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    WOW!!! Thank you so much for posting. Brilliant...

    WOW!!! Thank you so much for posting. Brilliant photos
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    The intention of my post was merely to...

    The intention of my post was merely to acknowledge that someone has bothered to take the time to write an article, I enjoy accuracy as much as the next person. Pretty sure Chopper Read would have...
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    Damn. I was really enjoying the story on this...

    Damn. I was really enjoying the story on this car, and the innovate guys who built it. I'm just old enough to remember most of the late 70's / early 80's Sport Sedan cars.

    I appreciate that...
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    Staunch car. Awesome shot. Thanks for posting...

    Staunch car. Awesome shot. Thanks for posting BMCBOY
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    Hi Barry, I cant speak for your cars early life,...

    Hi Barry, I cant speak for your cars early life, but Charlie Thomasen was my next door neighbour. As I far as I can remember he purchased your car directly from Ken Smith in about 1988. Charlie did...
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    Yes! There is a register for Historic Karts in...

    Yes! There is a register for Historic Karts in NZ. Events are held throught the year, and the "demonstrations" attract a vast array of interesting and unique machinery. I have a vintage kart and...
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    Geez BMCBOY you keep outdoing yourself with...

    Geez BMCBOY you keep outdoing yourself with these. They are superbe. Pretty sure I was there for this event. The colour just brings a whole new dimension to these
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    I know exactly what you mean! Its a cool kart -...

    I know exactly what you mean! Its a cool kart - and a cool motor. Yes, modern karts are certainly complicated compared to what was around years ago.
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    Sorry Ross, I said reed - I meant Rotary, but you...

    Sorry Ross, I said reed - I meant Rotary, but you already picked up on that. Whats got me confused is the carb is mounted to the outside of the barrel closer to the rear wheel and the ignition coil...
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    Nice superkart photos! Is that Chris Heron in...

    Nice superkart photos! Is that Chris Heron in kart #25?
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    Hi Ross, Nice photos! The 545 karts engine is...

    Hi Ross, Nice photos! The 545 karts engine is definitely not a Yamaha KT100 - its a reed valve engine, so could be a Dap / Corsair. Please post anymore they're great
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    [QUOTE=BMCBOY;48905]Final post of these photos -...

    [QUOTE=BMCBOY;48905]Final post of these photos - I have quite a few individual kart shots too. If people would like me to search for anyone in particular PM me and I can have a look.

    Just look at...
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    Yes, so not PC compared to all the hoops we have...

    Yes, so not PC compared to all the hoops we have to jump through today.

    A much simpler time....
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    Ha ha - no John, the pulse jet once running...

    Ha ha - no John, the pulse jet once running (which is an art form / rigmarole on its own), is timed by the number of "laps" it completes if I remember correctly. No ribbons, and no sissy nylon...
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    WOW! Those images are awesome. Please keep them...

    WOW! Those images are awesome. Please keep them coming if your have any more.
    Really enjoying these, as I'm sure a lot of other people are, especially from the NZ Historic Karting fraternity.
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    "Mt Wellington Track 1973" Thank you for...

    "Mt Wellington Track 1973"

    Thank you for posting these images BMC BOY - very much appreciated. Loving the ones from Auckland / Rosebank as well. When I was a kid in the early/mid seventies we used...
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    Sorry kiwi285, but it cant have been 77. The 60...

    Sorry kiwi285, but it cant have been 77. The 60 series Starlet shape was'nt released until Feb 78. Also, the Aurora AFX series sponsorship in the background would indicate that this could be Pukekohe...
  18. [QUOTE=BMCBOY;47395]Yes that is George, but not...

    [QUOTE=BMCBOY;47395]Yes that is George, but not if that's Warren Hull - looks a bit like him though.

    He used to rally a two door 120Y for a while.

    Cheers for that! Forgot Warrens car was a 120Y...
  19. Thanks for posting BMCBOY! Think the GTHO is...

    Thanks for posting BMCBOY!

    Think the GTHO is George Shewiery. Bottom photo Warren Hull?
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    Thanks for posting again BMCBOY - so many images...

    Thanks for posting again BMCBOY - so many images never seen before and they're fantastic!
    Such a shame the club circuit part of the track can no longer be used - I guess as a kid I was very...
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    Wow - thank you so much for posting BMCBOY -...

    Wow - thank you so much for posting BMCBOY - fantastic shots
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    [QUOTE=kiwi285;44783]M Peden was throwing this...

    [QUOTE=kiwi285;44783]M Peden was throwing this rally car into the carousal sideways and keeping it going until the exit. Very spectacular to watch plus the flames on the overrun.

    That would be...
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    Thanks for the reply John. I guess the best way...

    Thanks for the reply John. I guess the best way forward for HSS, is to have a dedicated class for Shellsport / Shellsport style cars to run in, if they have the numbers and wish to have a stand alone...
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    Agreed, the car does perform well. Yes, the field...

    Agreed, the car does perform well. Yes, the field was a bit thin at the end, and I'm sure your car would have made for a few epic David vs Goliath battles.
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    Can someone tell a confused spectator what was...

    Can someone tell a confused spectator what was the story with the "handicapped" final HSS race yesterday afternoon? Also, how is a Toyota Starlet considered a HSS? As a spectator, I'd have rather...
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