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    As a fairly recent arrival here myself, I'd point...

    As a fairly recent arrival here myself, I'd point out that probably the best historic motor racing forum in the world - The Nostalgia Forum - is in exactly the same boat. But between them TNF and TRS...
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    Bikes are a BSA Gold Star foreground. Villiers...

    Bikes are a BSA Gold Star foreground. Villiers powered DOT converted scrambler on the right. Triumph twin recognisable in the left background.
    The DOT's interesting - it's still got a 21 inch front...
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    I don't recall any mention of bikes being...

    I don't recall any mention of bikes being included at that point. I'd have to look at the book which is the history of the Motor Racing Club to see when they first ran at Wigram. Unless someone on...
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    My late father was one of the group who found...

    My late father was one of the group who found that circuit - and worked the landowners round to approval. Then of course it was declined Police approval - despite, I was told, the "old pals act "...
  5. This is well worth buying. Reference material...

    This is well worth buying. Reference material that I doubt is collated anywhere else.

    And a good read too.
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    I'd doubt if that's 61 at Wigram. No rain. It was...

    I'd doubt if that's 61 at Wigram. No rain. It was wet Friday practise and Saturday race day.
    It was only late 70's that the track got used more than once a year. University CC and a couple of others...
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    It could have been worse. Works Kreidler 50cc...

    It could have been worse. Works Kreidler 50cc riders had a 4 speed foot change box - and a 3 speed 'twist the left grip' hand change on top of that.
    As you would expect, when asked "what gear are...
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    Is it a bonnet protrusion - or a laurel wreath...

    Is it a bonnet protrusion - or a laurel wreath laying on the bonnet ?
  9. Interesting. The bikes didn't need a wof - even...

    Interesting. The bikes didn't need a wof - even for street circuits. If you rode it to the meeting, yes you needed a wof for that - but no way could you make something like a Manx road legal so the...
  10. I seem to remember when registering the race...

    I seem to remember when registering the race bikes as farm machinery that the Registration sticker carried a letter E where the examples above carry a C.
    And yeah, all the bikes had to be registered...
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    The need for a handbrake depends on what sort of...

    The need for a handbrake depends on what sort of events you're going to do. They can be very useful at a hillclimb start for example.

    Yeah, wait till you drive it before fitting a roll bar.
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    Tell me that's not Guy Martin hands on hips, back...

    Tell me that's not Guy Martin hands on hips, back to the yellow Shellsport Lola.
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    Well, that does help to date it a little. TIG was...

    Well, that does help to date it a little. TIG was available in ChCh from the 50's - there were a couple of specialist welders with the gear. If it had been MIG welded IMO that would have dated it as...
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    I tend to agree. The frame looks like it wasn't...

    I tend to agree. The frame looks like it wasn't drawn, it just happened. Two diagonals in a bay where one thoughtfully placed would do.
    Not denigrating the effort for a minute. It's very typical of...
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    Saw an early Porsche coupe on the road yesterday....

    Saw an early Porsche coupe on the road yesterday. First one seen for over 20 years. When we lived in ChCh a neighbour had a TD and a early Porsche walled in under theur haouse. The quakes brought...
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    I'd love to see that. Any chance of a scan ? ...

    I'd love to see that. Any chance of a scan ? Fwiw, pretty well all Hec's cam profiles were based on the 500cc Speedway JAP. Cut and duration lengthened as required. For many years the problem with...
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    I know Errol. AFAIK he has the last race car but...

    I know Errol. AFAIK he has the last race car but not the road one Hec and Murray built. Next time I run into him I'll ask however.
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    To judge by chassis nos elsewhere on the web, the...

    To judge by chassis nos elsewhere on the web, the Dino is the replica - not the ex Pat Hoare car.
    The 500/625 is the ex Peter Whitehead car - which I saw win the 56 Lady Wigram trophy. My first...
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    Any details on the last two Ferrari...

    Any details on the last two Ferrari single-seaters ? Both could potentially have Kiwi history.

    Thanks
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    There is plenty of information on the web about...

    There is plenty of information on the web about early Ferrari chassis. Gilco who built most of the early chassis had a major anniversary a few years ago and put out a lot of info and drawings. The...
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    Some time after Duncan's death some of his stuff...

    Some time after Duncan's death some of his stuff appeared at a Canterbury VCC sweap meet. A midget chassis amongst other things I remember. It was educational listening to the stories of attempts to...
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    Sometime in I think 1969, the old man and I had...

    Sometime in I think 1969, the old man and I had been to a meeting where the old race cars had come out to play. It looked like fun so once home we pulled out some old Wigram programmes and started...
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