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    Baypark

    Years ago we'd all be at or heading for Baypark for the Easter meeting. How times change and how I, along with many others, miss the "good old days".

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    In the UK, it was Mallory Park - and for most public holidays.

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    Baypark ; 1967 - 1995.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    Years ago we'd all be at or heading for Baypark for the Easter meeting. How times change and how I, along with many others, miss the "good old days".
    Went to Baypark a couple of times in the 1970's - not sure if the Easter or Christmas / New Year meeting..

    The First meeting Programme, and as we know the event was postponed because of the weather into early December .. see stamp on the Programme [ December 3rd ].
    Name:  Baypark #002 1967 Programme cover first meeting 18 Nov 1967 G Woods.jpg
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    only raced there once, remember getting $15 prizemoney for a third place in sidecars, think we did better in the preliminary race but no prize money, got a few programmes from there
    Baypark Raceway

    1968 SUN NOV 17TH
    1968 SUN DEC 29TH
    1969 SAT OCT 4TH SIDECARS NO BIKES
    1969 SUN NOV 16TH
    1970 THURS JAN 1ST
    1970 SUN NOV 1ST
    1971 SUN APRIL 11TH
    1972 MON JAN 3RD
    1972 SUN OCT 22ND
    1972 SUN DEC 31ST
    1973 TUES JAN 2ND
    1974 SAT 18TH MAY
    1974 DEC 31ST ROUND 3 MARLBORO SERIES
    1978 SAT FEB 11TH NATIONAL MOTOR CYCLE RACE MEETING
    1978 SAT-SUN DEC 30-31ST
    1979 UNDATED NZACU POINTS
    1979 SAT SEPT 29TH
    1979 SAT DEC 29TH
    1980 SAT DEC 13TH
    1980 SUN DEC 28TH
    1981 SUN DEC 6TH DUNLOP 1 AND 3 HOUR RACES
    1982 OCT 3RD
    1982 OCT 17TH
    1982 SUN DEC 5TH DUNLOP 1 AND 3 HOURS
    1983 FEB 12-13TH SOME NZSBK
    1988 SUN AUG 28TH
    1992 18-19TH APRIL
    1992 DEC 5-6TH BEARS NORTHERN THUNDER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Went to Baypark a couple of times in the 1970's - not sure if the Easter or Christmas / New Year meeting..

    The First meeting Programme, and as we know the event was postponed because of the weather into early December .. see stamp on the Programme
    as a collector of programmes it's always cool to see something different that i've not seen before like the updated stamp, that's pretty cool.
    did they have bikes at that meeting Roger?

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    Nothing at Mallory for Easter Ray!

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    something similar but different
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    yep, mallory on good friday, then brands hatch practice on sunday, race monday when i used to follow f5000 in the 70's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    as a collector of programmes it's always cool to see something different that i've not seen before like the updated stamp, that's pretty cool.
    did they have bikes at that meeting Roger?
    No bikes at the first meeting but they were there three weeks later on December 30, 1967. There was a 10-lap Junior Grand Prix and a 10-lap Senior Grand Prix for the Open Bay of Plenty Championship

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    Cliff Kingston Tauranga Motorcyle Club and Jim Palmer - not connected.

    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    something similar but different
    " jw " Was in our local Library at Omokoroa Western Bay of Plenty Council today to collect a book that one of the guys who works there was repairing for me .
    He was interested in the book " Up to Speed " the Ron Roycroft story and mentioned his Father use to grass track Race and also Hill Climb in a car 1960's 1970's and his Uncle is Cliff Kingston a Motorcycle Racer who entered events in the Bay in the 1960's - 1970's.
    Cliff Kingston was the NZACU Road Race Championship 250 cc Winner in the 1967 - 68 Season.

    In a publication about Tauranga Motorcycle Club he is mentioned as one of the " Notable Champions and Titleholders " which includes Dixie Dean Ken Mudford [ off Waiheke TT races fame ] Andrew Scrivener and others.

    Image from BoP Photo News

    Name:  NZ TT #070 Dixie Deans and Cliff Kingston Tauranga Motorcycle Club BoP Photo News page 64 25 Jul.jpg
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    The photo led me to a series of photos of the Glenvale 100 at Baypark in 1970. and a certain Jim Palmer with Brian Scobie and others.

    Name:  Baypark #174 Jim Palmer Monaro Glenvale 100 Winner presentation 1970 BoP photo news #98 25 July .jpg
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    More photos from the event will post on another thread about Baypark - when I re-find it.

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