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    - Thanks Milan, nice !!

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    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.

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    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 .. should be on the side of a building.

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    Perhaps it was put there when Leyland were affecting their merge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    Perhaps it was put there when Leyland were affecting their merge?
    Ray looks better like this - Still needs a wall though to attach to !!

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    But you've now got the wheelie bin hanging in space...

    And the house next door on its side.

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    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 this.
    I just thought I was just putting information together about AH Sprites.
    This from " Thoroughbred and Classic Car " Magazine - probably the first of the " Classic Car " magazines to start.

    The June 1980 Issue.

    The cover

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    part of the article ;

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    The Car was owned by Tony Van De Water at the time, he still had it in 1989 and it was raced by him at the Ardmore Reunion meeting in January 1989 and he attended the AHCCNZ Rally at Easter the same year.

    Tony moved to Renwick and I believe still runs BASIS the spare parts company there.
    He has spent time at the Airforce base in the area when working as a RNZAF photographer.
    I also understand he still has the car.

    Many earlier cars have now been uncovered including AN5 501 the first production Sprite, but this car could still be the earliest in New Zealand.

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    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 letter and a cutting from a newspaper - there were very observant people back then too!!.

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    The letter - dated 6th November 1952 - not long after the London Motor Show where a " Healey 100 " became the " Austin Healey 100 "
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    The article - a cutting from a newspaper, details not stated.

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    The car they are referring to.
    Photo from the Motor Show ; " HEALEY - HUNDRED " on the front of the car.
    Photo prior to Leonard Lord from " Austin " making the agreement with the " Donald Healey Motor Company ".

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    A prototype on Steel Wheels from 1952. Plate could be MWD 341 - hard to determine. Has a " Healey 100 " badge on the shroud.

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    Must check on how many " Prototypes " there were, probably a couple.

    Must try to find the Mille Miglia car - a Healey, not an Austin Healey.

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