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    Roger, these are amazing photos...I just love the Morrari.

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    Anyone know the history on Ken Bailey and his organ stacked MK 2 Zephyr

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    Ken Bailey bought Coppins' Zephyr Corvette, ran it in red/black and then blue/white at Levin.
    B &W pics by David Hunter.
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    Bailey at Levin : pic by Steve Twist.
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    A bloke called Allan Lim owned the Zephyr Corvette at some stage as well : Bailey didn't run it very long as I recall.
    Last edited by GD66; 10-13-2015 at 11:27 AM.

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    Yea & they said the south islanders were rough ....lol....... Gerald, Roly gave me a ribbing about how how Ernie cut his grill out to fit the oil cooler in Mk 3 , I had to laugh as Roly was a perfectionist , Ernie was shes about 100% that will do work & it did .....

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    Pukekohe May 1966 meeting Anglia's and and A40, all Ford powered.

    Anglia and Mini.
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    Lotus Anglia
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    A40 Ford Mike Meek
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    any information to identify the drivers appreciated.

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    Dave Simpson's Lotus Anglia.

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    So when did Ken Bailey remove the organ pipes- Puke pic show them, #23 they arent there.

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    The May 1966 meeting was unusual in that most of the races were for motorcycles and only two classes of cars were run - up to and over 1000cc.

    Here are the entry lists

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    So when did Ken Bailey remove the organ pipes- Puke pic show them, #23 they arent there.
    The 2 black and white shots are ones I put up on TRS. Took them at the Nov.1966 Levin meeting.

    Maybe Steve Twist can remember when he took the colour one of Coppins at Levin.

    David Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    So when did Ken Bailey remove the organ pipes- Puke pic show them, #23 they arent there.
    Ken Bailey is still around, lives here in Tauranga. I worked with him many years ago at the TGA County council, I do speak to him from time to time but haven't for awhile.

    Dale M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiboss View Post
    Ken Bailey is still around, lives here in Tauranga. I worked with him many years ago at the TGA County council, I do speak to him from time to time but haven't for awhile.

    Dale M
    Thanks Dale- I actually did some digging on the Rod Coppins thread and found that Colin McBeth had to put them in the conventional way to comply with the new rules. It was a difficult job.

    Hey....lets get this right here- you actually worked- maybe even with your hands- at some time of your life ?
    бедный мальчик, no wonder you are off racing so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    The May 1966 meeting was unusual in that most of the races were for motorcycles and only two classes of cars were run - up to and over 1000cc.

    Here are the entry lists

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    Milan thanks for the entry lists, once again, helps with the details.
    Have a photo of the Jim Boyd Volvo a P1800 sports coupe, will post that in the next group of photos
    the Over 1000 cc race would have been a very mixed bag with Gp1, Gp2 and allcomers together.

    I seem to remember that this was the last combined Motorcycle and Car meeting at Club level, the Auto Cycle Union and the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs [ later MANZ and now MSNZ ], did not really get on.
    Grand Prix's of course continued with Bikes and Cars.

    At that time both Auckland Car Club and Northern Sports Car Club had there own " invitation " meetings, later the two clubs organised the meetings together, they didn't always have the resources / manpower to keep running them on their own.
    I used to Marshall, initially crowd control, then on a couple of occasions Flag for NSCC.
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    Didn't Rod have the non stack exhaust when he had the scoop and injection on his engine ?

    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Thanks Dale- I actually did some digging on the Rod Coppins thread and found that Colin McBeth had to put them in the conventional way to comply with the new rules. It was a difficult job.

    Hey....lets get this right here- you actually worked- maybe even with your hands- at some time of your life ?
    бедный мальчик, no wonder you are off racing so much.
    бедный мальчик
    That's rude !

    Bruce.

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    бедный мальчик- is Russian for Poor Boy.
    Not rude , buy very , very polite, with a gentle hint of ribbing.
    Been doing a bit of research. thanks to your thread on Rod, and seems like almost every outing, there is some change, and your answers are there
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    Pukekohe May 1966 and some others Volvo Heron Daimler & Spectators cars

    Milan thanks for the entry lists, once again, helps with the details.
    Have a photo of the Jim Boyd Volvo a P1800 sports coupe, will post that in the next group of photos.
    here is that photo ;
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    Heron Daimler - built by Ross Baker and Ken Richardson according to Graham Vercoe's book.
    unsure what meeting this was but would be 1966 or 1967. The Daimler 2.5 V8 with stack exhausts.
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    Some interesting cars in the paddock area.

    Rob Williams Ford V8 coupe, at Pukekohe in 1968, which he still runs
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    a Custom Anglia
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    The Heron Daimler was number 16 at the April 23 1966 meeting and was driven by Ken Richardson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    The Heron Daimler was number 16 at the April 23 1966 meeting and was driven by Ken Richardson
    Milan, thanks again, I can now put the photo back in order.
    Wish I had kept those programmes..

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    Pukekohe Jan 1968 Grand Prix meeting, Sports cars, single seater, Galaxie

    Stanton Corvette Geoff Mardon
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    Begg 4.7 Barry Keen
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    Ferrari 275LM Andy Buchanan
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    BRM
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    After the Custaxie and the end of allcomers Robbie Francevic had this beast the Fairlane 7 litre
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    Saloon cars Anglia's Mini's and A40's to follow
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    Quote Originally Posted by GD66 View Post
    Ken Bailey bought Coppins' Zephyr Corvette, ran it in red/black and then blue/white at Levin.
    B &W pics by David Hunter.
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    Bailey at Levin : pic by Steve Twist.
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    A bloke called Allan Lim owned the Zephyr Corvette at some stage as well : Bailey didn't run it very long as I recall.
    Allan Lim I believe ran an Mid 30's V8 Coupe as well, around a 1936 model, at grasstrack meeting, think he was from Pukekohe.

    The stack pipes,
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    the famous photo that is back to front Left Hand Drive as pointed out in another thread

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    Alan Lim sold the Zephyr to Robin Tanner, and I think Alan took Robin's '39 Ford Coupe. It had been chopped and channeled, Jag front end and various other hot rod mods.


    The engine when Robin had it was a very stout 350 with crossover Webers 58's maybe.
    This was the "Brown's Rd" drags which were actually on what is now Kerrs Rd Wiri.
    A little off track and I apologise but I was just looking at this pic earlier tonight.

    Bruce.

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