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    A Japanese flavour.
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    Getting pics here wasn't easy as a well known photographer plonked himself squarely between the trees and successfully blocked the view of the spectators behind the tape trying to get pictures... If he is reading this, please be more considerate next year as you could have moved just a couple of metres to the right...
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    Brits...
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    Keith was another who caused a delay as the V8 Vauxhall slid down the bank and out of sight, just 3 or 4 minutes after the crew had finished recovering an errant Formula Ford from exactly the same spot, causing another delay...

    * See 2125/5 below

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    Coming up next - Pukekohe Saturday Feb 24th - reasonable fields in most classes. Classic Trial Saturday only. Hooters Series Sunday only.

    Caffeine and Classics Sunday morning.

    That should add a few more pics for the library anyway, though I expect C & C to have more cars I haven't seen before, than Saturday. Expected to be a biggie Sunday.
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    As I have stated before, I'm not a drift fan as such, but their ability to place the car on a narrow road, often at a fair speed, is impressive
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    I know the total entry probably wasn't Nigel's cup of tea, nor mine, and we could argue that for those of us who appreciate the classic and historic cars first and foremost, much of the programme wasn't to our liking either.

    Running the majority up in alphabetical order certainly mixes the classes, but nipping off for a bite to eat sometimes means you miss cars you wanted to see. Running up by classes may be fairer, as those in the same class had vastly different road conditions, from greasy track and light rain to bone dry.
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    This Nissan diesel spiller effectively stuffed up the track for ages and was the reason for the fifth long delay.
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    Mad Mike (again) showing plenty of attitude.
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    With the diesel spill and followed by motorbikes, this was one section of the day that just dragged on far loo long for me and with vehicles of minimal interest. At least with a time stamp on every pic, it is easy to calculate that the diesel spill lost about 50 minutes of track time. By the time they got going again, at 2.25pm, it was almost time to meet at my Motorsport Fabrications Uber ride back.
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    *pics all disappeared - yet again... Reloaded 11:50am

    Andy Booth - last seen in saloons, but running a FF Lola at Leadfoot.
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    That TRS contributor's immaculate Almac Cobra
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    It must have run, but I missed it.
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    Before....
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    After - just a few minutes before Keith's Vauxhall slid off into the exactly same spot. Later, a large hay bale was positioned trackside.
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    Not advertised as a Scarab (unlike all the V8 Capris being named Peranas), but V8 power in this Datsun Z.
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    Caffeine & Classics today - 'All is not what it seems' - especially this one ... More later.

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    Several well known faces put in an appearance, including John Hudson, who is racing at Pukekohe anyway, but popped in first thing to grab his free safety triangle, Dale Mathers making the trip up from Tauranga, Pete Bromley from Hamilton, John Dennehy, Rogan Hampson, Paul Halford, Ross Cammick etc.

    A huge turnout of cars, even bigger than last February's estimated 1300 cars. They were still piling in when I left at 10:30 and they were rapidly running out of space, even using up the grass area near the bus station. Top marks to the Milford Rotary Club who were selling hot dogs and hot cross buns for charity and if they were the ones marshalling. Whoever was marshalling, was doing a great job too, but the queue to get in stretched to the motorway just about all morning.

    Bearing in mind it is advertised as from 10am, this was the queue at 9:10am - by which time the main car park was full.

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    Wells Coyote
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    Jaguar D type Replica
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    Subaru
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    Nissan. getting a background that is suitable isn't always easy as you walk up and down the hill - ditto foreground straw bales.
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    Beattie Clubman. Always beautifully prepared cars. There is one for sale on our NZ version of Ebay, TradeMe. Originally using the Lola for inspiration, I don't think I have seen spoilers fitted before.
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    McLaren M8B Replica
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    More replicas and specials.

    The Cole-Baker Special
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    Steve Cox - F40
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    The Ex Bruce McLaren Stanford Special
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    More replicas and specials.

