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  1. Ray, She probably tucked her small body down as...

    Ray,
    She probably tucked her small body down as the pillows fell out and that Ferrari headrest helped protect her as well !
    The more I read and learn about Ruth Levy the more I admire Jackie who as...
  2. I look forward to seeing Jackie tomorrow for more...

    I look forward to seeing Jackie tomorrow for more stories about her mother, Ruth Levy.

    In February 1957, the Edgar team was at New Smyrna Beach in Florida, just south of Daytona.
    The Edgar...
  3. By 1957 the Porsche 550 Spyder # 0047 had been...

    By 1957 the Porsche 550 Spyder # 0047 had been well sorted out and Ruth Levy won ladies races all over California from Riverside to Stockton. At one time winning 6 races in a row and she went on to...
  4. After competing in Europe during 1955, the...

    After competing in Europe during 1955, the Porsche factory brought the 1955 Porsche Type 550 Spyder # 0047 over to Florida
    to compete in 1956 12 Hour Race at Sebring. March `1956. As car number 41....
  5. Ruth was trying to get quicker in her Porsche 356...

    Ruth was trying to get quicker in her Porsche 356 Speedster and one day in January 1957 went to the Willow Springs circuit inland from LA and was running laps against fellow Speedster drivers...
  6. The next day Ruth came out again and easily won...

    The next day Ruth came out again and easily won the ladies race.
    Collecting a course marker cone on the way.
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    (Al Moss photo.)


    After five laps Ruth was so far ahead at the finish and no...
  7. I was recently at small gathering talking to a...

    I was recently at small gathering talking to a couple I've known for over 20 years and I mentioned how I enjoyed going back to NZ to visit family and also go to race meets if possible during the warm...
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    I was pleasantly surprised to see this book (That...

    I was pleasantly surprised to see this book (That I had and lost somewhere many years ago) is back in print again.
    With the original cover design.

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    (Ken H)
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    Speaking of driving skills or the lack of ! ...

    Speaking of driving skills or the lack of !

    Thanks to Nigel Watts kindly sending me photos of Kiwitahi and surrounds, I can share where I first drove even though the scenery was a bit greener then...
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    Ray, It was a rough race at Daytona due to crazy...

    Ray,
    It was a rough race at Daytona due to crazy driving.
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    And a terrible highway mess in Texas due to ice and crazy driving.
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    it is a lonely life over here but I get my second...

    it is a lonely life over here but I get my second Covid shot next week so perhaps my leash will be lengthened a little.
    You haven't got rid of me yet !
    At the moment I just sit out in the garage...
  12. This is as close as I could get to the F 5000...

    This is as close as I could get to the F 5000 racing at Taupo..

    https://sportscardigest.com/2021-formula-5000-tasman-cup-revival-round-2-taupo-historic-gp/

    It looks like perfect weather...
  13. When I was at Taupo in January last year Bruce...

    When I was at Taupo in January last year Bruce Thompson was peddling a 1973 Falcon XA Coupe # 83, from John McKechnie's stable, around the course.
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    John and Bruce having fun in the XA Falcon...
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    Canepa shop tour with Bruce Canepa

    With other discussions regarding museums etc. and it is a rainy day (finally here in CA.) I wanted to share a bucket list item at a place near Laguna Seca in the Santa Cruz mountains at Scotts...
  15. Paul, The car looks magnificent. ...

    Paul,
    The car looks magnificent.
    Congratulations, it must be like a dream come true.

    Ken
  16. Ray, You are correct. Was he related to Rob...

    Ray,
    You are correct.
    Was he related to Rob Walker ?

    https://drive-my.com/en/test-drive/item/3714-1964-ian-walker-racing-lotus-elan-coupe.html
  17. Thanks Nigel. Very much appreciated. Ken

    Thanks Nigel.
    Very much appreciated.

    Ken
  18. Roger, It seems a shame that both motoring...

    Roger,
    It seems a shame that both motoring events are on the same weekend in NZ.
    Especially as over here we can have no events at all !
    Almost in the words of Fred Dagg " You don't know how...
  19. TAUPO HISTORIC GP 2021 FEATURING THE GREAT HISTORY OF FORD RACING

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    As I can not be there in person this year I would be most grateful for any comments and photos etc. to be entered into this thread.
    May you all have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
  20. " At the Show with Donald Healey and Leonard Lord...

    " At the Show with Donald Healey and Leonard Lord and apparently a politician ?"

    Roger,
    That politician was Sir Anthony Eden who was the British prime minister, 1955 to 1957.
    Also British...
  21. Nigel, These last photos bring back memories as...

    Nigel,
    These last photos bring back memories as I remember my dad taking us to a stock car meet in the 1950s at Te Rapa and then of course we would make Hamilton's Forest Lake the big weekend event...
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    After seeing Craig Breedlove racing across the...

    After seeing Craig Breedlove racing across the Bonneville Salt Flats to an almost disastrous ending, I wanted give an update on this very brave man who is still alive today and must still have the...
  23. But Allan I haven't found any big slimy eels here...

    But Allan I haven't found any big slimy eels here in Montana's Rock Creek !

    Ken H.
  24. Ray, I enjoyed your wonderful descriptions of...

    Ray,
    I enjoyed your wonderful descriptions of driving across Montana. Our daughter lives not far from Butte in Philipsburg, MT.
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    (KH photo..)
    Philipsburg is off to the left of this photo....
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    May this new year be a complete improvement over...

    May this new year be a complete improvement over the last one.

    Here is a "Blast from the Past" from the mid sixties showing all aspects of US motoring and motorsports from slot-cars to Bonneville....
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