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    As do I.

    As do I.
  2. I think that the photo depicts me driving the...

    I think that the photo depicts me driving the SP250 Daimler, when I was overtaking the Mustang which I finished ahead of. At that point the Oxton car had retired due to losing a wheel.
  3. .. "Your close proximity " Together with Laurie...

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    "Your close proximity " Together with Laurie Powell I manned a flag point at the this unfortunate event." to the accident
    I for one would appreciate your comments."

    The huge disparity in...
  4. The results in respect of those early meanings...

    The results in respect of those early meanings may appear confusing. I attended a couple and it was notable that those driving shiny production sports cars, seemed to be out on a Sunday drive and in...
  5. It is significant that the President of the NSCC,...

    It is significant that the President of the NSCC, 1956-60, Dudley Badham, was a manager of B. Johnson and Sons who manufactured the Indianapolis brand of piston rings, subsequently to become self...
  6. If there is a demand, I would be prepared to...

    If there is a demand, I would be prepared to order a second printing of the Supplementary Edition of the book. Otherwise it is out of print.

    Trevor.
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    Some will be aware that the owner of the museum...

    Some will be aware that the owner of the museum and cafe complex, sadly passed away not long ago. Therefore it is well to again point out that the security of the Watson artefacts is in no doubt.
    ...
  8. Very possible Kevin, but I lost track of him and...

    Very possible Kevin, but I lost track of him and can not confirm.

    However, you say: "he used to come over to our workshop all the time for a chat" and I would have expected the Bob I knew to have...
  9. NSCC Fun and games.

    In view of my distant past I have been asked to contribute comment and in order to comply I have compiled these notes:-

    The necessity of accurately timing speed events has proven a constant chore...
  10. Bob Gibbons came up from Wellington for the...

    Bob Gibbons came up from Wellington for the event. He was prominent in hilll-cimbs and chased the championship around the country.

    Ralph Watson chose him to drive the Lycoming in circuit racing...
  11. R.I.P. Collin Waite, a venerable long standing...

    R.I.P. Collin Waite, a venerable long standing member of the NSSC, he passed the chequered flag for the last time onSaturday 26/06/21, aged 92 yrs. He was at the forefront of club activity for many...
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    "The story is, as you say, Packard built a better...

    "The story is, as you say, Packard built a better - as in more reliable - version of the Rolls Royce Merlin."

    Possibly, but notably without bombs falling around them and not needing housewives...
  13. As a formula this has a lot going for it in...

    As a formula this has a lot going for it in several respects, particularly in respect of overall value for money.
  14. Special thanks. Nice story and well worth...

    Special thanks. Nice story and well worth warching and very genuine in every way.
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    Agreed; socialism killed it, along with the...

    Agreed; socialism killed it, along with the development a lot of other good things within British industry.

    Very seriously LOL.
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    THE ROTARY VALVE ENGINE.

    The late Ralph Watson stands as the only engineer, let alone individual, to have designed a truly successful rotary valve internal combustion engine. To have also produced, evaluated and tested his...
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    Good news. If it stays within the family it is...

    Good news. If it stays within the family it is likely to remain preserved. It has been sculptured very well and there is certainly sufficient excellent detail. I have a single copy of my book waiting...
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    Absolutely Remarkable Tribute.

    You have done Ralph proud.

    Please post detailed information concerning the construction of the model as well as your plans covering its upkeep. It comprises everlasting memorabilia beyond its...
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    In respect of the BSA photos, it is significant...

    In respect of the BSA photos, it is significant that the first photo shows the car in its original form, with poppet valve engine and nineteen inch wheels, whereas the following photos show the the...
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    R I P, Ralph Watson, our Very Special Kiwi...

    R I P, Ralph Watson, our Very Special Kiwi Engineer.

    23/07/1918 — 23/08/2006

    http://ralphwatson.scienceontheweb.net
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    I competed in this event driving the Ralph Watson...

    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.

    It is interesting to...
  22. "In their Riley at Helensville Hall at the end of...

    "In their Riley at Helensville Hall at the end of a Trial [ think Ken Hemus in the Singer ]. the 1949 Winter Trial"

    Definitely the late Ralph Watson driving the four seater Singer shown in the...
  23. Ostrich Farm Road was definitely a NSSC hillclimb...

    Ostrich Farm Road was definitely a NSSC hillclimb and to the best of my knowledge and recollection was never used by the ACC.

    Wairamarama I am certain was an exclusive NSSC venue.

    During this...
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    A Sincere Tribute

    All will be deeply moved by this tribute and sincere thanks to the university team for their very special effort. Those who do not view the video will miss something truly inspiring, even though...
  25. The first car in the photo is captioned, "The...

    The first car in the photo is captioned, "The Aitken-Ford 10 Special No. 2." at Muriwai 1954, reportedly having made its debut at Seagrove in 1951 and at a later date was fitted with a Ford V8...
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