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#1 ronmac

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 13:09

HI ALL YOU SHUTTERBUGS.WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS CARS RACING IN THE O.S.C.A. SERIES.IN N.Z. EVEN BACK TO 30 OR 40 YEARS..WHEN O.S.C.A. BEGAN..INCLUDING DICKIE.COLLINS.DOYLE.SILVESTER.MCPHAIL AND NEILSON ETC. PLEASE POST THEM ON THIS FORUM TO BE USED AT THE O.S.C.A. 40 TH ANNIVERSARY NEXT YEAR.ALSO IF YOU HAVE ANY O.S.C.A. RACING ON VIDEO OR DVD LET ME KNOW..RONMAC.

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 18:42

You're shouting again, Ron :)

I'll see what photos I can find, but it might take me a day or two

In the meantime, some background for any non-Kiwis who might be looking in -


New readers begin here –

By the mid 1960s, there were those who believed that NZ saloon racing was getting out of hand, with the likes of twincam-engined Morris Minors and Farina A40s, Corvette-powered Mk2 Zephyrs and 105E Anglias and even Renault Dauphines, etc etc, and in some isntances bodywork the cars' mothers wouldn't have recognised

Accordingly, the authorities ruled that “allcomers”, as we called them, should be banned, and replaced from the 1968 season by FIA GpV, a much more attractive proposition to manufacturers

This brought a backlash from those who saw that racing even a 1000cc Mini in GpV spec was an expensive exercise, and that there should be a place for Kiwi ingenuity to continue to find expression in saloon racing, and thus was the OSCA series born prior to the 1972 season. Engine swaps would still be permitted, but a ‘silhouette’ formula would soon be introduced to ensure that bodywork remained much closer to the original than had been allowed in the days of allcomers.

It started in the South Island, and although a North Island series was added, it never really took off there, being replaced in due course by a separate Sports Sedan class



#3 ronmac

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 20:51

:rotfl: Thank you David for your assistance,comments and offer of ANY photos of OSCA cars and/or drivers. that can be used at the time of the 40 th anniversary at Christchurch next year. Any other photos or comments out there.? ronmac..

#4 Redneb

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 21:13

As North Island spectator I used to wish we'd seen more of those cars on our tracks. They looked wild and exciting.



#5 ronmac

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:53

:wave: hi redneb..Thank you for your kind words..Further to davids inteligent comments,, we needed to do something down in the south island to make it worthwhile to build and race better and faster saloons..So as the n.z. motorsport assn preferred to back single seater racing as the premium championship ..we set up our own regulations and with the support of the south island race promotors ..a field of up to 40 cars and drivers entered for the first season....Better prize money..three capacity classes.. with points and prize money down to 15 th place.....so 40 years later osca is still running successfully...i under stand that the other motorsport mystro...allan dick ..of nz classic driver magazine has an article regarding osca in the latest edition..perhaps allan may have some good photos for the osca anniversary.that we can use..any other comments ....(or critics ) r.mc.phail

#6 David McKinney

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:57

i under stand that the other motorsport mystro...allan dick ..of nz classic driver magazine has an article regarding osca in the latest edition

You're presumably referring to his story about travelling NZ with Kevin Haig during the 1974 season
I think the accompanying photos are all from Terry Marshall

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#7 ronmac

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:26

:rotfl: Thanks david.. A few weeks ago mr allan dick said that he intended writing an article on osca..then when well known racing driver r rutherford mentioned about osca in the latest classic driver i believed that it had been done..though i have not picked up a copy yet.so i may be in error.i hope to pick up a copy in christchurch when i attend ruapuna on october 30 th..I humbly apologise if i am 2 months early..regards ronmac (not shouting ) would you like me to send you copies of the earliest osca newsletters..??

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 15:12

Only found some old mug-shots so far

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#9 ronmac

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 21:24

:clap: Thank you david... good effort...I can see what you mean by .( OLD MUGS>>) Who will be the first to name all these OLD drivers ?? Perhaps it will be mr leversege !! ronmac..

