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    Milan, thanks, If I had a programme it has gone, given away or just lost after so many house moves, If you don't mind I will save them to my archives / photos etc.

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    Is this the same ERA or were others painted in Thai racing colours ??

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    ERA and 260M - as seen in an Otago Daily Times B and W photo
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    ERA on display at a motorcycle shop - during the weekend.
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    Found this on Wikipaedia an article on International Racing colours, could it be the same car The ERA [ different race # 9 ].Name:  Cars ERA_R12B_Hanuman_II in Thai colours.jpg
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    very small pic,

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    Otago Sports Car Cub - history

    Allan Dick publisher of motoring magazines since the 1960's and more recently " Classic Driver " has been asked to write a book on the History of the Club - here is his post on Facebook;

    " THE HISTORY OF THE OTAGO SPORTS CAR CLUB.
    The Otago Sports Car Club (Inc) was founded in 1948 and was one of the charter members of the newly formed Association of New Zealand Car Clubs today MotorSport NZ. As such is is one of the oldest and more important clubs of its kind in the country.
    It played a pivotal role in re-establishing the sport in New Zealand after World War 2 and creating an operating organisation.
    In 1953 the club was courageous enough to stage street race racing with the first round-the-houses meeting to be held in New Zealand and through the fifties the city was an important part of the national motor racing scene.
    Today, the club is a major player in the world of rallying (the Otago Rally sets standards for all other clubs) but remains active across the other aspects of the sport as well.
    The OSCC was a crucial part of my life through most of the sixties and becoming Editor of the club magazine, Wheelspin, in 1963 was the impetus that started me on what I am still doing today.
    I have been asked to put together a history of the club from the establishment in1948 to the present day.
    Early records are very sketchy and much of the early stuff has been lost and, of course, most of those early pioneers are no longer with us.
    The book will not be a long, detailed history, but rather written and photographic snapshots of events, people and places from 1948 right through to 2015.
    So, please search your scrapbooks, boxes in the garage, photo albums for anything you think might help with this project.
    Photograph is of one of the club founders Harry Hedges in his MGTC raising dust at an early hillclimb where crash helmets were not obligatory. Sadly, Harry died several months ago at a grand old age, still loving his cars and his whiskey.
    I will be establishing a Facebook page devoted to this as well as a direct email address, but in the meantime please contact me at adnztoday@gmail.com.
    And please spread the word. "

    I have added some of the fronts of the programmes that were given to me by Bruce Dyer [ Spgeti ] and front of the 1984 Revival meeting added by Steve Nisbett [ gd66 ].
    I am sure many of you will have photos, new clippings and pieces of history of the club.

    as Allan says - please spread the word,
    cheers

    Roger
    the photo
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    Dunedin the 1954 meeting - drivers and officials -from the programme ..

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    The Officials.
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    The Race schedule ; only 3 races one for each Class
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    The Race entrants - 3 classes
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    The Main Race NZ Championship Road Race .
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    Thanks to Bruce Dyer for the programme - have shared the full programme book with Allan Dick to assist with his Otago Sports Car Club History project.

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    Healey's at Dunedin Revival meeting 1984 a correction

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    Austin Healey - Chris White from Wanganui - one of many Healeys owned and raced by Chris, in 2000'/10's he ran a Jensen Healey - believe he still does.
    *** corrections see below
    Des Spillane from Temuka, following a Buckler !!
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    Des Spillane from Temuka, back then, and his Healey 100, drove that car many years ago with Des at an AHCCNZ National Rally.
    Neal Ferguson from Waiau
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    Neal's car in the pit area
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    Des Chris and others around a Morgan and Chris Whites *** Healey around Neal Fergusons Healey - the blue one ;
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    Chris raced a Healey 3000 at the Telecom Motorfest in 1994 - seen on that thread, his first Healey was a Bugeye Sprite in the late 1970's

    The venue, don't you love the safety features Haybales around pole, road cones to show a side street is closed off and how close you could get to the track.

    Next up is Saloons Minis Jaguars and A40 and a Pontiac amongst others

    *** Correction to my comments above : " Spinaway " contacted to advise I had the names wrong for the Healey's.. The White 100 is not Chris White's but belongs to Des Spillane, who I thought had the Blue one.. The Blue 100 is Neal Ferguson's from Waiau, South Island.. will correct on the Healey Post as well
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    Dunedin the 1961 event programme -from Bruce Dyer - Spgeti

    The first few pages ; pages are in pairs 2-3, 4-5, etc..

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    More to follow, when i get a moment ..

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    Dunedin Festival Races 1961 more of the programme

    Like the adverts too !! ..

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    Dunedin Festival Races 1961 the last third .. programme

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    Motorcycles ;
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    the cover. back and front ;
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    Thanks again to Bruce Dyer .. interestingly I posted these on Fb, and Digby Paape, remembered going as a young fellow,in 1961, his father Godrey Paape, was a stalwart of the Otago Sports Car Club in the 1950's .

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    In post #62 one E Sprague in a Morris Minor, capacity 1172cc Ford 10 power?

