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    Vintage Memories - another type of ticket, some signs and the man to push you .

    Borrowed from the Auckland Harbour Bridge Facebook Page - they were posted on Timespanner - another History Group about Auckland..
    Taken at the time the Southbound Tolls were removed - No tolls and no tollgates either, on those lanes .

    Article from the Herald in 1972

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    One of the Signs was acquired in recent years from an Antique Shop in Pukekohe. Gentleman not named.

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    The 20 Cent Tickets - still in my collection.

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    Northbound Tolls didn't go until the 1980's - People living on the North Shore had to pay to get home.
    The Police also found the Tollgates a very convenient place for a Breathalyser Check as the cars were travelling slowly [ usually ].

    The Auckland Harbour Bridge Authority - used a variety of vehicles to rescue / push stranded or broken down motorists.
    The earliest were these ; my own photo from 1963

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    Later these - a Publicity photo from AHBA. Lew Redwood archives - GB and GC plates date from 1972

    Name:  AHB #048 B sml AHBA Control Landrovers GB and GC Registrations heritage images  N0116084 L Redwo.jpg
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    Even later these - there seems to be a theme in the style of the Vehicles used. Dave A Howell archives.
    KH2277 plate issued in 1981

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    All qualify as Vintage Vehicles now...

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    NZ Number Plates - Registration, Warrant and Other Stickers - a bit more

    New versions of Old Stickers ;

    These are now available for those who want to be in that 1979 - 80 timewarp.. with period stickers for their car.

    Reproductions of these are now available via a website " Doozi " -
    Being reproduced are " Carless Day " stickers - the week - 7 days and the exempt.
    Registration Stickers from the same period are also available.

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #129 crop 1979 Carless Day replica stickers Tuesday Monday (600x800) (2).jpg
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    Registration Stickers for the period ; 1978 - 79 and the one for the " Carless Day " era, the 1979 - 1980 Registration Year.
    Name:  NZ Number Plates #117 1978 - 79 79 - 80 Registration stickers C Ben Hutchinson 30072016 (2).jpg
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    The 1961 - 64/65 plate. Last of the Old Style alongside the new 1964 - 1986 issue
    - 1987 saw the first of the Black on reflective white series, starting with the " N " prefix.
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    The range of Carless Day and the Registration Stickers 1965 on, until 1986 .. At bottom left the last of the old style stickers for the 1961 - 66 plates - which actually finished in June 1965. June 1964 for cars - with this sticker. Heavy Vehicles changed in the 1965-66 Registration Year
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    Just noticed the spelling of Colours
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    NZ Number Plates - Registration, Warrant and Other Stickers - More.

    Came across these receipts today at a friends place - they relate to his late Uncles Vauxhall 10 - purchased in 1957 for 190 Pounds,

    Registration was Five Pounds Two Shillings and Sixpence [ $10.25 decimalised - compares with $102.98 as an example of a Current [ recent ] Registration.
    Warrant of Fitness Receipt and one of the Receipts for the purchase.

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #332 Registration Receipt Purchase Receipt WoF receipt Vauxhall 10 Reg plate 10.jpg
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    The Gentleman was also a member of the " Waikato Motor Racing Club Inc ". for the 1957 - 1958 Year ..
    Subscription was One Pound
    - in 1943 Northern Sports Car Club charged 5 shillings for Membership in their first year.

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #336 Waikato Motor Racing Club Inc Membership Card inside Receipt 1957 - 58 yea.jpg
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    Name:  NZ Number Plates #336 Waikato Motor Racing Club Inc Membership Card cover and Receipt 1957 - 58 .jpg
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    Did that Club become " Hamilton Car Club ",?? would like to know..

    No mention on the Hamilton Car Club website or Facebook page - the " About " section has virtually no History although the Club [ HCC ] was formed in 1949.

    Was it under that name or ?? - More work to do !!
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    Motoring Memories ..

    Included among the L J Tuffey receipts and card in the above post #123 was also this.

    An Invoice from Mission Bay Service Station - and on the back a hand drawn map of how to get there from the Southern Motorway.
    They had built the first part of the North Western Motorway Point Chevalier to Rosebank Road in 1955, and seem to remember the Southern Motorway first section, ran from Newmarket [ not the Viaduct ] near Market Road to Mt Wellington. This was, was this ? built before the NW Motorway ??

    The Mission Bay Service Station was apparently owned by the same famliy or had some connection with Long Drive Motors -according to Ewart Stronach who worked at Long Drive Motors at the time.

