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    Quote Originally Posted by Desard View Post
    Yes you are correct must be my grey hair thanks for the correct details. The day I raced at Puke near the end of back straight an Austin A90 or A110 come passed me on its roof.
    Desard,

    sent you a private message - through the - Private Message function on your profile on TRS,
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    Roger Dowding, I had seen the pic before, but was curious about the comment of no rear doors, and how it was achieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    Roger Dowding, I had seen the pic before, but was curious about the comment of no rear doors, and how it was achieved.
    Rhys, I had posted the photo on the thread about Grasstrack racing in the Waikato.. car seems to have backdoors, but maybe welded shut like some cars were in the day..
    Seems " Desard " was confused though from a comment.
    Would like to see more of the car, photos that is !!.

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    My cousin when in the UK late 1960;s had the luxury Standard, from the 8 and 10 range - the Pennant with " Standrive ", some very basic type of semi-automatic transmission. Said it wasn't that good - the transmission, later he got a Triumph Herald,

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    My first car in 1966 was a Standard 8, later sold in 1967 to a person in Hamilton who repowered it with a Herald unit. Then I built one for the VCC saloon class that I tried to get going.Name:  Standard at Chelsea 4.jpg
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    Matamata 1964 - another photo of the McLaughlin Austin Healey.

    Posted by Graham Woods on the " Old New Zealand Motor Racing " group page on Facebook - It appears to be from the Morrie Given photos in the Scott-Given Studio collection - they were photographers in Matamata at the time and Morrie is Kevin Hirst Uncle, I understand.
    Ross Cammick had previously been given, and scanned, the set of photos by Myles Hicks - who as mentioned has been restoring the car. The process started by his father the late Gavin Hicks after being purchased many years ago

    P A T McLaughlin in the Austin Healey " Ruddspeed " 3000, unsure if still with that motor in the 1964 Event, had Race #28.
    ** Edit ; see note from Milan Fistonic Post #106 car shown as 4000cc in the 1964 Programme.

    - It had the 3993cc Austin A125 Motor by the time of the 1965 Event Race #34 - later out to 4200.

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    The car is running with a protective cover over the muffler under the door sill.
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 05-19-2024 at 10:44 PM. Reason: Notes re 4 litre motor.###47

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    In the 1964 Matamata programme Pat McLoughlin's Healey is entered as 4000cc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    In the 1964 Matamata programme Pat McLoughlin's Healey is entered as 4000cc.
    Thanks Milan, Would like to see the Entry List - the one I have is from Myles Hicks who is restoring the car and is the 1965 event.
    - Have some of the 1965 Race Entry Lists and only a couple of pages from 1964.
    - Looking for them all
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    Myles has posted a couple of photos of how the car looks now - it is being done as raced at Ardmore, the Grand Prix meeting as car #122 in 1961 - its First Event
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