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  1. Paul, is the roll cage built to original specs or...

    Paul, is the roll cage built to original specs or has it been made to suit MNZ rules?
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    Kohatu Park race track

    Can anyone here give us an update as to how progress is on the Kohatu Park complex at Tapawera.
  3. Thread: Old Race Tracks

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    "Winding" perhaps.

    "Winding" perhaps.
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    If you filter the left overs through a loaf of...

    If you filter the left overs through a loaf of bread it's apparently quite drinkable.
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    There was one used as a course car at Pukekohe...

    There was one used as a course car at Pukekohe back in the 60s which I thought was the coolest car I had ever seen. Still do actually. My failing memory thinks it was blue.
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    Nigel, was the Gordon Keeble a dark blue one?

    Nigel, was the Gordon Keeble a dark blue one?
  7. Thread: MNZ survey

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    Thanks for that Ray. I agree with most of the...

    Thanks for that Ray. I agree with most of the statements. Targa which was the event I was mostly involved in is a classic example of serious cost escalation which has caused the entry numbers to...
  8. Thread: MNZ survey

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    Unless it is infringing on individual's privacy...

    Unless it is infringing on individual's privacy would it be possible to publish some of those comments.
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    So taking some of this one step further and...

    So taking some of this one step further and assuming (probably incorrectly) that MNZ is the New Zealand representative for the FIA which is the "master" of all world wide motorsport surely MNZ should...
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    MNZ survey

    I suppose many of you received the MNZ survey of those who did but don't anymore, compete that is.
    It is interesting to note the numbers from those who responded to the survey.
    96.9% male
    34% over...
  11. Thread: Old Race Tracks

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    If you go through the rest of the booklet you...

    If you go through the rest of the booklet you come across this colour photo. Someone may be able to identify the cars and drivers for us.

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  12. Thread: Ohakea

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    Vercoe's book has a couple of good photos of the...

    Vercoe's book has a couple of good photos of the start lineups for the 55 and 56 races.
  13. Thread: Lockdown

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    1963 Wills six hour saloon car race. The journey...

    1963 Wills six hour saloon car race. The journey getting there from Edgecumbe in a less than perfect 1950s Ford Popular was almost as exciting as the race, with fuel pump problems from Rotorua to...
  14. Many years ago, at least 55, I had a friend in...

    Many years ago, at least 55, I had a friend in Wellington who made his own triple carb manifold for his flathead V8 out of "plastic wood". Looked great and worked well except the the outer two carbs...
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    It's not that long ago that you could see the...

    It's not that long ago that you could see the shape of Seagrove from the air.
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    All back again for me.

    All back again for me.
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    None showing for me right now although they were...

    None showing for me right now although they were yesterday.
  18. Thread: Old Race Tracks

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    I don't know exactly but I think somewhere around...

    I don't know exactly but I think somewhere around the High School in Kopeopeo.
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    The Bonham's auction I refer to was held in 2003...

    The Bonham's auction I refer to was held in 2003 I believe. The description of the car makes no mention of any New Zealand connection. The auction description has a "Salesroom Note" attached which...
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    327 cu in is 5359cc whereas 4650cc would be 283...

    327 cu in is 5359cc whereas 4650cc would be 283 cu in.
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    There were motor bike races around the streets of...

    There were motor bike races around the streets of Whakatane in the 1950s.
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    From what I can gather Kevin, left over 250F 2.5...

    From what I can gather Kevin, left over 250F 2.5 litre engines. It was for sale at Bonhams with the original engine not fitted but as part of the deal, but the one fitted had to be bought as a...
  23. I see they use the green flag for a "strat"...

    I see they use the green flag for a "strat" whatever that is.
  24. Oh yes it is. On entry list as no 22. Howard...

    Oh yes it is. On entry list as no 22. Howard Ferrabee from Hamilton.
  25. Thread: Kerry Grant

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    Levin 1963 or 64 64800

    Levin 1963 or 64

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