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    Historic New Zealand Racing Cars 2

    OK folks, I've just been given the green light to write a follow-up to my 2019 book, Historic New Zealand Racing Cars. The sequel will follow a similar pattern, featuring 18 historic race cars that were either built and raced in NZ, built internationally and raced in NZ, or international cars with a strong NZ link. I've chosen a few of the cars to include, but would like your input too. What cars would you like to see featured?

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    The Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 250LM...

    Tasman Ferraris

    Lotus 32B FPF

    Bruce McLaren's Tasman Coopers

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    The Dave Simpson Allcomers Anglia.

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    A whole volume on New Zealand built Specials. RA,Stanton,Stuart etc

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    I like all of these suggestions but wonder what you/the publishers would think about 'expanding' the concept of racing cars. For example - what about Garth Hogan's Capri bodied Funny Car or the Pete Lodge Fiat Topolino bodied drag car?

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    What about some rally cars as well? Rod Millen Mazda RX3, Masport Escorts and Possum Bourne Subarus.

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    Steve's only got 18 to work with...

    That doesn't leave room for all of this stuff.

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. This is great. I can only include 18 cars, and I've already chosen some of them, but I'm also interested to know what others would like to see.

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    You should include the very first Ferrari to win a GP, that ended up in NZ most of its life Steve...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiboss View Post
    You should include the very first Ferrari to win a GP, that ended up in NZ most of its life Steve...
    Yes that’s a very famous car that the “Ragging Bull” won the British Grand Prix in 1951 which was I think Ferrari’s first Grand Prix win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Ellwood View Post
    The Dave Simpson Allcomers Anglia.
    Yep good choice. The car is still around and as well as numerous photos in its various guises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Thanks everyone for your feedback. This is great. I can only include 18 cars, and I've already chosen some of them, but I'm also interested to know what others would like to see.
    I have a couple of photos of PDL Mustang 2 in a shed in an unloved state before it was rebuilt if interested if its one of your cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Thanks everyone for your feedback. This is great. I can only include 18 cars, and I've already chosen some of them, but I'm also interested to know what others would like to see.
    Sylvester Chev Coupe...long interesting history there

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    Silvester Chev Coupe
    No 76 Kurtis Kraft midget
    Pete Lodge Baloo
    Morrari - but I am biased haha
    Garth Hogan - either the funny car or his last BIG Top Fuel car or the Hogan. Martin and Rea land speed roadster record holder
    Barry Butterworth midget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Stokes View Post
    Silvester Chev Coupe
    No 76 Kurtis Kraft midget
    Pete Lodge Baloo
    Morrari - but I am biased haha
    Garth Hogan - either the funny car or his last BIG Top Fuel car or the Hogan. Martin and Rea land speed roadster record holder
    Barry Butterworth midget
    I second that choice - my favourite midget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    I second that choice - my favourite midget.

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    Is that one that Lance Elliott restored - he did quite a few from the 1950's - 1960's ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    Sylvester Chev Coupe...long interesting history there
    Yes, it should be there!

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