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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    With Historic Saloon Cars racing alongside Historic Muscle Cars at the 2016 NZFMR, the HMC/HSC guys have arranged to have along one of the legends of small-bore saloon car racing, Alan Boyle, who'll be on hand to chat with race fans and sign his poster of his beautiful Coke Viva.

    Here is Alan's poster which I've just completed.

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    Is this car still extant?

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    Do you mean does it still exist.........the answer is no. Some pieces of it exist........the rest has gone to the great 'Baked Bean Tin' maker. I am sure Alan will fill everyone in on the details........... if he wants to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Grant- do you mean 1.13.90 Pete the Meat?
    The Tauranga one yep that would be him

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    Alan Boyle Viva

    Quote Originally Posted by SPman View Post
    Is this car still extant?
    I am pretty sure Mike John owns this car. I remember a few years ago seeing the shell being rebuilt, then a while later it finished. I haven't seen it run though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4dnut View Post
    I am pretty sure Mike John owns this car. I remember a few years ago seeing the shell being rebuilt, then a while later it finished. I haven't seen it run though.
    He had it at Ellerslie a couple of years back. I'm pretty sure I was told that it was the original car restored, rather than a recreation.

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    Mike John also had the ex Allan Moffat Cologne Capri that Gordon Burr still has

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    Did Alan Boyle sing with the BeeGees ?

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    I have been away too long !
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    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    Did Alan Boyle sing with the BeeGees ?

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    I have been away too long !
    KJH
    Ken, we all sang with the BeeGees, I had hair that long too !!, back in the seventies.
    There is a popular song in Australia called " I'm Living in the Seventies ", and with my posts that would seem right.

    and the " I have been away too long ", there is another song " Come Back Again ", another Aussie classic..

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    Ken-If you can remember tomato being squashed, then you havent
    Roger- we Kiwis always sing that well known Aussie ditty about you expats- ..."so where the bloody hell are ya.?"...
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    This weekend we head into the Festival at Hampton Downs and celebrate Porsche.

    We have a fantastic grid lining up for both weekends.
    In HSC we have by my count 17 entries and is a great cross section of manufacturers and historic cars.
    We will join HMC and I understand that they have 20 entries giving us a combined entry of 37 cars.

    This will truly represent the period of racing from 1964 to 1977 in this country.

    Top billing in HSC are the 2 Historic Escorts, Bod Hyslop's Historic Mazda RX2, Howard Wood, BMW 2002 Tii Group 2 Replica, Poul Christie, Mk 2 Lotus Cortina and from the deep south, Scott O'Donnell in his 1974 Alfa Romeo GTAm Replica.

    Added to that is a formidable group of Japanese race cars, Datsun 240K GTR Replica of sponsor Mike Coory, Ian Williamson's rapid Mazda RX2 and Phillip Mills Datsun 1600.
    Representing Great Britain is John Ure in his very rare Jaguar XJ12 S1 SWB which has history in racing in the South Island in the late 80's, Sheridan Broadbent in her Mk 2 Cortina GT, Pat Excell in his lovely Anglia 1500GT, Neville Hills in his very quick Mk2 Escort, Geoff sparks in his Triumph Dolomite Sprint, and Clyde Walters in his immaculate Mk3 Cortina 2000
    The Germans and Italians are represented by John Hudson in his BMW 2002 and myself in Alfa Romeo GTV2000

    What a field and I wish to thank you all for your support for this event.

    Some of the above are only racing one weekend but that will give us a grid of 30 approx each weekend.

    Look forward to see you all

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    [QUOTE=Spgeti;50931]This weekend we head into the Festival at Hampton Downs and celebrate Porsche.We have a fantastic grid lining up for both weekends.

    Well done Bruce and all the HSC crews on the turnout at the Festival. Some excellent cars with plenty of variety and I for one enjoyed watching the Alfas, BMWs Mazda and Fords etc mixing it cleanly with HMC, bringing back memories of the late 60s early 70s. I hope this provides the catalyst for the class to grow further.

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    Thanks for your appreciation. I am glad you and many others enjoyed "the show".

    Special thanks needs to go to both HMC and HSC drivers for trying to race but being aware of the other guys and girls out there as well and keeping it clean.

    Also thanks to our sponsor Mike Coory from Helfee for his tremendous support over both weekends and also to the Helfee girls who just added that bit of fun and class.

    It was also great to have Steve up for the first weekend along with Crunch ( Raymond Bennett) and Ron and Naiomi from MG to join in the fun.

    I enjoyed meeting many people over the first weekend and special thanks to the Trofeo boys and girls who came to welcome me to their circuit.

    Also to Scott O'Donnell and Rodger Cunninghame from Invercargill.....our overseas guests. Thanks guys.

    Cheers and Thanks

    Bruce

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    Didn't realise Crunch was up for the meeting! Missed him. Agree though Bruce. A good turnout with the variety we believe is an essential part of classic racing. Long may it continue. Nice to catch up at long last, albeit briefly.

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    Just been sent these photos by Paul McCarthy to add to this thread. This is a car Paul is building/rebuilding to race with HSC. Its a genuine Escort RS1600, and one of the first 100 cars built. Paul bought the Escort when he as just 20 years old, approx 23 years ago, and has owned it ever since!

    He built and raced it as a 1971 Group 2 Broadspeed replica, and ran it in historics for several years before then building his Zakspeed replica.

    But he has since gone back to focusing on the RS1600, and has been busy rebuilding it as a 1973 Group 2 car (with the slightly more squared flares), based on the similar Broadspeed Escort raced by Andy Rouse in the '73 British Saloon Car Championship.

    Motor is a 2.0 litre BDG, with Lucas mechanical fuel-injection, backed by a 4-speed Rocket gearbox, and fitted with 13" Minilite wheels, and closed-back AP brakes.

    Paul originally built the car as a Schedule/Appendix K car with paperwork, and the rebuild is also off the FIA Appendix K Homologation Sheet. Going this option, if he chooses to get a Historic Technical Passport for this car he can also race it internationally.

    A real cool little car.

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    Wow....that is fantastic and thanks to Paul for sending the photos thru.

    I caught up with him during documentation and I asked him if he would send details of his build as Schedule K for Escorts is of interest to us and Paul is doing it the right way.

    I look forward to more of this from any of you building a car for HSC....It helps the knowledge base.

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    I am really looking forward to getting this car going again.My enthusiasm about classic car racing has been rekindled with HMC and HSC. I lost interest a while ago when I had to run my correct car against cars with modern engines etc(which is why I built a hotrod). But having a place to play with similar cars is great .

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    Really looking forward to seeing that great car on track soon Paul.

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    Our next race meeting is Legends, at Hampton Downs on 1st, 2nd and 3rd April.
    Again we will be joining HMC on the grid and I for one will be coming up to meet and be part of the fun.
    If you have any queries regarding this meeting please contact myself bruced105@gmail.com or Dale dmathers@xtra.co.nz
    COD's will be required and remember to make sure your car is compliant.

    The next large meeting is in November at the MG Classic at Manfeild where we will have our own grid together with HMC and again only compliant cars with COD's will be accepted to join this grid.
    Start planning for it and again any queries please email Dale or myself.
    We want to put on a good show down at Manfeild so please let us know if you are intending to partake.

    Cheers
    Bruce

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    Looks damn good , great photos etc ........ question = 4 speed rocket G/box I thought would not be man enough for a BDG or have i been given wrong info ? Thanks for sharing plus info ...... Grant

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    This engine reminds me of Rex Harts escort pictured here

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