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    More Porsche New Zealand Racing Requests

    Folks, thanks to those who have helped to ID the Porsche's in the photos I have posted so far for Jim Barclay of the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing. As most of you will know, the 2016 NZFMR celebrates Porsche.

    This request is for Porsche photos. The first is of Australian driver Peter Fitzgerald, who shipped his Porsche out to NZ in late 1980 to contest the Bay Park Christmas meeting. Fitzgerald raced the Porsche against the New Zealand Sports Sedans and OSCA cars.

    The second request is for photos of Jim Short's Porsche, which raced as a Sports Sedan during the 1980s.

    Can anyone help with pics of either vehicle?

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    This is the Palmer Porsche at Baypark in 1970.Name:  IMG_0018 (640x421).jpg
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    Try Stuart Short on Facebook, the NZ Sports Sedans page on FB is his and he has brought some fantastic pieces of video to light on that page

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    With Fitgerald, any shots would have needed to be in practise as he did not race in his outing at Pukekohe which was early in 81.

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    Peter Fitzgerald Porsche photos Baypark December 1980

    The car looks as if its smoking a fair bit!!

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    I think that this is the only period photos I have of a Porsche.


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    The reason Fitzgerald did not race at Pukekohe was that a Crankshaft had failed and a replacement had not arrived from Germany in time.

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    Wow, fantastic work guys, these are amazing! Thank you so much. Roaring Season members always come through with the goods.

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    Some more of Shorty, you may have these.
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    Mike top photo is Bruce Manon in Turbo Escort on outside.
    Next is Graham Parks in Marina Turbo P76 on outside and thik RX3 is Harold Wooton
    Next is George in background
    and bottom is Willis in Dunnydoor, this was maybe the last time they used the long track and was fun, different having to brake as you are 1/2 way through sweeper. Think this was last race for day and handicap race.

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    ^^ And Bruce / Wayne Anderson in the PinePac XE Falcon behind Willis?

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