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    I have just gone through my library and was a...

    I have just gone through my library and was a astounded at what I did have. Here are a few:

    The Bruce McLaren Scrapbook by Jan McLaren & Richard Becht
    Kiwi Bike Culture by Steve Holmes
    Burt...
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    My association with Jeff goes back to at least...

    My association with Jeff goes back to at least primary school days as we went to the same church. Jeff's dad was the paperhanger who came to paint and paper my folk's place. We worked close to each...
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    My association with Jeff goes back to at least...

    My association with Jeff goes back to at least primary school days as we went to the same church. Jeff's dad was the paperhanger who came to paint and paper my folk's place. We worked close to each...
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    This is a trip down memory lane. Yes, Merit kits...

    This is a trip down memory lane. Yes, Merit kits did come to New Zealand. The first one I assembled was the Vanwall, my all time favourite. Others in the series were the D-Type, Aston Martin DB3S,...
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    Great to see the Addis Charger. Brings back...

    Great to see the Addis Charger. Brings back memories of an encounter on the Auckland motorway. I was heading home to Thames when the Charger went past me at a great rate of knots. A wonderful sight...
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    I remember seeing that green D-Type OKV 3 at...

    I remember seeing that green D-Type OKV 3 at Manfeild. It was magnificent - a reminder of the days when Angus Hyslop used to drive his white one from the Hawkes Bay to Levin, race it and then drive...
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    Steve, I believe I have the answer. I found that...

    Steve, I believe I have the answer. I found that Paul Dewar is quite a guy. He was captain of the New Zealand Fly Fishing team for the 2011/12 season. I did a search under Google and found the...
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    I have to agree. I am so glad that I have a copy....

    I have to agree. I am so glad that I have a copy. Excellent value
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    Sorry Steve, I don't know the answer. I was at...

    Sorry Steve, I don't know the answer. I was at the 75th Anniversary of Palmerston North Speedway in 2006, a celebration of the years 1930 - 2005. There is a reproduction of the souvenir programme...
  10. I spotted this thread during my lunchbreak at...

    I spotted this thread during my lunchbreak at work. Motorcycle speedway is such an exciting form of motorsport. Bikes that accelerate faster than a Formula One car.
    I was privileged, through the...
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    The name that comes to mind is Brocklehurst

    The name that comes to mind is Brocklehurst
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    Maybe you are right. However, I have opened the...

    Maybe you are right. However, I have opened the 1967 Shell book and there are two pictures of Kerry Grant in that car and the helmet is a dark colour whereas the helmet colour in the one above is...
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    Regarding Fiat 1500 Crusader - Classic Driver...

    Regarding Fiat 1500 Crusader - Classic Driver Issue 42 has an article on Fiats. The suggestion is that with the 125 coming on the market and with stocks of 1500's remaining unsold they were re-badged...
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    Picture #2 - Perhaps Vince Anderson

    Picture #2 - Perhaps Vince Anderson
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    There is an interesting article on the 125T Fiats...

    There is an interesting article on the 125T Fiats and their involvement in the B & H in a recent Classic Driver. I believe they were all yellow and seven were entered. It must have been a lap...
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    Barrie McBride

    I have never been a racer I am just an enthusiast who takes delight in trying to capture motor vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Born in Palmerston North, my father had worked with motorcycles prior...
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    There is something that needs to be corrected...

    There is something that needs to be corrected here. There are several that are captioned as practice on the Club Circuit. While that loop may have been used for Club events I was never there when...
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    The Chev Coupe was snapped, I think, at the first...

    The Chev Coupe was snapped, I think, at the first club event at Manfeild. Somewhere among what Sean has should be a file of that first Manfeild event.
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    The Richard Attwood photograph is one given me by...

    The Richard Attwood photograph is one given me by cousin Kelvin Richards. I was resident in Wellington at the time and unable to attend any sort of motorsport event.
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    Over the evening meal we determined that the...

    Over the evening meal we determined that the doctor concerned was Dr Jack Drummond
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    First of all I need to thank my son for posting...

    First of all I need to thank my son for posting these. It is something I had considered doing but it was always one of "round tuits" that most of older fellows have. There are a couple of comments I...
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