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    Another Book to grace my Bookshelf !

    Not on the Shelf but in a plastic bag with the Shell Books and others.

    Another gift from the families neighbour in Hillcrest, Auckland.

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    A bit of interest in the Jim Richards Marina, GC2 - one of two - the other driven by Dauntsey Teagle GC1 and the two Mini Clubman of Andrew Cowan GC3 - the winner and Angus Hyslop GC4. The NZ Motor Corp Team.

    More to come but on which thread ??

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    A Story from 1955 - Book published in 1956 " Cape Cold to Cape Hot "

    An addition to my collection, a story by Richard Pape a World War 11 - hero, who wrote the book " Boldness be my Friend " about his POW and Escape episodes
    - A true story ! - well, with great embellishment.

    That style of writing is in this book too! According to reviews at the time.
    So taken with a grain of salt - a big adventure in a 1955 Austin A90 - Six, using the same basic motor as an Austin Healey 100 Six.

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    The car, well a version of it, he crashed the first UK supplied A90 in Norway and the Norwegian Austin dealers supplied a second car hence the Norwegian number plates, that car was also badly damaged at times in the adventure.

    This is what is represented as the " Cape Cold to Cape Hot " Austin A 90 - 6 ".
    As displayed in the British Motor Museum.

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    More photos of the car are on the Austin Healey thread

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    Cape Cold to Cape Hot.

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    Have now read the book, quite an adventure - the story a bit hard to follow at times - great details of certain events and then he seems to be in a hurry to finish a chapter and skips over portions of the drive, especially when in Southern Africa, Rhodesia down to South Africa itself.

    As shown in other photos the car is now restored and sits in a Museum alongside other BMC Austin cars.

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    Sir Stirling Moss - RIP 12 April 2020.

    Sir Stirling Moss, 17th September 1929 to 12th April 2020.

    On my Bookshelf is a copy of the Authorised " Moss " Biography that my Late Uncle Ed [ Eddie ] Dowding of NSCC fame had.
    It is in my Library as " Custodian " for his son my Cousin.

    Recently there was a Service in London [ 8th May ] for Sir Stirling Moss.

    The Book ;

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    The Commemoration of the great Man.

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    Was too young to see Mr S Moss race in New Zealand as didn't get to a motor race until October 1965.
    Did he race at the Grand Prix in January 1966 - would need to check ? Do not have the Programme for that event.
    However, did get to see him at he Ardmore Reunion Meeting in January 1989.

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    This little Gem has just appeared, a photo of S Moss with wife Katie in 1958 [ 17th September ], just a big kid.

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    Road and Track - a serious Magazine for Americans who like non - US cars

    Prompted to get into the " Archives " - a.k.a the Boxes in the garage as their was some photos of an Apollo GT and American car - styled in Italy with an American V8 engine - stated to be from the 1960s'

    The images came from Pieter Nauta - it is on one image ;

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    Remembered the name and that in my Collection is the November 1963 issue of Road and Track that had an article on the Reventlow Scarab and a Road Test of an Apollo GT - Buick engined Coupe.
    The Buick Motor is the 215 ci - 3524 cc Alloy V8. well known in the UK - as noted below.
    A very different Car from around the same time ;

    The Cover - with the Scarab.

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    The article - four pages, including the Road and Track Specification and Performance page - a layout which I like.

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    The Data page;

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    The engine is the one adopted/adapted by Rover in the mid 1960's to go into the Rover P5 B and the later P6 B and SD1, as well as the Range Rover, Land Rover V8 and even into the Morgan Plus Eight.

    The only other " Road and Track " I still have is the August 1980 issue - which has a Road Test of the Morgan Plus Eight - with Turbo - using the same 215 ci 3522 [ 3528 in some notes ] V8 engine that came from Buick.

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