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    I think that is Peter Bruin's 11. RIP Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAFA View Post
    Roger, the Otaua Hill Climb is alive and well, and has been for at least the last 15 years I've been a member of the MGCC. The MGCC ( Auckland ) still organise and run it, in fact the 2015 edition was run just a couple of weeks ago.
    JAFA, that is great to hear, we the AHCCNZ, passed on all our files on the Hill Climb when MGCC asked to take it over, we were too small to run it after a while and from memory the Club committee was changing and became based in Wellington with only a regional rep in Auckland, Les Meggett, who was Clerk of the Course for a number of the years, the latter ones 1986 - 1990, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    I think that is Peter Bruin's 11. RIP Pete
    I think so too, but no notes on the Picture, saw Pete run this when first rebuilt at the Concourse in Te Atatu at a bent sprint.
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 10-26-2017 at 03:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    I think that is Peter Bruin's 11. RIP Pete
    probably him with his back to the camera wearing yardley overalls

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    [Lotus Eleven photo]Peter in picture on right hand side,[back to camera]wearing his Peter Revson's Yardley overalls.As to be expected of Peter,another work of art.

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    The Hillclimbs setting the scene

    These are from the 1988 event.
    As mentioned the Otaua Tavern Car Park was the venue for documentation and scrutineering, and issue of one day Racing licences for casual competitors - this was done through TACCOC as AHCCNZ was not MANZ affiliated then.

    Scrutineering;
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    Venue for the Prizegiving, just across that car park
    Our President at the time Brad Chibnall with the cap on by the door
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    My Healey 100, that ran at the Le Mans relay race in 1983
    Not sure if I was tired and getting out of the sun or the car needed work.
    Was a Flag Marshall that day at a point near the end of the run.
    Ran the car here in 1983, no pictures though.
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    Spectator cars Richard Leaper by the Lotus [ his ] Lyle Chambers by the MGB, [ Richard's mothers ] and a Hillman Hunter wagon for support.
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    Healeys of the spectators and Marshalls
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    some of the crowd, including BMC BOY he has probably never seen this photo, as a Photographer you don't get to " shoot " yourself - cheers Ross,
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    To follow action on the Hill and more background shots.
    The Hill started downhill, which was great for older cars where uphill clutch starts could be damaging, the there was a sharp left, which you had to decide where it was and start to turn otherwise you would run wide and have to slow down, then a big sweeping curve, through a wiggly section a couple more curve to the finish, and a short run-off.
    cars then had to wait and the whole field would return while the road was open to the residents and public. The residents were great, some of the public not so co-operative though.

    cheers
    Roger

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    AHCCNZ Classic Hillclimb Otaua, on the hill same event as return run pic 1986 ?

    A Healey Sprite to start the set;
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    Lotus Cortina
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    Lotus Cortina again
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    Alfa Guilia [ 105 ] for Spgeti and friends, cheers Bruce.
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    Sports Cars a Lotus Seven s4, Steel Bros. !!
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    and a TVR Vixen !!.
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    coming up, Jaguars, A Lancia, the Alfa 105 and some Germans, a BMW and a Porsche.

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    I will have a look at my old club membership list and see if I can identify the owner of the 105. Cheers

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    AHCCNZ Classic Hillclimb Otaua, on the hill more pics 1986 ?

    Jaguars , one brave soul in an XK140.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spgeti View Post
    I will have a look at my old club membership list and see if I can identify the owner of the 105. Cheers
    Ivan Cranch, 69 1750 GTV

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    The Italians and the Germans

    Quote Originally Posted by Spgeti View Post
    Ivan Cranch, 69 1750 GTV
    Thanks Spgeti ; Ivan may remember what year(s) he competed. I recoginise the name.
    Bruce look at the next few pics the 105 is there again from the front - No Rego plate, no bumpers .

