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    Well Legends of Speed was a huge success for us and now we head to BMMP for our final race meeting of the season, The Dennis Marwood Classic, again put on by the good people from HRC.

    This for us is a fun event and already our grid is building for both HMC and HSC.

    Across from Australia is Nick Bowyer who will race his NZ based Mk2 Escort 1600 Sport and we welcome Nick to our grid.

    Also racing will be Karl Sentch in his beautiful Datsun 240Z who will join Tony Roberts in his Corvette to form our initial group of Historic Sports & GT (HS&GT). This is for 1965 to 1974, front engine rear wheel drive Hardtop cars and will develop from there to gauge interest and if enough numbers come along we will form a separate group.
    These cars will all run under Appendix 6 Schedule T&C and must be able to get a COD.
    If you are interested contact myself or talk to Karl and Tony at the track.

    A very suitable car for this group is for sale at the moment and listed here under “cars for sale” is Andrew Metford’s 1974 MGBGT. Have a look and very well priced.

    As well as the racing we also will be having our Awards Evening and Dinner to celebrate our season.

    Entry is via, www.motorsortentry.com

    Cheers
    Bruce
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    Well one season has gone and we are well into planning for the next.
    Tonight I will put up the details of our program of next seasons events.

    Also Paul Berkahn will be helping me with putting up photos for this thread which is gratefully appreciated as I don’t have the computer software to do this.

    Cheers

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    First up is Terry Price's beautiful Jag, Terry runs a restoration business and this is a fine example of his quality work
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    The Team Cambridge Monaro
    John Mckechnie the current owner of the Team Cambridge Monaro as been awarded The Lupp Trophy by Motorsport NZ at the recent Annual general meeting.
    (Also shown are the miniature presentation that John keeps along with the Denis Hulme Trophy presented to John at the 2014 Festival.)
    After some time spent by John trying to find the original car he eventually found the car and some associated parts in Whanganui. The car was in a poor state so John had the huge task of restoring the car to the beauty it is today.
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    And this is what John picked up in Whanganui, The left overs of the Coppins Cambridge Monaro. John said the pictures looked worse than the car actually was.
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    A very impressive feat to bring this special car back to its forma glory

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    And this is what John picked up in Whanganui, The left overs of the Coppins Cambridge Monaro. John said the pictures looked worse than the car actually was.
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    A very impressive feat to bring this special car back to its forma glory
    Well deserved trophy and accolades, the Monaro restoration deserves a book of its own. Congratulations John!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Ellwood View Post
    Well deserved trophy and accolades, the Monaro restoration deserves a book of its own. Congratulations John!
    The Lupp Trophy is awarded for voluntary services and John qualified for that with his work on establishing the Historic Sports Sedan Group plus his restoration of the Monaro and that he regularly races it.

    He was up against stiff opposition for this award and it is one of the premier awards for the year given out by MSNZ.

    Well deserved.

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    Congratulations John for being awarded for all the hard work and organizing that you so generously do. Very well deserved.

    Also thanks to Bruce and Paul and Dale plus all involved in keeping these series of historic racing going.
    The quality of cars and racing is second to none. Well done and may the coming season be the best yet.

    Ken H

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    Thanks guys for your kind words.
    Now that its back to how it was, the painful long process of rusty metal replacement is a fading memory.

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    V8 Supercars - well whatever it is called now ??

    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Thanks guys for your kind words.
    Now that its back to how it was, the painful long process of rusty metal replacement is a fading memory.
    John Mck, ERC, Spgeti, Dale and others;
    A mate [a neighbour Ian ] is thinking of coming to the Supercars Race in September [ 14-15 ] and wants a navigator/passenger in his Holden Ute so am thinking of joining him - share petrol costs etc - will your guys classes be running.
    Ian remembers racing at Pukekohe when Norm Beechey bought his Monaro over - think he did Baypark and Puke one summer in 1971 !!
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    If you Guys are coming - would be a bigger incentive to come. Will have a pit pass and camera !!
    Would be the second day the Sunday [ 15th ] - be good to catch up / actually meet in some cases.

    Was last at a Supercars event in late 2009, the Sydney [ Homebush - Olympic ] course.
    Have the little badge from their - and the Telstra Goody Bag and ticket - no photos though - was hard to get a good view without an expensive stand ticket.

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    Sorry Roger we are not racing at the Supercars event.

    We normally only race at historic based meetings.

    Perhaps we can catch up with you at the Taupo Historic GP in January.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spgeti View Post
    Sorry Roger we are not racing at the Supercars event.

    We normally only race at historic based meetings.

    Perhaps we can catch up with you at the Taupo Historic GP in January.

    Regards
    Will try for that - Event and Track looks way better than Hampton Downs - was last there Taupo for the 2008 A1 GP when it was a series !! at Hampton Downs in January 2018- long time between meetings [ except for a few Lakeside 2011 - 2015 and that Syndey one in 2009.
    Cheers

    Roger

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    Our Calendar for the coming race season is as follows :

    3rd November 2019, TACCOC Spring Meeting, Pukekohe,
    15/16/17th November 2019, MG Classic, Circuit Chris Amon, Manfeild, Feilding,
    8th December 2019, TACCOC Summer Meeting, Hampton Downs,
    17/18/19th January 2020, Taupo Historic Grand Prix, BMMP, Taupo,
    7/8th February 2020, ENZED Classic, Levels Raceway, Timaru,
    14/15th February 2020, HW Richardson Speedfest, Teretonga, Invercargill,
    23/24th March 2020, Paul Fahey Legends of Speed, Hampton Downs,
    25/26th April 2020, Jack Nazer Classic, BMMP, Taupo.

    To enter our grid your cars must have a COD and you must be a registered member or an invited guest.

    Cheers
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