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    Allan, In 1962 the 997 cc engine was the only...

    Allan,
    In 1962 the 997 cc engine was the only version in Mini Coopers.
    Then other sizes came later. The 1071 and 998 in 1963. The 970 and 1275 in 1964.

    My car now has a 1986 998 cc engine with...
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    I guess my 1962 Austin Mini Cooper would look out...

    I guess my 1962 Austin Mini Cooper would look out of place amongst some of these Minis (or part Mini) at Caffeine and Classics gatherings.
    To prove mine has not been thrashed or done too many...
  3. July 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame at Vine St and...

    July 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame at Vine St and Hollywood Blvd.
    When Judy's relatives visited California from Wisconsin they always visited Hollywood, Disneyland before going on to Las Vegas.
    Here...
  4. The concrete barriers that were installed were...

    The concrete barriers that were installed were from what was used at the Dallas F1 Grand Prix in July 1984.
    This was the time the US was building temporary race tracks for Formula One in cities such...
  5. About 20 years later in 1984-86 the Green Valley...

    About 20 years later in 1984-86 the Green Valley Raceway was shut down and the area has been developed.
    One of the last big races held there was this 1984 SCCA Trans-Am series race. October 28 1984....
  6. Closing out Jerry Melton's Green Valley Raceway...

    Closing out Jerry Melton's Green Valley Raceway photos with some TR 4 action.

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    Gary Bishop enjoyed driving his TR 4 there in February and June1966.

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  7. TR 3 action on the track and in the pits. ...

    TR 3 action on the track and in the pits.

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    In for a pit stop.

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    (Jerry Melton photos..
  8. Back to SU and Zenith-Stromberg carbs and a bit...

    Back to SU and Zenith-Stromberg carbs and a bit of British at GVR.

    A MG TC at speed.

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    A Morgan.

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  9. Thanks for that info. Roger. Not all of them...

    Thanks for that info. Roger.

    Not all of them are in pristine condition.
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    But you may have missed out on this one.
    ...
  10. A rare car competing in the 1966 Enduro race at...

    A rare car competing in the 1966 Enduro race at GVR was a 1966 Vetta Ventura 5000 GT.

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    (Jerry Melton photo..)

    This was an American car that looked like a Ferrari 275 GTB.

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    More...
  11. Thanks Roger, that was a very nice gesture....

    Thanks Roger, that was a very nice gesture. Perhaps we can hit Taupo tgether in Jan. 2022.

    Note in 1963 at Sebring before fuel injection had been sorted out, the two types of Webers on Ford and...
  12. Paul, I got my piece that mentions the 256 ci...

    Paul,
    I got my piece that mentions the 256 ci engine, from this site which I have found reliable.

    https://www.oldracingcars.com/fa/1966/southwestdiv/

    Thanks for your input.
    Cheers,
    Ken
  13. The #1 car at Sebring in 1963 was 003, which...

    The #1 car at Sebring in 1963 was 003, which Mecom had sold to Ed Sevadjian from Arlington, Texas.
    Sevadjian raced it in SCCA's SW Division.in 1965.
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    The Grand Sport as it is today....
  14. In 1965 Ed Servabjian came to GVR with his 1963...

    In 1965 Ed Servabjian came to GVR with his 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport # 00.

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  15. The well-known Mexican driver, Pedro Rodriguez,...

    The well-known Mexican driver, Pedro Rodriguez, entered in events at GVR in February 1966.

    First, in a preliminary race driving a Mini -Cooper # 51.
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    Then in the main event Pedro was...
  16. An ad for a 1961 De Tomaso Formula Junior,...

    An ad for a 1961 De Tomaso Formula Junior, similar to what raced at GVR.

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    ( Ken H.. )
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    Ray, excuse my intrusion but you once again...

    Ray, excuse my intrusion but you once again revived a memory for me of our slow, family drives in the Hyndman Standard Vanguard.
    It was a 1951 Standard Vanguard Phase 1 saloon. With a 2 litre...
  18. Ray, I found this info. on a 256 ci Ford engine....

    Ray,
    I found this info. on a 256 ci Ford engine. (Wikipedia )

    " Ford Y-block engine..

    The Y-block engine' is a family of overhead valve V8 automobile engines produced by Ford Motor Company....
  19. John Mecom was a wealthy Texas millionaire who...

    John Mecom was a wealthy Texas millionaire who also had interests in the Jordanian oil industry.
    John helped many drivers get established, including: Roger Penske in the Zerex Special and then...
  20. Some Jaguar at GVR in the mid 60s. I like photos...

    Some Jaguar at GVR in the mid 60s.
    I like photos that have all the information on the side of a bus !
    David Dooley in his XKE # 41.
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    With lights set up for the Enduro event.

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    # 41...
  21. Ray, Indeed rollover bars certainly began to...

    Ray,
    Indeed rollover bars certainly began to appear and grow during 1961.
    For example;
    January 7th 1961. NZGP at Ardmore and Stirling Moss in his Lotus 18 # 7 has no form of rollover bar at all....
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    Ray, Does that last photo mean going "flat out"...

    Ray,
    Does that last photo mean going "flat out" down the street ? :)
  23. Ray, The 1965 photos of the Thompson's Lotus...

    Ray,
    The 1965 photos of the Thompson's Lotus Seven seem to show a roll bar very similar to the 1962 Seven on sale although perhaps not as sturdy. So could not that type of roll bar have been a...
  24. Here is to the two "flaggies" who risked life and...

    Here is to the two "flaggies" who risked life and limb in sunshine or rain to do their volunteer job at Green Valley Raceway in 1966.
    Thanks to all flagmen everywhere.

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    A Spitfire and a...
  25. Ray, I found this 1962 Lotus Seven that could...

    Ray,
    I found this 1962 Lotus Seven that could be yours for just $ 50,000 US.
    Plus it is RHD so you could take it home !

    "The Lotus still retains the Original Factory Roll Bar, Woodrim...
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