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#1 Steve38

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 19:49

I do a bit of freelance writing for a couple of car mags in New Zealand and Australia. Mostly historical stuff on 60s and 70s NZ saloon racing.

I'm working on an article on a 3 round series held in the North Island in early 1979, called the Open Saloon series. The three rounds were at Bay Park, Pukekohe, and Manfeild. Each round had 2 races, both of which were handicap starts. The leading contenders were ex-pat Kiwi Jim Richards in a Falcon Hardtop, Aussie John Briggs in a Chevy Monza, Leo Leonard in the PDL Mustang II with the McLaren F5000 wing mounted on the back, plus all the other leading Kiwi teams.

I've managed to get a bunch of black and white photos from my friend Terry Marshall, but I'm also wanting to add as many colour shots as possible. The quality doesn't matter, neither does it matter if they're racing shots or pit shots. I'm just after anything I can get.

If you don't have anything yourself, perhaps you could suggest someone who does?

Email me at: monsterracewear@paradise.net.nz

Thanks in advance
Steve

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#2 Bruce302

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:09

Hi Steve,

You may be in luck, though I will have to do a bit of digging. There were some neat pics posted a few days ago by "hatrat" on the "NZ Corvette powered" thread. Maybe he has a few more to share.

Can't remember being at those races, but 79 was a bit hazy all over.

If I find some previously published pics, would they be any use ? (copywrite acknowledged of course)

Bruce.

#3 hatrat

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:47

Sorry but I can't really help with photos of the late 1970s. My photos are in the period up until to the late 1960's and then more recently from the late 1990s.
In the middle period I diverted off to racing yachts but now back racing cars again.

#4 Ron B.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:14

New Zealand Televison did a few programs where they interviewed drivers and filmed cars at Puke. I remember a couple where they interviewed the owner of a Olds V8 powered hillman imp and the other was about the PDL cars.
There must be something in the archives in Auckland .

#5 Bruce302

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:28

In this age of "Dancing with the Stars" I think we would be hard pressed to find a sympathetic ear at TVNZ.
Anyone have an 'in' there ?

I don't recall seeing those programs but I sure would like too. The Olds/Imp sounds impressive, but it doesn't ring any bells. Was it a South Island Car ?

Bruce.

#6 Ron B.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:15

I am not sure but I remember it being blue (color tele so it must have been in the 70's) and the engine was front mounted with hilborne injection.
I haven't lived in NZ for close to 30 years so i wouldn't have any TVNZ contacts but someone must have an idea. The other program was one where Chris Amon tested cars.. :lol: Most memeorable was the Suzuki van which he almost put on it's nose when testing the brakes on camera. :rotfl:
Also,New Zealand Hot Rod magazine had lots of racing pics ,today it's run by Paul Grace in Auckland but when the Campbells ran it they were right into circuit and dirt racing .

#7 275 GTB-4

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 02:36

Originally posted by Ron B.
New Zealand Televison did a few programs where they interviewed drivers and filmed cars at Puke. I remember a couple where they interviewed the owner of a Olds V8 powered hillman imp and the other was about the PDL cars.
There must be something in the archives in Auckland .


I would google around a bit Ron...you never know what you might come up with :)

Fer Eggsample: http://www.filmarchi...alkingTalk.html

#8 Bruce302

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:40

Of course, the national archive. I had a quick search and there are some absolute standout contributions.

The trick is the time involved in watching all the good ones. I will check them out.

thanks for the tip '275'