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  1. Manfield grid shot, circa 1986. On the pole is...

    Manfield grid shot, circa 1986. On the pole is Trevor Crowe in what must be his last season with his first Oldsmobile V8 Starlet, while Wayne Huxford and Ian Munt share the front row in their Chevy...
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    Wow, those are awesome Ross! Thanks for sharing....

    Wow, those are awesome Ross! Thanks for sharing. George is really throwing it through the Puke chicane.

    What exactly is the material on the bonnet? Looks like black carpet.
  3. Pretty sure this is the same event, showing the...

    Pretty sure this is the same event, showing the mid-pack with Brennan and Kennard.

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  4. Group shot here from Manfeild. I'd say approx...

    Group shot here from Manfeild. I'd say approx 1988? Some great cars shown here, with John Osborne leading in his V8 RX7, chased by Rodger Freeth in the second Trevor Crowe Starlet, then Ian Algie in...
  5. Thanks Growler, glad you're enjoying them. I love...

    Thanks Growler, glad you're enjoying them. I love this era too. These are the crazy cars I grew up watching.
  6. Mossman V8 Viva again, much later in its career,...

    Mossman V8 Viva again, much later in its career, and pictured battling Rob Kennard.

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  7. I could be wrong but I think this is Ralph...

    I could be wrong but I think this is Ralph Mossman's V8 Viva, very early in its Sports Sedan career.

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  8. Baker then sold the Capri to Bob Cullinane, who...

    Baker then sold the Capri to Bob Cullinane, who repainted it black with fading red to yellow graphics. This would have been around 1982. Cullinane then sold it to Brian Friend, who painted it a...
  9. Eventually Bullivant sold the car, and its next...

    Eventually Bullivant sold the car, and its next owner was Graham Baker. Baker had the funds to fully exploit the potential of the Capri, and for a season or so when he raced it, it was one of the...
  10. Bullivant then fitted the Capri with a small...

    Bullivant then fitted the Capri with a small block Chevy V8, which made it faster. But still the budget was lacking. But Jim Richards was impressed enough he employed Bullivant to prepare his Mustang...
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    Another angle.

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  12. This car had an extensive racing career. It was...

    This car had an extensive racing career. It was originally built by 19 year old Brent Bullivant, in the Hawkes Bay. It was a very well built car, but Bullivant lacked sufficient funding to fully...
  13. But Kennard and the Cortina returned. The car was...

    But Kennard and the Cortina returned. The car was rebuilt, and improved. It went on to become one of the fastest modified sedans in New Zealand. I believe this car was powered by a Ford V8, rather...
  14. This was the aftermath. The damage was extensive....

    This was the aftermath. The damage was extensive. The Cortina was a beautifully prepared and presented car in its original guise, and included some very intricate custom paint work. Kennard himself...
  15. This is the beautiful MkV Cortina V8 of Rob...

    This is the beautiful MkV Cortina V8 of Rob Kennard going up in flames at Manfeild.

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  16. Next up is the Cortina-Mustang V8 of Clyde...

    Next up is the Cortina-Mustang V8 of Clyde Collins. This car was abut the fastest car in OSCA for a few years in the early 1970s when Collins ran it. Clyde Collins always had beautifully turn-out...
  17. First up is the wild mid-engined Morris Marina V8...

    First up is the wild mid-engined Morris Marina V8 of Graeme Park. I assume the first photo with the white paint is early than that with the black paint. I know it was at one stage fitted with a...
  18. Photos: The Warwick Clayton Collection - Part 1

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    Some of you will be familiar with the work of Warwick Clayton. I've posted several of his superb New Zealand racing photographs on The Roaring Season since its inception.

    Warwick is...
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    Milan, looks like the video is available to view...

    Milan, looks like the video is available to view here: https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/monaco-monza-macao-wellington-1990/quotes
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    Thanks Milan, no, I wasn't aware of this book. I...

    Thanks Milan, no, I wasn't aware of this book. I have most of the early programmes (except 1985) and Wayne Munro writes detailed articles throughout.
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    Thanks Milan, would it be at all possible to...

    Thanks Milan, would it be at all possible to borrow it for a short time?
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    Does anyone have a programme for 1985?

    Does anyone have a programme for 1985?
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    Thanks guys, I sent a message off to Allen Brown,...

    Thanks guys, I sent a message off to Allen Brown, race car historian who has the excellent Old Racing Cars website: https://www.oldracingcars.com/

    Allen confirmed it was Roy Lane from 1971: ...
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    Anyone know whose is the McLaren?

    Anyone know whose is the McLaren?
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    Any more info on this car?

    Any more info on this car?
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