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    The E Sprague Morris Minor 1172cc

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    The Officials.
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    The Race schedule ; only 3 races one for each Class
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    The Race entrants - 3 classes
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    The Main Race NZ Championship Road Race .
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    Thanks to Bruce Dyer for the programme - have shared the full programme book with Allan Dick to assist with his Otago Sports Car Club History project.
    Oldfart, Rhys, I see the Morris Minor entry for E Sprague, with the 1172 cc engine , the one above is 918, the old side valve, later they were 948, " *** A " series, and I think the first OHV ones were the 803 cc same as the Austin A30, would have to look it up.. Grant Sprague may be able to shed some light on the car..
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    Roger 948 was A series, B series was the bigger as in MGA, Morris Oxcarts etc. OHV Minor was 803 nominally, the next progression was ??

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    A bit of BMC engine information at this site.

    http://www.mg-cars.org.uk/news/news498.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    Roger 948 was A series, B series was the bigger as in MGA, Morris Oxcarts etc. OHV Minor was 803 nominally, the next progression was ??
    Rhys I meant A series think the " B " series came from the 1220 cc in the early Austin A40's, must check it out !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    A bit of BMC engine information at this site.

    http://www.mg-cars.org.uk/news/news498.html
    Thanks Ken H, I was sort of correct.. the " B " series did start in 1200 cc I always thought it was 1220 for some reason, and have corrected the A versus B series mix-up a typo really, as owned about 8 A series and only 1 B series BMC cars.. Austin Mini 4, A40 Farina 1, , Austin Healey Sprites 4, and finally B series MGB GT.. thanks to Rhys too !! .. my proof reader hates motoring subjects so goes on strike !!
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    Manfield - some Bruce Dyer photos ;

    Bruce Dyer has now [ January 2017 ] sent me photos from around Manfield
    correction Taupo around 1998 -
    of various sports cars, Bucklers, Fiat Targa, Mallock U2, and others Ralph Watson BSA Special and a Kieft single seater, have posted the Bucklers on the Oldfart Buckler thread.. will post a lot of the others here :
    Lots of other cars in the background of the photos, the Humber 80 Special background RA4 photo, Riley Special, behind the Fiat, the a Ferrari beside the BSA

    Fiat Targa
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    The Hec Green RA4 [ Vanguard !! ].

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    Hi Roger, the circuit photos were taken at the club track at Taupo, not Manfeild. Circa 1998 I think. It was the same weekend that Garry bought the Buckler 90 from Dewar Thomas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spgeti View Post
    Hi Roger, the circuit photos were taken at the club track at Taupo, not Manfeild. Circa 1998 I think. It was the same weekend that Garry bought the Buckler 90 from Dewar Thomas.
    Bruce thanks, will correct that and realise that Ross Hollings took photos at a similar meeting, that I though was Taupo, turned out it was Pukekohe .. where does / did Garry live at the time ??

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    Other South Island events ; extracts from programmes

    Moving away from Dunedin and the original theme of this thread, " Dunedin Street Races ... 1984 " have included other information from old programmes and events.
    Graham Woods, from Canterbury has posted a couple of pages from programmes with connections to Austin-Healey's and Bucklers.
    Graham has few photos of George Lawton and his cars, George at one time had a Healey 100/6, mentioned in one programme as well as a Cooper Bobtail, George was on the " Driver To Europe " scheme in 1960 along with Denny Hulme; George ran the Healey in the 1958 meeting and the Cooper in 1959, a much traveled man, was was from Whangarei

    this is Georges 100/6, which I was unsure whether it was a 100/6 or an early 3000, now I know ;
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    Teretonga meeting, February 1958 the are errors in descriptions of the Healeys, as the 2639 cc ones are 100/6, not 100S, the Graham Pierce car was a 100S, as featured in the latest NZ Classic Driver magazine, and the J F Grieve, could have been another 100S [ 100/4, 100M's and 100S were all 2660 cc with the 100S have a different head with inlet / exhaust ports on the opposite side of the motor to the original 100/4 ( A90 ) , thanks Ken H for helping me when I got that wrong a while ago
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    and from Waimate in 1959
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    The A "Arthur" Kennard Healey - Corvette, was a well known car in South Island motoring circles and even got to Ardmore, according to Jim Short. The car has been rebuilt and an artcile on it appears in an issue of NZ Classic Driver, one that I missed;

    Ken H, these programme pages should go on your " Old programmes memories .. etc " thread

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    I have just joined this site after searching the net for anything about the 1984 Dunedin Street Race. It was me that drove the Pontiac Bonneville. I still have the car and after a hibernation of more than 20 years it is being resurrected. Pictures to come. I am not sure where those pictures of the street sprints are from but in January 1984 for the race competitors the Saturday was taken up with a hill climb at Bethune's Gully. I wonder if maybe the locals had the street sprints as entertainment because there was very limited spectating at the hill climb. I have some pics of the event and I will have to resize them to suit this site.

    I entered for the 1986 event but did not make it as the new, bigger, engine was not ready in time. I subsequently did the 1986 and 1987 Queenstown Sprints, the 1987 Wigram Wings and Wheels, and the 1989(?) Lyttelton Street Race. I was a regular at the local drag strip as well.
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