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    Vintage Car Rally 1971 - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand was actually early 1972

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    During a trip around East Cape and down to Hawkes Bay in 1971 came across the competitors in a Vintage Rally, photo's taken in Napier from memory

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    Not on the Rally, seen at the roadside a Chevrolet truck which appears to be a cut down car, looking at the door edge.
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    Our transport was more modern a 1966 850cc Mini, the sprint, hillclimb trial and gymkhana car on the weekend, daily driver during the week.
    Have found 36 colour photos of the same Rally - taken on the ex-wifes camera from memory indicates the event was early 1972..as photos of the same car in the same place .. memory fade obviously in the original posts.

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    Vintage Car Rally 1972 - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    Have now acquired [ June 2020 ] the 1972 Booklet that was published with the Rally - three of the Routes include Napier ;
    Route 011 Auckland to Nelson - via Tauranga and Napier and Wanganui,
    Route 012 Auckland to Nelson via Rotorua, Taupo and Napier
    Route 022 Hamilton to Nelson via Tauranga, Rotorrua Taupo and Napier.

    Some of the coloured shots, have the list of the photos so names should be accurate.
    A friend of mine was competing in the 1919 Dodge, pictured previously, thought I recognised him.
    That helped me realise the same event as did the " GENTS " toilet block in some backgrounds. taken in Napier.
    It was an International Vintage Rally; in fact the "13th International Vintage and Veteran Rally

    1929 Graham Paige
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    1929 Essex and others leaving the restart ..
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    1928 BSA and sidecar
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    Model A Ford nosing out into the street.
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    Don Osborne's 1919 Buick which featured in a B & W shot earlier.
    I worked with Don at one stage as did my ex-wife, and he actually helped us shift house using his 1963 Ford Galaxie convertible and a trailer as the moving " van ", was a fine day, as I remember so top down from Westmere to Mount Albert.
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    More details to come on the event now i have acquired the Souvenir Booklet
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    These photos were taken at Nelson Park Napier. It still looks much the same except there are a few more grandstands now. Used for cricket and rugby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rf84 View Post
    Roger
    These photos were taken at Nelson Park Napier. It still looks much the same except there are a few more grandstands now. Used for cricket and rugby.
    Should have guessed as " the Local TRS Man " that you would know, cheers

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    Vintage Car Rally 1972 - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand inside the Hall ..

    A few photos from inside the Hall in Napier where the cars had an overnight stop, the owners / drivers off to Motels ;

    an unknown in the group - please identify .. photo #4, [ #18 in the series ]
    some cars didn't have the yellow " Shell " logo plates with their Competitors number on, unsure why, some may have been local cars at the display only, or they had the plate on the back .

    Bentley
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    Vauxhall Hurlingham Roadster
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    Model T Ford a later model 1926
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    unknown Vintage looks early 1920's or 1919 !!
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    My friend Don Osborne's 1919 Buick
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    to follow more scenes at the stadium ..

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    Been ignoring this thread, still have quite a lot more from the 1972 International Rally, just need some time as have focused on the Austin Healey thread recently.

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    1972 International Vintage Rally at Napier

    More scenes and motorcars and motorcycles ;

    unsure what this car is nor the actual road;
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    An American, need help here too !! [ my notes were OK but missed a few ].
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    Harley Davidson and sidecar, Military version !!
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    A very different Harley a Service Trike
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    A couple of FIAT's entrants from overseas
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    An American - 1930 Franklin at Centennial Hall, interesting Bus in the background, the parking area was full of commercials, as seen in a couple of the B & W pics earlier in the thread.
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    another 20 to follow, the usual note ; need to scan and resize. all takes time, ask ERC and others

    rf84 any help with the geography - street names etc ..
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    First in that series looks like the road from Hastings with the old fert store. Long time ago I travelled this road but???

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    Nelson photos harvested from this site some time ago!
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    1927 Chevrolet !!

    Post #27, second picture, believe the car is a 1927 Chevrolet AA Capitol, they GM made a similar chassis " AA " car for the Oakland and Pontiac brands, according to Wikipaedia. help from a Facebook post !!, some comment over whether Chev had 5 or 6 stud wheels !!

    http://www.//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...ies_AA_Capitol

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    Vintage Car Rally 1972 -Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    A few more English Sports Cars and a couple of Americans.

    HRG 1939 model
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    Big American a Stutz
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    Morris Oxford Tourer, 1925, the basis for an MG perhaps ..
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    1931 Chevrolet Tourer .
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    MG and MG, 1932 J2, and behind a 1936 .
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    The J2, again early 60's Mercedes 200 in the background, nice to have one now the Merc, could tow the J2, to meetings ..
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    another dozen to finish a bakers one ..

