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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
    At last. Basically what some of us have already been saying and hoping for.

    That should be:

    http://autoaction.com.au/tony-quinn-...hampton-downs/
    Last edited by ERC; 03-31-2015 at 04:38 AM.

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    Yes, that is what many of us expected (and hoped for). Thank you Mr Quinn.

    I also hope Tony & Chris come out of this OK, and are still involved in some way. After all their tenacity, hard work and dedication, they deserve to.

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    Totally agree. We owe Tony & Chris and the late Geoff Manning a huge debt of gratitude for having the courage and dedication to take such a huge step. It was Geoff Manning who scouted the area initially and their first choice location fell over at the 11th hour when the landowners stated they reserved the right to return the land to its present state in 70 years...

    Fortunately, the current site(s) were available not long after and they grabbed them. They haven't had a very easy ride (understatement) but have always been extremely positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Totally agree. We owe Tony & Chris and the late Geoff Manning a huge debt of gratitude for having the courage and dedication to take such a huge step. It was Geoff Manning who scouted the area initially and their first choice location fell over at the 11th hour when the landowners stated they reserved the right to return the land to its present state in 70 years...

    Fortunately, the current site(s) were available not long after and they grabbed them. They haven't had a very easy ride (understatement) but have always been extremely positive.
    I agree with what John and Ray say.
    Tony and Chris have been very dedicated to get the circuit to where it ia now, all the crap at the start, also the GFC.They deserve to be acknowledged. We all have to thank the original apartment buyers for helping get the whole project started initially.
    I certainly will be looking forward to the Aussie GT cars racing at HD they were impressive at Highland Park.

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    Nice little piece written in todays Sunday Star Times Property press about a Hampton apartment for sale and mention of the next faze in the tracks life with a wee quote from TQ.

    Dale M
    Last edited by Kiwiboss; 05-03-2015 at 03:24 AM.

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    Is there an on line link Dale, as our Property Press is North Shore only!

    Word is that there may be another $20m spent over the next couple of years to finish off the original vision. That can only be great news for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Is there an on line link Dale, as our Property Press is North Shore only!

    Word is that there may be another $20m spent over the next couple of years to finish off the original vision. That can only be great news for everyone.
    I read it while haven a coffee in McD's this morning Ray!! could have been yesterdays herald as I didn't take much notice?

    Yes finished to the original vision would be everyone's dream!!

    Dale M

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    Found it in the property section of today's Sunday Star Times.

    More "Real Estate Speak". Funny, I never knew that "it is just a short drive away from Matamata and the Hobbiton movie set..."

    I'm sure the North Shore would have been a shorter drive away, given that it takes us 50 minutes to get to HD and two hours exactly to Matamata...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Found it in the property section of today's Sunday Star Times.

    More "Real Estate Speak". Funny, I never knew that "it is just a short drive away from Matamata and the Hobbiton movie set..."

    I'm sure the North Shore would have been a shorter drive away, given that it takes us 50 minutes to get to HD and two hours exactly to Matamata...
    It also had Raglan as a short drive away. It would have to be close on a one and a half hour drive. Takes me just over an hour to get to HD from Karapiro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
    Good news for motorsport in New Zealand.
    A big thanks to Tony, Chris and the late Geoff Manning for their work, foresight and ability to get the track up and running. In spite of efforts by Government departments to get it stopped. And in wasting god knows how much money on Pukekohe.
    Maybe Tony Quinn would consider standing for president of that lame duck outfit called motorsport nz and putting its house in order. Rod Millen as vice president and Chris and Tony as executive members. Then we may get some sensible decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beowulf View Post
    Good news for motorsport in New Zealand.
    A big thanks to Tony, Chris and the late Geoff Manning for their work, foresight and ability to get the track up and running. In spite of efforts by Government departments to get it stopped. And in wasting god knows how much money on Pukekohe.
    Maybe Tony Quinn would consider standing for president of that lame duck outfit called motorsport nz and putting its house in order. Rod Millen as vice president and Chris and Tony as executive members. Then we may get some sensible decisions.
    Beowulf and others, Tony Quinn will be good for Motorsport, ; MSNZ seems to lurch from one bad decision to another, not supporting the people who make it happen, the competitors and the Car Clubs and their members

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Beowulf and others, Tony Quinn will be good for Motorsport, ; MSNZ seems to lurch from one bad decision to another, not supporting the people who make it happen, the competitors and the Car Clubs and their members
    And you came over to have your say at the 2015 MotorSport AGCM?
    Roger

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    Wasn't aware that anyone (apart from a Delegate and an Observer of an affiliated Club) could attend AGCM's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beowulf View Post
    Good news for motorsport in New Zealand.
    Maybe Tony Quinn would consider standing for president of that lame duck outfit called motorsport nz and putting its house in order. Rod Millen as vice president and Chris and Tony as executive members. Then we may get some sensible decisions.


    Ooh ! Jeez, there's an idea. Dave Silcock, Bob Homewood, and Dale Mathers on the committee ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GD66 View Post
    Ooh ! Jeez, there's an idea. Dave Silcock, Bob Homewood, and Dale Mathers on the committee ?
    I have a new name now after the weekends MSNZ conference "Roger Mathers" racer rog will understand, LOL

    Dale M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Rog View Post
    And you came over to have your say at the 2015 MotorSport AGCM?
    Roger
    No, was not invited as no longer in a Club, but do remember the lack of support given to Club Officials back when there was a fatal accident at a Dunedin Revival meeting, MSNZ only stepped in when the club organisers were being held personally liable and being charged by the Police.
    CAMS has a similar situation at the moment with a Child Spectator killed and two more injured at a Rally in W.A.
    Only hope that Tony is supported so that Hampton Downs remains a great event area for Classic / Historic and other forms of motorsport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiboss View Post
    I have a new name now after the weekends MSNZ conference "Roger Mathers" racer rog will understand, LOL

    Dale M
    That club is very hard to get into, and you also have to remember no "d" otherwise you are just a pretender, Roger H has all the rules available on the payment of a small fee
    Roger

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    Today is the day. It should be an interesting year or so. Really looking forward to seeing the circuit completed to Tony and Chris's original plans. Roll on the next 6 months.

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