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    Dunedin 1954 The second of the NZ Championship Road Races.

    The second running of the NZ CRR at Dunedin in 1954,
    1951 and 1952 was at Mairehau, near Christchurch. then in 1953 it went to Dunedin.

    Notes on the Competitors Are in the programme, which Bruce Dyer sent to me many years ago, but these images are from Graham Woods

    Cover from Bruce's copy

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    The Notes;

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    Godfrey Paape in the Austin A90 " Atlantic " was also the chairman of the Organising Committee and an ANZCC member [ the President ] as well as a senior member [ the President ] of the organising Club the Otago Sports Car Club.
    Page 2 and 3 of the programme with the list of Officials. A very Motor racing oriented guy.

    ANZCC - the " Association of New Zealand Car Clubs " was started in 1947, the forerunner of Motorsport New Zealand, previously Motorsport Association of New Zealand MANZ,

    image from the Bruce Dyer copy of the programme

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    VAUXHALL,s

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Bruce, I thought the Vagabond was an EI series Vauxhall Convertible 53-57 [ two door ] Holden also did a LI series 47 - 52 ?? Ragtop too !!

    a 1953 Vagabond - P.S. - Vauxhall EI series was also built in Switzerland !! as a Van ..??

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    The comment re the LI series - think they may have been coachbuilt - not by Holden ??
    Could be the start of some other thoughts -
    Not a Vagabond but the Australia only Vauxhall Caleche ..

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    John Mck - could just imagine drifting an EI Ute .. a mate had an LIP, he was in Northern Sports car club, had wide rear wheels under grafted on Escort Mk 1 round flares, an inline Hurst shifter for the Vauxhall gearbox - took the tree of the column.. had twin carbs - went well in a straight line and sounded good 2262 cc of sheer power ..
    April 2024 - Photos of the LIP of Dave Hotham, with the Escort Flares, and other mods, under the bonnet bigger carbs and a Hurst inline shifter on the gearbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Ken, he will be at Taupo, will make sure you two catch up again....we can ask him then. Sounds good ???
    The above Written by John Mckecknie on the 11th January 2018 [ 01-11-2018 in US speak ].
    Never got see Ken then or even at later events, but we did meet last year when Ken H was back in NZ, for his brothers funeral, sadly.
    Interestingly my next door neighbour John Mitchinson [ not on TRS ] was in the same class as Ken's brother, also John, at Kiwitahi School around 1960.

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    P Gillum Chevrolet Coupe in 1963

    A South Island Racer, a couple of photos from 1963.

    Practice at Renwick 1963, with Andy Buchanan in the Brabham and Dennis Marwood Humber [ probably posted before ]

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    The Renwick Saloon Car race Entry List.

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    Teretonga - also believed to be 1963 - same 1961 - 64 plate " 683,012 " on the Chev, here with an Anglia.
    archive Graham Woods who stated " not my picture ".

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    Waimate 1964 - last saloon race of the day.

    A busy start - all 6 cylinder cars, Waimate 1964. Event 8 at 4;00 pm - photo Euan Sarginson. [ from Allan Dick -Terry Marshall archives ].
    ** The start of Heat Two the over two litre cars Race. - note from Milan Fistonic next post.
    Heat one was " The Publicans Race "
    - for the under 2 litre cars.
    Ron Sylvester Chev Coupe, J K Laney FJ Holden, Ernie Sprague Mk3 Zephyr, #5 Mk2 Zephyr John Armstrong, Ray Archibald and Ian Dow 4th - 1st in over 2000cc class Jaguar Mk2's, Mk2 Zephyr Norman Masters from Balclutha, Chev Coupe at back Doug Algie #41 Chev Coupe is P Gillum

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    The Entry list.

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    Details to be checked.
    Did the under 2 litre class start a few seconds later. two separate heats ** notes Milan Fistonic,

    Another photo - same race 1964 Heat Two - originally thought 1963 but the same cars as top photo. Chevs Holden Jags and Zephyrs.

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    This is the Race in which Ernie Sprague had the big off and finished behind the Haybales - photo posted before; Mk2 Zephyr John Armstrong Chev Coupe either Sylvester or Gillum - both two tone white over Q.. what colour, think Sylvester later used Red and Silver.

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    The Saloon Races at the 1964 Waimate meeting were run as two heats and a final. Heat 1 was the Waimate Publicans event for cars up to and including 2000cc while Heat 2 was the D.R. Filter race for cars 2001cc and over.

