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Thread: Photos: The Bill Pottinger Collection - Part 3

  1. #21
    Couple of neat shots here of the famous Dave Silcock Jaguar. But is this Dave driving, or is this when Steve Millen bought it? The car was sold during the 1971 season, and Dave switched to a twin-cam Escort. But he usually ran the #40, whereas Millen, I think changed the number? Maybe someone can clarify?

    Can anyone ID the Anglia?

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  2. #22
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    Anglia is Henry Hammond I think, will have to check in with Greg Elder as he did most of the work on it when Evan Dickie raced in OSCA with a replacement roofline. If its not Henrys car it could be Lee Heads.
    Last edited by Jac Mac; 03-11-2014 at 12:27 AM.

  3. #23
    Thanks Jac, thats great info.

  4. #24
    Nice shot here of Lawrence Brownlie, which Lawrence has also signed for the young enthusiast Bill.

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  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Some dramatic tin-top action. This is Teretonga, 1971, and Jack Nazer in the Cossack Escort battles Clyde Collins in the PDL Falcon. A lap or so later the pair fought over the same piece of tarmac, this time with Nazer on the inside, and spearing straight across the tyres. In behind, enjoying the view, is Don Halliday.

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    Thanks Bill & Steve just great stuff thank you

  6. #26
    I enjoyed #24 of Laurence Brownlie in his (then) new Brabham having its first try-out at Teretonga. I remember taking the photo quite clearly. It was a mid-week day in Nov 1967, and as a 15 yr old I biked out to Teretonga after school with my (Dad's) camera and crouched in a ditch on the outside of "the loop" corner, a position I wouldnt normally be able to photograph from on a race day. I had been tipped off by SSCC member Donald McDonald that Laurence would be there testing his new car.
    Laurence was giving the car a real workout and as I was looking through the lens as it rounded "the loop" the car was moving around on the track as it was drifted at the limit. The car control was very impressive!!

    I remember looking at the Brabham in the pits that day and noting that the tyres had the name "Rindt" on them in white chalk.
    That was fairly impressive to me!! The motor was a Lotus Ford Twin Cam modified by Vegantune as I remember.

    There was great excitement amongst the handful of people present as they looked at this beautiful Brabham and imagined how well Laurence was going to do with it in the coming season.
    Little did we know it would turn to custard after contact with Denny Hulme in the Pukekohe NZIGP race less than 2 months later.

  7. #27
    I enjoyed #24 of Laurence Brownlie in his (then) new Brabham having its first try-out at Teretonga. I remember taking the photo quite clearly. It was a mid-week day in Nov 1967, and as a 15 yr old I biked out to Teretonga after school with my (Dad's) camera and crouched in a ditch on the outside of "the loop" corner, a position I wouldnt normally be able to photograph from on a race day. I had been tipped off by SSCC member Donald McDonald that Laurence would be there testing his new car.
    Laurence was giving the car a real workout and as I was looking through the lens as it rounded "the loop" the car was moving around on the track as it was drifted at the limit. The car control was very impressive!!

    I remember looking at the Brabham in the pits that day and noting that the tyres had the name "Rindt" on them in white chalk.
    That was fairly impressive to me!! The motor was a Lotus Ford Twin Cam modified by Vegantune as I remember.

    There was great excitement amongst the handful of people present as they looked at this beautiful Brabham and imagined how well Laurence was going to do with it in the coming season.
    Little did we know it would turn to custard after contact with Denny Hulme in the Pukekohe NZIGP race less than 2 months later.

  8. #28
    OK, not sure who this is, and neither is Bill. He said he took it around 1968 at a Teretonga club meeting. Can anyone help?

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  9. #29
    Looks like the Cooper T52 modified by Bill Stone and currently owned by Kevin Anderson.

  10. #30
    Dave Morrison for sure.

  11. #31
    Ah yes, that's right. Dave Morrison, I remember now!!

  12. #32
    Great photos Bill, enjoy every one that is posted.
    A very good source book is Teretonga 25 as on page 245 there is an entry on Rothmans Teretonga Champioship 9/3/69 car# 5 Dave Morrison Cooper!
    Just to confirm Jac Mac's post earlier page#248 Rothmans Teretonga International 24/01/71 car#29 Henry Hammond Anglia and car#40 Dave Silcock Jaguar 3.8

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    OK, not sure who this is, and neither is Bill. He said he took it around 1968 at a Teretonga club meeting. Can anyone help?

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    What a great shot (all are) you must have snuck into some amazing positions to get these photos Bill. Thanks for shareing they are brilliant.

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    Thanks guys, and thankyou for reminding me about the Teretonga 25 book for reference.Have just dug it out now,its great.
    (Written by Marilyn Bunce, Keith Douglas and Donald McDonald).

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    Thanks guys, and thankyou for reminding me about the Teretonga 25 book for reference.Have just dug it out now,its great.
    (Written by Marilyn Bunce, Keith Douglas and Donald McDonald).

  16. #36
    This is the tow-rig for the Silcock/Millen Jaguar (though not sure who owned the car at this time). An enclosed trailer would have been the envy of many teams in the pits in the early 1970s. Check the angle on the Valiant tow car, the back wheels are just about off the ground as weight is applied to the rear of the trailer.

    You can't argue the dedication racers had for their chosen hobby back then. They put in some long hours travelling very average roads in pretty basic machinery by todays standards. Yet, you couldn't get much further south from Auckland than Invercargill. They were probably back at work on Monday morning too!

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  17. #37
    Check out the retreaded (with Aqua-Jet Pattern) tyres in back of truck in case of rain. These were done back then in East Tamaki some where.

    We had a Valiant on one of our tours of both islands, classic old girl, just kept on slugging away. Pretty solid also if some one played silly buggers with you, could pop a boot on a Cortina real easy.

  18. #38
    Bills description of this pic as follows:

    "This is Russell Thomson (now a racing mechanic in Vancouver) in the Begg 1600 (Humber) from Southland".

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  19. #39
    Thanks for posting that pic, I shortened the chassis on this Begg but didn't think to take photos of the original set-up (probably because I was about twelve at the time). You can see in the photo the frame extends past the rear axles, I modded it to the (60s) current trend of ending in front of the axles. Really pissed George Begg off as described in an earlier post.

  20. #40
    Thanks Grant, brilliant description!

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