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    67ARX - another famous Works Car

    A book I don't have but wish I did !!

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    67ARX on the 1962 Coupe des Alpes ;

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    BMC used three 3000's with the Registrations 57ARX 67ARX and 77ARX for the 1962 European Rally Season.
    Drivers included the Morley Brothers [ Donald and Earl ] in 57, Paddy Hopkirk and Jack Scott also in 57, Pat Moss and Pauline Mayman in 77.
    Rauno Altonen and Timo Makinen were also in the team as were David Seigle-Morris, Rupert Jones -[ the Reverend Rupert Jones ] and others - sometimes in the Big Healeys but also in Mini-Coopers and Morris and MG 1100's and MGA's.

    Source " The BMC/BL Competitions Department - 25 years in Motor Sport ~ the cars, the people, the events "
    . by Bill Price published in 1989 -

    Here is the cover - a download as haven't photgraphed my own copy yet - I know BMC BOY has a copy as he suggested I get it. A must for BMC owners / enthusiasts Healey or not

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    I should get it out more often.It has some great photos ..
    Bill worked for BMC for a lot of his life having been with Morris Commercial Cars in the late 1950's joining the Competition Department in 1960 until 1970 then returning to Special Tuning Department of Leyland ST in 1974 until 1981 - so should know his stuff.

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    Not A-H but A Triumph GT6 - car after the 1st Sprite but before the TR4A

    Another example of disturbing the grass while driving.
    A photo from 1977 taken by BMC BOY, that I do not recall seeing before. Ross sent it to me today.

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    Haven't got many photos of the car - another from Ross Cammick - could be same event
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    The third Sprite 1978 - 81 - to ex wife 1981 -sold in 1983 ; Ross Cammick photo
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    The First Sprite 1974-76 photo 1975 sold 1976 to buy the GT6 above ; Dennis Green photo NSCC event
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    and of course the TR on metal not grass owned 1978 - 1985 That unknown photographers photo.
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    and Ken H says I have trouble with Left Hand Drive cars - on grass again ; Mark Donaldson photo - enhanced by Nic Butterworth - recovered the colours !!

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    AH 100 - Australian Advert

    Thanks to Joe Armour for this Gem.. Austin Australia advert for the AH 100 [ 4 cylinder ].

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    That's all Folks ... Terrytoons cartoons ..
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    Its Good Night from me and its Good Night from him ........ The two Ronnies..
    recently read Ronnie Corbett's Autobiography ..

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    A 1954 Australian advert for the Austin-Healey

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    Its Good Night from me and its Good Night from him ........ The two Ronnies..
    recently read Ronnie Corbett's Autobiography ..


    I've recently picked up DVDs of Series Nine and Ten of the Two Ronnies show. They still make me lsugh.

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    Its Good Night from me and its Good Night from him

    " I've recently picked up DVDs of Series Nine and Ten of the Two Ronnies show. They still make me laugh. " Me too, and the book was good too !!

    Cheers Milan

    and another borrowed AH photo a Hundred Six a works car.

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    and a bit of a Whoopsy at Mt Druitt in 1957 AH 100 over MGTF, the AH owner David Finch later owned a 100S and D-type Jaguar.The MG driver was injured, not surprisingly -

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    I'm still a year behind with my magazine reading, (long cruise habit since 2011...) but there's a good article in the May 2018 edition (#179) of Octane, with a couple of ex works Healeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    I'm still a year behind with my magazine reading, (long cruise habit since 2011...) but there's a good article in the May 2018 edition (#179) of Octane, with a couple of ex works Healeys.
    Must check the second hand shops or the local Library they have a few " Old " car mags as in not this years.
    Thanks Ray

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    Does Joe still have his Sebring 100/6?

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    Ohakea 1955 I believe -Jim Bennett archives

    One of Jim's brothers photos - Ohakea and looks like the 1955 Trophy Race, Single seaters Specials and Sports cars.
    Taken from a different angle to the ones in the Graham Vercoe Book.

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    a small photo ;


    The field as they lined up - by drivers :

    " 6th Ohakea Trophy
    Date: 5th March 1955
    Venue: Ohakea Airfield
    15 laps of 3.218kms (48.27kms)
    Starting Grid: (The runways were wide enough to allow the cars to line-up in three rows)
    Row 1:
    Roycroft, McMillan, Smith, F Shuter, McDonagh, V Shuter, Simpson, Stafford, Frost, Jensen, Stanton, Harrison, Lee, Freeman and Petersen.
    Row 2:
    Caldwell, Palmer, McCutcheon, Seabrook, Cowie, L McLaren, Powell, McInally, Drew, McDougall, Orr, Aitken, Harris, G Brown and Edwards.
    Row 3:
    Bern, Clements, Weaver, Buchanan, L Brown, Culver, Buckthought, Jonathon, Long, Bransgrove, Tilsley, Gilroy, Wells and B McLaren. "

    the Healeys are - not in order ; above in bold
    Peter McInally NZ Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl
    Graham Cowie NZ Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl
    John Seabrook NZ Austin-Healey 100M / Austin 2660cc 4cyl
    Les McLaren NZ Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl "
    Phil Neil also in a Healey 100 did not start.
    For more info go to this link for the details

    " https://www.sergent.com.au/motor/other1955.html ".

