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    Gosh this is showing my age! - 'Motor Sport' Racing Car Review by Denis Jenkinson 1958 purchased from Technical Books 27 Victoria St. W. Auckland on 2/9/59 reduced from 12/3d to 4/6d. Placed in prominent position and often looked at!

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    A few Titles - from my collection ..

    Have mainly New Zealand Stuff, and several Austin Healey books plus a few from the USA on Sports Car Racing in the 1950's / 1980's ..
    Have also recovered on behalf of Seaqnmac Volumes 1 to 22 of " Classic and Sports Car " magazine - his Uncle Gordon was a mechanic and spannerman fro Barry Vuyk and others when competing. Gordon is shifting and had to empty his Garage of them I also got a box of 1973 and 1977 newspaper style magazine called " Motoring News " a UK publication which I am going to go through them when I next visit Auckland
    [ currently in storage in Auckland all seven banana size boxes - a lot of magazine - my Cousin will not be impressed as in his Mums house which he looks after - she is 99 and in a Rest Home - Una Dowding is the Wife of the Late " Eddie Dowding " [ 1919 - 2018 of NSCC fame ].

    Back to the topic - some books /booklets - some have been published elsewhere on TRS but this seems the right place.

    Not for Sale - The Sports Car Talk were given to me, as were some of the others -
    [ just don't tell " Her Indoors " who is Outdoors at the moment with a friend walking.]

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    Steve Holmes currently has this for his new book - details of the Lycomings History

    SCT 1989
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    The Ginetta of the front cover ex Tony Herbert is now with Remi Rutkowski in France

    A Book on Dunedin by Scott Thomson - copy from Spgeti, Bruce thanks again.
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    The back with Map of the circuit
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    More to come on this not so nice afternoon - almost Beer O'clock and home alone At The Moment 4;25 pm NZDST..

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    More Titles - from 1963 to 1983

    The famous Book which our own the late David Mckinney did a lot of the work on
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    Some others this from 1983
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    and further back in time 1966
    The reversed photo a Left Hand Drive Zephyr Corvette !!
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    1967
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    1967
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    and finally 1973
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    Have the " Waimate 50 " a present from Spgeti, again "Thanks Bruce " - apparently it came with two different coloured covers according to Milan Fistonic who has a different version. Must dig it out and scan the cover again as cannot find any images of it.
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    Graham Vercoe also published these two 24-page booklets on the 1949 and 1950 seasons of NZ Motor Sport.

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    Vintage Racer - published by Steve Earl

    Very American - this is for Ken H .. the Autumn 1981 [ August ] edition.

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    Saw the Car at the Cunningham Museum, when it was still in existence in Costa Mesa LA California in July 1982.
    The car still exists and an English guy called Derek Drinkwater has built a replica of " Le Monstre " and also the sister car " Le Petit Pataud "- the standard bodied 1950 Model 62 Cadillac.

    Noticing the Title of the thread " .. - including your bookshelf " mine is rather small, and the magazines and booklets live in boxes in the garage, only seeing the light of day when I need to read up on " stuff ".

    Interestingly Ken H, some of the photos in the magazine are from Hans Nohr .. presume he is still around - we lost touch.

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    Milan, thanks again for showing things [ photos books etc ] that I have and I am sure many others have never seen.

    " Graham Vercoe also published these two 24-page booklets on the 1949 and 1950 seasons of NZ Motor Sport. "
    Believe Graham now lives in Melbourne and has written some non-motoring books.
    Those two " 1949 and 1950 " seasons on NZ Motor Sport - would be a great read.. Milan, are there any pictures of Seagrove, Manukau Circuit ?? would be interested.

    Lastly my apology for ;
    firstly, borrowing your image of the Radisich Humber - Zephyr on its side
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    secondly, for mis-crediting it on my copy of the photo posted on the Pukekohe thread.

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    S Moss and J Clark ..

    ERC mentioned a few posts ago on this thread ;

    Re ;" Once again I seem to have had a brain fade as I now have two copies of the hefty Robert Edwards book on Stirling Moss. I bought this latest one on the internet and lugged it back from England last year, not realising I already had one on the shelf. "

    It is a weighty tome, I have acquired - at this stage " borrowed " the copy that my late Uncle Eddie Dowding owned. His family are not interested in it but can claim it back at any time.. !!

