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    Photo by Nigel Watts
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    Thanks Paul for putting these up.

    HSC ran 2 races over the weekend which were solely HSC only. It was a great success and the objective was to showcase HSC.
    John McKechnie allowed the Cambridge Monaro to run in this on Saturday in the hands of Bruce Thompson. We don’t seem to have any photos of it in our grid which is a shame.
    We also ran with HMC 2 combined Standing Start Reverse Grid Handicap races and 2 Rolling Start Scratch Races over the weekend so for the HSC guys and girl, 6 races in all.

    No damage and a tremendous amount of fun.
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    Thanks Nigel, the photos are just fantastic. Sorry I missed you at Taupo as I was busy with alsorts.

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    Quote: John McKechnie allowed the Cambridge Monaro to run in this on Saturday in the hands of Bruce Thompson. We donít seem to have any photos of it in our grid which is a shame.

    I did manage to get this shot of Bruce in the Monaro.

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    Well done Milan. Monaro seen and heard in the first Historic Saloon Car event.
    There was not enough gap between races for me to do the others.

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    Thanks Milan, sorry that I missed you as well.
    Photo is very much welcome and out there with a classic Datsun 510....Dennis Mills.

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    Nigel those photos are great especially the ones showing the Monaro on track with the HSC cars. Thank you John for allowing it to race with those Escorts, Capris and the other small capacity cars from that era.

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    Mike...I watched this race with Bruce driving and I loved it.
    I stated before Taupo, my aim was to have the Monaro running with the cars it used to pre 1976.
    And each time there is a separate HSC grid , the Monaro ,under my ownership will be there.
    That is what Historic racing is all about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Mike...I watched this race with Bruce driving and I loved it.
    I stated before Taupo, my aim was to have the Monaro running with the cars it used to pre 1976.
    And each time there is a separate HSC grid , the Monaro ,under my ownership will be there.
    That is what Historic racing is all about...
    Well said John, and I agree with the others. It was so great to see the Monaro run with the HSC class. It looked right at home. Thank you for allowing this.

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    It is a brave man who can watch someone else drive his car and enjoy it !
    Thank you John for giving up so much for others to also enjoy such as letting passengers go out on demonstration laps etc.
    Just a quick tip but Rowan Harman said the Monaro handled a lot better with my fat butt in the passenger seat !
    (p.s. the car looks very bright and shiny, you must have a dedicated crew.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Mike...I watched this race with Bruce driving and I loved it.
    I stated before Taupo, my aim was to have the Monaro running with the cars it used to pre 1976.
    And each time there is a separate HSC grid , the Monaro ,under my ownership will be there.
    That is what Historic racing is all about...
    Thank you John, it is always a privilege to have a genuine period historic car run in our grid and to David Thompson Snr as well with the Auto Trader Escort for supporting us at this meeting.

    I would also like to pass on our thanks to all our HMC and HSC Racers for there attendance and making our weekend so successful.

    We will be back next year stronger and better and planning has already started for next years event.
    If this interests you please contact Steve, Dale or myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spgeti View Post
    Thank you John, it is always a privilege to have a genuine period historic car run in our grid and to David Thompson Snr as well with the Auto Trader Escort as well for supporting us at this meeting as well.

    I would also like to pass on our thanks to all our HMC and HSC Racers for there attendance and making our weekend so successful.

    We will be back next year stronger and better and planning has already started for next years event.
    If this interests you please contact Steve, Dale or myself.
    And a huge thank you Bruce, without your tremendous effort and perseverance the stand alone HSC grid would never have happened.

    And thanks too, to Mike for his genial organisation on the day and Dale for his vision. It is so gratifying to see that people are embracing the concept of period correct Historic racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Wood View Post
    And a huge thank you Bruce, without your tremendous effort and perseverance the stand alone HSC grid would never have happened.

    And thanks too, to Mike for his genial organisation on the day and Dale for his vision. It is so gratifying to see that people are embracing the concept of period correct Historic racing.
    Thank you Howard, what two great races the HSC group put on and the battle between you, Colin and Ian was just tremendous.
    The reverse handicap HMC/HSC races were just as exciting as well.

    Need that injection now Howard and those tyres....
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    I wholeheartedly agree Howard, without the tremendous amount of work put in by the Directors and all other helpers we would not have progressed as far as we have. I am sure that the racing we provided over that weekend will have impressed a lot of people and we can only go forward from here.

    Thanks for the kind comments. We all try and do our thing to help.

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    Thanks Mike, that’s a very good point.

    During the winter lay off we have been working behind the scenes to formalise our two groups.

    We are now NZ Historic Muscle & Saloon Cars Inc and we are also affiliated to MSNZ.

    While Tony, Dale, Steve and myself still retain positions in the organisation we also have a Committee to help us run our group.
    Without the help of these other volunteers we would find it to much for one person run our race days etc.
    I would like to thank all those others who help us and in particular Mike Wigmore who works tirelessly organising the grids for us.
    It was no mean feat for Mike, 2 groups, and 6 races over the weekend.

    Also to Glenn Allingham and John Sampson who are our Race Coordinators and keep everyone in check and a weekend of no damage. Well done guys.

    To Tania Allingham, who arranges our social functions, our souvenir shop and our accommodation, and to Mike Feisst for his photographic skills in arranging the group photos and runs our FB Page.

    To Grant Sprague who looked after our invited Legends, thanks Grant.

    Thanks guys and girls.
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    Here are some of the photos I took over the weekend of the teams and personalities who make up the class. Our invited Legends are always busy talking to people and, in my eyes, really make a hit with people at the track.

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    Milan Fistonic, Paul Berkahn and Ken Hyndman

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    Will post some more soon.
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    Great progress on another new build for Historic Saloon Cars. This is the FIA Appendix K MkI Escort of Grant Sprague. 2 litre BDG engine and will be an awesome little screamer. It'll be painted in white and light blue as per the car raced by his brother Gary in the NZ Saloon Car Championship in period.

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