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  1. If it's anything like the earlier versions this...

    If it's anything like the earlier versions this is a very special book, and a great tribute to a great man of the times. If there are additions and supplements it can only be better.
  2. Post 14, I think more will come from the tip of...

    Post 14, I think more will come from the tip of my tongue to my brain, here are some.
    Ralph Emson, Wayne Jones, Graham (Pipe) Robertson, then miss a few, Dallas Gibson, Graeme(Sp?) Harvey, Rod...
  3. Answer to your question post 18, correct. Isn't...

    Answer to your question post 18, correct.
    Isn't it a bit anorak when I can give first names to almost all the entrants!
  4. I had forgotten the days when if you wanted to...

    I had forgotten the days when if you wanted to road freight on a route served by the Railways you had to get , and pay for a permit!
    A relative living in Wanganui (note carefully the spelling) had...
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    Hi Trevor, on that horrible social media platform...

    Hi Trevor, on that horrible social media platform was a tribute to Ralph. Alan Dick had posted it. It was also in local papers. The post of his passing was on the 14th, although I have no knowledge...
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    Indeed sad, but a little belated Trevor as Ralph...

    Indeed sad, but a little belated Trevor as Ralph has passed away.
    Rip Ralph.
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    All the hillclimb photos are Tarawera.

    All the hillclimb photos are Tarawera.
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    Roycroft Bugatti

    When I was speaking with Terry he told me that he had put the Bugatti engine back, in quite recent times, and also tried the larger diameter original wheels. He said, his words "The Bugatti is so...
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    The background of the Spitfire in previous post...

    The background of the Spitfire in previous post is that it was built by Morley Faulkner who was part of the team that built the original Le Mans and Macau Spitfires. This car shown is as close as...
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    Looking at the aerial photo I reckon I can see...

    Looking at the aerial photo I reckon I can see where parts of the track were.
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    I would not be 100%m but the Lycoming roll is...

    I would not be 100%m but the Lycoming roll is likely when Jim Boyd had it. There was one of those back page photos in Motorman with the CY plate number, and a caption along the lines "You can see...
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    See the sponsorship on Fran's Gordini? Yes,...

    See the sponsorship on Fran's Gordini? Yes, that's right, none at all. Totally self funded.
  13. Thread: MODERN F1 JOKE

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    I was hoping to read something funny! It's not a...

    I was hoping to read something funny!
    It's not a joke for me, a small collection of egos trying to be "smarter" than the others who just want to go and race. If they were able, I see that a certain...
  14. Each time I went there it was anticlockwise, and...

    Each time I went there it was anticlockwise, and in 73 (?) all I could see through the dust of the cars in front was the glint of sunlight on bumpers and windows.
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    The 2 Renault Gordini in post 4411 are...

    The 2 Renault Gordini in post 4411 are respectively Francois (Frans) Cronje, and close behind Johan van Heerden.
  16. In post 371 is that a Ferrari v6?

    In post 371 is that a Ferrari v6?
  17. Ross was Graham's son. Graham(sp?) was probably...

    Ross was Graham's son. Graham(sp?) was probably in Mermaid.
    I see Cliff Knight from Awanui in the Ardmore results. Nice man who went on to be very competitive with stockcars.
  18. where in waharoa was the airfield, i'll measure...

    where in waharoa was the airfield, i'll measure them and see what i can see

    Waharoa is still in the same place that it was when built during the war. Alongside SH27 Now showing on Google maps as...
  19. I thought Waharoa was vastly bigger, at least...

    I thought Waharoa was vastly bigger, at least judged by the planes that were there, and having walked both! Ivan vowed and declared he hadn't bought a car from me which he paid me money for! (And his...
  20. Yes Graeme Meekings (or Graham) took me trialling...

    Yes Graeme Meekings (or Graham) took me trialling with Alan Gough and??, I'm trying to remember the president's name. Graeme had a lot of involvement with Mermaid.
    Indeed Trevor, a very valuable...
  21. Kerepehi, Raglan , Waharoa and other Waikato Grass tracks.

    Just putting this out that I haven't seen much about these.
    Thames Valley Car Club and Hamilton Car Club were avid organisers of these very popular events.
  22. I'm surprised that the Healey Jaguar that...

    I'm surprised that the Healey Jaguar that featured in Sports Car World hasn't appeared here. Sprite based.
  23. Slightly irrelevant, but I was taken to see Te...

    Slightly irrelevant, but I was taken to see Te Pirita airfield remains in 1970 when I was teaching at Dunsandel in 1970. Largest airfield? That's surprising. FWIW Dunsandel Rugby club played in the...
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    Flattery will get you everywhere :)

    Flattery will get you everywhere :)
  25. The drawings (in pencil) of the Sprite in post...

    The drawings (in pencil) of the Sprite in post 1249 were given to me by the Healey family (long story) and stolen from me by a Healey specialist in Henderson.
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