    The Cole Baker Special
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    Paul Dallenbach Special
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    Dick Jones Special
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    Jaguar D Type replica
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    Steve Cox - F40
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    The Ex Bruce McLaren Stanford Special
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    Good stuff Birthday Boy, !! The Stanford Special, do you have any details on it, looks a great car .. may I steal the photo for Mark Donaldson - married to Jan McLaren ?? so a family connection.

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    Thanks Roger! Help yourself.

    Yesterday, amongst a pile of birthday messages I received was one from a certain Mr T Roberts (whoever he is) saying "I remember your 85th like it was only yesterday!"...

    Feb 26th also the birthdays of Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Peter Brock, Sandie Shaw, Rupert Keegan (F1), Sébastien Loeb and unfortunately, Helen Clark...

    * Attachments disappeared - yet again... attempting to reload 3:00pm

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    Dave West in the Freightliner truck still managed a bit of smoke despite the damp track, but the other drifters in that session struggled.
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    The joy of digital is that you can 'waste' as many shots as you like. Back in the 1970's and certainly up to 2004, it was often a case of trying to make your stock of film last the day and also being aware of processing costs. You certainly couldn't afford to get prints cropped very often and some processing establishments were better than others, particularly for prints. I wouldn't have wasted a shot like this.
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    Paul McCarthy
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    Richard MCarthy Jnr. Lotus Seven
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    Lunch break or diesel spill space filler - for those near enough to watch. Don't try this at home - or on the public road, like some characters did on a TV programme I caught - Dashcam.
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    Probably not easily visible here, but the right rear wheel off the floor. Very, very quick and dramatic!
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    In the quad bike photo I think both rear wheels are of the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    In the quad bike photo I think both rear wheels are off the ground.
    You are right! Well spotted.

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    Holden
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    2017 winner at Leadfoot, Alister McRae.
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    Last ones from Leadfoot. As I have mentioned many times before, it is a Mix of Pics!

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    Tucked away in the external car park - MER.
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    Off then to Napier with friends who seem to enjoy masochistic activities such as spending several hours a day on an uncomfortable bicycle seat. We caught up with them for lunch most days but I'd only recently come across the existence of Ian Hope's massive collection of a reputed 450 British vehicles, just down the road. By no stretch of the imagination would I call this a museum, but very much a collection. The $10 entry fee is very modest.

    The total opposite of the LA Petersen Museum in terms of presentation and photographer friendly, but very visitor friendly.

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    Just a few of many Vauxhalls.

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    This pic shows quite graphically, why it is a collection rather than a museum! Taking a pic from this angle is not going to produce anything that you are particularly proud of, therefore it is in the same vein as Ian's cars. Just for the record.

    Needless to say, with about a quarter of the cars stacked, you can't help thinking that it is definitely quantity over the quality, so the collection is quirky and interesting so with that very modest $10 entry fee, we were more than happy to just contribute towards the upkeep.
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    And a few Standards

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    Many of the cars were so crammed in that it was impossible to get a pic of any sort, which is a shame, as there were plenty of fairly rare cars deserving of a decent pic, but you couldn't even get near them.

    Ian obviously loves his collection, but I suspect that pruning it a wee bit might make it a far more attractive place to visit. Despite the claimed 450 exhibits, we were out in about an hour - and part of that was spent chatting to a visiting American enthusiast with a penchant for Jagwaars.
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    I thought it was one of the most depressing collections when we were required to visit while on Ttarga one time. At that time the smell of damp carpet is the most distinct memory I have! Sure there is "stuff" there, as you say Ray, quantity over quality.
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    I suppose Rhys, the fact that it is privately owned rather than council owned or corporate owned is both its saving grace and its downfall. As you know, I'm hugely impressed with the council owned Coventry Transport Museum and wasn't very impressed with the privately owned London Car Museum. However, the London Museum entrance fee at about $53NZD puts it well below Ian's collection on two counts. Value for money and the fact that at least most of Ian's exhibits are unmolested and not very poor replicas, even if some are very original and a bit decrepit. Yes, and possibly a bit depressing.

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