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #333 Mission Bay Service Station Invoice 1950's Front arch L J Tuffey Jeff Tuff.jpg
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    The Map..

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    Motoring - more Memories - Old Registration Stickers

    Registration from 1987 - 1991 The new style of sticker and one of the " C " ones from 1981 -82

    According to the Instructions attached below " Any old labels must be removed ".
    The stickers below are on an Aero Screen for a racing sports car - The " Orchid Special " - now residing in Europe..

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #724 1986 87 88 89 90 91 Registration Stickers G 1986 Green C 1987 on G Mark Da.jpg
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    These qualify as being Vintage [ just or actually next year ].

    1993 Registration Stickers and an old and faded warrant sticker from the era.

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    1993 sticker - front
    Name:  NZ Number Plates #793 1993 NZ Registration Sticker 1668178 Green front (3).jpg
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    Notes on the back
    Name:  NZ Number Plates #283 1993 NZ Registration Sticker 1668178 Green Instructions back (2).jpg
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    1994 sticker - my own collection for the Austin Healey LX100 that I owned 1982 to 1996.
    Used to register the car for three months every two years to keep the Registration and Plates active - before Continuous Registration was introduced.
    In more recent times you can put the registration on hold for 3 months up to 12 months without cost until Re- Registration is commenced.

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #794 1994 NZ Rego stickers for LX100 My AH 100 unused Roger Dowding (2).jpg
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    Need to teach my computer [ or the operator that from is not form ]
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    NZ Number Plates - more images incl other Vehicle Plates.

    Plates from 1925 and 1939

    The first two images are for Plates for sale on Trade Me - thanks to Lew Redwood for seeing them.

    1925 - 1926 the first issue of " National Plates ". They were modeled on California USA plates and made in the USA initially.

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    1931 - 1932 Issue

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #531 1931 - 1932 issue 166.604 Ornage on Black Triangle symbol Trade Me L Redwo.jpg
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    a 1939 - 1940 plate archive Lew Redwood - plate looks a bit aged.

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    Plates EA and EB prefix last of pre - permanent plates 1961 - 1965
    Permanent Plates Alloy - Silver on Black commenced issue in 1964 - 1965
    also from Lew Redwood.
    The prefix were used on various vehicles and E series were also issued to Motorcycles- not just other vehicles -
    Apparently they must have exceeded the 999,999 vehicles and couldn't go to Seven digits
    [ correction of information ].

    Name:  NZ Number Plates #562 1961 - 1965 EA9.927 Heavy Vehicle Black on Yellow Dot symbol Fb Lew Redwoo.jpg
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    Name:  NZ Number Plates #563 1961 - 65 EB3.764 heavy vehicle Black on yellow Dot symbol Fb Lew Redwood .jpg
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    Vintage - both car and owner ;

    A photo sent to me some time ago by Lloyd Gleeson a VCC guy from New Plymouth.

    This is Lloyd in Ralph Watson's BSA Special many years ago on a VCC Trial.

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    Last weekend Lloyd was in Omokoroa staying with our next door neighbour John who has known Lloyd since schooldays in Thames in the 1950's/60's.
    Lloyd and John were attending a friends 80th Birthday Party and also visited another Vintage Car Guy Rod Smith who owns one of Lloyds previous cars a Morgan 4/4. - Lloyd still has another Morgan as well as this little " A110 "

    Name:  Alpine #024 Lloyd Gleeson A110 1962 Renault Alpine front Omokoroa 18 Dec 2022  (563x750) (2).jpg
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    Name:  Alpine #025 Lloyd Gleeson A110 1962 Renault Alpine rear 3-4 w Lloyd Omokoroa 18 Dec 2022 (750x56.jpg
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    The car is called " Binki " after a young Italian girl called Bianca who helped Lloyd with his French and Italian when at a European Car Show.

    The car is a Mexican built one - apparently Renault had insufficient space for the full Alpine production in France so they were built in other countries.

    Chassis Number is " 67MEX0146 ". built in 1967 in Renault's Mexico plant.

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    Registration sticker from Mexico which is still on the car.
    Car imported in 2004 to New Zealand by Nigel " Hunter " Russell a Formula Junior enthusiast

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    Vintage Memories - other items of memorabilia .

    Put some of this on the Motoring Books thread ;

    My Mistral archive has just grown with these gems - given to me by Lloyd Gleeson.

