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    No troubles from US postings, my replies appear...

    No troubles from US postings, my replies appear instantly
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    Thanks a million guys....I now have three...

    Thanks a million guys....I now have three contacts and that's three more than I had previously. Numerous 'phone calls and e/mails to Baltimore-based shippers AND US Customs have all gone...
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    Shipping vehicles from US to NZ

    I need help..!!
    I am planning to move from Baltimore MD back to Auck NZ.
    The shipping agent I contacted tells me that I CANNOT ship a part restored vehicle, packed in the same container with...
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    We are all thinking of you.............at least...

    We are all thinking of you.............at least on this side of the US.......the non-shaky side....all we have to deal with is the odd snowstorm and to ensure that our bullrt=proof vests are up to...
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    And of course, Simon Taylor, himself, was known...

    And of course, Simon Taylor, himself, was known for owning ( and competing in) something of a 'Bitsa".....otherwise known as the "Stovebolt Special"
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    In another life, when I was Tech. Training for...

    In another life, when I was Tech. Training for Arrow Automotive Industries...I frequently visited the Arrow factory in Spartanburg SC...just up the street from Bud Moore's shop.
    Arrow, at that...
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    I'm sure that Lee Holman's memory will be rather...

    I'm sure that Lee Holman's memory will be rather better than that of 2 old fogies, trying to recall details of a road-trip some 15 years, or so, ago. In any event...he should be able to flesh out the...
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    In the early (ish) 2000's a friend called me from...

    In the early (ish) 2000's a friend called me from Ohio ( I was living in Baltimore) and asked if I was up for a trip to visit Lee Holman at his facility on the south side of the Charlotte Airport....
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    Steve, I'm not convinced that ally rads ARE the...

    Steve, I'm not convinced that ally rads ARE the be all and end all of cooling syst problems. They LOOK good and probably are a tad lighter, but is that weight saving all that important in most...
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    Like a surprising number of Kiwis, in the fringe...

    Like a surprising number of Kiwis, in the fringe car and car-racing industries, John spent time with Motor Specs, in their engine re-conditioning facility in Auck. As I recall he ran the 'jobbing'...
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    I visited with the (then) owner of this Tiger,...

    I visited with the (then) owner of this Tiger, sometime in the early 90's ( I think!!). Location was someplace just north of the Henderson area and the person I spoke with seemed to be the owner ( or...
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    Interesting thread indeed. Tough cars and tougher...

    Interesting thread indeed. Tough cars and tougher drivers. Driving a large oval is no cakewalk, as several rookies and F1 drivers soon found out.
    I've always been a tad surprised that the name...
  13. I would guess that the examples quoted: Phillip...

    I would guess that the examples quoted: Phillip Island, Monterey, and Goodwood have, by comparison with Teretonga, considerable budget sizes to play with. I have visited Goodwood several times and...
  14. McCahill WAS a bit of a...

    McCahill WAS a bit of a blow-hard............Candy Poole's PBX..Crosley-based racer showed up well in the under 1500cc classes on the east coast of the US.................32 finishes out of 35 starts...
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    I knew Bill for over 60 years; we both grew up on...

    I knew Bill for over 60 years; we both grew up on farms in Pukekohe East; our fathers became good friends sharing interests in fishing, hunting and, in their spare time, farming. In those days,...
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    An excellent subject for...

    An excellent subject for discussion.....especially as regards protetctive wear, but also as regards vehicle restoration and prep.
    And of course..a big issue is that of expenses.........it IS costly...
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    Grass-tracks seemed to come and go with some...

    Grass-tracks seemed to come and go with some regularity. ISTR an 'auto-cross' type venue at the Aitkenhead Sawmill location on the Pokeno-Thames Rd. and another venue over the Waikato, from...
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    Which reminds me of a training clinic I did in...

    Which reminds me of a training clinic I did in the early 90's in up-state Minnesota.......one of the attendees mentioned that he had flown his own plane down for the session.....as it was near...
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    What an odd series of exchanges this has been. ...

    What an odd series of exchanges this has been.
    In those days, many NZ based manufacturers had agreements with over-seas suppliers of technology or materials; the company I represented had such...
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    FWIW Steel Bros had been in the fabrication...

    FWIW Steel Bros had been in the fabrication business for almost 100 years, before the Lotus venture. The quality of their fabrication(s) and their honesty in their dealings was, and is, unquestioned....
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    Help me out here...wasn't this the track, the...

    Help me out here...wasn't this the track, the Aitkenhead boys bull-dozed through their farm on the Pokeno side of the Deviation? If it was, that's where I tore the right front strut out of my...
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    Bob...trust me, it KILLED me, not being able to...

    Bob...trust me, it KILLED me, not being able to make it down there and shoot the breeze with all of you guys. The list of names on the sign-up sheet included so many fellows that I still have good...
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    Yep, it looks a bit sad. Any-one we know? Shame...

    Yep, it looks a bit sad. Any-one we know?
    Shame it was his road car...BUT it happens sometimes...did my Escort in at an event, in the late 60's..in my case a bit too much courage and not quite...
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    Sure would be appreciated if someone would post...

    Sure would be appreciated if someone would post pics of the reunion, especially some of the 'golden oldie 'or original members
    Thanks
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    Tigers are not dead yet. To name just 3 Tom...

    Tigers are not dead yet.
    To name just 3
    Tom Patton from Ohio consistently won his class in SCCA central Division and in 1999 won the SCCA GT-2 run-offs....33 years AFTER they ceased production of...
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