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    On the subject of museums, Donington Museum is...

    On the subject of museums, Donington Museum is closing. It was originally announced that it would close on November 5th but it has now been reported that it will close next Monday.
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    Heard once that at least one twin engined Moke...

    Heard once that at least one twin engined Moke ended up on Stewart Island. Can anyone verify this?
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    Have PM'd you.

    Have PM'd you.
  4. Loving these superb photos. Thank you so much for...

    Loving these superb photos. Thank you so much for sharing.
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    Car #58 above is the Terra FX. Similar to some of...

    Car #58 above is the Terra FX. Similar to some of the "twin boom" record breaker cars of the 50s and 60s in that the driver sits in a pontoon on one side and the motor and transmission (Suzuki 1300...
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    Allan Dick has posted a photo on his Classic...

    Allan Dick has posted a photo on his Classic Autonews Facebook page. It shows the interior of the car at the 1965 NZGP meeting with a dash (and possibly drivers seat) from a Mini.
  7. Keep 'em coming Ken! Loving them!

    Keep 'em coming Ken! Loving them!
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    The Coupe de Ville Binder was owned in 2007 by a...

    The Coupe de Ville Binder was owned in 2007 by a man by the name of Lukas Huni. He paid US $16.5 million for it in 1987. At that time it was a world record high price for an automobile.
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    Very likely Steve. And what's more at one stage...

    Very likely Steve. And what's more at one stage that weekend there was a near-new Veyron parked beside the marquee.
    One of these days I will learn how to post photos on here and post some pics.
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    I had the privilege of standing in a marquee at...

    I had the privilege of standing in a marquee at the FOS in 2007 with 5 of the 6 Royales ever built.
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    Speedway is administered by Speedway NZ. I do not...

    Speedway is administered by Speedway NZ. I do not know if it affiliated to MNZ or not. Can anyone tell us?
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    Your suggestion has some merit 928. I gave up...

    Your suggestion has some merit 928. I gave up active participation in competition three years ago but continued to serve on our local car club committee, as a flag marshall, event organiser and a MNZ...
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    MNZ are affiliated to the FIA (the world...

    MNZ are affiliated to the FIA (the world governing body of motorsport).
    MNZ have control of motorsport in this country which they maintain in various ways. They issue Track Licences for the...
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    There are various forms of levy. Clubs are levied...

    There are various forms of levy. Clubs are levied an affiliation fee for every member. This is built in to membership fees (subs). If you don't pay the annual sub, you cannot be a club member. There...
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    If you don't pay the levies you cannot compete.

    If you don't pay the levies you cannot compete.
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    It is difficult to oppose them as they have...

    It is difficult to oppose them as they have access to virtually unlimited funds and will use them to vigorously maintain their monopoly over the sport. Part of my correspondence with the General...
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    "MNZ exist because of YOU and NOT the other way...

    "MNZ exist because of YOU and NOT the other way around".
    Agree 100% Nigel. Pity that they seem to not understand that. I have tried to get answers over the years. Twice I have written to members of...
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    Who knows Ross? They seem to promulgate the rules...

    Who knows Ross? They seem to promulgate the rules and implement them. Whether or not they have any relevant experience and/or whether the proposed changes have to be approved by anyone else at MNZ is...
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    MNZ have a Chief Technical Officer and two...

    MNZ have a Chief Technical Officer and two Assistant Technical Officers. They are paid employees of MNZ and not elected.
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    That is partly correct Ross. The HRSCC scrutineer...

    That is partly correct Ross. The HRSCC scrutineer to MNZ regs. The VCC have their own regs and do not require seat belts or roll bars.
    The crux of the "problem" is that when MNZ promulgate rules...
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    You raise another good point re roll bars Ray. We...

    You raise another good point re roll bars Ray. We had an (ostensibly standard) Subaru competing locally that was a full SIX seconds faster up a hillclimb than a Porsche GT3. The Subaru had no roll...
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    Nonsensical rules are discouraging competitors....

    Nonsensical rules are discouraging competitors. Our local club ran a Standing 1/4 Mile Sprint last weekend. They take advantage of the MNZ rule that a person can do two events before having to join...
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    You raise a good point about track length Ray....

    You raise a good point about track length Ray. Manfeild (in it's original form) is a pretty good spectator circuit. Then they extended it to bring it "up to international standards" to try and...
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    Admittedly there are some small fields these...

    Admittedly there are some small fields these days. But maybe we also look back through "rose tinted glasses" sometimes. Seem to remember looking at an entry list for Manfeild at the height of the...
  25. Yes that is Dennis.

    Yes that is Dennis.
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