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    XU1 Toranas the early seventies years

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    !971 Golden !00 PUkekohe Richard Brocklehurst on his way to winning the wet Golden 100,Jim Richards in the Monaro just behind ,Ralph Emson is in the third car ,with Tim Bailey in the Porsche making the best of the slippery track and the Porsche traction to be up there with them
    Last edited by bob homewood; 05-28-2011 at 10:35 PM.

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    That race was the second long distance race the XU1's won that year,beating the V8 cars in the process emulating the similar success they had been enjoying across the Tasman ,Brocklehurst had performed well in a late season Pukekohe race ,leading the field for the opening laps,he followed this up with a battle for pole in the Glenvale 100 a couple of months later with Jim Palmer in a similar car and disputed the lead with him until his first pit stop when starter trouble delayed him dropping him to second place behind Palmer,further development of the car before the Golden 100 saw a further increase in pace and he was able to put up a pretty commanding performance in that race which was held under fairly wet conditions

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    I see Richard Brocklehurst is back racing in the BMW E30 Series.

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    1973 Glenvale Bay Park McCallum/Homewood 186 XU1

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    Ralph Emson 202 1972/73 GTX Seies

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    This was the car driven by Ralph Emson in the North Island rounds of the 72/73 GTX series and by myself in the four South Island Rounds of that season

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    The ec McCalullum XU1 as it is now restored in Australia

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    The car as it is now in Queensland owned and raced by a ex-pat Kiwi

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    What colour was Richard's XU-1?

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    The first one he raced was yellow,he also owned the orange car above but never raced it before Rod brought it,he had moved onto the GTHO by then

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    Richo's car was lone 'o'Ranger orange. We have owned it for 25 odd years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Price View Post
    Richo's car was lone 'o'Ranger orange. We have owned it for 25 odd years.
    Sorry for the delay Mike, here they are.

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    HMMMMMMMM, now im confused.

    Are you refering to the JR monaro, or brocklehurst XU1
    as far as the XU1s i have a feeling both his yellow and orange cars were in Aust but i could be mistaken?
    Can you elaborate

    Cheers

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    To my knowledge that is what I believe also ,the orange one is for sure I am in contact with the owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob homewood View Post
    To my knowledge that is what I believe also ,the orange one is for sure I am in contact with the owner
    pm sent

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob homewood View Post
    To my knowledge that is what I believe also ,the orange one is for sure I am in contact with the owner
    For the last couple of days I have been chatting to a guy in Nelson about his Yellow LC XU-1 that he bought as a “box of bits” from Tauranga in 2004. He has the original ownership papers and the Chassis number on the papers matches to the number stamped into the left hand inner guard and is registered with the plate FH1159 and Richard Brocklehurst appears as the first owner on the papers.

    It appears as though Richard Brocklehurst's Yellow LC XU-1 isn't in OZ as originally thought.

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    This is the entry from the Golden 100, I assume to be early 1972
    Does anybody recall the driver or entrant of the Torana XU1 , car 72
    Driver Graham Wade
    Owner Dr James Aickin, (possibly from Titirangi)

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    This is the entry from the Golden 100, I assume to be early 1972
    Does anybody recall the driver or entrant of the Torana XU1 , car 72
    Driver Graham Wade
    Owner Dr James Aickin, (possibly from Titirangi)
    Can't help with the driver but I can confirm that the race was held on September 3, 1972.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    Can't help with the driver but I can confirm that the race was held on September 3, 1972.
    Ok thanks Milan. that info is a help, cheers

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    Sorry, I should have read the post a bit more closely. We have the LJ XU1 that Jim Richards won the Glenvale 200 in. That car is 'Lone o ranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Price View Post
    Sorry, I should have read the post a bit more closely. We have the LJ XU1 that Jim Richards won the Glenvale 200 in. That car is 'Lone o ranger.
    Does anyone have any photos of the Jim Richards XU-1 in race livery?

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    PHOTOS and more info please

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