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    When you could brag you were on row 2 of the grid - with a straight face...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    When you could brag you were on row 2 of the grid - with a straight face...
    Yupp - the widest but shortest grid ever seen -Don't think they did that at Wigram ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    Does Joe still have his Sebring 100/6?
    Ray Bell, [ late reply ] must find out - Joe posts on a couple of AH Club pages and also on some Austin Healey pages too !!

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    Joe Armour and his Sebring Healey

    Ray Bell - has Joe still got his 100/6 Sebring .. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Ray Bell, [ late reply ] must find out - Joe posts on a couple of AH Club pages and also on some Austin Healey pages too !!
    Ray - the answer - its is a 1965 BJ series [ BJ8 ] not a BN 100/6 which Joe has owned since 1976.

    Here a photo I got from Joe today !!.

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    Not a good shot -must see if there are more around, I think so !! on some of AH Clubs Aussie Fb pages !!

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    Okay, I was sure that it was Joe who owned the Sebring 100/6 back in the seventies.

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    DAC 953 C - AH 3000 Sebring .. some UK photos.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    Okay, I was sure that it was Joe who owned the Sebring 100/6 back in the seventies.
    Joe has just posted some photos of the car when it was in the UK - the NSW Rego is the same as the English Rego Plate number.except for the " C " suffix
    Joe Armour has owned the car since 1976 ..

    Joes note on the photo's " 1965 Works Sebring 3000 being raced in UK by owner at the time Steven States USAF. Date late 1969 - 1970s "
    The other car from Jonathon Whitehouse-Bird " That I don't know Joe ... too late for 9253 WD. It's an early sidescreen car on wide rims, but beyond that... "

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    Will look for more Photos.

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    AHS3802 the Fred Losee car another pic

    From Jim Bennett archives - photo show Jim's brothers in their Morgans with Fred in AHS3802
    Dunedin around 1960 - Car has low windscreen but AH 100 Bumpers ..
    Will put it with Jim's stuff on Dunedin thread too !!.

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    Jim said Ivan looked at buying the car after this event. He didn't.

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    Roger, I have started scanning old race programme entry lists and over time, there will be various UK Austin Healeys listed. Just keep a check on the web pages now and again.

    http://www.monza.org.nz/UK_entries/entries_01.htm
    Last edited by ERC; 06-08-2019 at 10:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Roger, I have started scanning old race programme entry lists and over time, there will be various UK Austin Healeys listed. Just keep a check on the web pages now and again.

    http://www.monza.org.nz/UK_entries/m...%20Mallory.jpg

    http://www.monza.org.nz/UK_entries/entries_01.htm
    Thanks for the Heads Up Ray - will do and some details " May = Will " appear on the Austin Healey thread. I have discovered that quite a few AHCC members follow the thread and I get Emails from a Ross Osborne in Dunedin - who assists and corrects me from time to time..

    Cheers

    Roger D.

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    Austin Healey 100S AH3802- The Ross Jensen Car

    Ross Jensen took the car to Melbourne in 1956 for the Australian Grand Prix meeting at Albert Park, Melbourne.

    His was one of four 100S and another four 100's were entered in the main Sports Car race as shown in the entry lists.
    from Graham Edney on Old Motor Racing Photographs - Australia - shared by Wayne Watkins an Australian Healey enthusiast.

    Stirling Moss and Jean Behra ran Maserati 250F's in the Grand Prix and Maserati 300S Sports cars in the Trophy race.
    Ron Roycroft was there in his Ferrari as well for the GP event.

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    The shown in this montage at the refueling Bay at Albert Park [ lower left pic ]. Allan Dick archives as published in NZ Classic Driver.

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    The Car today - well when the NZ Classic Driver Magazine issue #70 came out Jan-Feb 2017

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    Haven't managed to find any results yet - must take the time to look it up!!

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    AH - some random pics..

    No theme - just stuff I have come across recently - a collage /montage ??

    Posted the 100S Castrol series card before -here it is in the set of Paul O'Neill's he has the full 24 cards.

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    The Joss / Josh Timms /Fred Losee 100S Joss' wife on the car

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    1961 a couple of photos from !! .. Wigram

    Cooper Bristol and AH 100 Sean [ seaqnmac ] archives.
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    The Healey in action Cobber Hurley [ Hurley Hurling the Healey around ]. seaqnmac archives

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