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    But Trevor I doubt your car would have had half the seat springs removed to save weight !
    Imagine racing around Pukekohe for 3 hours with that handicap ! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    But Trevor I doubt your car would have had half the seat springs removed to save weight !
    Imagine racing around Pukekohe for 3 hours with that handicap ! LOL
    In actual fact my car was a stock and legal production car complete with spare wheel, as required by the regulations. The Mustang was far from legal and should not have been running. I would have enjoyed another comfortable straight arm hour or two no sweat and the car would have happily finished the course without changing the brake pads. LLOL

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    Pukekohe - 1963 and 1964

    Aerial photo of the track with a car superimposed - 1963
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    NZIGP map 1964 - back in the days when they ran trains, and you got off the carriages straight through the gate and in - then the long walk to the stands or Rothmans Hill.
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    As has been mentioned on this the thread the curve to Railway was a late 1966 addition,giving Pukekohe three layouts.

    The original as seen here at 2.2 miles, the 1.75 mile GP circuit first used for the NZIGP in 1967 and the small Club Circuit.

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    Pukekohe - the Track ..

    A couple of " Stickers " owned [ collected ] by Milan Fistonic that feature the Track ..

    one from an NZIGP meeting with BP as the sponsor. The original track layout so pre 1967..

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    another from Milan - his Club - Auckland Car Club .. with both [ all 3 ] versions of the track.

    Name:  Car stickers #14 ACC Pukekohe Shell Sport M Fistonic .jpg
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    and Finally also from Milan - I would have had one of these as was a regular at the Business in Mt Eden - top end of Dominion Road - the owner had been a neighbour in the 1950's/ 60's - a customer when I worked in Newton in the late 1960's and I was his customer in the 1970's /80's - including making up some good pipework for that TR4A ..
    Not Pukekohe, but he raced there often !!

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    Thanks Milan - have " borrowed " your stuff .. as opposed to " Stealing " It..

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    Pukekohe - 1964 at the Elbow - Saloon Car Race the GP meeting

    Photo from Allan Dick archives

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    Rod Coppins 38/39 ! Ford Corvette, Ivan Segedin Anglia, Garth Souness 32 Ford Corvette,
    then one of the Lotus Cortina's Paul Fahey or Alwyn Marshall ??

    Entry list from Graham Woods

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    In the 1964 photo check out the wheel destroying curbing. Imagine how the V8 supercar guys would deal with that. A curb strike would really be a curb strike.

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    Pukekohe 1965 - busy at the Elbow again

    Photo from seaqnmac archives the 1965 Shell Annual
    a colour shot at that Elbow ;

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    posted before ?? at the same corner Jack Inwood photo's from Steve Twist archives.
    " Auckland Star " photographer on the Stables roof
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