#10 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 21:43

I take it one of them is you, Ron?

#11 ronmac

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 22:30

otfl: yes. but which one.. I cant remember ! Did you say ......you ron ......don t call me .....urine ???? ronmac :clap: :clap:

#12 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 23:04

Sincere apologies, Mr McPhail, sir. (Is that better? :p )

... and I think I've a pretty good idea which photo is of you. :wave:

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 23:46

Top 2 are Kevin Haig and John Armstrong ...god were going back 38 odd years here

Cheers

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#14 ronmac

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 00:05

:wave: I hope david dos nt do the BEFORE and AFTER photos... Heaven Forbid.. ronmac.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:39

4.Ian Munt
5. Trevor Crowe
6. Grant Aitken
7. Ian Tulloch

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#16 David McKinney

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:42

Sons of the other two took up racing later :)

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:53

I looked at a lot of those sort of NZ faces in a rugby scrum or two. Which NZer said that New Zealanders are the most passionles people on earth. They sure frighten the ---- out of me!

#18 ronmac

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:15

:rotfl: hi you all..well so far we ve got most of the osca boys identified..but nunbers 3 8 and 9 not confirmed...so can someone reply with all nine now..?? and david .can you drag out any more ?? or the cars when you have time thanks mate (aussie) ron.

#19 ronmac

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:47

PS sorry.. i meant to say that tweeks is correct with haig and armstrong...then vicuna correct with munt crowe aitken and tulloch then tim murray guessed the mc phail bloke.. but which one..?? so who can list them all now..First prize..a free ticket to ruapuna next weekend to see the osca races and the f 5000 races plus saloons and classics...does not include airfare and accomodation !!! ron..

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#20 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:54

... then tim murray guessed the mc phail bloke.. but which one..??

My horse is still in the race ...

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 14:00

My horse is still in the race ...


Tim,If your horse has uncontrolable 'sideburns',then you will never mc.phail to be a winner!!!!!!!!!!!.......regards427 :clap: :clap: :clap:

#22 David McKinney

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 16:35

3. Avon Hyde
8. Rod McElrea

#23 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 22:38

Where are the cars!!

#24 David McKinney

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:40

Patience :smoking:

(See post 2)

#25 ronmac

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:32

:drunk: yes david ..we hear you and wait patiently..thank you..the v8 supercar race on the gold coast today turned out to be a bit of a smash fest ..with some questionable rules enforced...though..!! nice fine day....very big crowd..andwe get to see it all again tomorrow..ronmac..

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:53

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Graham Baker and Inky Tulloch

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:54

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Rod McElrea

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Ian Munt

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Kevin Haig (I think) ahead of John Armstrong

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 21:33

:clap: THANK YOU ...david ...well done..much appreciated... takes us all back many years ronmac..

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 23:21

Hi all, for those of you who dont know I am organising the 40th anniversary of OSCA for next year. Lady Wigram meeting at end of October 2011 will have approx 25 cars that used to compete in the 70'sand 80's and then we are having 2 more rounds at Teretonga and Levels.
Keep in touch if you want info as there will be a large function in Chch that weekend in true OSCA fashion....(lots of piss and even more lies and stories) my email is evanmunt@hotmail.com or if you know of any cars hidden away.
I'll write up a list soon of the cars expected to attend.
Cheers Evan

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 07:43

Following is a list of cars I have contacted to try and get on the track at next years Lady Wigram meeting to celebrate 40 years of OSCA. We cut the date off at the 89/90 season so if you know of any cars/owners that i do not have so far and especially those from the early days please let me know or contact them and let them know whats happening and lets try and get as many as possible on the track next year....some that are not running will be on display also. We have invited some North Island Sport Sedan cars that raced against OSCA aswell to ensure a large field.

