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    Graeme, That Capri Perana looks fantastic - great to see another one joining the HMC grid. Love those Minilite wheels.
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    Had the PDL(replica) parked outside this morning with the sun gleaming on it, thought here's a photo opportunity!! Turnkey ready to go for the Festival, bring it ON
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiboss View Post
    Had the PDL(replica) parked outside this morning with the sun gleaming on it, thought here's a photo opportunity!! Turnkey ready to go for the Festival, bring it ON
    If you need a driver for it Dale I could be persuaded, looks real good, best wishes.

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    Well how things can change, yesterday I delivered the 70 PDL(Replica) Mustang to Tony Mexted in Auckland, Tony has purchased the Mustang and will continue to race it under the HMC banner, his son Mitch races a Capri in HMC so looks like a father/son challenge coming up

    Tony raced a Anglia back in the 60's against Paul Fahey, Kerry Grant and alike but got out early due to family and business, been a young fella back then he was just an independent self funded racer, in recent times he raced a BMW Mini at club events to keep his hand behind the wheel. Tony, we look forward to having you with us in HMC for the enjoyment of historic saloon car racing.
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    Tony is also hoping to run the Mini with ERC, but his email today states it has a 2720cc supercharged engine... Hopefully that is just a typo!

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    I know there are at least a couple of tribute Nascar stock cars being built to race in HMC. Here is a cool tribute of the #22 1963 Galaxie raced in Nascar by the late great Edward "Fireball" Roberts.

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    Hi Ray,
    That would be a supercharged 1598cc. The log book has it at 2720cc but is wrong.

    That said the old bugger will need a supercharged 2720cc to haul him around.

    Cheers Karl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    I know there are at least a couple of tribute Nascar stock cars being built to race in HMC. Here is a cool tribute of the #22 1963 Galaxie raced in Nascar by the late great Edward "Fireball" Roberts.

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    Sorry if I caused any confusion. This car is in the US. Its not an HMC car. Just thought I'd add it for inspiration.

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    It would be fantastic to see one of these out there on the track Steve.

    We need more cars from this era like the Chev Nova, Falcon Sprint etc.....bit big to get past.....!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limezed View Post
    Hi Ray,
    That would be a supercharged 1598cc. The log book has it at 2720cc but is wrong.

    That said the old bugger will need a supercharged 2720cc to haul him around.

    Cheers Karl.
    That remark may come back to bite you Karl! Tony has paid up and is now part of the ERC series too. Now 108 paid up drivers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spgeti View Post
    It would be fantastic to see one of these out there on the track Steve.

    We need more cars from this era like the Chev Nova, Falcon Sprint etc.....bit big to get past.....!!
    There is a '63 Galaxie being built for HMC, though I don't know if it'll be Nascar inspired. 1963 Galaxies were also prominent in the British Saloon Car Championship, and dominated the series through 1963 and '64. These were Holman-Moody built lightweight cars, and driven by various superstar drivers including Jim Clark, Denny Hulme, Dan Gurney, Roy Salvadori, among others.

    I'd love to see Falcon Sprints, Chevy Novas etc running too. The Falcons raced in period with a vast array of lightweight panels, and completely dominated the BSCC in the late 1960s during the Group 5 era. They've also been extremely competitive in historic racing for many years in the UK/Europe, and in Australia.

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    What I love about the Yanks and the old Nascar's they still run steel wheels. They just look the part.

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    Thanks to James Watson(2K Cup) a few HMC and HSC cars along with Big Bad George in the Siddy had a private practice twilight session at Hampton Downs lastnight, I went out with Tony Mexted for his first drive in the PDL(Replica)Mustang and then cut him loose by himself, he got in a good number of laps and improved his skill each session, Dave Sturrock in the beautiful Gulf Camaro had a great run and also along was Mike Coory Datsun 240K, Rayden Smith Wilment Escort, Mitch Mexted Capri Perana. A great quick 2 hours practice except poor ol George tried to burn his gonads and once again no angry people. As a side note the progress at Hampton Downs itself is just friggen amazing and when we left at around 7.30 the workers were still there doing it. See you all next month at the Festival and everyone have a Merry X-Mas and Fantastic New Year.
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    Ian(JacJac)Easton practiced for the first time in his newly finished 67 Mustang Coupe at Manfield yesterday, not quite HMC legal but I guess he'll sort that out. Awesome attention to detail and cool looking car, must be enough Mustang race cars in NZ to have their own race(that's a thought?)
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    Love the car and colour scheme (a nod to the Dawson car ?) Looking forward to seeing it run with the others in due course.
    I gather the wording on the back is a bit of a warning - LOL

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    Hows this for a line up, Hulme Festival 2013. Infact it was too many, this year we've capped it at 30 total. PS: gotta luv the foggy conditions
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    Dale, we have a full grid of 46 for weekend 2... I think, 40 for weekend 1.

    Why cap it at 30? If you are running scratch races anyway, you effectively reduce the promoter's potential income by $5120 per weekend and deny spectators better value for their money - particularly if there is any attrition between now and the end of weekend 2.

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    I've just got done designing this new poster of Dennis Marwood, which HMC will have available at their marquee at the 2016 NZFMR. Dennis will be on hand at various times during the event to sign his poster and shoot the bull with race fans.

    Thanks to Terry Marshall for the photo.

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    Ex-Hampton Downs owner and Festival event organiser Tony Roberts will be racing this 67 Trans Am Mustang Coupe in the Historic Muscle and Saloon car grid at the Festival the weekends of the 15-17 and 22-24 January(next weekend). This Mustang model represent one of the true icons of New Zealand Saloon Car racing from the late 60s early 70s when American saloons rule supreme. This vehicle is a brand new built historic race car and it will only be its second time out racing, it is a road lead car fitted with an all iron(HMC Legal) 331 SB Ford Windsor engine running on pump gas, approx 450HP backed by a Jerico 4 speed gearbox, Ford 9 full Floater diff, Wilwood disc brakes, 15 inch wheels with period Hoosier tyres. This Mustang has immaculate attention to detail and truly represents what proper historic racing is about in New Zealand, come along and view this lovely race car along with all the other competitors competing over the Festivals 2 weekends.
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