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    ERC mentions drivers not reading the ASR's for a...

    ERC mentions drivers not reading the ASR's for a meeting properly. In the Good Old Days (GOD) I ran an Autocross on my farm. I added a rule to the event that at the end of the event all cars entered...
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    I have been offline for a few days, it has been...

    I have been offline for a few days, it has been interesting catching up with comments from the festival.
    Congratulations to Kenny. He deserved the honour and certainly drove very well. Next year...
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    Congratulations Michael on a really good book...

    Congratulations Michael on a really good book written about a real legend of NZ motorsport. Great pictures, loved the school report, bought back many memories of cars and races I had forgotten.
    Get...
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    An interesting report on TV1 news last night. One...

    An interesting report on TV1 news last night. One of the infamous Radio Hauraki crew that defied the Government of the day and let us listen to modern music like, shock horror, the Beatles. Gone but...
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    I wasn't at the prize giving but if anyone...

    I wasn't at the prize giving but if anyone deserved a presentation it was Ray. A fantastic job over 20 odd years, starting with the old BMC series. Well done Ray, enjoy the time off, I look forward...
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    The McLaren M8E was driven very well by Warwick...

    The McLaren M8E was driven very well by Warwick Mortimer. There was also a McLaren M1B driven by Andrew Robertson. Both cars were fantastic to see and listen to. Unfortunately no match for the modern...
  7. Thread: HWM Sports

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    What a stunning restoration, congratulations....

    What a stunning restoration, congratulations. Especially when you see the "bits" you had to start with. I would thoroughly recomend having a look at Auto Restoration's website and the work they do. A...
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    According to the "Levin Motor Racing Circuit 1956...

    According to the "Levin Motor Racing Circuit 1956 - 1976" book. E L Avery from Hamilton was entered in 1957 in a 5,500cc HWM and was second in the Smith and Walding 6 lap handicap race.
    It next...
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    Phil used to come into the bookshop from time to...

    Phil used to come into the bookshop from time to time and chat about his time racing once he knew I was involved. He was a mate of Jack Brabham, and used to stay with him when he went to Australia. A...
  10. Hi Nick Welcome to the forum and also the...

    Hi Nick

    Welcome to the forum and also the delights of racing an open sports car. Great to see real progress and I look forward to seeing it in action shortly. I would suggest you join the Historic...
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    Good news for motorsport in New Zealand. A big...

    Good news for motorsport in New Zealand.
    A big thanks to Tony, Chris and the late Geoff Manning for their work, foresight and ability to get the track up and running. In spite of efforts by...
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    It also had Raglan as a short drive away. It...

    It also had Raglan as a short drive away. It would have to be close on a one and a half hour drive. Takes me just over an hour to get to HD from Karapiro.
  13. I was told by someone who was involved with the...

    I was told by someone who was involved with the tourism industry that it was a million dollars plus for a big meeting. That was 20 years ago when a million dollars was a lot of money.
  14. I was there too in my Cooper S which I still own....

    I was there too in my Cooper S which I still own. Started the last race ever at Bay Park in pole position, (reverse grid) and by shamelessly jumping the start lead onto the back straight before...
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    Agreed completely Shano. This has to be good for...

    Agreed completely Shano. This has to be good for the future of motorsport in NZ. Hopefully Tony can bang some heads together and get some sense from the differing parties. Sport has always done well...
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    Agreed Crunch. Top marks ERC to you and all your...

    Agreed Crunch. Top marks ERC to you and all your entries. Good driving, good racing and very entertaining.
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    Ian Horley who built Mowog, then put a Ford...

    Ian Horley who built Mowog, then put a Ford engine and gearbox in and changed it's name to Beowulf. Also built a mk2 version which he still owns.
    John Mines owns the JRM and has also built a...
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    A damn sight better than the current farce that...

    A damn sight better than the current farce that they call formula 1. Rosberg should be sitting out the rest of the season.
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    Hi Ray keep me posted, no commitment at this...

    Hi Ray keep me posted, no commitment at this stage but certainly interested.
    Rex, a great event, fabulous cars and races. Try and get into the pits, wear sixties clothes, have a good look around the...
  20. Thread: David McKinney

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    You have all said it much better than I could. We...

    You have all said it much better than I could. We all miss David's answers to a variety of questions. I am delighted that his book is in good hands, and look forward to its completion. I knew David...
  21. Thread: David McKinney

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    You have all said it much better than I could. We...

    You have all said it much better than I could. We all miss David's answers to a variety of questions. I am delighted that his book is in good hands, and look forward to its completion. I knew David...
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    Some great motorsports quotes in the last half...

    Some great motorsports quotes in the last half dozen posts. I can't wait to see them published. Sounds more like a great gonads post.
  23. I'm with AMCO. The SFOS is a great experience....

    I'm with AMCO. The SFOS is a great experience. New tracks, new and different cars and drivers, Southern hospitality, fabulous scenery, and great empty roads. ERC go South young man, a much better...
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    I have sent some thoughts to Jim Barclay on ways...

    I have sent some thoughts to Jim Barclay on ways we may be able to improve it. Don't get me wrong it is a very good event. Not up to Goodwood but certainly better than Monaco Historics....
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    I dont' know what Paul had to say. Not on...

    I dont' know what Paul had to say. Not on facebook. The Festival is not perfect but it is pretty damn good. Lovely cars being well driven with respect for other cars. Most impressed with Michael...
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