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    NSCC The later years.

    Early in the thread I posted the names of the Presidents form 1943 - 1974 - the first 30 years - repeated below

    " 1943-45 Verne Clarke
    1945-46 Eddie Dowding
    1946-47 Ces Hodge
    1947-48 John...
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    Wairamarama. more information on the NSCC events.

    Thanks for that Milan- a date I didn't know about and have found another one from the Don Tilsley photos .
    Great thank you.

    Roger
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    NSCC photos from the 1950's 1951 - 1955 Don Tilsley archives - The Singfords

    These photos were put on the NSCC Facebook page back in 2017 - I had seen them and with the new information coming to light the should be here
    The notes on the photos from the NSCC page

    #1 ...
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    NSCC Hillclimb Events and venues

    Re - writing and amending the list from earlier posts ;

    The list so far

    1940's
    - late in the decade. First Hill Climb appears to be in 1946
    1946 - 47.

    " Taylors Bay, Hillsborough " -...
  5. Watched a Doco on TV3 CRC Motorsport about the...

    Watched a Doco on TV3 CRC Motorsport about the 60th Anniversay meeting at Waimate - for the Waimate 50,the programme from 2019 was a replay but had been edited with a Tribute to Clark Proctor at the...
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    Roy Rowe Ford V8 60 Special

    ERC and others - answered my own question - information and photo from the Leadfoot Website.

    " Roy was born 1942 and lived in Hamilton nearly all his life. His first car was a 1930 Ford Model A...
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    ERC, The Ford V8-60.. Do you know whose it is ? -...

    ERC, The Ford V8-60.. Do you know whose it is ? - The number Plate 34,703 - looks like this period issue - 1941 - 46 - with a diamond symbol in the centre ..
    Presume it was built like this in that...
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    Kirk, That link is great - some reports on...

    Kirk,

    That link is great - some reports on quite a few events- see a few Auckland Boys in the events Laurie Powell Ford V8 - Les McLaren in the Ulster Austin 7, that was Bruce's first competition...
  9. Dunedin Festival - Fryatt St Sprints 1964 and the Track 1959

    This from " Dunedin Photo Review " - which must be like the Town Photo News publications like " Nelson Photo News ".

    Graham Woods found this piece and the source led me to a Website on Museums of...
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    Wally Bower in the Buckler Mk.6/2 car - a bit of history.

    Wally Bower in Buckler 6/2 in the early 1970's at Pukekohe - photo by Kevin Lancaster.

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    Entry List from Milan Fistonic for a 1970 meeting.
    Milan wrote " This could be the race shown...
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    Great work Milan, I looked at that photo closely,...

    Great work Milan, I looked at that photo closely, but could not work it out
    Thanks ..
    Roger
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    Ohakea 1956 The last running of the Trophy Event.

    7th Ohakea Trophy
    Date: 3rd March 1956
    Venue: Ohakea Airfield
    15 laps of 3.218kms (48.27kms)
    Starting Grid: (The runways were wide enough to allow the cars to line-up in four rows)
    Row 1:...
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    Ohakea Trophy Races - 6th running 1955 - Edwards Special

    The entry list Grid placings.

    " 6th Ohakea Trophy
    Date: 5th March 1955
    Venue: Ohakea Airfield
    15 laps of 3.218kms (48.27kms)
    Starting Grid: (The runways were wide enough to allow the cars to...
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    NSCC October 1947 the Concours D'Elegance at Cornwall Park.

    Posted before with the photo on a card with the details.

    Have re-scanned for better quality - and here is the photo sized for TRS - I got it to 183 kb allowing for the max of 185.5 kb

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  15. No - but I did find a recipe the other day -...

    No - but I did find a recipe the other day - handwritten on AH 100 notepaper, but no ashtray !

    Cheers

    Ken H
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    Edwards Special - Ohakea 1953

    Entries for the 4th Ohakea Trophy race in 1953 - Jack Edwards was there.
    Would seemas the race was in march 1953 that the car was built / re-built in late 1952.
    Note that Jack Kennedy in his Austin...
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    The other MG photos

    A couple more photos of the MG [ MG's ] as noted in previous post. from around the time -
    The cars have the 1941 -1946 issue plates - the first series of 5 year plates - prior to 1941 plates were...
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    Edwards Special - Ohakea 1954

    The 1954 Trophy Race ;

    The entrants
    5th Ohakea Trophy
    Date: 6th March 1954
    Venue: Ohakea Airfield
    25 laps of 3.405kms (85.13kms)

    Starting Order: (Handicap Race) Bern, Edwards and...
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    Edwards Special - Ohakea 1954 and a certain Singer with Trevor Sheffield driving.

    " I competed in this event driving the Ralph Watson Le Mans Singer which I owned at the time and I recall some of the cars listed, but unfortunately not the Edwards Special. "

    The Edwards Special...
  20. Ken H, Wow and I wish, one for the AH 3000...

    Ken H, Wow and I wish, one for the AH 3000 Mk11, two for the lady and three for the flash hotel, - et al ..

    Cheers
    Roger

    PS when the clip finishes the next one up is the song " in the Air "...
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    NSCC 1943 - correspondence

    The letter written in June 1943 by G Newsome to R Currey. R Currey became the Clubs first Treasurer.
    This is from Bob Kidd, who many years ago was given the Envelope with the letter card and photos...
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    Early Days of NSCC, Ed Dowding and Ralph Watson - Trevors note

    Trevors comment - " Definitely the late Ralph Watson driving the four seater Singer shown in the photo. RIP all the old guys who started the club, "on a shoe string"."

    Trevor,you are correct - and...
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    Edwards Special - Ohakea 1954 Car #9 Sports and Racing car Race Event 2.

    A page from the 1954 Ohakea Trophy Races -
    Having trouble with resizing [ reducing size of some of the images - this one worked.

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    Still seeking a photo[s] of the car
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    Rhys, agree with you, It was the first real...

    Rhys,
    agree with you, It was the first real attempt at identifying NZ Specials, and well known Racing cars in NZ. My Uncle Ed was shown my copy back in the 1990's and made notes on scraps of paper...
  25. Lucas - CAV - Girling parts manual the 1970 Edition

    A recent acquisition - Details all components for the many British Cars, Motorcycles and Trucks that Jospeh Lucas supplied - a gem for wanting part numbers for bulbs relays light fittings brake...
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