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    so the 1965 meeting was organised by the Taranaki...

    so the 1965 meeting was organised by the Taranaki Car Club, the 1966 and 1967 were organised by the Scenic City Promotions, with sponsorship from Rothmans. Sound like they were black meetings
  2. just picked up 69 of these mags in CHCH on...

    just picked up 69 of these mags in CHCH on monday, some cool reading.
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    so how did this meeting happen, it is my...

    so how did this meeting happen, it is my understanding that car racing was banned from the streets in 1966 with the motorsport association of the day allowing the early 1967 meeting in Timaru to go...
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    the brand name has been altered on the front...

    the brand name has been altered on the front page, all is ok
  5. The NZTT is still an active trophy, Uusally at...

    The NZTT is still an active trophy, Uusally at the Auckland Motorcycle club annual meeting, but not always. This year classes outside of the NZSBK, new zealand superbike championships, will be...
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    I did photograhphy early on of bike meetings but...

    I did photograhphy early on of bike meetings but it was going to send me to the poor house. I went to the local newspaper and got three films each visit, a press pass to the race meetings and i think...
  7. The GP Triumph in post number 8 is an interesting...

    The GP Triumph in post number 8 is an interesting beast. Normal triumphs have splayed out exhaust pipes, these ones go out the front parrallel. Up until then they had iron head and barrells but these...
  8. Sid Moses pictured in the first thread was in...

    Sid Moses pictured in the first thread was in charge of metrication of nz's money,Winning at the Waiheke Island TT gave him an entry to the Isle of Man TT that was the reward dangled in front of...
  9. Thanks Roger for starting this thread, I'm sure...

    Thanks Roger for starting this thread, I'm sure we'll enjoy some stuff coming out of the woodwork....
  10. When I wrote my book -----Spydas Guide to New...

    When I wrote my book -----Spydas Guide to New Zealand Motorcycle Road Racing Circuits---- I measureed each and every circuit and this came out at 5 1/4 8.5kms, not the 6 3/4 as was on the map....
  11. pictures have to very small digital size, most I...

    pictures have to very small digital size, most I have are too big a file and take time to reformat
  12. got a copy of that 1934 programme, struggle with...

    got a copy of that 1934 programme, struggle with the low res piccies requirement here and the time to sort that so don't post anywhere near what I could.
    The NZGP was just as big as the NZTT, there...
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    nothing to do with Matamata just like rogers...

    nothing to do with Matamata just like rogers after shot here. I picked up some original late 20's early 30's piccies a few weeks back, here's Kilbirnie speedway and I reckoned I could find the old...
  14. Did a lap around cust a few weeks ago, and had...

    Did a lap around cust a few weeks ago, and had been to one of the reunion meetings in the 90's, the passing opportunites are vastly superior to Waiheke Island
  15. Sid Moses, I met him in the 1990's, he was bed...

    Sid Moses, I met him in the 1990's, he was bed ridden and the family looked down their noses at me as I was interested in motorcycles. In his room he had three photos, two were of him at the Isle of...
  16. pretty cool Milan, the layout of the stands shows...

    pretty cool Milan, the layout of the stands shows the person who did it didn't look at the fact that they indeed more in line with the horse track rather than 45 degrees away. Pick up the hairpin...
  17. The Classic Register recently asked me if they...

    The Classic Register recently asked me if they could hand my stuff over to someone on the island as they wanted to make it known it was part of the islands history, it doesn't take much at all to...
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    got a few Levin Programmes but none that early...

    got a few Levin Programmes but none that early Levin Motor Racing Circuit

    1961 SAT JAN 14TH
    1961 SAT NOV 25TH
    1963 SAT JAN 12TH
    1963 SAT MARCH 23RD
    1963 SAT NOV 30TH
    1964 SAT JAN 4TH
    1964...
  19. one of the catalyst for doing the book was when i...

    one of the catalyst for doing the book was when i went to waiheke island the first thing i did at the tourist centre was enquire about the circuit, of which they knew nothing. That didn't sit well...
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    Colliers sealed it the first time and they had...

    Colliers sealed it the first time and they had said that there was not enough time etc to do it properly and it fell apart, dont know who repaired it but they were not included in the second...
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    begs the question why 10 months between meetings...

    begs the question why 10 months between meetings on a brand new circuit, i know they had sealing issues, must have taken time to resolve?
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    the old grandstand has lost it's roof but still...

    the old grandstand has lost it's roof but still there
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    what words would you use then as it's simply not...

    what words would you use then as it's simply not at all correct?
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    and yet it was used for road racing as we know...

    and yet it was used for road racing as we know it, at least for motorcycles
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    It is not an exclusive circuit, it is also a...

    It is not an exclusive circuit, it is also a public road.
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