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  1. " At the Show with Donald Healey and Leonard Lord...

    " At the Show with Donald Healey and Leonard Lord and apparently a politician ?"

    Roger,
    That politician was Sir Anthony Eden who was the British prime minister, 1955 to 1957.
    Also British...
  2. Nigel, These last photos bring back memories as...

    Nigel,
    These last photos bring back memories as I remember my dad taking us to a stock car meet in the 1950s at Te Rapa and then of course we would make Hamilton's Forest Lake the big weekend event...
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    After seeing Craig Breedlove racing across the...

    After seeing Craig Breedlove racing across the Bonneville Salt Flats to an almost disastrous ending, I wanted give an update on this very brave man who is still alive today and must still have the...
  4. But Allan I haven't found any big slimy eels here...

    But Allan I haven't found any big slimy eels here in Montana's Rock Creek !

    Ken H.
  5. Ray, I enjoyed your wonderful descriptions of...

    Ray,
    I enjoyed your wonderful descriptions of driving across Montana. Our daughter lives not far from Butte in Philipsburg, MT.
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    (KH photo..)
    Philipsburg is off to the left of this photo....
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    May this new year be a complete improvement over...

    May this new year be a complete improvement over the last one.

    Here is a "Blast from the Past" from the mid sixties showing all aspects of US motoring and motorsports from slot-cars to Bonneville....
  7. Movie for the day; I found this to be an uplifting 1970 Dodge Challenger story.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0io1zktqI
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    To all you fellow "Seasoners," thanks for all...

    To all you fellow "Seasoners," thanks for all your inputs which are truly appreciated over here during these uncertain times.
    Stay safe and well and wishing y'all the very best for 2021.

    (It is...
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    Roger, Although we live thousands of miles apart...

    Roger,
    Although we live thousands of miles apart it seems that we have a lot of similar tastes in reading material !
    (Omokoroa NZ to Los Olivos, CA. 6,454 mile Distance )`

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    Cheers,...
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    It is a bit confusing but if you scan the...

    It is a bit confusing but if you scan the Australian race photo it states 1954 Ohakea.
    What better way to advertise an event than to show a bunch of crazy / brave Australians racing each other !...
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    Roger, I think Ray is waiting to explain this...

    Roger,
    I think Ray is waiting to explain this photo..
    Thanks Ray,

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    (Ken H)
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    March, 1959. "Inside the enclosure, D. Lawrence,...

    March, 1959. "Inside the enclosure, D. Lawrence, of Wanganui, has his TR3 Mistral refueled during the eighth Ohakea motor races on Saturday. Outside were about 30,000 other spectators." The Manawatu...
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    Allan, In 1962 the 997 cc engine was the only...

    Allan,
    In 1962 the 997 cc engine was the only version in Mini Coopers.
    Then other sizes came later. The 1071 and 998 in 1963. The 970 and 1275 in 1964.

    My car now has a 1986 998 cc engine with...
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    I guess my 1962 Austin Mini Cooper would look out...

    I guess my 1962 Austin Mini Cooper would look out of place amongst some of these Minis (or part Mini) at Caffeine and Classics gatherings.
    To prove mine has not been thrashed or done too many...
  15. July 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame at Vine St and...

    July 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame at Vine St and Hollywood Blvd.
    When Judy's relatives visited California from Wisconsin they always visited Hollywood, Disneyland before going on to Las Vegas.
    Here...
  16. The concrete barriers that were installed were...

    The concrete barriers that were installed were from what was used at the Dallas F1 Grand Prix in July 1984.
    This was the time the US was building temporary race tracks for Formula One in cities such...
  17. About 20 years later in 1984-86 the Green Valley...

    About 20 years later in 1984-86 the Green Valley Raceway was shut down and the area has been developed.
    One of the last big races held there was this 1984 SCCA Trans-Am series race. October 28 1984....
  18. Closing out Jerry Melton's Green Valley Raceway...

    Closing out Jerry Melton's Green Valley Raceway photos with some TR 4 action.

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    Gary Bishop enjoyed driving his TR 4 there in February and June1966.

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  19. TR 3 action on the track and in the pits. ...

    TR 3 action on the track and in the pits.

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    In for a pit stop.

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    (Jerry Melton photos..
  20. Back to SU and Zenith-Stromberg carbs and a bit...

    Back to SU and Zenith-Stromberg carbs and a bit of British at GVR.

    A MG TC at speed.

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    A Morgan.

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  21. Thanks for that info. Roger. Not all of them...

    Thanks for that info. Roger.

    Not all of them are in pristine condition.
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    But you may have missed out on this one.
    ...
  22. A rare car competing in the 1966 Enduro race at...

    A rare car competing in the 1966 Enduro race at GVR was a 1966 Vetta Ventura 5000 GT.

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    (Jerry Melton photo..)

    This was an American car that looked like a Ferrari 275 GTB.

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    More...
  23. Thanks Roger, that was a very nice gesture....

    Thanks Roger, that was a very nice gesture. Perhaps we can hit Taupo tgether in Jan. 2022.

    Note in 1963 at Sebring before fuel injection had been sorted out, the two types of Webers on Ford and...
  24. Paul, I got my piece that mentions the 256 ci...

    Paul,
    I got my piece that mentions the 256 ci engine, from this site which I have found reliable.

    https://www.oldracingcars.com/fa/1966/southwestdiv/

    Thanks for your input.
    Cheers,
    Ken
  25. The #1 car at Sebring in 1963 was 003, which...

    The #1 car at Sebring in 1963 was 003, which Mecom had sold to Ed Sevadjian from Arlington, Texas.
    Sevadjian raced it in SCCA's SW Division.in 1965.
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    The Grand Sport as it is today....
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