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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Attachment 31004
    the famous photo that is back to front Left Hand Drive as pointed out in another thread


    Also has a rego sticker on the windscreen

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    What a great looking coupe - dexion helping the rear axle location!
    Just a little correction Roger - the Galaxie was a Fairlane - I made that mistake some years ago on this forum and was told by David McKinney in no uncertain terms!
    Looking at the wheels on the Begg 4.7 not many would know that George fabricated the four and five spokes and welded to the rims all in his little toyshop in Drummond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwaussie View Post
    What a great looking coupe - dexion helping the rear axle location!
    Just a little correction Roger - the Galaxie was a Fairlane - I made that mistake some years ago on this forum and was told by David McKinney in no uncertain terms!
    Looking at the wheels on the Begg 4.7 not many would know that George fabricated the four and five spokes and welded to the rims all in his little toyshop in Drummond.
    I wrote Galaxie way back in '68 from the details in the programme I am sure, didn't think Fairlanes ran a 427/428 engine.
    Milan no doubt has the details in his archives,

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    Quote Originally Posted by GD66 View Post
    GD66, thanks - will have to rewrite the back of the photos. and coreect my thread.
    cheers.

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    No dramas, bud. Loving the pics, quite a treat to see stuff like this turning up, like opening a dusty old photo album from years ago.

    Gotta love TRS !

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    Originally posted by Roger Dowding
    .....Rob Williams Ford V8 coupe, at Pukekohe in 1968, which he still runs
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    Is this a '39 or a '40? I'm a bit bewildered by the wheels, as I thought they ran only from '36 to '39 with the big stud pattern and that in 1940 they changed to the 5.5" stud circle (same as A-model etc). Yet this is a '40 grille, is it not?

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    1939- check the grille between standard and deluxe for 1939 and 1940.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    1939- check the grille between standard and deluxe for 1939 and 1940.
    Yup 39 Deluxe, and It has a one piece windscreen, pretty groovy for '68. Probably a Morris Minor item.
    Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce302 View Post
    Yup 39 Deluxe, and It has a one piece windscreen, pretty groovy for '68. Probably a Morris Minor item.
    Bruce.
    Windscreen from a Morris Minor and tail lights [ not seen in the photos ] from a Peugeot 203 , [ ask Oldfart, as we have had this discussion on another thread ] Rob being Rob, a great panelbeater and engineer had probably modified the wheels as well.

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    Some small stuff Mini's and Anglia

    Frank Hamlins Mini special
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    Name:  Mini's Pukekohe 1967 -68, Right Frank Hamlins sprint. #3, CCI01092015 (2).jpg
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    Neil Doyle's Anglia Olds / Chev
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    Have been posted on specific threads " Mini's and Imps " and the " Doyle / Dickie Anglia Chev ". but they belong here too!!
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    Small Cars, Anglia A40's Mini's and a Sprite

    Lotus Anglia Frank Radisich
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    Lotus Ford Farina Ron Rutherford
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    Austin A40 Farina Jim Mullins
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    Morris Cooper 970S Alan Boyle and a crate of Coke drinks
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    Austin Cooper S Brian Foley not the lightweight he brought to NZ at other meetings.
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    Austin Healey Sprite - a favourite of mine as owned 4 over a number of years
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    That is the last of the Grand Prix pit photos .

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    Thanks Roger, these have been a real treat.....thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spgeti View Post
    Thanks Roger, these have been a real treat.....thank you.
    Spgeti, Bruce D, more to come from later meetings taken in the pits, plus a lot of action shots that I need to scan and check as may not be very good - as in blurry or too distant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Spgeti, Bruce D, more to come from later meetings taken in the pits, plus a lot of action shots that I need to scan and check as may not be very good - as in blurry or too distant
    Roger, these are some of the best saloon car pictures capturing our great New Zealand saloon car racing history i've ever seen, friggen awesume mate!! i say this because the open wheel cars were usually the main attraction and considered to be more a "racing car" hence more photos attend to appear, were-as the saloons had less reconition althought they meant more to the average man.

    PS: luv the wooden drinks crate next to the mini, can just remember those

    Dale M

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    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.
    WELL, off racing is working with your hands isn't it? Dale M

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    The number 96 Sprite would be Rodger Anderson's, Very quick car - used to have some good dices with Dave Silcock's XK120.

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    Pukekohe Jan 1971 GP meeting - just a few pics

    Field getting ready to run.
    Didn't take many photos that day, was possibly a Marshall, so kept busy.

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    Pukekohe Jan 1971 GP meeting - the few pics

    One very quick Camaro

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    Name:  Pukekohe Jan 1971 GP #4 Camaro Dennis Marwood pic 3, v2, CCI18102015_0001 (2).jpg
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    Pukekohe Jan 1971 GP meeting - the final pics

    Jim Palmer's Porsche 911

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    Name:  Pukekohe Jan 1971 GP #6 Porsche 911 Jim Palmer pic #2, v2 CCI18102015_0003 (2) (790x800).jpg
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    and the Alan Boyle Coca Cola Viva GT, showing the crate of drinks back in 1968 by the Mini must have worked.

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    Will leave this thread of a while as have to sort quite a lot of photos, some good some bad..
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 10-18-2015 at 09:16 AM. Reason: #### 47

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