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    Wellington Street Race

    Folks, I'm really pleased to have been given the green light to write a book on the history of the Wellington Street Race. The event was first staged in 1985, with the last running in 1996. There were two races in 1987, and none in 1995.

    The book will be a blow-by-blow account of each race, which a chapter dedicated to each.

    I was wondering if anyone on here has old programmes and magazine reports from any of the races that I could use as part of my research?

    I'm also wanting photos from any of the years the event took place.

    The book will cover the main race/races, not the supports. It won't cover the Pukekohe event that followed either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Folks, I'm really pleased to have been given the green light to write a book on the history of the Wellington Street Race. The event was first staged in 1985, with the last running in 1996. There were two races in 1987, and none in 1995.

    The book will be a blow-by-blow account of each race, which a chapter dedicated to each.

    I was wondering if anyone on here has old programmes and magazine reports from any of the races that I could use as part of my research?

    I'm also wanting photos from any of the years the event took place.

    The book will cover the main race/races, not the supports. It won't cover the Pukekohe event that followed either.
    Steve looking forward to the book- interested though in this comment -
    " The book will cover the main race/races, not the supports. "
    There has been some video footage of the support race particularly the Sports Cars at one or two of the events.

    Good luck with it all, I never went but remember them and the first one, 1985, a Young Guy working for me in Howick,went and we heard a lot about it afterwards..

    Cheers

    Roger D.

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    I hope you get to the bottom of who actually won, rather than the declared winner in 1985...

    There was some controversy about the result - which has never really been put to rest - and I remember so well watching it on TV and expressing some surprise.

    Great TV though and like so many street races, probably the best place to watch was in fact on TV.

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    Steve, you’ve motivated me to rifle through the box of stuff that my club got from Nissan NZ a few years back when they were getting rid of, well, stuff.

    So amongst other things (like framed photos of B&H 500 class winners) are the following that might be of help (bear in mind that not everything has a year on it so I did some internet free deducing to figure out the year):

    Programmes for:
    29/11 - 02/12/1990
    01 – 03/12/1989
    26/10/1987
    25/01/198

    Media Clippings books for:
    1991
    1990

    Block mounted posters:
    01 – 03/12/1989
    22 – 24/10/1989

    A different sort of block mounted posters:
    02/12/1990

    Heaps of photos from the 1990 event (ideal for those who like Sentras)

    A Nissan Mobil 500 flag

    The Dominion pre-race souvenir guide: 22 – 24/10/1988

    Corporate Profile sheets: 1994

    Is any of this of use to you?

    Also, you probably already know of: https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonstreetrace/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Hyndman View Post
    Steve, you’ve motivated me to rifle through the box of stuff that my club got from Nissan NZ a few years back when they were getting rid of, well, stuff.

    So amongst other things (like framed photos of B&H 500 class winners) are the following that might be of help (bear in mind that not everything has a year on it so I did some internet free deducing to figure out the year):

    Programmes for:
    29/11 - 02/12/1990
    01 – 03/12/1989
    26/10/1987
    25/01/198

    Media Clippings books for:
    1991
    1990

    Block mounted posters:
    01 – 03/12/1989
    22 – 24/10/1989

    A different sort of block mounted posters:
    02/12/1990

    Heaps of photos from the 1990 event (ideal for those who like Sentras)

    A Nissan Mobil 500 flag

    The Dominion pre-race souvenir guide: 22 – 24/10/1988

    Corporate Profile sheets: 1994

    Is any of this of use to you?

    Also, you probably already know of: https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonstreetrace/
    Alan H, any chance of scanning a few of those and posting one here,on one of the threads, this one or one of the Old Programmes etc .. by Ken H ..

    Must have a look at that facebook page - too !!

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    Hi guys, thanks for all the encouragement. I'm really excited about this project. Was lying awake one night unable to sleep when it hit me; someone needs to do a book on the Wellington Street Race. I attended every event except 1985, plus the 1992 and 1993 events when I was living in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Steve looking forward to the book- interested though in this comment -
    " The book will cover the main race/races, not the supports. "
    Thanks Roger. By that I mean, there was a single main race for each year up until 1994 when it became multiple sprint races, which then continued for the final event in 1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Hyndman View Post
    Steve, you’ve motivated me to rifle through the box of stuff that my club got from Nissan NZ a few years back when they were getting rid of, well, stuff.

    So amongst other things (like framed photos of B&H 500 class winners) are the following that might be of help (bear in mind that not everything has a year on it so I did some internet free deducing to figure out the year):

    Programmes for:
    29/11 - 02/12/1990
    01 – 03/12/1989
    26/10/1987
    25/01/198

    Media Clippings books for:
    1991
    1990

    Block mounted posters:
    01 – 03/12/1989
    22 – 24/10/1989

    A different sort of block mounted posters:
    02/12/1990

    Heaps of photos from the 1990 event (ideal for those who like Sentras)

    A Nissan Mobil 500 flag

    The Dominion pre-race souvenir guide: 22 – 24/10/1988

    Corporate Profile sheets: 1994

    Is any of this of use to you?

    Also, you probably already know of: https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonstreetrace/
    Wow Alan, I would absolutely love to be able to use those! Thanks so much. I'm hoping to include a cover shot and entry shot for event event. This would really give it a huge kick start. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Hyndman View Post
    Steve, you’ve motivated me to rifle through the box of stuff that my club got from Nissan NZ a few years back when they were getting rid of, well, stuff.

    So amongst other things (like framed photos of B&H 500 class winners) are the following that might be of help (bear in mind that not everything has a year on it so I did some internet free deducing to figure out the year):

    Programmes for:
    29/11 - 02/12/1990
    01 – 03/12/1989
    26/10/1987
    25/01/198

    Media Clippings books for:
    1991
    1990

    Block mounted posters:
    01 – 03/12/1989
    22 – 24/10/1989

    A different sort of block mounted posters:
    02/12/1990

    Heaps of photos from the 1990 event (ideal for those who like Sentras)

    A Nissan Mobil 500 flag

    The Dominion pre-race souvenir guide: 22 – 24/10/1988

    Corporate Profile sheets: 1994

    Is any of this of use to you?

    Also, you probably already know of: https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonstreetrace/
    Hi Alan, would you mind emailing me please when you get the chance? theroaringseason@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Hi Alan, would you mind emailing me please when you get the chance? theroaringseason@gmail.com
    Done!

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    Can anyone help with race reports from any of the events beginning with the 1987 event? Motoring News did a good job of event coverage. When did this magazine discontinue?

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    Does anyone have a programme for 1985?

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    Thanks Milan, would it be at all possible to borrow it for a short time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    ... Motoring News did a good job of event coverage. When did this magazine discontinue?
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    Steve, did you know there was a book put out by Wayne Munro that covered the first two races?

    There is also a video that covered the 1989 race. It's called Monaco, Monza, Macao ... Wellington.

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    Thanks Milan, no, I wasn't aware of this book. I have most of the early programmes (except 1985) and Wayne Munro writes detailed articles throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Milan, looks like the video is available to view here: https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/mon...on-1990/quotes
    Hi Steve, I have the video (VHS) and the book about the 1985 race if you are interested. I crewed for this team at WGTN and PUKE 1985.
    Cheers Dave Graham

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