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    Rhys,
    Yes of course that is ok. You and Milan 'could walk on water' in my book.
    I was just a bit confused and also noted the date was not correct on Roger's thread as it was 1958 not 1960 when that race was run.
    Cheers,
    Enjoy the New Year,
    Ken

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    Hell, Ken, I can't even stop the water going over the top of my waders. Milan, well he's a very special asset to us all.

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    1961 Ahuriri race circuit.
    As you can see in this photo that arriving at the corner of Battery Rd and Hyderabad Rd was a bit intimidating as you can see power poles on either side (protected by a hay bale !), a slight S in the road approaching the corner, the cursed 44 gallon drums, more poles and fencing with the inner harbor marshes beyond plus a very close crowd trying to see from every vantage point and trying to get onto the main straight as quick as possible ..whew !
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    Here are some photos of the action from that corner and once again I ask for help in identifying the vehicles and the drivers..Thanks.
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    An interesting special.

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    (Ken H )

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    Milan, more entry lists please! In 61 I was sailing my P class there in the background waters, not while the racing happened! I would have sworn there were more buildings!

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    As Roy Harrington raced a Morris Minor at Ardmore a month prior to the Ahuriri meeting it is safe to say that it is him in number 56.

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    I think that's Rex Flowers in the Lotus 6 in the second photo.
    Last edited by Milan Fistonic; 12-31-2017 at 03:43 AM.

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    Thanks Milan, so we have Alwyn Marshall, that car now with Roger Munns, and probably Scott Wiseman that car now with Kelvin Brown.

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    So what is the vehicle / driver that has the license plate number 558-515 ?

    Hey it is still 2017 here, you folks are way ahead of us Left Coasters !
    KH
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 01-01-2018 at 05:56 AM.

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    Looks like a Lotus 6 or replica...

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    It is a Lotus VI imported by Jack Hobson in the late fifties. It had a number of owners including Russ Buckthought, Rex Flowers, Doug Lawrence and in 1971 David McKinney.

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    Any idea where it is now?

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    The Hawkes Bay Photo News took some photos of the 1964 NZ Grand Prix at Pukekohe that brought back memories for me of that day. January 11 1964.
    After having the privilege of seeing Frank Matich at Mount Maunganui two weeks before, he again came and put on a dominant display at Pukekohe and ran away from the field.
    I like this shot of him as he accelerates away from the Elbow Corner in his Lotus 19B Climax.
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    Later in the day the NZGP was in progress when I took this photo of the Elbow Corner and Bruce McLaren is coming up on Jim Palmer in his Cooper. Tony Shelly has already gone out of the photo on the left. On the right is Jack Brabham as he approaches the corner under braking. The next lap Jack ran over the Shelly Lotus and was lucky not to get hurt as it was a loud and dangerous crash as he almost hit the horse stables !
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    (Ken Hyndman photo )

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    Tony Shelly car did not suffer too much and he was able to continue after a pit stop.
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    Bruce McLaren slowed down in his Cooper T70 long enough to check on Brabham and Tony Shelly and then drove off to win the 1964 NZGP.
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    (Note the lack of safety items compared to today ! )

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    Well deserved winners on the victory platform. NZGP winners. Jan. 11th 1964.





    Ken H and H B Photo News.
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    Some 1964 racing photos from the Hawkes Bay Photo News.
    A fine shot of the start of the Lady Wigram Tasman Cup Race at Christchurch showing McLaren and Brabham accelerating away.
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    (Ken H )

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    G Thonson is Grady Thompson later of Team Cambridge Monaro and Z/28 Camaro fame as he ran a Healey back then.

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    1963/1964 Summer.
    Some Napier / Ahuriri race scenes from the Hawkes Bay Photo News.
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    Onto the 1965 Tasman Series.
    Pukekohe. Jan. 1965
    Jim Palmer does not look very happy at coming in 3rd. It was a drive well done Jim !
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    A real pain at the "Elbow" (Note the crowd size !)
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    On to Levin.
    Lucky Jim Clark with every NZ man's favorite, Elaine Miscall.
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    Thanks to Hawkes Bay Photo News for giving us a glimpse back into these events from the 50s and 60s.
    ( Ken H)

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    Rainy Day in Los Olivas ??

    Ken H ,you have been busy, some great stuff here, thanks
    Roger D

    PS sorry about the spelling " Los Olivos ". maybe you are at work ??
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    The last of the HB Photo News race photos were taken at Levin. 1967.
    A neat shot of race winner Jim Clark accelerating away in his Lotus 33
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    The winners paraded later in a slightly slower vehicle. Jim Clark,1st, Jackie Stewart 2nd and Richard Attwood 3rd(obscured)
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    Dene Hollier from nearby Taihape had a full crew of friends to help with his Lotus 27.
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    Some of the saloon car action that day.
    'Doc" Langley in his Austin Cooper S chasing Neil Doyle in his Anglia-Corvette # 109
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    Here is one for Grant Ellwood which shows B.Harvie in Cooper S # 77 and Bryan Faloon in his Anglia # 57 cornering at different angles !
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    Well folks that is about it for the Hawkes Bay Photo News photos of a wonderful era in NZ motor racing.
    Time for me to do some work and prepare for Taupo.
    I hope to meet some of you there.
    Cheers,
    Ken Hyndman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    Thanks Milan, so we have Alwyn Marshall, that car now with Roger Munns, and probably Scott Wiseman that car now with Kelvin Brown.
    Rhys, Yes the white Buckler is Scott Wiseman, had that advised from another source on Facebook from Graham Kyle, who was a racer in Morgan's and others back in 1970's,now living in Sweden.
    Scott's car is the Jarvie Body as mentioned by you Rhys
    Cheers

    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Rhys, Yes the white Buckler is Scott Wiseman, had that advised from another source on Facebook from Graham Kyle, who was a racer in Morgan's and others back in 1970's,now living in Sweden.
    Scott's car is the Jarvie Body as mentioned by you Rhys
    Cheers

    Roger
    Roger, I had already said that! Shouldn't have included the "probably". I along with Kelvin have collated a spreadsheet of all the known "real" Bucklers that were in NZ with all known owners, except for the last 90 I owned myself which we can only get back till 1969. Even Bruce Sutcliffe didn't know of it. (I have now owned/own 3)
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