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    Roger - I'm not Des' son but my father and Des...

    Roger - I'm not Des' son but my father and Des were first cousins - so related but a generation apart. I'm fortunate to have his #66 midget which evolved into the A40 Special.
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    Interesting comments Ray and Rhys and the sort of...

    Interesting comments Ray and Rhys and the sort of thing we are grappling with Formula Juniors. Wearing my TACCOC hat, the cost of meetings are getting to the prohibitive level for most club based...
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    That's correct - both John Histed's car and my...

    That's correct - both John Histed's car and my car were part of the three car quasi Lola works team (Team Fitzwilliam Racing) in 1960 predominantly racing through Europe. My car was chassis BRJ1 (the...
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    The Gordon Keeble KS92 was one that I looked at...

    The Gordon Keeble KS92 was one that I looked at buying in the late 1980s - it was the ex-Sir Roberston Stewart car from Christchurch. He was the PDL racing patron and the Minilite wheels came from...
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    Thanks Rhys - maybe the one for sale is a later...

    Thanks Rhys - maybe the one for sale is a later built Jarvie but not on a Buckler chassis?
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    From doing some subsequent research I presume it...

    From doing some subsequent research I presume it could be the Jarvie bodied Buckler 90 built by Merv Mayo around 1956 and later run by Malcolm Gill?
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    Would anyone know the origins of this car : ...

    Would anyone know the origins of this car :

    https://www.racecarsdirect.com/Advert/Details/94136/ford-special

    It was meant to have been built in New Zealand in 1961.
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    Hans were initially designed for F1 use where the...

    Hans were initially designed for F1 use where the high cockpit sides provide inherent protection for the driver's head from lateral movement. As such, the Hans only had to deal for fore and aft head...
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    I would think that it has been done with good...

    I would think that it has been done with good intentions on a H&S basis and probably on the recommendation of so-called H&S experts who possibly have little knowledge of motorsport. By HD/Highlands...
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    We seem to have the bizarre situation where MSNZ...

    We seem to have the bizarre situation where MSNZ are (correctly) stating that the use of FHR will be unsafe in certain circumstances (such as not having the correct FIA specified seat or not being...
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    I wonder what MSNZ think of this? All tracks in...

    I wonder what MSNZ think of this?
    All tracks in NZ can only operate if they have the appropriate track licence issued by FIA but under the auspicious of MSNZ regulations. MSNZ have established the...
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    Bringing in cars and drivers from overseas can be...

    Bringing in cars and drivers from overseas can be done - it just requires a bit of commitment and organisation.

    In 2017 we organised about 30 Formula Juniors to come here from UK, Europe,...
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    [QUOTE=Greg Stokes;62825]...... most have fond...

    [QUOTE=Greg Stokes;62825]...... most have fond memories of the car but those off shore or don't appreciate Allcomers Racing of NZ, look at the Morrari as a silly and foolish waste of a Ferrari! ........
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    I have a number of period photos of the GeeCeeEss...

    I have a number of period photos of the GeeCeeEss showing telescopic shocks front and rear although it is possible that George tried lever shocks initially - the photos of it immediately following...
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    Thanks Trevor - the GeeCeeEss will be refurbished...

    Thanks Trevor - the GeeCeeEss will be refurbished NOT restored. It was a great car and when running properly it was virtually unbeatable in the early 1950s. I am determined to keep it in the format...
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    Yes that's no problem Steve. I'm in the process...

    Yes that's no problem Steve. I'm in the process of getting it back from Don Suckling and I'll then undertake a refurbishment back to 1952 format with Ardun heads on the Flathead.
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    Yes - I've owned the GeeCeeEss for the last 10...

    Yes - I've owned the GeeCeeEss for the last 10 years although Don Suckling has driven it.
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    We had the Kiwi flag flying in our pits at Laguna...

    We had the Kiwi flag flying in our pits at Laguna Seca over the weekend with myself in the Lola, Michael Sexton in the Gemini and Neil Tolich in the Jocko with Allan Dunkley on the spanners. Great...
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    Are you intending to go back to some of the...

    Are you intending to go back to some of the successful NZ built specials of the 50s - likes of Lycoming Special, Stanton Special, GeeCeeEss etc?
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    Don't think it was the motor racing Wayne...

    Don't think it was the motor racing Wayne Wilkinson - he is Wayne Robert Wilkinson and the one who died is Wayne Brian Wilkinson.
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    The ex-Marsden Robinson Elva 100 had a bad...

    The ex-Marsden Robinson Elva 100 had a bad accident at Puke a few years back when owned and driven by Rob Williams. It aquaplaned on the back straight and the resultant crash broke the car in two....
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    Here is a link to a site that has details on most...

    Here is a link to a site that has details on most of the FJ period marques :

    http://formulajunior.com/fj-marques/

    If you want to buy one then there are a few for sale here :
    ...
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    What you can do Terry is pick a driver's name...

    What you can do Terry is pick a driver's name from the result sheet, let's say for example - Tony Olissoff. Then type into Google "Tony Olissoff Formula Junior" and select "images". This will then...
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    ..to finish the one that was left unidentified :...

    ..to finish the one that was left unidentified :

    #181 Greg Thornton Lotus 22


    Terry - I am fortunate in that I know most of these cars as I have raced with a lot of them here and o/seas...
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    OK - here we go : 799 #127 Martin Bullock ...

    OK - here we go :

    799
    #127 Martin Bullock Lotus 27
    #34 Joe Ricciardo Brabham BT6
    #254 JR Mitchell Lotus 18
    #272 Nick Grewal Lotus 18
    #59 Robin Longdon Lola Mk5A
    #73 Noel Woodford ...
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