Healey's own car - was modified to 100S specs mechanically, and the Endurance Car that was used to break long distance records the mid 1950's.

    Photo from the " Healey Museum...
  18. Merry Christmas Healey style

    from Karsten Stelk
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    from Ken Hyndman
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    Merry Christmas ..
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    Same to you " Chaindrive ". Santa came early...

    Same to you " Chaindrive ".

    Santa came early to my place as " BMC BOY " delivered this a few weeks back.. secondhand, and a TR4 not a TR4A, but great as very like the one I had in real life.
    ...
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    Castrol Rally 1965 - NSCC Gold Star Rally [ Trial ] Part 4 Ngatea and the finish.

    John Larry Lawton photos

    Control at Ngatea - including the Marshall and his car.

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    Castrol Rally 1965 - NSCC Gold Star Rally [ Trial ] part 3 the start and on the road

    More John Larry Lawton photos
    Farmers Carpark - the start

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    Control at Ngatea ;
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    Indeed Ken , indeed a few are the same and a few...

    Indeed Ken , indeed a few are the same and a few I would like..

    Take care all you Guys on TRS and have a great Christmas and New Year, Rollon 2021 - it has got to get better.

    and remember "...
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    Castrol Rally 1965 - NSCC Gold Star Rally [ Trial ] Cars at the start.

    John Larry Lawton photos of the cars at rthe start - Farmers Carpark in Hobson Street - when it was a two way road.

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    Double photo John Larry Lawton at the exit and on the street
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    Castrol Rally 1965 - NSCC Gold Star Rally [ Trial ]

    Motorman Magazine front cover, article and a Castrol Advert about the results - all from Milan Fistonic.
    A series pf photos from a competitor John " Larry " Lawton will follow :

    The Cover ;...
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    Agree Ray, When I said on here, I actually meant...

    Agree Ray,
    When I said on here, I actually meant one of my threads - maybe on the Pukekohe one as photo relates to the GP meeting or the NSCC one - if john Histed was a member - in the 1950's 1960's...
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