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  1. Today in History - 30th July 1979

    An extract from New Zealand Memories magazine - the November 2020 issue.

    Had my Triumph TR4A for the Tuesday Carless Day, so it could compete in Motorsport on the weekend, and an Austin A35 with a...
  2. Milan, thanks for that, gives me a bit more of...

    Milan, thanks for that, gives me a bit more of the Dunster - Cammick car, didn't realise Bob and Gary Reed had owned / driven the car.
    Remember Gary from my time in the Austin Healey Club 1975 -...
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    What a great thing to have ERC .. a few...

    What a great thing to have ERC .. a few Crossley's in there too !!
  4. Thanks Milan for that and the extra information...

    Thanks Milan for that and the extra information on the photo.
    As you can see I did " borrow " from your post on " Old New Zealand Motor Racing ". Appreciate the details you have in your archives....
  5. Pukekohe 1965 - the first appearance of the " Fastback " Anglia's

    Much has been written about the Paul Fahey and Dave Simpson Fastback Anglia's which both debuted at the same meeting and had been created [ supposedly ] without one group knowing what the other was...
  6. Pukekohe 1970 The Benson and Hedges 500 - part two

    The over 1600 classes ;

    1601 - 2500

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    2501 and over Class.

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  7. Pukekohe 1970 - The Benson and Hedges 500 Race

    John Hartley was a mechanic who worked on one of the Cortina GTE entries - there were quite a few in the 1301 - 1600 cc Clas ;
    John asked " looking for the results for the 1970 B&H500 the years are...
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    Bob Gibbons - Ralph Watson - Trevor Sheffield's notes.

    From the Lycoming story that appeared in the Magazine " Sports Car Talk "
    - published by the " Sports Car Club of New Zealand Inc " back in the 1980's.
    I have three editions of the " Annual "...
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    Ostrich Farm Road, NSCC Hill Climb 1959 *

    NSCC Hill Climb 1959 * - the photo had the caption 1959 approx. posted on a Facebook page by Evan James.
    NSCC did use the hill until 1962/63.

    The driver I don't know, in the 1959 Championship...
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    " Ken H..to be continued " We hope so, what...

    " Ken H..to be continued " We hope so,
    what a good find..
    my latest picture is much newer, but still old, have a look at the Northern Sports Car Club thread.

    Cheers Ken H.

    Roger
  11. Family Cars and / or Family with friends Cars from the 1930's /40's..

    Some more photos have emerged from my Late Uncle Ed Dowding's archives [ Eddie the NSCC man - Club Captain 1944 and President 1945 ]

    My Great Aunt Dolly [ Mary ] Bell and her 1936 Nash La Fayette...
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    Good to see Donn White in the 1973 " Bathurst...

    Good to see Donn White in the 1973 " Bathurst Spec " Mini Clubman. he has still got it.
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    RIP Colin Waite ..

    Thank you Trevor, I had found out through the NZ Rallying History Facebook Page.
    Was about to put a Post up.
    Cheers;

    Paul Francis Smith from NZ Rallying History advises as follows ;

    " just...
  14. Another Healey Story - about a number plate - MWD 360

    Using a Number Plate on another car - a short story from the early 1950's - thanks to Paul O'Neill for this gem.
    DMH - always the Gentleman ..
    About MWD 360 ..

    A framed " picture " well a...
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    Well said Trevor, Recently read a couple of book...

    Well said Trevor,
    Recently read a couple of book about - " Home " - England / Britain, during WW2 and yes, a very tough life with severe rationing while the Americans had a war that apart from Pearl...
  16. A very Official Title - Register Secretary of AHCCNZ..

    Pete Dicks, whom I met at Snowmass [ at Aspen ] Colorado at the " 30th Anniversary of the Austin Healey "meeting in late July 1982 was digging through his archives / collection / stuff .. and found...
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    Packard - Rolls Royce a story, within a story.

    Ray Bell,

    : " Packard built lots of Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, something which is very well known of course. I was reading recently that the difference in plan-reading between the US and the UK...
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    " changed my post " Yep done that a few times...

    " changed my post " Yep done that a few times too !! As you know ..

    Cheers Ken H,

    Roger
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    Ray, Ken H said a Lozier not that Lozier .....

    Ray, Ken H said a Lozier not that Lozier .. Cheeky beggar ..
  20. Ray looks better like this - Still needs a wall...

    Ray looks better like this - Still needs a wall though to attach to !!

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  21. Back in the Bay [ of Plenty ], no new photos of...

    Back in the Bay [ of Plenty ], no new photos of Healeys, but did borrow this from a Facebook page
    The Morley Brothers in 1965 in the Works Rally 3000

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    A rather large " Austin BMC " sign...
  22. Sure was the Year - I started work and got paid...

    Sure was the Year - I started work and got paid in " Pounds Shilling and Pence " , and not a lot - either.
    Also started going to Pukekohe regularly for the Motor Racing.

    Do you have the whole...
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    ERC, What a great photo of the Bugatti cockpit.....

    ERC, What a great photo of the Bugatti cockpit.. All work and no comfort in there, and right on that gearbox ..
  24. All quiet on the AH front, and I am on very...

    All quiet on the AH front, and I am on very limited access [ mobile data astick] so no photos to add for a few days, make that two weeks all up.

    Cheers
    Roger
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    Roger [ another one ] thanks for the...

    Roger [ another one ] thanks for the clarification - will correct.
    Cheers

    Roger.

    PS any early NSCC stuff you may have would like to see it on here, If you would like to.
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