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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    In all my years on this earth, the only unfathomable book I came across was- Aristotles Metaphysics with Analysis..
    Recently I have been given a book that equals it...Weber Carburettors by John Pissini.
    A challenging book and all I can say is just pay someone to make your Webers perform better.
    Life is too short to get into this book from 1968,- V8s didnt exist then apparently- unless you are into Anglias, Healeys and Italian cars
    Is that why Murray can charge so much? He is a wizard with the Webers though.The book was written for Poms!I have copies of both the basic and next more complex, anybody need them?

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    I'd fancy one of those. You have a message Oldfart

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    Motoring Books - not quite - Castrol Motorsport Cars Card series

    A card on the Austin Healey 100S was posted on a Fb page " Austin Healey 100S " some time ago by Paul O'Neill - Paul has the whole set of 24 cards which he recently got out and photographed;

    Here is the entire set - the AH 100S was number 19.
    Must have been a 1950's set ;

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    Close up of the Austin Healey and the details on the back.

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    Many of the cars pictured were seen in New Zealand in the 1950's / 60's ..

    I remember and collected those Castrol Motorsport Year Booklets back in the 1960's - sadly all gone - with the number of house moves over the years [ around 12 ] and the " giving away " of a lot of stuff, I now have only two big boxes of books brochures etc, about 4 boxes of photo's 10 large boxes of Scale Models not forgetting the Seven Boxes of Magazines that I rescued for seaqnmac from his Uncle.
    They need to be sorted mainly Classic and Sports car Vols 1 to 22 in 6 boxes and another box of a UK newspaper style motoring publication from the 1970's.
    However as " ERC " and others have mentioned on TRS and elsewhere - you collect it, and no one else in the family is really interested where does it all go !! when you Go >> ..
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    However as " ERC " and others have mentioned on TRS and elsewhere - you collect it, and no one else in the family is really interested where does it all go !! when you Go >> ..[/QUOTE]

    This applies to all the stuff collected by the late Ralph Watson, as I have previously mentioned without receiving any response. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Sheffield View Post
    This applies to all the stuff collected by the late Ralph Watson, as I have previously mentioned without receiving any response. :-(
    Trevor yes, It is hard to deal with - Ralph would have some fascinating things I am sure - photos etc are easy can be scanned, but other things take space and as we get older we downsize -
    My own experience - 1994 - 25 years ago owned a large house with double garage a carport and had 3 to 4 cars at any one time.
    The garage held a lot of tools and car spares,books magazines and other stuff - out of the way of family.
    Now small house, single garage, two cars, one of which lives 200km away in Auckland and gets used every couple of months.

    I daren't take on any more " stuff " really but do get the odd item - have to deal with all those boxes soon !!

    ** and today indicated would take some NZ Classic Car mags -
    see how it goes !! storage is the issue for most of us !!
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    Love the cards Roger.
    Fantastic to see, thanks for posting them up.

    It is a shame with a lot of the collections needing to be re homed, I usually collect by sight and it is hard sometimes to do this unseen.
    And then there is the space issue, as Roger has said. I am also mindful of this. Don't have and answer for this sadly.
    Cheers
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    Motoring Books - on the Shelves ..

    The Motoring Books -

    The Austin Healey and BMC books

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    The Moss [ a borrow ] Brooklands, Le Mans series and the US collection
    In the cardboard cartons are the Vintage Motorsport collection " The Specials " and the big one is the Corvette Book by Dick Guldstrand - self published and marketed - mine I got around 2003 and it arrived in a US Postal Service Mail Sack with a lock on it - I wrote back and said did they want and was " keep it '.

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    and the New Zealand collection - two of which I contributed to, too !!

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    Many that I like, so no favourites really.
    Hope you don't get a crick in your neck reading the titles

    Missing is the Trevor Sheffield - self published " Ralph Watson - Special Engineer " as I am reading it at the moment.

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    Hopefully there is a gap for it !!

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    Is anyone interested in accepting a gift of most NZ Classic Car, magazines from the early days up to about three years ago when I stopped buying it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Is anyone interested in accepting a gift of most NZ Classic Car, magazines from the early days up to about three years ago when I stopped buying it?
    Ray yes I would - can collect when next in Auckland - have kept a few but mainly recent ones [ with all my house shifts " Her Indoors " wanted them gone.. Cheers

    Roger

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    Thanks Roger. We are away Dec 11th to 27th, but any time is OK. My wife will be SO impressed... Now I have to address the rest of the stacks. Most are worth selling - or donating to a worthy cause if unsold. Chaindrive may be interested in some old model car magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Thanks Roger. We are away Dec 11th to 27th, but any time is OK. My wife will be SO impressed... Now I have to address the rest of the stacks. Most are worth selling - or donating to a worthy cause if unsold. Chaindrive may be interested in some old model car magazines.
    Doing the maths guess it is around 300 magazines all up that's quite a few boxes !!.
    Will keep in touch,
    Cheers

    Roger

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    "Alf Francis - Racing Mechanic".

    I have a my own copy of the 'Motoring Book Club' edition, but found a hard copy of the original in one of the local charity shops yesterday. No dust jacket, a little faded, but otherwise OK. I'd already bought three books and with a kilo of monk fish and a 1.5km walk home ahead, no shopping bag, didn't want to carry any more.

    A great book as I remember, when race mechanics had it really tough.

    If anyone is interested ($7), I'll grab it - but be quick.

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    If still available, I'd be interested. I'll pay the shipping to France.
    I never find this kind of gems in charity stores in France!

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    OK Remi. Got it for you! Email me your address and I'll also put the Ginetta pics onto a memory card for you. Can't do anything much for a week until I get the PC returned. If there are any other makes/models you are interested in, just let me know. Will be easy enough to stick them on.

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    NZ Classic Driver issue # 86 Oct- Dec 2019

    NZ Classic Driver due out in Late September - early October will be the first of the quarterly editions as compared to bi-monthly until now.

    In the Issue will be the story of the Telecom Classic Motorfest events of 1993 and 1994 - The article has been written by Laurie Brenssell - who was the Chairman of the organising committee.

    Covers from the 1993 and 1994 Programmes; Images from Laurie's archives - I have other copies of both, one from Remi who owns the Tony Herbert Ginetta that raced there in 1994

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    " POWER and the GLORY " indeed.

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