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    Wellington Car Club achieves now digitised

    The Wellington Car Club has a huge archive of old racing club books, Heatway rally and photos.
    They have been very fortunate to have it all put on to digital records to read, and man there is a lot of reading. Approximately 70 years of achieves!

    http://www.carclub.co.nz/default.aspx?Page=118

    There is much on Sprints & hillclimbs such as Alexandra road, Houghton Bay and Palmer head.

    I spotted a article on Bruce McLaren also giving a commentary on Monaco.

    Happy reading
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    The Wellington Car Club has a huge achieve of old racing club books, Heatway rally and photos.
    They have been very fortunate to have it all put on to digital records to read, and man there is a lot of reading.

    http://www.carclub.co.nz/default.aspx?Page=118

    There is much on Sprints & hillclimbs such as Alexandra road, Houghton Bay and Palmer head.

    I spotted a article on Bruce McLaren also giving a commentary on Monaco.

    Happy reading
    Paul B,Thanks for that - more of my time to spent here.. have to take " Her Indoors " shopping first - earn some brownie points.. so later in the week a good read.
    Cheers

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    For Sure Roger,
    They are big files and years of club magazines from circa 1948 up.
    The Heatway Rally books are really interesting.
    Old gold!
    Enjoy

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    Is anyone going to do Auckland Car Club and Northern Sports car Club?

    I'm still trying to sort dates and find entry details of Pukekohe loop circuit events from 1983!

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    Great reading here..Found Team Cambridge Monaro racing at Port Road Drags date was 1st March 1970..can amend the file on the car on this and others.
    Colin Lanes dragster was 9.62, Rick Rimmer in Team Cambridge Monaro 10.07....very close.
    Fleetwood Mustang was there and did 11.95
    Should also help Paul B and his childhood dates of seeing certain cars.............
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    Auckland Car Club and Northern Sports Car Club

    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Is anyone going to do Auckland Car Club and Northern Sports car Club?

    RE ; NSCC .. I know they [ NSCC ] have most of the Club Torque Magazines at the Club, but according to Trevor Sheffield, they need to be sorted and scanned. Unsure of other stuff though Video, Cinefilm etc..
    The McLaren Trust have a lot of stuff too !!

    I'm still trying to sort dates and find entry details of Pukekohe loop circuit events from 1983!
    Can't help there Ray .. stopped going to Club Meeting around 1980..

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Great reading here..Found Team Cambridge Monaro racing at Port Road Drags date was 1st March 1970..can amend the file on the car on this and others.
    Colin Lanes dragster was 9.62, Rick Rimmer in Team Cambridge Monaro 10.07....very close.
    Fleetwood Mustang was there and did 11.95
    Should also help Paul B and his childhood dates of seeing certain cars.............
    Just this morning I was going through my collection of Auto News Mags and came across this report on the drags and the Gold Star Houghton Bay Hillclimb that was won by Grady in the Monaro.

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    D.Bull who came third was in the ex ivan Segedin, Red Dawson Mustang.
    As well as Gold Star win, Grady won the Duncan McKenzie memorial Trophy for Hillclimbs here.
    Our friend the late David McKinney was a contributing writer in these Wellington Car Club publications....no computer, no spellcheck.etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Is anyone going to do Auckland Car Club and Northern Sports car Club?

    I'm still trying to sort dates and find entry details of Pukekohe loop circuit events from 1983!
    I believe the Wgtn Car club managed to secure some funding for there archive project and outsourced it to a professional company.
    Its is gold and a very important part of our NZ racing heritage.
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    Paul- there are a couple of pix of the Monaro at the Houghton Rd Hillclimb, how can I arrange to get some prints,do you know?
    Or does anyone know if Glen Kennar, photographer ex Lyall bay is still around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    I believe the Wgtn Car club managed to secure some funding for there achieve project and outsourced it to a professional company.
    Its is gold and a very important part of our NZ racing heritage.
    Paul B, Yes in the notes on the link, they got funding .. would be nice to think that Lotto, or some Government Agency,Historic trust or so on could help clubs do this - an important part of New Zealand Motoring History .. the McLaren trust do a great job .. I know BMC BOY is helping them from time to time.

    John Mck .. Are those pics in the link, or on the club photo's file ?? Houghton Road Hill Climb !!
    I may be able to download and send to you -need a bit of time.
    I am already behind with the Jim Bennett Furi stuff,
    some Cunningham Cadillacs stuff for a guy in the UK,
    and my own stuff - retirement is so " tiring " !! .. so much to do so little time ..

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    Roger
    http://www.carclub.co.nz/assets/archives/1970.pdf June, page 15.Pix 1 and 5.