    The first photo in post no 385 is the start of Heat 2. Ian Dow was the winner of that race followed by Norm Masters, Gillum and Armstrong.

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    Heat 1 was won by Kerry Grant from Paul Fahey, Jim Mullins and Arthur Moffatt

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    The result of the final shown above differs from other reports that have Moffatt fourth and Dow fifth followed by Lawrence, Brian Millett (Austin Cooper), Silvester and Armstrong.

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    Milan, Thanks for that, and also the note about the Fleetwood Mustang and the " One Lap ".
    Your archives are great - have added the above images to my Waimate archive.

    I have the " Waimate 50 " Book too - that Bruce Dyer " Spgeti " sent me when still living in Australia.
    Need to read up again.

    Makes more sense being two races. I did wonder about not seeing the smaller capacity cars.
    Have noted on my post - and have changed details on the photo's in the / my archive.
    Graham Woods has great stuff but sometimes details need to clarified/checked.


    Cheers
    Roger
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    Renwick 1962 the Renwick 50 - the 1962-63 season opener ..

    Notes by Allan Dick - of AutoNews and Classic Autonews
    " Front engined days. Start of the Renwick 50 and 62/63 season opener. Amon is waiting on his Scuderia Veloce Cooper to arrive, so he gives the 250F Maserati a run. Amon is just ahead of Eade in the ex Moss, Jensen, Mansel 250 and behind is the Lola FJ (with 1.5 Ford engine) of JCN (John) Histed. Race was won by Angus Hyslop in his 2.5 Cooper Climax and Amon was second. A bit of an opportunity here to see the differences between the two 250Fs — Amon's being the "BRM" modified car. "

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    A newspaper photo of the same event. The same Race Barry Cottle Lola and the Stanton as well as another Racing car ahead of the Amon Maserati 250 Angus Hyslop in the Cooper Climax - Notes in the caption of the drivers.

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    The entry list which shows Amon but not in the Maserati - as explained by Allan Dick.

    The " Renwick 50 " - Renwick Road Races ..

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    The " BRM modified car " - it was at Ardmore 1989 - the Reunion Meeting. my own photos.

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    Wigram 1960 The Motor Racing Cup Trophy and Sports Car Race

    John Windelburn took his Lotus South for the series of races in the South Island.
    He was entered in the " Motor Racing Cup " - for Sports and Racing Cars and the " Sports Car Race ".
    - Both events over 20 Laps - 42 Miles
    Photo and details from Milan Fistonic.

    I see that Fred Losee in his Austin Healey 100S and E [ Joss ] Tims in his AH 100 were competing too !.

    The Lotus

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    The Entry Lists
    The Motor Racing Club Trophy Race - Scratch Race

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    The Sports Car Race

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    The Times Fastest Lap Times and Results.
    John was 2nd Overall and 1st in Class in the Motor Racing Club Trophy Race
    The event was for open cars not competing in the Main Race - the Lady Wigram Trophy.
    - He was also 7th Overall and 2nd in Class in the Sports Car Race.

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    I have been having a look at the fastest lap times, it makes interesting reading. eg Johnnie Windelburn's time in the Sports Car race would have been fastest of all in the Championship race by1.8 seconds. For the entire race he would have been on the podium based on overall time. Seems a bit odd to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    I have been having a look at the fastest lap times, it makes interesting reading. eg Johnnie Windelburn's time in the Sports Car race would have been fastest of all in the Championship race by1.8 seconds. For the entire race he would have been on the podium based on overall time. Seems a bit odd to me.
    In the MRC Championship race Windelburn started from the rear of the grid after problems in practice and still finished second. Judging by the photo maybe the weather had something to do with difference in times.

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    South Island - some random images.

    Timaru.
    An article about Southern Motorsport by E S Young a Timaru lad - from Peter Preston archives
    - Peter ran a Buckler for some years early 1960's., at Teretonga, Wigram and Waimate.

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    Peter Preston at Teretonga

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    The GMC powered Dragster of Gerald Hoare - from Jim Bennett archives, Jim was also GMC powered at one stage with a Wolseley 6/80 - with a lot more than 80 bhp, was it a 6 / 276 [ the Cubic Capacity in inches or what ? ]

    The Dragster - it is still around and with John Paton's family in 2024.

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    The GMC Wolseley 6/80 - make that a 6 / ???

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    Good value for money at $700 - For Sale back in the 1960's
    - [ 1967 onwards Decimal Currency - exact date not sure - Jim Bennett archives both images ]
    Must check back on Jim's archives.

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    Looking for more details on the GMC and images.

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