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    Picked up a copy today. unfortunately I can not...

    Picked up a copy today. unfortunately I can not put it down ( luckily it is wet) Am enjoying it, thanks Steve.
  2. Leo Leonard and Ernie Sprague won in 1969. Brent...

    Leo Leonard and Ernie Sprague won in 1969. Brent Hawes ( business partner as well as driver to Leo) was tragically killed at Ruapuna in a sports car race in early 1969.
  3. The later Victor 3.3 litres had the Ventora...

    The later Victor 3.3 litres had the Ventora grille fitted. I do remember in the UK they never had a 3.3 Victor, you could only get the 3.3 litre 6 cylinder in the Ventora. New Zealand was probably...
  4. The photo of Bruce, he was 5th in the 69 South...

    The photo of Bruce, he was 5th in the 69 South African GP.
    The McLaren M7B had the extra side tanks, they were in the time when the cars were getting different tried at every race( not only wings )...
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    I was very disappointed with the Bathurst...

    I was very disappointed with the Bathurst festival. They could have put more emphasis on Kiwi drivers who have competed there, I calculated over 30.
    None of the notable achievements eg Jim Palmer in...
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    This car is also on Speedcafe today.

    This car is also on Speedcafe today.
  7. I also noticed, the crowd is certainly bigger...

    I also noticed, the crowd is certainly bigger than when we were there in 2012
  8. When Chris was farming, he had a Landcruiser on...

    When Chris was farming, he had a Landcruiser on his farm. A picture of him down on his farm would feature well.If his family have a pho preferably with a dog on the deck. Chris and his wife Tish...
  9. Grahaeme Meekings was one of the early Toyota...

    Grahaeme Meekings was one of the early Toyota sales reps,he sold cars for Cable Price at Te Rapa Hamilton. Cable Price and Wrightcars were the original NZ dealers for Toyota. I remember Graeme was a...
  10. Other Toyotas worth mentioning. The 3 Corollas...

    Other Toyotas worth mentioning. The 3 Corollas that were entered by Toyota NZ in the 73 Heatway Rally ( at least 2 of these cars have survived. Also to mention is Ross Meekings a , very successful...
  11. In picture no 5 it looks like Cary Taylor in...

    In picture no 5 it looks like Cary Taylor in discussion with Denny
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    Toyota in photo 90 & 91 is Roger Hood .

    Toyota in photo 90 & 91 is Roger Hood .
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    Pic 72 Same car Trevor Crowe Hamilton Tarmac...

    Pic 72 Same car Trevor Crowe Hamilton Tarmac Rally 81,Original owner and driver Dave Cooney bottom pic.
    Pic 80 Graham De Pina Daytona Mazda
    Pic 82 George Kuttel Reidrubber Escort Hamilton...
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    These photos bring back memories to me Steve, I...

    These photos bring back memories to me Steve, I was there in 2013 being in the group that went to Belgium,Holland,France and the UK.We went over to celebrate 50 years of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing...
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    My wife and I were doing the cycle trails last...

    My wife and I were doing the cycle trails last winter, we called in to visit. While we were there he was searching on Trade Me for other cars to find, he told us he spends a few hours of his day...
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    I like to take my motor home to motorsport...

    I like to take my motor home to motorsport events, out of the places I have taken it Taupo motor sport park ( Bruce McLaren) is the only place that charges reallistic affordable prices, I paid $25 a...
  17. Thread: Dan Gurney

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    A very well respected part of McLaren history....

    A very well respected part of McLaren history. Dan drove for McLaren in F1 and Can-Am at the time when Bruce died and Denny had his nasty burns practising for Indy 500. A true gentleman and a great...
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    Have come back from the Bathurst Revival weekend...

    Have come back from the Bathurst Revival weekend at HD. I strongly feel more emphasis could have been put on the Kiwi drivers who have competed there over the years. On the friday and saturday I was...
  19. Thread: RiP Beowulf

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    I also was on the 2012 Monaco trip with Richard...

    I also was on the 2012 Monaco trip with Richard and Margaret. I live fairly close to them at Otorohanga, always good to have a chat to Richard at Cambridge and racetracks.
    He also will be missed by...
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    Kevin. An excellent source for parts is Neil...

    Kevin. An excellent source for parts is Neil Ellison at New Plymouth he is mx5spares.co.nz phone 027 6455777.
    I am building a kit car with MX5 donor parts, Neill is very helpful and obliging, he has...
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    Hillclimbs

    Barbers Road Otorohanga in the 80s( has been part of Targa stages recently )
    Pekanui Road Pirongia in the 70s ( been part of stages in International Rallies )
    Sainsbury Road Pirongia ( still used...
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    The other significant thing that happened that...

    The other significant thing that happened that day, it was upset by Graham Hill getting getting second place in his Lotus.
    Bruce McLaren was fourth in his McLaren BRM M5 the best place a McLaren had...
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    Also in the NZ Herald last week Murray Bunn had...

    Also in the NZ Herald last week Murray Bunn had also died.Was he the the man who built the Sidchrome Mustang and the Falcon Hardtop that Jim Richards raced after the Mustang returned to NZ.
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    After the 74 Commonwealth Games, General Motors...

    After the 74 Commonwealth Games, General Motors NZ sold off the cars via their rural and metropolitan dealer network.
    Ted Rogers Motors who were then the Holden dealers in Otorohanga and Te Kuiti...
  25. Thread: John Surtees

    by Peter M
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    I was at Pukekohe in 1963 when he won the first...

    I was at Pukekohe in 1963 when he won the first ever held NZGP at the then new track. A true legend on 2 and 4 wheels.
    Rip John
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