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    Have other little Gems like Jim Clarks " At the Wheel " in paperback, A Doug Nye book on "Sports cars " autographed by my mate the late Walt Glendenning from California - he sent it to me after the Healey Trip USA 1982.

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    Very few of the many books I have on the shelf are pristine, but many quite rare now.
    I have decided to cull the collection as I don't want to leave the task to those who will have to sort my mess sometime. How I'm going to do that I haven't decided, but there are in excess of 100!
    Likewise I'm about to do the same in the garage, I did bring a fair bit of stuff over with me when we migrated, Autojumble it's called here.

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    Any recommendation on the Chula of Siam books about road racing in the 30s?
    I want to buy one, but I don't know which one is of best interest.
    I was about to buy the Wheels at Speed.

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    Gil Bouffard reported on TNF that he had all of Chula's books ten years ago...

    He lived in 'The Central Valley in California' if you'd like to chase him up. He hasn't posted on TNF in the past ten years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    ERC mentioned a few posts ago on this thread ;

    Re ;" Once again I seem to have had a brain fade as I now have two copies of the hefty Robert Edwards book on Stirling Moss. I bought this latest one on the internet and lugged it back from England last year, not realising I already had one on the shelf. "

    It is a weighty tome, I have acquired - at this stage " borrowed " the copy that my late Uncle Eddie Dowding owned. His family are not interested in it but can claim it back at any time.. !!

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    Have other little Gems like Jim Clarks " At the Wheel " in paperback, A Doug Nye book on "Sports cars " autographed by my mate the late Walt Glendenning from California - he sent it to me after the Healey Trip USA 1982.
    Hi Roger, do you know if this book on Stirling Moss is still available.
    Regards
    Dave Graham

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    I have two copies! It must still be available as I only bought my second copy last year. More than happy to sell one at the normal price.

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    Not Moss but he was there -- 1947 - 65 in France

    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    I have two copies! It must still be available as I only bought my second copy last year. More than happy to sell one at the normal price.
    ERC as you mentioned got one then another as the other was tucked away .. sell one to Frosty 5 DG .. .
    . as mentioned mine is a "Borrow " I do that a bit ..

    Not Moss ..
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    and my 2000th post !! must spend too much time here !!
    mind you ERC is on 3227.. work to do !!
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    Hi ray have sent you a PM.
    Cheers Dave

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    Allright, now I need time to read. Anyone has a good cover for wheels at speed and Road racing, to send me a scan copy ? Thanks !Name:  56960571_10161595598880156_6257732380648275968_o.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remi110984 View Post
    Allright, now I need time to read. Anyone has a good cover for wheels at speed and Road racing, to send me a scan copy ? Thanks !Name:  56960571_10161595598880156_6257732380648275968_o.jpg
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    Remi, What a good score..enjoy !!

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    I curse the fact that my Dad had those plus one or two others from that period and I should have grabbed them when I went to the UK for his funeral. I never thought for one minute that they'd let them go to a clearance dealer along with all Dad's other books. I'm just grateful they saved the copy of the ERA History I'd bought him.

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    Hoarding or History !!

    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    I curse the fact that my Dad had those plus one or two others from that period and I should have grabbed them when I went to the UK for his funeral. I never thought for one minute that they'd let them go to a clearance dealer along with all Dad's other books. I'm just grateful they saved the copy of the ERA History I'd bought him.
    Ray, yes one of those things that can happen.
    I don't have anything of great history, but should make sure that what I do have, Books, Models, Programmes and other Memorabilia is documented, and who should get them.
    Have a list of all my Models, but not books and all the " stuff " that sits in boxes in my garage.
    Another job to go on the list.
    ** " H I "- Arthur Daily [ George Cole ] wife or " SWMBO " Rumpole of the Bailey [ Leo McKern ] wife - see the stuff as hoarding, I see it as History.

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    ** Translations " Her Indoors " " She Who Must Be Obeyed "

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    Alfa Romeo Guila GT 1965 Not books but a one page brochure - double sided.

    Got a set of these sent to me back in 1965 while still at school at Kelston Boys High in Auckland, from the UK Alfa Agents -got the address from the
    " Observers Book of Automobiles " and wrote to quite a few agents Alfa, Renault Rover BMW and others.

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    Spgeti's favourite cars ..

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    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

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