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    Dale, I'm sorry I don't know the full story. The...

    Dale, I'm sorry I don't know the full story. The Camaro went south to Dunedin from Rod, and and John Osborne purchased it around 1978. John told me that it had been used as the prototype for PDL2,...
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    There was a Camaro that raced in NZ with a wedged...

    There was a Camaro that raced in NZ with a wedged nose. When John Osborne raced the ex Spinner Black car, the nose had been wedged. I don't know who did it. John expressed his disappointment that...
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    In the bottom photo just above the Mini's roof...

    In the bottom photo just above the Mini's roof there is what appears to be a radically fastbacked Anglia(?) in primer. Any one with any information?
  4. Ken, I am really enjoying your photos. Do you...

    Ken, I am really enjoying your photos. Do you know anything about that beautiful Monza in the backround?
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    The Typhoon is part of a collection in...

    The Typhoon is part of a collection in Christchurch. The current owner said that the track was so narrow and made the car so unstable it was scary to drive. So it just sits in his collection.
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    Yes Jac, when I add it up I have raced a few cars...

    Yes Jac, when I add it up I have raced a few cars in OSCA. Back in 1978 I raced the ex Peter Beck Truimph Herald coupe. Vauxhall 2 litre engine to a Ford Twin Cam gearbox to a Datsun 180B LSD. The...
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    I suspect that the Imp is Bill Leckie. I remember...

    I suspect that the Imp is Bill Leckie. I remember that it was very quick
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    That's right Jac. When I sanded the car back it...

    That's right Jac. When I sanded the car back it only had the Cossack paint scheme, with a red/orange over the green. Kevin raced this car before my time in OSCA, and suspect that he only raced it for...
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    Filling the gaps

    Jac Mac, you are partially right. Kevin Ryan did indeed race the Cossack car, with a BDA in it. It was still in the same colour scheme, but the green was changed to a red/orange. I remember it...
  10. Did anyone notice that in the early tape of Bruce...

    Did anyone notice that in the early tape of Bruce McLaren racing his red Can Am car, he was using the number 47, the same number he used in NZ?
  11. I think that you will find that it is Bruce...

    I think that you will find that it is Bruce Bellis in the ex Collins Cortina. As Bruce owned the Coachman Steakhouse it seems likely. Bruce converted the car from the 4 headlight GT grill that Clyde...
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    Neil is still around.

    I was talking to Neil at the Southern Speed fest at Teretonga a couple of weeks ago. He was supporting Bill Pottinger and Bill's excellent new book of Tasman photos. Neil appears to be in very good...
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    You will notice the tow wagon of OSCA drivers...

    You will notice the tow wagon of OSCA drivers choice in the backround. They all used old International ambulances. Sturdy, with lots of room in the back.
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    An interesting aside to the Miss Victorious...

    An interesting aside to the Miss Victorious story. Back in 1979 I would go down to AJ Automotive in Hornby to help Alec Dickie and Dod McFetrish when I was on night shift. Alec, and his father Ken,...
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    Just adore the McLaren in the backround. Was that...

    Just adore the McLaren in the backround. Was that the one that used to be in NZ?
    I think that the red car for sale is a Lago Talbot
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    Hi John. In my reply above, you will notice that...

    Hi John. In my reply above, you will notice that Craig Hool ran the RX3 successfully for many seasons after purchasing it from Don Grindley. The car was eventually stripped of its running gear,as...
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    Don sold the car to Craig "The Wizard" Hool who...

    Don sold the car to Craig "The Wizard" Hool who successfully ran a 13B turbo in the car for some seasons. He made many changes over the car's career as is the norm. Somehow the late Dean Kirk...
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    However, any photos and information would be...

    However, any photos and information would be appreciated.
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    The #15 Commodore looks very similar to the car...

    The #15 Commodore looks very similar to the car Steve Ross, from Dunedin, raced in Sports Saloons in the 90's. Same colour, same wheels. The big deal at that time was that it was a genuine GpA car. I...
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    The shell is sitting in the back of my shed, Rod....

    The shell is sitting in the back of my shed, Rod. It needs a total rebuild, which will be a major project.
    It is my intention to restore the car once rotaries are accepted into historics in the SI....
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    But you're a tough Southern Man, Jac. And used to...

    But you're a tough Southern Man, Jac. And used to racing in the rain, no doubt. LOL
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    Does anyone know where you could get a boot wing...

    Does anyone know where you could get a boot wing like the Rx2's and 3' are using in this race? I am attempting to get together the parts so that I can start restoration on the Rex Findlay's old RX3....
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    They both drove the same car, the Fordina. Wayne...

    They both drove the same car, the Fordina. Wayne Ross was racing a Lotus powered stock bodied Farina in OSCA back in the late 70's
    If you were to go back through the OSCA entry lists, there were...
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    gokiwi, you crack me up.LOL For the sake of the...

    gokiwi, you crack me up.LOL For the sake of the North Islanders. Dave Yeoman used to supply the sound systems to Ruapuna and Timaru race tracks and to the Ruapuna drags. He was about 95 not out, 5'...
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    I have just had a friend ring me and say that...

    I have just had a friend ring me and say that John Gobbe passed away yesterday. John was the person behind trying to get Shell Sport restarted. He also owned several old Shell Sport cars. I hope the...
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