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  1. Yes Ray - seems almost like " Allcomers " in NZ,...

    Yes Ray - seems almost like " Allcomers " in NZ, " Run what you Brung " in the USA
    " Modified Production " in other places.

    The Hillman V8-60, and I see the Morris Minor in the drivers notes...
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    Sebring 1955 - my request / questions

    Ken H,

    Quite convoluted history to some of the Donald Healey Motor Company - 100S and " Special Test Cars " NOJ391 NOJ392 and NOJ393 " OON439/440/441 were all 100S but some were built as ordinary...
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    Ken H, Reading the comment John Lacko started...

    Ken H,

    Reading the comment John Lacko started his racing photo's in 1967.
    Question ?? In you vast collection of " Stuff " of others like Jerry Melton etc, - Would you have any photos or copies...
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    So do I Rhys, The Bear looking happy. Have a...

    So do I Rhys,
    The Bear looking happy.

    Have a 1;43 scale models of two of " S Taylor D Hulme " Lola T70's a Coupe like the photo and a Roadster - the Couple could well be from that event as has...
  5. Ken my Man, we - in a semi-rural area of Omokoroa...

    Ken my Man, we - in a semi-rural area of Omokoroa - can still see green hills but not for much longer, have mail delivery 3 days a week
    Tuesday Thursday Saturday but sometimes Wednesday or Friday,...
  6. AHS3504 - an early 100S sold new to actor Jackie Cooper

    Jackie Cooper owned an raced the 100S " AHS3504 " - the fourth customer Chassis number car released in February 1955.
    Briggs Cunningham got AHS3501.

    Jackie's car was British Racing Green - where...
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    The Falcon - great photo, one for " Paul B ".

    The Falcon - great photo, one for " Paul B ".
  8. Over 500,000 views thanks TRS ;

    Cracked it, Over 500,000 views [ long way to go to be like ERC though ].

    I love Healeys as is known, both Big [ full size owned one ] Small [ full size Sprites owned 4 ] and models.

    This from...
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    Kiwitahi Road, Woodhill - another Hillclimb venue

    " Northern Sports Car Club – Hill Climbs 1960’s
    1960's
    " Ostrich Farm Road, Pukekohe, Franklin County "

    11/10/1961 Ostrich Farm Road
    November 1961 **
    17/12/1961 Ostrich Farm Road, Pukekohe...
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    Chaswin, I really like these - the shape is/was...

    Chaswin, I really like these - the shape is/was an American Ford / Chev of the late 1930's in scaled down form - very strong mechanicals, I understand, known as the PV544 - as was the later " Amazon...
  11. Thanks ERC, quite a mean looking BJ8 3000, with...

    Thanks ERC, quite a mean looking BJ8 3000, with that sill exhaust with the big ventilated cover, and those flared guards.
    .
  12. " This photo is from the 1961 Ultimate-Ekco Race...

    " This photo is from the 1961 Ultimate-Ekco Race Car Feature at Ardmore and shows Peter Lawson leading Ron Butler's Porsche and Graeme Eder's Elva-Ford (later known as the Paton-Ford) "

    Milan,...
  13. 30th Anniversary of the Austin Healey - July 1982..

    In early July 1982 a group of Austin Healey Club of New Zealand, Guys and Girls - headed for the USA to attend the event, which was held at Snowmass ( at Aspen ) a Ski Resort - just outside the Town...
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    Jack Boots Riley Speedway car - The " Bugley "

    A bit more of the story of " Bugley " the Bugatti Riley or Riley Bugatti - cut down Bugatti chassis from a car that A J Roycroft owned - The car was created by Arthur Dexter R A Dexter, son of Reuben...
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    Thank you Milan, I have not been back to Ian...

    Thank you Milan,
    I have not been back to Ian Tilley yet. will note the photos for the future !!
    Cheers
    Roger
  16. Gold Leaf 3 hour Race Pukekohe October 1965 - more from Ian Tilley

    The photos are from Family Archives - taken from Colour Slides - a few more ;

    Lotus Cortina #15 [ R Wilson W Thompson ]

    70475

    The Bill Dunster Healey [ co driver Charlie Conway ] with a Fiat...
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    Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington Street Races

    The Ian Tilley photos ;
    Have yet to confirm the year,but remember the Jaguars at Bathurst in 1985 - in fact have a 1;43 scale model of the Goss Hahne Car from Bathurst in my collection; The only...
  18. Gold Leaf Three Hour Challenge Race - Mustang and Daimlers

    Trevor thank you for that - was I thought you or David Oxton hard to read the numbers;
    I will pass that information on to Ian Tilley [ his photo ] and also to Peter Smith, Roger's Brother who has a...
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    Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington Street Races

    Have just been sent a few photos from one of the Nissan Mobil 500 races - not sure which year.
    Will ask the photographer [ Ian Tilley ] and post on here - all taken at the same corner, mainly.
    Ian...
  20. Gold Leaf 3 hour Race Pukekohe October 1965

    Photos from Ian Tilley archives - photos are Family Archives taken from Colour Slides

    The Segedin [ co driver D Simmons ] Mustang and a Daimler SP250 - think David Oxton ** see comment Trevor...
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    Rhys, thought you would know, Thanks, was back...

    Rhys, thought you would know,
    Thanks, was back in the Village last weekend, past Hohaia Street, down Broadway and a few other places, looking for food and wine not cars ..
    Have found a photo of a...
  22. The other Club - The Dog Box Club in New Zealand

    The Dog Box Club in New Zealand,

    Interestingly the latest issue of New Zealand Classic Driver, [ issue 97 Sept-Oct 2021 ] has as part of an article about Barry Phillips, a few lines about the Dog...
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    Ken Wharton, Ken Orr, your story Trevor Sheffield.

    Trevor, thank you for your story.

    " If any one is interested I can advise as to the exact reason for the accident."

    The Ken Wharton accident has been the subject of quite a few comments and...
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    200th Page and nearly 4000 posts - the number of...

    200th Page and nearly 4000 posts - the number of views is well over the Million mark
    Well done Ray..

    The Lotus with the nose -not sure if I like it, but would like to own it $$$$.

    Cheers...
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    Milan, As someone who sometimes gets things...

    Milan,
    As someone who sometimes gets things wrong I thank you for correcting my notes or gently reminding me that the answer to my question is actually in your comments or the image posted.
    I...
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