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    Didn't that change lap times, don't know if you were there the day it wasn't (the tyre) Manon in his escort 9-10ths and Rutherford 10-10ths in his Mazda and as he (Rutherford) left the concrete all hell let go, it was one of the longest slids i have seen on club curcuit, he went all the way sideways down the out side grass, 2 full locks on and somehow missed that little pinacle that pocked out and ended up backup in to the fence infront of the house on the sweeper. You could smell it for ages, tyres, Poop the lot. That littel club curcuit could tell some stories.

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    Rod ,I sort of lost Interest when that little circuit went ,I used to love it ,The last time I ran there was with the BDA engine in the space frame Escort ,not sure if you were there ,but all of a sudden with the extra power ( 80hp) and speed I found another corner on the track ,that little kink just after where the bridge had been ,became another corner,I was actually drifting all four wheels through there , for me it was a great day because I also ran my classic MK1 Escort twin cam and managed to get that into the fastest group of cars as well,how do you drive two cars in the same race ?

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    Yea was there Bob, you dicked me easy and Smythey dealt to me as well that day, mind you 3 escorts in last race not bad, could have been 4 if you could multitask. Talking to Dave up here when fishing last year and he said he still had his car, that was a good car. That little tweak down where the bridge had been was humour in the wet, always step out a bit through there, caught a few. Loved the wet ah, bought the horsepower back. You are right, that little club curcuit was awesome, many a good race on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Grimwood View Post
    Mr Borrie at Puke club day, he drove the car very well, still reckon it is one of the best looking and one of the original Capris still doing it. If it could talk it would be interesting.
    Agreed Rod, a great car with a very long history. Never quite reached its potential with Bullivant, but Baker drove the wheels off it.

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    Another Capri that raced in NZ was the RS2600 that Norris Miles ran for a while. Anyone know what happened to it ?

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    Tony, do you remember when Rod Millen drove the Norris Miles Capri at a couple of meetings, I remember seeing a photo of him 2 wheeling it at Wigram. He won class etc at a few meetings I think. If I remember it was a left hook wasn't it. White and Green i think.

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    Unfortunately no I cant remember Rod Millen driving it. Would have been good to see. Yes it was a left hooker but Red and White when I knew Norris. Must ask my brother where Norris is these days.
    Just did a Google search and he is involved in the Historic Formula Ford register in England and was running an Ex Mass/Lauda Capri in Historic events there in 2008.

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    Just found this Link. Probably old news but I found it interesting.
    http://homepages.ezysurf.co.nz/~collx/RS3100GP2.pdf
    Maybe Mike John can shed some light on Norris and his Capri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
    Another Capri that raced in NZ was the RS2600 that Norris Miles ran for a while. Anyone know what happened to it ?
    Do you have any more info on the car Tony? What type of engine did it race with? One of the Dymond brothers raced an RS2600 Capri in OSCA, fitted with a V8 motor. It was a left hand drive car, with the nice 1972 works flares, so must have been the real deal. I need to go check through my magazines, but there was one advertised for sale in the 70s too. I don't think it had an engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Do you have any more info on the car Tony? What type of engine did it race with? One of the Dymond brothers raced an RS2600 Capri in OSCA, fitted with a V8 motor. It was a left hand drive car, with the nice 1972 works flares, so must have been the real deal. I need to go check through my magazines, but there was one advertised for sale in the 70s too. I don't think it had an engine.
    I will check with my brother to see if he remembers any more but it only had a 2600cc engine in it and was up against Toranas and Falcons. God I wish I had all the photos I lost, had heaps of shots of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Grimwood View Post
    Mr Borrie at Puke club day, he drove the car very well, still reckon it is one of the best looking and one of the original Capris still doing it. If it could talk it would be interesting.
    And as it is now, this car could just about have it's own thread. Photos borrowed from Capri thread.
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    FYI the green Capri at the beginning of this thread is a Replica of the Broad speed car that was written off circa 73 or 4
    there was an article in Motorsport magazine over here and if you have the $$ you can order a new replica capri

    I also recall circa 1990 Classic & Sportscar did an article on the Cologne Capri that is now in NZ

    I have found for sale in Germany a Cologne copy with modern Ford V6 from a Scorpio
    I have bought from USA 1973 3 litre V6 capri race car built in 79/80 raced once won and was then parked up in barn it will be shipped soon to UK

    I also bought all the GAA V6 parts that Swindon engines in UK had around 5 years ago
    i have left only some big end shells in wrapper but i do have a V6 metering unit for sale all serviced
    Yes I know Im behind you guys, i like warm beer and it rains a lot here too.

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    Interesting clip. Better if I could understand it though.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H80A...eature=related

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    this car is a right hooker not an original cologne as they where all left hookers
    Yes I know Im behind you guys, i like warm beer and it rains a lot here too.

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    Think this Mr Dymonds V8 Version at Bay Park.
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    I don't think I've ever seen a photo of that car Rod. Story was it was a genuine left hand drive Cologne Capri RS2600 bodyshell, which Dymand fitted a V8 into.

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    Wayne Huxford does he still own the meanest looking red capri in NZ.It went through so many body changes witch were all done by its owner being so clever. Im from Christchurch and saw the capri race at Ruapuna a number of times the south island was so lucky you travelled the big miles and the large expence to show the osca boys some big competiton from the North island the car always looked immaculate, we all cant wait to see its return as it was last raced Red with Mothers sponsorship as it put mothers products on the map for NZ.I hope its freshen up is well underway and life is good. all the best Alistair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Grimwood View Post
    And as it is now, this car could just about have it's own thread. Photos borrowed from Capri thread.
    Father and son team who live locally. Graham (Dad) has owned the red Capri for probably 12 years now. I know how much he paid for it, he got an absolute bargain! I doubt he will ever sell it

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    Bill Cox. Not sure of the engine size at the time other than it was V8 powered
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    I think Neil Tolich was probably the one who started the current trend for 'Perana' Capris...

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    John Sampson's well campaigned and always immaculate left hand drive RS2600 Capri
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    This one wasn't quite so pretty by the end of the day...
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    Ron Findlay at Taupo this year.
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    Scott Sampson's car is currently for sale on Trade Me. As with all Sampson family's cars, immaculate.
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