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    Hi, I am the current owner of the Ebbett Motors / Jim Palmer XU-1. I have just joined The Roaring Season & started a new thread on this car in the hope that I can find all the information about this car possibly available, thanks.
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    I will have some of that car I am positive ,I will have to have look and see If I have any taken from the rear

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    IS the 69 car roy harrington?
    if so did this get chopped to his Torana Sports Sedan type car/

    If so where did that car end up?
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    Roger ,69 is the Harrington car,not sure about it becoming what became the Sports Sedan ,some one else might know ,I thought the car in the photo ended up with Ray Olenius

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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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    Kerry, is that your car above, posted by Shano, car #41?

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    Yes, Steve it is, this one must be early in the year as more decals were added later & number surrounds were added. Considering it only raced for the one year there a lot of changes. I would really love a photo of rear of car as there was something across back spoiler ?? Two more photos of car racing.
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    Hoco - my photo would have been taken at the Glenvale meeting at Bay Park.

    That's a very interesting garage you have there - apart from various sexy Holdens, a Yammie YZ 250, Triumph (Bonneville?), a classic Suzuki from the GT series, a classic Honda, not to mention a brace of big Webers etc casually lying on the cupboard in the background.

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    Shano, thats the ex-Jim Richards XU1 owned by the Price family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaqnmac27 View Post
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    Dad had listed this as the first race at Manfield cannot identify anyone so any help??
    Would the Orange XU-1 be the ex-McCallum/Homewood car?
    It looks like Leonard is across the screen of the red Torana, perhaps Leo Leonard?

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    Thanks Steve, Here are a couple more I took the other week of the ex Richards car.

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    That would be the ex Homewood /McCallum orange torana when Graham Crawford owned it.I think he fitted the wider rims spotlights and triple delorto carbs and later flared the guards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRXU1 View Post
    Would the Orange XU-1 be the ex-McCallum/Homewood car?
    It looks like Leonard is across the screen of the red Torana, perhaps Leo Leonard?
    Mate closer inspection suggests its Leopard not Leonard as you may be able to see here

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    Very few of those numbers match. If "Dad" had this listed as the first race at Manfield it would not be the Ralta International, more of a club event?

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    Yes you are right, unfortunately there may have been a misunderstanding. Not the first international event. But Manawatu car club.

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    My Dad raced XU1's and strangely Richard Brocklehurst lived across the road in the same street. Also Graham Crawford, 2 doors down from Brocklehurst bought one of Dad's new XU1's that he didn't take delivery of, and he raced it also. All in the same Street of Manurewa!!

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    Ralph was a great guy! His exploits in all sorts from Simca 1000s upwards was an inspiration.

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    A couple of shots of my Dad's XU1's

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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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