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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Oldfart, will have a look at Scott Thomsons book and the programme above, will scan them to here, later today !!, cheers Roger
    Have a quick look at post #1, as Scott's book has a couple of the maps - a bit small though !!, will try to resize for you..
    Hi Roger, I tried that but any enlargement became too fuzzy to decipher. any input welcomed though.

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    The Dunedin Circuits 1954, 1961 and 1965

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    Can someone please give me street names for the earlier circuits ASAP?
    Thanks
    I gather the circuit changed a lot over time, here are three variations.
    1954 the Initial NZ Championship Road Race, Easter Monday April 1954.

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    Start / Finish on Fryatt St, left into Halsey, right into Jutland left Wickliffe over the bridge onto Ward then kink into Burns left into Willis then right onto Fish left into Rattray and to the Start Finish.

    1961 Festival Road Races Saturday January 28th 1961. a very different course.

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    Not much detail just names for the corners from the start ascent to the kink then descent to the Glen - hairpin, then curve around to kink at Service Station another kink at Kensington School the Railway to a sharp left at Tramshed corner, back to Start / Finish

    1965 The Final Road Races - prior to the Revival meeting in 1984 from Scott Thomson's book " Racing Round the Houses "

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    A better map the course runs around the Railway Yards.

    Here is a description of the course from Scott's book.
    1965
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    Hope this is some use ;, and good to put the information here on the thread.

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    Car 60 is 1964 Capella. Along side I think is 'Jilly' Cooper- Dave Sillcock, then (18) The Citroen Spyder owned by Ralph Smith probably with family member driving .Front row near is Gee Cee Ess, then my Ex Palmer 1960 Lotus 20B with my brother driving along side me in my 1955 BCM Special (16) and the Ransley Riley with Malcolm or Eileen McMillian. Chris Read, Arrowtown.

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    My 1955 BCM Special with Dave Mills talking to Malcolm McLeod in the pits. Note the old cross plys and they were original cases with retreads of some soft compound rubber. The 1 3/4 carbs are off Ernie Sprague's Zephyr when he put side drafts on. Still in my ownership and still 2250 cc Vauxhall motor. Chris Read,Arrowtown.

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    Cooper Vincent 'Jilly' definitely Dave Silcock. Dave had it going soooo fast everything was wired shut otherwise it would shake to bits. He won the WN street race leaving behind a huge array of English F 2 cars.....Listers, Cooper Bristols, Lotus.......go Dave..

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    Frangipani?? Holden based

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    Sam in the DIno replica, then my BCM and the Gee cee Ess.@60m Zepryr Special along side the BillMorris ERA.

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    A while ago on another thread someone welcomed me to the "Rivet Counters Club" not that I minded!
    However for a Christmas special quiz - 'What is different about the rivets on Sam's Dino body with all of the real ones built.
    Chocolate fish for the first correct answer.

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    Minor correction, the first race was in January 1953, so the map of the 1954 races is for the second event.
    The programmes from '54 and '61 provided to me by Bruce Dyer " Spgeti ", thanks Bruce.

    As a result of " Oldfarts " query I am re-reading the Scott Thomson book [ booklet ] " Racing Round the Houses " the story of the Dunedin races published in 1983, which I bought at the 1984 Revival event.

    A lot of my stuff has done the Ken Hyndman trick, shifted house many times in Auckland and then across the ditch to Sydney NSW and then in 2011 to Bellara, on Bribie Island, in Queensland, north of Brisbane City.
    Then in 2017 sat in storage in Brisbane for 3 months then 9 months in Te Puna Storage, and now - since April 2018 - back in my clutches in Omokoroa -with all my other treasures..
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    Difference between Sams Dino body and the real Dino's were that Sams glass body actually had them molded into the glass when flopped from the mold...

    Cheers
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    That is very correct - story I was told that Sam dropped little portions of glass onto cardboard and once hardened sorted into correct sizes. Easy then to bond to the body and a perfect rivet head is born!
    The year he was racing in Dunedin was about the same time he was refused entry into Australian Historic races.

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    Ohakea Reunion 1982 another Revival meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    This was a two day event.
    Saturday, with straight sprints in the Port Area by the storage warehouses, and the local car clubs, not just the Classic Historics were allowed to run.
    Sunday, the Classic Historic races.
    My set of photos I will break into, types, NZ Specials and Open Wheelers, Sports Car saloon, and there is even a couple of Motorcycle shots.
    Unfortunately have lost or given away the programme, probably the latter, so again any help identifying the cars would be appreciated.
    Reshowing the photos from the Otago Daily Times to start with - posted on Yards and Yarns and Minis and Imps threads.
    The Allard J2.
    Attachment 30862
    thanks for identifying it as Rob Boult's.

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    The Minis and Jaguars, plus something large in the back of the pack..

    The ERA, and a single seater..

    Attachment 30864

    The Lycoming Special, built by Ralph Watson - powered by, yes I remembered a Lycoming Engine - turned upside down. Trevor Sheffield's article " Ralph Watson - Special Engineer " can tell you much more.

    Attachment 30865

    And the book that was on sale at the time about the original races; Racing Around the Houses, by Scott Thomson, 1983.
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    Have found a series of Photos from the 1982 event, which I went to as support for a couple of Healey Drivers Frank Karl and Chris White, think Cameron Mackay may also have run there. a pic to follow ;

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    Ohakea Reunion 1982 an unusual car ..

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    working on Frank Karl's Healey at the Motel

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    Frank Karl with Nell and Mark Donaldson

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    More to come around 30 odd, so good some not so, but worth preserving..

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    Ohakea Reunion 1982 another Revival meeting

    a few more shots the pits area - getting ready to run.

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    Ohakea - some early programmes - thanks to Bruce Dyer " Spgeti "

    1951 - The first meeting ??
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    1954
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    No inflation in those days three years later and still One Shilling !!
    If you want the details of competitors from these just let me know !!.

    And if anyone has the Reunion programme's please add to the thread.

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    Ohakea Reunion 1982 another Revival meeting

    A couple more views of the field getting ready.
    a mix of 1930's to 1950's cars ..
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    Ohakea Reunion 1982 another Revival meeting a few more pics

    More of the cars in the Pit Paddock areas, where it was easy to get up close ; a mixture of types

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    Car described in Graham Vercoes book as " Studebaker Indianapolis Replica " remember it being described as the Chry - Baker, Chrysler chassis and Studebaker Straight Eight engine of around 5500 cc
    Ray Disher was unfortunately killed in the car a few years later.
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    and what would my photos be without a Healey in the collection *** correction Des Spillane's Healey 100.

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    The note on the photo says Chris White - now corrected in the textas advise by Des - interestingly Chris White lived " just up the road " at Wanganui [ Gonville actually ] and owned a White 100 [later Blue over White " NE354 ".

    My racing shots were terrible too far away and blurry so about 40 shots not worth sharing
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 07-04-2019 at 03:12 AM. Reason: ** info from Spinaway ### 47

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    Ohakea Reunion 1982 one racing shot as the MG is almost clear.

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    This is the first page of the entry list for the 1982 Ohakea Reunion. If it is readable I'll scan the other two pages.

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    This should be a bit clearer.

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