    I have the time, had the feeling these pix were out there. Starting to get some depth to the file now.

    Done it Roger, however while OK at A4, goes grainy the bigger you go...
    Satisfaction from having the pix, no real detail though
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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Roger
    http://www.carclub.co.nz/assets/archives/1970.pdf June, page 15.Pix 1 and 5.

    I have the time, had the feeling these pix were out there. Starting to get some depth to the file now.

    Done it Roger, however while OK at A4, goes grainy the bigger you go...
    Satisfaction from having the pix, no real detail though
    Interestingly I picked 1970, but didn't look at the June pdf.

    Glad you have done it

    Cheers John McK..

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    I am already behind with the Jim Bennett Furi stuff,
    some Cunningham Cadillacs stuff for a guy in the UK,
    and my own stuff - retirement is so " tiring " !! .. so much to do so little time ..

    Know the feeling Roger, I have 2 x Kawasaki 750 H2s and 6 x 500 H1s to do...no more cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    I am already behind with the Jim Bennett Furi stuff,
    some Cunningham Cadillacs stuff for a guy in the UK,
    and my own stuff - retirement is so " tiring " !! .. so much to do so little time ..

    Know the feeling Roger, I have 2 x Kawasaki 750 H2s and 6 x 500 H1s to do...no more cars.
    You don't need that many John, send one of each up to Mangawhai, I have finished my 1982 750 Honda, cheer's

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    I have it on good authority that the Wellington project has inspired TACCOC to start digitising 'Bespoke' and race programmes. Yippee! can't wait to fill in more of those frustrating gaps in my photographs.

    Just checked. So far, my 'British Road Cars' digitised pics (includes slides, negatives and later digital images) is running at 12,000 images, Non-British Road cars - 10,000.
    Last edited by ERC; 04-19-2019 at 01:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Is anyone going to do Auckland Car Club and Northern Sports car Club?

    I'm still trying to sort dates and find entry details of Pukekohe loop circuit events from 1983!
    I've now checked the correct ACC Bulletins and found these dates for 1983 & '84 Club Circuit meetings

    6 Feb 1983 - ACC
    27 Feb 1983 - NSCC
    8 May 1983 - ACC
    9 Nov 1983 - ACC

    5 Feb 1984 - ACC
    25 Mar 1984 - NSCC
    8 Apr 1984 -NSCC
    13 May 1984 - ACC
    23 Sep 1984 - ACC
    25 Nov 1984 - NSCC - Circuit to be used not specified.

    I'll check further when I get the time.

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    Thanks again Milan. The 1983 dates particularly, are most useful. Not sure if this thread is the most appropriate, but a by no means comprehensive list.

    06/02/83 Pukekohe NSCC Club event Short Track
    26/02/83 Pukekohe - JDC Relay races
    27/02/83 NSCC Short Track
    26/03/83 Whenuapai 1
    27/03/83 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    10/04/83 Pukekohe Sprint
    08/05/83 ACC Short Track
    21/08/83 PUKEKOHE LE MANS CLASSIC Porsche
    09/11/83 ACC Short Track
    11/12/83 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    05/02/84 ACC Short Track
    25/03/84 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    25/03/84 NSCC Short Track
    08/04/84 NSCC Short Track
    13/05/84 ACC Short Track
    23/09/84 ACC Short Track
    25/11/84 NSCC Circuit to be used not specified.
    02/02/85 Pukekohe Nissan Mobil 500 - ROUND 2
    24/03/85 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    21/04/85 Woodhill Forest Rally
    27/10/85 TACCOC Pukekohe
    17/11/85 Pukekohe Benson & Hedges Saloon Car Classic - ROUND 3
    08/12/85 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    05/01/86 Pukekohe Mita Copiers NZ Grand Prix - NTCC round 2
    16/03/86 PUKEKOHE LE MANS RELAY Porsche
    01/01/87 Pukekohe Benson & Hedges Saloon Car Classic
    15/03/87 PUKEKOHE LE MANS RELAY Porsche
    20/09/87 Pukekohe National B Meeting
    20/03/88 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    19/03/89 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    08/10/89 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    20/10/91 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    08/12/91 Pukekohe - Nissan Mobil 500
    02/02/92 Pukekohe - TACCOC Practice day
    12/04/92 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    18/10/92 Pukekohe ACC & NSCC
    04/04/93 Pukekohe Relay
    01/04/95 Otaua Hillclimb - MGCC

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    Great to see this thread has sparked some preservation of more of our NZ racing history, I have been reading it all with interest.
    Perfect place to share this.

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