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    Cooper Bristol

    " Cooper Bristol - still one of the most photogenic of all race cars when on the move. There is absolutely nothing in the current F2 arena that comes even close. "
    ERC, a great photo of the Cooper...
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    Graeme " jw " re ;" clearly roger is a clever...

    Graeme " jw " re ;" clearly roger is a clever Geek than me, my piccie was too big so he re sized it ", Not really, I have difficulty with uploading stuff including trying to take from Google Maps .....
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    Te Pirita a map of the original airfield overlaid.

    Te Pirita - this from " jelliewrestler " - an overlay of the original monochrome on a current Google Map. the Circles are quite prominent on the Google Map -

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    Another Old and lost Track - that " Jelliewrestler " inquired about

    An old Airfield circuit - 3 runways with connecting Taxiways in the middle of farmland, near the Rakaia River, at Hororata, close to Rolleston ..

    Te Pirita ..
    This is an image he sent me.
    1st...
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    Ivy Stephenson - her cars.

    Trevor, thanks for your notes - and finding the photo in the Vercoe book

    " PS After having located the photo on on page 2 of the Vercoe book, I am confident that the second car is indeed the first...
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    Te Pirita had not heard of it!

    " Jellywrestler " .. Presume, that is Te Pirita, near Hororata, nearest Town Rolleston Canterbury - there is a Te Pirita Road, and several Airstrips are nearby. including Howards Airstrip and another...
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    Is that one that Lance Elliott restored - he did...

    Is that one that Lance Elliott restored - he did quite a few from the 1950's - 1960's ..
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    Colour photos from Roger Herrick ..

    Two Morrari photos - posted by Roger Herrick, unsure if his own photos ** although one has the Date Jan 66 and seems to have come from an album.

    Early photo -on the Ferrari's Borrani Wire Wheels ...
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    Trevor, thanks, another car we need to find out...

    Trevor, thanks, another car we need to find out about. The McGregor one !
    - re ; " I can not locate the photo and to the best of my memory Jock Aitken built only one special. Please explain. "
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    Jock Aitken - The Aitken Ford 10 [ one of two ]

    Aitken Ford, that I called " Fordie " - I did that because under one of the Arthur Siddall photos is the notation
    - J Aitken " Ford1o " - the printing was quite small and I thought - the " 1 -...
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    Greg, good to read of progress - just recently...

    Greg, good to read of progress - just recently Allan Dick reposted part of his NZ Classic Driver story on the Morrari- which generated a bit of response.
    I also saw recently a couple of photos of...
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    Trevor, Colin MacGregor features in the Arthur...

    Trevor, Colin MacGregor features in the Arthur Siddall albums, I will find and separate a photo of his car or cars and post later. [ 5;12 ]

    Later 5;35 ; only mention of a C MacGregor is driving an...
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    Another Model on the way, or have you already...

    Another Model on the way, or have you already done that one " Chaindrive "
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    Thanks Milan a good article. The familiar names...

    Thanks Milan a good article.
    The familiar names that my Uncle Ed used to talk about - Alan Pybus [ not Pubus ] was a great mate of Ed's and I can remember about 15 -20 years ago my cousin John, Ed's...
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    Oldfart - The Fiat was Trevors as he says "...

    Oldfart - The Fiat was Trevors as he says " Plenty of gas @ 91! " and that is not an Octane Rating - he sent me the story and I found some other comments of this, and Trevor found the photos too -...
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    [QUOTE=Trevor Sheffield;72973] Trevor, I hope...

    Trevor, I hope so - would like to see a copy myself.
    Having reminded me I will ask on the Facebook Group about Motorsport and Motoring books.
    Cheers
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    GBS Gordon Brown Special.

    The GBS - Gordon Brown Special - notes I have indicate Gordon did build more than one car as stated here by Graham Vercoe [ without getting into a discussion on the accuracy of his books " a 1904 cc...
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    Trevor, thanks for the notes about Wairamarama...

    Trevor, thanks for the notes about Wairamarama and the spelling - my notes were scribbled in pencil on a sheet of paper - need more attention to detail. Will correct it.
    Cheers
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    Hill Climb venues used by NSCC.

    Trying to get a complete list of roads used by NSCC from the early days 1940's through to now.
    Have found a few but there are gaps in the order which probably means I am missing quite a lot

    The...
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    Vintage Fiat 509 Special - a story - Part Two.

    The story continues ;

    " The design of the engine overall was quite interesting. The crankshaft included three bearings, but arranged in a quite novel way. The camshaft was driven from the rear via...
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    Vintage Fiat 509 Special - a story - Part One.

    Preamble ; " Having seen the " Ford Ten special built by Gordon Brown. His efforts encouraged Jock Aitken and others to follow on with the theme he introduced. He was certainly way ahead of Collin...
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    NSCC and some Specials built by Club Members

    Mention has been made some time ago of the GBS - built by Gordon Brown and more recently of the " Fordie " or Jock Aitken Special, built Jock who was a Mechanic and Engineer, he ran a small garage /...
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    Just re-reading these articles from Club Torque...

    Just re-reading these articles from Club Torque in 1963 that are articles from events in 1943 - 44 and on to 1946.
    With the recent posting of the Arthur Siddall photos the article provide more...
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    ERC " ANCO " - unusual long and low rear...

    ERC

    " ANCO " - unusual long and low rear engine style in a front engine car - driver sots low and well back. an interesting car, I like it.
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    Austin Seven special - supercharged - more information and photos.

    The Austin Seven ;
    From my " research " into the Austin Seven supercharged factory racing car - built in 1931 - one of three [ or four according to some sources ] the one that came to New Zealand...
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