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    If the Stutz had a strange boat tail at that time, then in the early 90s it had a new dual cowl Phaeton body built.
    I trimmed the whole project including hood, side curtains and tonneau.
    A rare car and he has taken stateside to tour

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    Vintage Car Rally 1972 -Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand American and English

    1929 Chevrolet Tourer a couple of views
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    1930 Bentley getting ready
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    talking to the Marshall, Don Osborne and his Buick are in the background
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    Armstrong Siddeley [ an " um tum tiddeley " as I apparently said when very young, our friends from Walton, near Matamata owned a 1950's one which I traveled in a few times when about 5 or 6 ]
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    1929 Chevrolet Tourer a couple of views
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    1930 Bentley getting ready
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    talking to the Marshall, Don Osborne and his Buick are in the background
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    Armstrong Siddeley [ an " um tum tiddeley " as I apparently said when very young, our friends from Walton, near Matamata owned a 1950's one which I traveled in a few times when about 5 or 6 ]
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    I was from walton Roger, just wondering if you could give me a name & year, I might know them.

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    Roger, I would be interested also as we lived on Walton Road just a few miles up the road in Kiwitahi.

    Geez that might have been one of the cars that stopped when we would put an old purse on the side of the road with play money hanging out and with light fishing line attached from different angles we would lie hidden and as they approached the purse we would move it away and they would report us to dad who was usually on our side as I think he played the same prank when he was a kid !
    Anyway that was one form of entertainment before TV etc for us country "bumpkins"!

    (Ken Hyndman )

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    Walton and the Fawcett family.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Hirst View Post
    I was from walton Roger, just wondering if you could give me a name & year, I might know them.
    Kevin, and Ken H, the Fawcett family, there was Chris and Rose [ friends of my grandmother ], their son Bruce who married Betty, and they had three children Garth, my age, Kit [ young Chris ] and a daughter, name escapes me, had a dairy farm, which we used to stay at in school holidays in the 1950's and into the 1960's, was actually staying with Bruce and Betty in 1968 when the Storm that caused the Wahine to sink struck, split a huge window in there house ..
    Chris and Rose who owned the " Um Tum Tiddeley ", used to take us to the Mount, where they had a bach !! went there in the Siddeley on a couple of occasions, and later on in new cars, mainly Vauxhalls I think.. small world.
    Bruce had a PB Vauxhall in the late 60's which Garth and I borrowed and did laps of the roads and the back paddock, Garth had a Mk 11 Zephyr - Zodiac with a Raymond Mays head and a twin choke Weber, when I only had a Mini or an A40 [ around 1970ish..]
    The Fawcetts stayed in Walton a long time, I think the farm was bought in the 1930's, by Chris and the Bruce took it over, Garth may have followed on I am not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Kevin, and Ken H, the Fawcett family, there was Chris and Rose [ friends of my grandmother ], their son Bruce who married Betty, and they had three children Garth, my age, Kit [ young Chris ] and a daughter, name escapes me, had a dairy farm, which we used to stay at in school holidays in the 1950's and into the 1960's, was actually staying with Bruce and Betty with my cousin in 1967 when the Storm that caused the Wahine to sink struck, split a huge window in there house ..
    Chris and Rose who owned the " Um Tum Tiddeley ", used to take us to the Mount, where they had a bach !! went there in the Siddeley on a couple of occasions, and later on in new cars, mainly Vauxhalls I think.. small world.
    Bruce had a PB Vauxhall in the late 60's which Garth and I borrowed and did laps of the roads and the back paddock, Garth had a Mk 11 Zephyr - Zodiac with a Raymond Mays head and a twin choke Weber, when I only had a Mini or an A40 [ around 1970ish..]
    The Fawcetts stayed in Walton a long time, I think the farm was bought in the 1930's, by Chris and the Bruce took it over, Garth may have followed on I am not sure.
    Yes, remember them well,about two miles down the road from our farm [ Campbell's road ] as they say small world. We used to do the same trick on the Ngarua bridge with nice shiny 10 inch crescent tied to fine nylon & hide up under bridge

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    Kevin,
    I think our world just got a little bit smaller. This shows where we lived on Walton Rd and the quarry. So where were you Campbell's Rd ?
    1 inch = 1.5 km.
    Kiwitahi to Walton

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    (Ken Hyndman

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    Walton and the Fawcett family. Kevin Hirst and Ken Hyndman small world !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Hirst View Post
    Yes, remember them well,about two miles down the road from our farm [ Campbell's road ] as they say small world. We used to do the same trick on the Ngarua bridge with nice shiny 10 inch crescent tied to fine nylon & hide up under bridge
    Campbell's Road, now that brings back a memory or two, very small world Kevin and Ken ..we used to do the run up Campbell's to the T junction Right then Right at the crossroads through the kink to the next crossroads then right and right, and back to the farm gate .. last bit sedately. Think there was a bridge there too !! that is probably where the railway line is .. main rail traffic to the Waharoa Dairy Factory ..

    see correction we did the run anticlockwise - all left hand turns, less stopping !!
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    walton

    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    Kevin,
    I think our world just got a little bit smaller. This shows where we lived on Walton Rd and the quarry. So where were you Campbell's Rd ?
    1 inch = 1.5 km.
    Kiwitahi to Walton

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    (Ken Hyndman
    half way down Campbell's Rd. a small rd. goes off to the left. Cuff's Rd. we were first on left down there. Railway ran through Walton village more in Ken's area from Morrinsville to Whaharoa

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