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    Correct John was a larger than life fellow who...

    Correct John was a larger than life fellow who came from Pukekohe ,vary instrumental in getting the Pukekohe Car Club up and going in its formative years as a point of interest I worked on that car...
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    Just a mention that probably belongs in this...

    Just a mention that probably belongs in this thread ,Bevan Cossey of the Cosseys Farm Hillclimb connection ,passed away a couple of days ago ,sadly another long time friend gone miles before his time
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    leave it with me Ray ,no promises but I will see...

    leave it with me Ray ,no promises but I will see what I can come up with
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    You are right Trevor ,it took some hard...

    You are right Trevor ,it took some hard dedication to keep the foot flat there
  5. No I have no idea sorry Roger ,we always thought...

    No I have no idea sorry Roger ,we always thought it was a NZ Weekly news photo or similar as Les had a huge collection of newspaper cluppings and photos from both here and Australia from that era...
  6. Barney Pellow's Fiat engined Brabham for sure ,I...

    Barney Pellow's Fiat engined Brabham for sure ,I saw the engine of it often enough ,it was wet sumped and ate bearings like there was no tomorrow ,a few late nights along the way there to keep it...
  7. That photo was in Lester's old scrapbook as the...

    That photo was in Lester's old scrapbook as the Kidston Hillclimb Cup and according to what else I have been able to decipher was that although he had labelled it 1949 it was actually on December...
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    Thanks for a great insight ,I know how hard first...

    Thanks for a great insight ,I know how hard first hand , it is to reconcile a lot of these old facts and deal with fading memories ,one thing that you can add to your files is that the engine from...
  9. Thanks ,Oh well ,we will just keep chipping away...

    Thanks ,Oh well ,we will just keep chipping away ,like a lot of the other multitude of things sitting here waiting for a answer
  10. OK ,did it get damaged at a later event again...

    OK ,did it get damaged at a later event again ,that is the only trouble with a lot of this information you have to sift through it ,did Colin Roberts race it after that
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    I'm not sure ,that is why I asked ,I believe it is being confused with when it got damaged at Levin ,as a point if interest did it ever run again as a complete car after that incident,as the...
  12. Just bumping this back up again ,has any more...

    Just bumping this back up again ,has any more information come to hand ,David is no longer with us sadly ,but information that has come to me to be handed on to him suggests that the car was damaged...
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    Rod ....Griffiths were the Rootes group people...

    Rod ....Griffiths were the Rootes group people ,Steve was working at Supertune for Bill when I came back from the South Island I nearly went and worked for Bill at that time .
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    Yes from Dave Simpson to Crosbie ,That Escort was...

    Yes from Dave Simpson to Crosbie ,That Escort was as said to have been for John Ward ,but via Bill Norrish ended up with David Simpson ,Bill of course had a previous sucesfull involvement with Dave...
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    Sad news indeed , I had a long friendship with...

    Sad news indeed , I had a long friendship with Ivan going back to 1960 ,a real good guy and a master craftsman now sadly gone
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    Frank Matich

    I had a phone call earlier from across the Tasman ,that Frank Matich passed away today , RIP
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    Grant ,good to catch up with you again on the...

    Grant ,good to catch up with you
    again on the weekend ,its been too long between drinks
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    No mate its not a new thing it was there way back...

    No mate its not a new thing it was there way back in the early 60's when I started ,usually round the back of the circuit where the officials didn't see ,I guess how ever I could give back as good as...
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    Yes remember it well ,big pool of water left...

    Yes remember it well ,big pool of water left there from the rain in the days before ,what the story doesn't say is was I was helped in there by the stupidity of someone who should have known better...
  20. Yes that is right ,that is it, at the time of...

    Yes that is right ,that is it, at the time of that post I found some other photos of it for David ,I will have to go back and see if I can find them again and also I think we sort of put the...
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    Mk 3 from memory Grant ,I'm pretty sure I...

    Mk 3 from memory Grant ,I'm pretty sure I remember him being up there at Ray Stones ,with the roof rack on it ,does that ring a bell ,was he camping ? do you remember
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    I have all the paperwork for the two car meetings...

    I have all the paperwork for the two car meetings ...Entry lists etc ....
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    Jamie ,a bit of a unsung person as far as I'm...

    Jamie ,a bit of a unsung person as far as I'm concerned ,a great guy ,that you could race wheel to wheel with and you always knew he would do nothing stupid ,he always had a great talent for getting...
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    Basically as I saw and said ,one of those days...

    Basically as I saw and said ,one of those days that is better to forget and move on,there is enough sadness in life without dwelling on it
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    Bottle Top Bay ,Papakura was the venue ,I think...

    Bottle Top Bay ,Papakura was the venue ,I think that I may still have a photo with a date somewhere ,but it was in the first few months of 1965 for sure ,Morry was a member of the 100mph club at...
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