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    Andy Buchanan's Brabham

    I believe this photo was taken near "the pits" at Mount Maunganui street race...sames meeting that Frank Matich raced his Team Total Lotus 19 and Brabham-Climax. Stories of the after-race functions...
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    Bob Wallace dies of heart attack

    One of NZ's understated motorsport legends has died in his workshop at Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 75. Bob Wallace, after 20 years in Italian motorsport in the 1960s, including being the original...
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    Thanks to both Michael, Jamie and the Roaring...

    Thanks to both Michael, Jamie and the Roaring Season for help in putting me in contact today with John. Another good guy from NZ motorsport in the 70's.
    -- David
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    [QUOTE=jamie;30101]Hi the Lola was sold to Billey...

    [QUOTE=jamie;30101]Hi the Lola was sold to Billey Apple and totaly restored and is used as A peice of art.

    Does anyone know where John McDonald, ex-Wellington, is these days (raced the Noble...
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    Great images of SCANZ cars from the 1970s (?)in...

    Great images of SCANZ cars from the 1970s (?)in posts #148 and #149...Can anyone confirm the identify of the drivers and the cars? David Manton
  6. I'm in...You're filling a previous gap in NZ...

    I'm in...You're filling a previous gap in NZ historic motorsport. Doing a great job.

    cheers
    David M.
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    Have found one, thanks to RoaringSeason...

    Have found one, thanks to RoaringSeason members.cheers,
    David Manton
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    Jaguar 3.8 driver at Matamata

    The driver of the silver 3.8 Jaguar at the Matamata and Mt Maunganui street races was Chris Keehan, from Central Hawkes Bay, a popular member of the local Car Club. Chris and other club members...
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    This Lotus was purchased by Auckland Star...

    This Lotus was purchased by Auckland Star journalist John Wilson who spent a family inheritance on memorable parties in Auckland and the Manawatu and dabbling in motorsport. He had the car prepared...
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    Steve, Car number 5 in post #35 is the Noble...

    Steve, Car number 5 in post #35 is the Noble Special in its last bodywork version (of about four variations?), it still has that number 5 on its bodywork today, plus the high-mounted mirrors. This...
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    Noble Special photos?

    Hi Steve, great images of the SCANZ cars. Are there ay pix of Russ Noble's Brabham-based Noble Special among the photographs you've received?
    Cheers,
    David Manton
  12. My recollection is that Phil Remington was...

    My recollection is that Phil Remington was definitely an American; he certainly had a strong American accent. There were other Kiwi expats in the Shelby operation besides John Ohlsen, namely Steele...
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    Colotti crown wheel and pinion

    Offers invited for a spare Colotti T37 crown wheel and pinion. The T37 was the gearbox used in several famous racing cars in the 1960s including the BT4 Tasman Brabham-Cimaxes. Email...
  14. Bob Wallace's key role at Lamborghini features in...

    Bob Wallace's key role at Lamborghini features in a chapter on NZ race engineers/mechanics along with a series of historic photographs in my book "Enzo Ferrari's Secret War", the story of NZ racing...
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    Yes, the Alwyn Marshall Lotus-Cortina is still in...

    Yes, the Alwyn Marshall Lotus-Cortina is still in the Bay of Plenty. I owned it in Tauranga for about 10 years or so in the 1980s and will be going to see it's current owner on my return to NZ in...
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    Ford Twin-Cam engine wanted

    I'm seeking a Lotus-Ford twin-cam engine, preferably dry sump, with or without Webers.
    I can be contacted at d.manton@hotmail.com if you've got one for sale or know where there is one. Thanks.
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    David Manton

    Hi Steve,
    Good to see the article on Pat Hoare's GTO conversion. There are several incorrect points in it, one being Logan Fow buying the car on Pat's death. Logan purchased the car in...
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