    Name:  Mistral #120 Mistral Specifications Book Weltex Plastics Ltd NZ 1950's LLoyd Gleeson  (3) (563x7.jpg
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    Name:  Mistral #121 Mistral Specifications Book Weltex Plastics Ltd NZ 1950's w Microplas Ltd UK advert.jpg
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    Name:  Mistral #122 Mistral Emslie and Flockton Brochure Cover LLoyd Gleeson (3) (527x750).jpg
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    The first two pages of the Blue " Weltex " Booklet - photo above.

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    The Sheppard Speed Equipment -page in the Weltex Booklet - Manifolds for your Chev Ford Vanguard and Vauxhall

    Name:  Mistral #126 Mistral - Sheppard Speed Equipment Manifolds - Ford Chev Vanguard Vauxhall Weltex b.jpg
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    Family Cars and / or Family with friends Cars from the 1920's..

    Re found as in had a tidy up and found this Album ..

    Long story
    - it was in a Family house that I moved into in 1981.
    My Great Uncle [Grandmothers younger brother ] and wife had bought new in 1923.
    It passed through the family .. to Great Aunt, then Grandmothers Older Sister - another Great Aunt to Grandmother and then in 1980 / 81 to my father.
    I with another Car Guy - and Austin Healey / Vintage Car guy called Lyle Chambers [ owned a certain BSA Special that has been posted on this forum and is now with a Clive Butler in Auckland ] rented the place of my Father in 1981 and we " flatted " there for the next 3 years, then, when I remarried my new lady moved in, the flatmate moved out, and in 1985 we bought the place.

    The Album was in a wardrobe or a cabinet in the house.

    Of particular interest is a 1920's Nash Two Door - which I remember hearing about in my childhood.

    This is the car..
    - with Family members and friends .. Most I have no idea who..

    - Humour me..

    One photo can be dated within a 12 month period as has the first " National " New Zealand number plates introduced in 1925 [ July ] and were valid to 30th June 1926.

    Name:  Family #288 Nash 1925 - 26 plates Aunty Dolly - Uncle Frank rear (600x800).jpg
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    Name:  Family #289 Nash 1925 approx with Family Aunty Dolly right with dog (800x600).jpg
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    Name:  Family #290 Nash 1925 approx with Frank Q and Aunty Dolly side (800x600).jpg
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    Name:  Family #292 Nash 1925 approx outside Royal Hotel Aunty Dolly Uncle Frank (800x600).jpg
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    Can anyone identify the " Royal Hotel "

    Another Car on the same page as the Nash with the plates shown " NZ96.264 "is this
    I thought it could be a Rolls Royce because of the bonnet shape but ???

    Name:  Family #293 Car 1920's Family - from Album Dolly Bell Rolls Royce Q (800x600).jpg
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    Any notes on the cars appreciated to update the " Family Archives "

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    That has a lot in common with the 1922 Roller seen here, Roger:

    https://www.prewarcar.com/386131-192...st-open-tourer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    That has a lot in common with the 1922 Roller seen here, Roger:

    https://www.prewarcar.com/386131-192...st-open-tourer
    Ray,
    thanks and yes ..looks similar,
    The Album I found is interesting as the family photos are from England and New Zealand.
    My great Uncle was living in NZ in 1923 and a bit earlier, my Grandmother and her two young sons, My Dad age 9 and Eddie age 7 .. Eddie from the Northern Sports Car Club archive, they arrived in late December 1926..

    The rest of the photos are largely family, so no more cars !!

    Have been told as in suggested that the " Royal Hotel " was in Christchurch, which would make sense as one of Frank Bell's cousins -
    Ernest Adams .. of Cake fame lived there, and his brother George Adams, also a Baker was in Australia when Frank came to NZ.. Frank came to NZ via Australia..

    Uncle Frank passed Away in 1929, but his wife obviously like the Nash Car .. as in in 1935 had this one..
    A Lafayette,which was Nash's slightly lower version but still fancy in New Zealand .. and believe these were assembled in Canada to get the " Empire " tariff.
    Most US Auto Companies did the same Ford Chev - GM et al..



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    Yes, the bridge...


    Ambassador Bridge. Linking Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, this bridge enables car makers to keep up supplies to and from their Canadian factories.

    ...that connects Detroit with Windsor in Canada carries a lot of car parts.

    For more than a century it's been the key to selling American cars in Commonwealth countries.

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