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    1000th Post - so a long distance Race is appropriate 495 miles 792 km.

    Timo Makinen and Paul Hawkins 1965 Targa Florio in the works 3000 that was later raced at Targa as an ex-works car by Ted Worswick.
    " the track length in the race's last decades was limited to the 72 kilometres (45 mi) of the Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, which was lapped 11 times "

    Last run as a race in 1977 - since then a Rally.

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    A long distance Rally - over 4000 miles 1964 Spa Sofia Liege that became known as Marathon de la Route -
    it changed the start and middle destination at one stage Rome being the turnaround point - still finishing in Liege, Belgium.
    1960 - when Pat Moss and Anne Wisdom won in the Austin Healey 3000 Mark One - the Rally was Liege - Rome - Liege
    1961 - also the Liege - Rome - Liege Rally - an Austin Healey 3000 came 6th overall
    1962 - Run as the Liege - Sofia - Liege Rally. Austin Healey 3000's came 5th and 8th overall two other AH3000's retired
    1963 - Run as the Spa - Sofia - Liege Rally - Paddy Hopkirk and Henri Liddon came 6th
    1964 - again run as the Spa-Sofia - Liege Rally - won by the car pictured below;
    Rauno Aaltonen and Tony Ambrose - BMC works team BMO93B came first

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    - some statistics on the Rally.
    97 cars started 21 finished.
    BMC team was 3 Austin Healey 3000's the others dnf/retired for Timo Makinen D Barrow ARX92B - punctures, Paddy Hopkirk Henri Liddon BRX852B - gearbox
    Morris Cooper S for J Wadsworth M Wood 20th overall and 3 MGB's all retired

    1965 - There does not appear to have been an equivalent rally usually held in August however there was a Munich - Vienna - Budapest Rally BMC came first overall with Rauno Aaltonen and Tony Ambrose in a Austin Mini-Cooper S.
    1966 - The rally was called Marathon de la Route
    1967 and in 1968 again called - Marathon de la Route.
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    1001 - some great silhouettes of AH 100S

    Done by a graphic artist - posted by Rick Neville -
    A great trio of 100S, including the very famous one from Le Mans 1955.

    AHS3504

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    The most popular and famous colour scheme - Ivory over Lobelia Blue.

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    The Lance Macklin Le Mans car involved in the horror crash with Levegh Mercedes - almost stopped the event being held again and Donald Healey didn't take a team back for several years

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    Cheers
    Keep calm/safe and carry on

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    Austin Healey video -from National Geographic .

    Healey video - hope it runs OK !!

    " https://www.facebook.com/NatGeoUK/vi...5NDk4NjA2NDMw/ "

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    How to self Isolate - in your cluster ..

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    and keep in touch

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    If beer is not your thing then this ;

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    and just to keep it Austin Healey - a new [ to me ] photo - this car will be another story soon. The car as seen has NZ connections - sold new here in 1955, one of only two that were>

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    Found this page today, a part of a report on a hillclimb at Foley's Hill at Mona Vale in 1958.


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    Ray Bell
    " Found this page today, a part of a report on a hillclimb at Foley's Hill at Mona Vale in 1958. "

    Thanks
    Ray, must look up the map as worked in Mona Vale back in 2010 for a few months then went to Newport, with the " Manly Warringah -later Northern Beaches - Credit Union ". know a few of the roads around there - remember there was a big Hill coming into Mona Vale from the West - connected to the Pacific Highway going North quite a few Km's inland..

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    A couple of adverts from 1955 Motor Sport magazines.

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    Google up 'Lane Cove Road, Ingleside', Roger...

    It won't be hard to find then. Though I admit I've never found it myself, but I didn't have the advantage of having Google Maps or anything like that when I looked.

    It's just off Mona Vale Road, which is the main road you've mentioned. I would say that Mona Vale Road supplanted Lane Cove Road when it was built and left it usable for motor sports for a while. Sprints were also held somewhere up the top of it on a straight road, probably Walter Road.

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    BMC Badges and Flags and Bags.

    Memorabilia / Regalia / Collectables - call them what you like ..
    Came across these with connections to Austin Healey ..

    These were Rally Plaques - issued by BMC to the various Marques A-H MG, etc for wins class or main classification.

