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  1. Photos Wanted For Racing Mustangs Book

    Folks, my latest book project is called; Racing Mustangs, A Photographic History 1964 - 1986. Its a largely photographic book, featuring Mustangs that competed all around the world, and using only...
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    Here is a Perry Drury photo of the car as raced...

    Here is a Perry Drury photo of the car as raced in Australia:

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  3. Great photos Ken, keep them coming.

    Great photos Ken, keep them coming.
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    Another superb Ray Green photo of what is...

    Another superb Ray Green photo of what is possibly the same car, albeit, there are several obvious differences.

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    BL Rover P6 Group 2

    This is a Rover P6 prototype built by British Leyland to FIA Group 2 touring car regulations. This photo was snapped in 1970. Its V8 was built by Traco, stretched to 4.3 litres and fitted with...
  6. Grant Aitken's ShellSport Datsun 120Y

    Folks, I've been contacted by Rouyden Osment who owns a cool piece of New Zealand racing history. Rouyden has Grant Aitken's first ShellSport series Datsun 120Y. He is trying to fill in the full...
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    Group 7 regs were only introduced in Japan in...

    Group 7 regs were only introduced in Japan in 1968, so the level of progress, both speed and technical, was staggering. Everything on these cars was designed and manufactured in Japan, including the...
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    Toyota 578A

    This is the incredible Toyota 578A Group 7 racer. Toyota developed and built the 578A in late 1969/1970 with the intention of competing in the Can-Am series.

    It was powered by a twin-turbocharged...
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    Shadow MkI

    This is one of the craziest race cars ever built; the 1970 Shadow Mk1 Can-Am. It ran a 700hp fuel-injected big block Chevy and tiny 10 inch diameter wheels. The concept was epic straight line speed....
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    And this is what Frank Gardner was apparently...

    And this is what Frank Gardner was apparently quoted on his experience with the 917:

    “I got a call from the competitions manager,” he said, “and the money they were offering was certainly good...
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    Porsche 917 Undressed

    Something to ponder; the Porsche 917, which won Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time in 1970, was capable of a top speed of 390km/h. And this is what its alloy space-frame chassis looks like in the...
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    Thanks Milan, great photo. Too bad this special...

    Thanks Milan, great photo. Too bad this special car has left NZ already, so soon after its restoration was completed.
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    Thanks for the kind words guys, much appreciated....

    Thanks for the kind words guys, much appreciated. Its a part of Japanese racing history I've always had an interest in, but knew very little about. It was only when researching the history of the...
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    1969 Nissan R382: 62539 1969 Toyota 474S: ...

    1969 Nissan R382:

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    1969 Toyota 474S (World Challenge Cup Fuji 200):
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    Here are a few images showing the Japan Group 7...

    Here are a few images showing the Japan Group 7 cars from 1968 - 1970:

    1968 Nissan R381:

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    1968 Toyota 415S:

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZlhEuGLfec ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZlhEuGLfec

    That the Japanese manufacturers had displayed such a meteoric ascent since adopting Group 7 regulations less than two years earlier was astonishing...
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    Article: Japan Group 7

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    When most people think of Group 7 unlimited sports car racing, they think of the original Can-Am series that ran from 1966 - 1974. But Group 7 was adopted in other parts of the world, too,...
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    Hi everyone, thanks so much for your kind words...

    Hi everyone, thanks so much for your kind words about the book. I really appreciate it. I definitely couldn't have done it without the great contributors to this forum.

    Thanks also to those who...
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    Thanks Roger, much appreciated. And yes, its good...

    Thanks Roger, much appreciated. And yes, its good these old NZ Specials are getting wider recognition. Seeing the RA Vanguard in Classic & Sports Car was a really neat thing.
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