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    The Steve Twist Collection: Part 1

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    I was excited to receive an email from a guy called Steve Twist a few months ago. Steve lives in Delaware, where he has been since 1988, but he grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. Steve was a keen photographer from a young age, and a real motor racing enthusiast. He was a regular attendee at Levin racing events throughout the mid to late '60s, and also took in Pukekohe on several occassions.

    Steve has sent me a cd containing around 260 photos he took throughout the '70s and '80s. Most are from the 1964-'69 period, and all are in colour.

    Its very exciting to be able to share them with people who will appreciate what they are seeing.

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    Just a few teasers to get you warmed up.

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    Will post these in the order they are supplied on the cd.

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    These shots and the batch above are from the Houghton Bay Hillclimb in Wellington.

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    As you can see, all these shots so far span the 1965 to 67 seasons.

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    Last batch for today.....

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    Feel free to jump in and ID any of the cars and drivers folks. Some are pretty obvious, others less so.

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    Fantastic photos - much appreciated. There are several of the Fleetwood Mustang which currently resides in the lockup next to mine.

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    There are a bunch more of the Fleetwood Mustang in its later guises as well Roger, will post them as soon as I get the chance.

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    Does Frank Hamlins beautiful Mini still exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    These shots and the batch above are from the Houghton Bay Hillclimb in Wellington
    The first two in Post 3 are from Palmer Head

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    Wonderfully evocative collection of pictures from a different era. Quality is amazing, I imagine they must be images from slides. The pit scenes convey how much simpler it all was then and how easy it was to get close to the world's best. The two FJ Holden's intrigued me the black no. 26 and the green and yellow no. 50, don't recall having seen them before. The sports car image of Spencer Martin I think it was in the 250LM Ferrari, leading Geoff Mardon in the Stanton and Jim Boyd in the Lycoming was cool as were all the others including the Houghton Bay Wellington Hillclimb pics. A tremendous collection, thanks Steve Twist.

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    Heres a few more. Can anyone ID the black MkII Zephyr in the fourth photo? Could it be Rod Coppins' old car? That appears to be Jim Mullins just in behind, so I'd guess this was the 1967 season, so Coppins would have been sharing the ex-Paul Fahey Lotus Anglia with John Ward by this stage.

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