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    From the 1968 NZGP programme.
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    Roger,
    This has the word Northern in it and I thought you might be interested in this scene from 1957 in the 1958 NZGP programme.

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    But I digress

    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    Roger,
    This has the word Northern in it and I thought you might be interested in this scene from 1957 in the 1958 NZGP programme.

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    Ken H,
    I am sure there is a connection - this Northern Sports Car Club and a Triumph guy 3 times with a GT6, The TR4A IRS Overdrive and a 2.5 P. I. used to go mainly to Collett and Fleming the Triumph and later BL dealers in Point Chevalier, but most of their stuff came via Northern Automobiles, so that is the connection.
    " COLLETT & FLEMING LIMITED was registered as New Zealand Limited Company on 04 Nov 1948, registered at 133 Vincent Street, Auckland , New Zealand. "
    Company was deregistered in 1990 but Neil Hyde took over the business [ premises and trade ] in 1984 and Hyde Automotive is now in New Lynn where I used to work late 1980's 1985 to 1992 - two stints, New Lynn has many Automotive Specialists, and my MGB used to go there for work to be done by an MG Specialist and MG Racer Garth Bagnall,
    but I digress !!

    Here is the Bob Tullius TR6, being unloaded from a plane - Those TR's get around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    The Club Meeting held by the NSCC at Ardmore the week following the NZ Grand Prix.

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    Just going back over the thread ; - as have found out more information about Jack Boot and his involvement with the Roycrofts [ A. J Father and Ron J son ] and the " BugLey " the Riley - Bugatti-Riley or Riley Bugatti - more to come on Jack Boot later.

    In the attachment above from Milan Fistonic of " Little Ardmore " in January 1960 meeting are Allan Woolf in a Ford - his Ford 8 and there is in the Sports cars R Billington in the " Elfo Special ".

    Had not seen the " Elfo " until I came across this photo. R Billington from Whangarei in the Elfo Special at Levin in 1958. A Ferris De Joux body on the Ford Special it had an 1172 cc side valve Ford 10 motor.

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    NSCC Clubrooms - Celebrating 50 Years August 1972 - August 2022

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    Constructed during 1972 with many members providing the Labour ..
    Here a scene from the opening ceremony in August 1972 - Minister of Transport Mr Gordon speaking, Morrie Chandler, Lew Lack and others seated.

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    Graham Woods archives from Club Torque-

    Newspaper clippings of the Construction and comment about NSCC.
    - from South Auckland Courier - a Suburban Newspapers publication - unsure where I found them

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    Rod Peat, Rob Grimwood, David Simpson and others commented on the Facebook page I found the top photo.
    There is a plan for a Celebration by " The Older Guard " of the Club to hold an event at the Clubrooms in Mount Richmond Domain in August 2022 .. Rod Peat, Mal Clark and others are giving advanced notice.
    There does not appear to be anything " Official " from the Club.
    We shall wait and see !!.

    2022 would be the 80th Anniversary of the first gatherings of the group that formed the Club in 1943 - when it was Incorporated in October of 1943 - all this with a War going on..
    All sorts of restrictions - petrol and food rationing, etc,

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