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    Yes, Ken, quite unforgettable...

    Harves was a great one to be talking to in a situation like that. A bit of a deep thinker at times, and always articulate.

    It followed up from seeing Alan Jones completely demoralise Nelson Piquet at Monaco, then run low on fuel and the 'soldier on' or 'never give up' of Gilles Villeneuve earned him the win.

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    The WM at speed:



    Rondeau on Mulsanne:



    A group of cars on Mulsanne:



    Safety car in the chicane:



    WM in the chicane:


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    Ray,
    That was a sad Le Mans and a few people would never get to ever go home again after that event.
    It seems Thierry Boutsen was extremely lucky to survive his WM accident.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/14/s...mans-race.html

    The WM Peugeot P81 was a good looking car.
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    Again thanks for sharing. All those trees along the straight must have been rather daunting before the barriers were installed !
    I had just arrived in the US in 1972 and the papers were reporting the death of Jo Bonnier amongst those trees during the 1972
    Le Mans event.

    ( Ken H) P.S. Looking at your photo and the programme is it Peugeot Esso or Esso Peugeot ?
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    Napier Road Races - the Centennial Races 1958

    Bringing this thread full circle as it started with Ken H posting about the races of Ahuriri Napier.
    Ken had posted the programme cover and some photos from the " Hawkes Bay Photo News ".
    from a different source I got the article as published - 5 pages as had the Ross Jensen Graham Pierce AH 100 S featured, in the photos,two other AH 100's in the entry lists, too..
    AH 100 [Four] and an AH 100 Six..
    Entry Lists for the Ahuriri meeting 22 November 1958 from Milan, as posted on the Austin Healey thread.
    Thanks Ken H - for the link back - had seen the thread, a while ago, adding the Norm Agnew photos form 1961 !.

    see the note about the Hyslop D Type - same thing happened at Levin - two drivers for the car in the different races.

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    I did not know that Australia had built a Cobra before Ford and Shelby.
    The "Buchanan Cobra" as reviewed in a 1959 "Sportscar Graphic" magazine.
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    It may not have been a big success but it was still a good looking vehicle for that time.
    Check this site.

    https://bringatrailer.com/2016/09/13...uchanan-cobra/



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    Ken H, My man - interesting about that Cobra - and on American SCG too - Is that the same Issue as "The - Healey 3000 Test " - need to clean my glasses, I think ..

    One minute later - Yes it is

    Cheers

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    That's really interesting Ken, I did not know about the Aussie Cobra either, what a great ferret job you did there!
    Cheers

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    Thanks Paul.
    It is fun for me to do this knowing I have Team TRS on my side.
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    Steve Holmes, KH and Paul B at Taupo, Jan. 19th. 2020.
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  9. #149
    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    The first meeting was on November 22, 1958.

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    did it include bikes too please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Bringing this thread full circle as it started with Ken H posting about the races of Ahuriri Napier.
    Ken had posted the programme cover and some photos from the " Hawkes Bay Photo News ".
    from a different source I got the article as published - 5 pages as had the Ross Jensen Graham Pierce AH 100 S featured, in the photos,two other AH 100's in the entry lists, too..
    AH 100 [Four] and an AH 100 Six..
    Entry Lists for the Ahuriri meeting 22 November 1958 from Milan, as posted on the Austin Healey thread.
    Thanks Ken H - for the link back - had seen the thread, a while ago, adding the Norm Agnew photos form 1961 !.

    see the note about the Hyslop D Type - same thing happened at Levin - two drivers for the car in the different races.

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    were there bikes included in that event Roger please?

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    Jellywrestler -

    Re " " were there bikes included in that event Roger please? "

    Events at Ahuriri Napier ' Entry Lists for the Ahuriri meeting 22 November 1958 from Milan, '.

    I am unsure, Milan may know !! - Norm Agnew had photos only, however, will check around.

    Others may know - some of the details came from " Hawkes Bay Photo News " A paper that Ken H found.
    The HB Photos News is available online, as are other regional Photo News from that time 1950's - 1970's

    Here a link to the HB Photo News for January 1959 which covered the racing - no evidence of Motor Cycles.

    " https://knowledgebank.org.nz/text/ha...-january-1959/ "
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    Jellywrestler

    I have programmes for four meetings at Ahuriri and there are no motorcycle races at any of those events.

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    Sigh !
    " Those were the days my friends I thought would never end. "


    One way and a fun way to spend a locked down Sunday.


    Ken H

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    " One way and a fun way to spend a locked down Sunday. "

    Same in NZ Ken H, believe that California is one State taking this very seriously, unlike the East Coast, New York, and the White House.

    NZ had its first loss yesterday, a 70 year old with other respiratory Health issues - in Greymouth.

    Matamata, near your home place has a cluster of 8 cases.

    Meanwhile have found an Austin Healey video form National Geographic - will try to upload the the Austin Healey thread.

    Keep on posting and keep safe.

    Cheers from NZ.
    Roger

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