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    the B - BMC Bag with all the various marques mentioned ;
    The A - H side

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    The " Other " brands - Nuffield side

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    Thanks Milan for the adverts, more for the archives
    and
    Thanks Ray Bell for the map details - will have a good look, and I do remember a road running parallel to Mona Vale Road - somewhere off there was the Rubbish Dump - Transfer Station - a road that went South towards Frenchs Forest - from memory !
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    If it's the one I know, that was some kilometres further along...

    Old stamping grounds, eh?

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    " Old stamping grounds, eh? "

    Indeed, Ray - just looked at a map..

    The Recycle Station was in Belrose - on the road that went from Mona Vale Rd neat Terrey Hills, there was also a Centre there where big retailers had " surplus stock " store - used to visit often
    Looking at a map I also see Powderworks Road
    - My bus from Brookvale went through there. I used to get the more direct bus that went the main road - until one day was a bit late and my lovely Manager - years younger than me " Tore a Strip of me " as they say - so used to get the slower earlier bus [ an hour earlier ] that went Powderworks - and have about 30 minutes to grab a scone and a coffee and chill out before work.

    Great memories, later worked in Newport ( on the beach almost ) and got the Branch Managers car to get to work from Dee Why - magic and low stress..

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    Another advert from Motor Sport, this time April 1958.

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    9GO 832 a Classic Rally and Race Car - a replica Works AH 3000

    The car is owned and raced and rallied by Tim Pyne - in Australia and has ventured to other parts of the world.
    Car is registered in WA and came to NZ for the 2000 Targa
    This article from New Zealand Classic car dated November 2000 [ I don't recall seeing it and if I did haven't kept the Magazine - May have to try for a Back Issue ] - the scans are by owner Tim Pyne.

    The article ;

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    To follow are some other photos of the car from Tim's archives.

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    9GO 832 - Classic Rally and Race Car - replica Works AH 3000 Photos

    Photos from Tim Pyne's own archives. taken at various events.
    The Lady is Tim's co-driver and partner Brigitte ..

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    AHS 3906 AHS 3909 AHS 3908 - Story with pictures

    Story from Tom Parkinson - Admin for the Austin Healey 100S Facebook page.
    Tom owns [owned an AH 3000 UJB 143 ].


    1st Photo - Terry Valmorbida in AHS3909 into the bales Albert Park the GP meeting 1958

    The story - for the last four photos;

    " 1958: Albert Park - Melbourne GP - synchronised cornering of #61 AHS 3906 Jim Goldfinch and #77 AHS 3909 - Terrry Valmorbida /Paul Hawkins].

    Plus #61 [AHS 3906] being undercut by Bill Paterson [Cooper T39] - both cars road registered.
    1956: Australian TT.

    Add in Ross Jensen [#18], gun NZ driver on AHS 3908 and we get to see all five 100S that ran at Albert Park between 1956 and 1958. Jensen's car was Weber-equipped and ran a fastest lap of 2 minutes 10.2 sec compared to Whiteford's fastest of 2:09.8. Whiteford retired, Jensen was 8th outright, Phillips [AHS 3906] was 10th. Sam Miller [AHS 3905] did not place. Moss and Behra [Maserati 300S] dominated. Fastest lap by Moss : 1:55.8.

    1957: Victorian TT [March 1957] Ron Phillips [#9 AHS 3906] fresh from winning the 40-lap AGP Sports Car race at Caversham WA on March 4th., crashed out of the TT at Albert Park after the engine "blew up". He did however set the fastest AH time at Albert Park of 2min 8.8sec. "



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    The photos; in order as above.

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    Just remember I have several boxes of NZ Classic Car awaiting your collection Roger!

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    NZ Classic Car awaiting your collection Roger!

    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Just remember I have several boxes of NZ Classic Car awaiting your collection Roger!
    Yes Ray I know - " One Day Roger Fitch - One Day " when this is over and I get to Auckland - they will be going the Hillcrest as the family house is vacant again - Am hoping to get the MX5 back there too in a Garage to work on.

    How many Magazines Ray ? - an estimate - would be great if this one is there Nov 2000.

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  18. #1018
    Just spied this car for sale today - using a Healey 3000 frame with Devin body

    http://race-cars.com/carsales/other/...60275283ss.htm
    Last edited by Kwaussie; 04-18-2020 at 09:59 AM.

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    I'm sure that one will be there Roger. I have just about all up until about May 2014. There are 6.5 x 5 ream paper boxes.
    Last edited by ERC; 04-26-2020 at 05:59 AM.

  20. #1020
    Put those in the boot of a Healey and it'd drag its tail something terrible!

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