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    the view from the back again - repeated as meant to comment - the two people sitting by the fence are Bruce and Yvonne Whittaker, Bruce is Reg's brother and a Waiuku local too !!. We had them sit there for the first few years until a MANZ Steward, after there was an off near the finish suggested they get behind the fence.
    Also note in top right corner the white sign that was the Stop sign to confirm you had crossed the finish line where the chequered flag is and the AHCCNZ sign.

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    The Germans, well a couple of them.

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    Interesting Roger as the grill is a GTV2000. The tail lights are GTV1750 on the first photo.

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    Roger, somewhat difficult to ask Ivan himself, sadly passed away, but family may remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    Roger, somewhat difficult to ask Ivan himself, sadly passed away, but family may remember.
    Oldfart, thanks for the note, hopefully his car is still around and being used well.

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    AHCCNZ Classic Hillclimb Otaua, 1985 pics

    some of the cars that have featured already are here, so the ones I marked 1986, may be 1985 - these set has the Kodak stamp on the back Mar 85, and a leaflet advertising Kodak VHS and Beta tapes.. now that is a memory ..!!.

    An interesting group of Sports Cars.
    Lotii and BSA..

    Lotus 11
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    and close up
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    Ralph Watsons BSA Special.
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    and again
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    More Lotii ..
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    AHCCNZ Classic Hillclimb Otaua, 1985 pics

    More Lotii, the second Seven was supposed to be in the first set.

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    Ford Cortinas- powered by Lotus or was it " Lotus powered by Ford ".
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    Rob Whitehouse amazing Lancia Stratos - believe left NZ a few years later for the UK.
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    and the Stratos again
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    Another E-type
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    To follow, Healey's big and small, Daimler SP250's, Marcos, Morgan, Buckler, Sunbeam and a Triumph TR, from the 1985 shots, then we will move to 1988 again
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 11-26-2015 at 08:03 AM. Reason: 1988 not 1998 oops ### 47

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    Eligibility of entries

    Quote Originally Posted by JAFA View Post
    Roger, the Otaua Hill Climb is alive and well, and has been for at least the last 15 years I've been a member of the MGCC. The MGCC ( Auckland ) still organise and run it, in fact the 2015 edition was run just a couple of weeks ago.
    Must mention the " Eligibilty " of the vehicles that could compete, it was based around Classic Sports as the Healeys were, and allowed saloons of Classic status but a very important part of the acceptance was a clause that said,
    " any vehicle acceptable to the organisers "
    , hence vintage " the BSA " and single seaters that were not road registered, John Wigstons car and a couple of others that did compete.
    Was a big event to organise for a club that was largely social and not into competitive events, they ran Gymkhana's in the early days with kids as passengers, a bit like Vintage Clubs did, then a few got the racing / competing bug and moved into those events, the Hill Climb the Le mans relay races etc..

    Not sure what the rules are these days.

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    It's largely club / race / Targa cars and road cars, with a few rally cars now and then. Thames Valley Car Club usually have a few members in attendance, at least they did when I was around to see it. Not sure if you could put a single seater in it these days.

    I'll enter it again one day when I finish working over the ditch.
    Last edited by Andrew Metford; 11-27-2015 at 01:25 AM.

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    AHCCNZ Classic Hillclimb Otaua, 1985 pics Healeys big and small

    A much modified 3000, think it is Frank Karls purple one in another iteration, small windscreen and has the side vents and those big hotwire type wheels.

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    getting closer
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    Up close
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    same colour but smaller " I shrunk the Healey !! "
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    another Sprite - this may have been at the Classic Le Mans races at Pukekohe but on the same film " mar 85 ".
    Cameron Mackay and a hidden Team Healey guy working on the wheel.
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    AHCCNZ Classic Hillclimb Otaua, 1985 three old Daims and TiaRa

    Three shots of Daimler SP250's , and a TR5, [ I think - cut the tail off, bad panning ].

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    change of colour
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    and the TR - they did share some mechanicals I believe .. steering rack, suspension or ??.
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