Munt Capri
Harcourt Escort
Elvy/Fisher Capri
McElrea/Search Cortina
Kennard Cortina
PDL1 Mustang
Farr Escort
Johnston Avenger
Crowe Starlet
Crowe/Freeth/Harcourt Starlet
Jones RX3
Dickie/Elvy Victor
Fitzgerald Capri
Grindley RX7
Little Valiant
Hunter Escort
Heslin Viva
Stanley-Joblin Viva
Jac Mac 2dr Cortina
McPhail/Ross Escort
Osborne/Agnew Escort
Collins Cortina
Osborne RX7
Osborne Camaro
Foley Minor
Boone Anglia
Wills RX8
Algie Alfetta
Bullivant/Baker Capri
Cook Datsun
Dawson Camaro
Willis Commodore


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Posted 23 February 2011 - 19:22

Following is a list of cars I have contacted to try and get on the track at next years Lady Wigram meeting to celebrate 40 years of OSCA. We cut the date off at the 89/90 season so if you know of any cars/owners that i do not have so far and especially those from the early days please let me know or contact them and let them know whats happening and lets try and get as many as possible on the track next year....some that are not running will be on display also. We have invited some North Island Sport Sedan cars that raced against OSCA aswell to ensure a large field.

Munt Capri
Harcourt Escort
Elvy/Fisher Capri
Jac Mac/McElrea/Search Cortina
Kennard Cortina
PDL1 Mustang
Farr Escort
Johnston Avenger
Crowe Starlet
Crowe/Freeth/Harcourt Starlet
Jones RX3
Dickie/Elvy Victor
Fitzgerald Capri
Grindley RX7
Little Valiant
Hunter Escort
Heslin Viva
Stanley-Joblin Viva
Jac Mac 2dr Cortina
McPhail/Ross Escort
Osborne/Agnew Escort
Collins Cortina
Osborne RX7
Osborne Camaro
Foley Minor
Boone Anglia
Wills RX8
Algie Alfetta
Bullivant/Baker Capri
Cook Datsun
Dawson Camaro
Willis Commodore


A few cars I can think of that could possibly be 're-created' by or with the original or subsequent builders/owners permission as they have been restored back to the original ( non OSCA ) configuration or destroyed.

Tulloch Capri ( Ex fahey Cologne )
Haig Mustang
Kirk Viva/Olds
Kirk A40 Farina
Hammond Anglia
Jac Mac Imp
John Dymond Capri 302 SBF
Steve Dymond EH Holden ( My apologies to Steve /John if I got spelling wrong, its been a while)
Trev Crowe Corolla Chev 327
Dave Brown HB Viva V6
Barry Vuyk Imp/Stilletto BDA
A couple more that I can think of that might still exist not on list:
Geoff Elder Mini
Grant Aitken Clubman

Edited by dcoupe, 24 February 2011 - 00:34.


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Posted 23 February 2011 - 20:19

A few cars I can think of that could possibly be 're-created' by or with the original or subsequent builders/owners permission as they have been restored back to the original ( non OSCA ) configuration or destroyed.

Tulloch Capri ( Ex fahey Cologne )
Haig Mustang
Kirk Viva
Kirk A40 Farina
Hammond Anglia
Jac Mac Imp


A couple more that I can think of that might still exist not on list:
Geoff Elder Mini
Grant Aitken Clubman

Hi, thanks for that, I bet there are plenty more that I have not found. If anyone reads this and can find other cars please do so and contact me.
Cheers

#33 ronmac

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 23:26

:wave: HI..For those of you that may be interested in seeing photos and reports of OSCA.s 40.th
Anniversary Celebrations at the recent Lady Wigram Trophy Meeting at Ruapuna ,,go to the
"Roaring Season Website " and click onto OSCA 40 th Anniversary..Where you will find many photos of
of our current racing saloons as well as many of the original cars..Other invited cars include the
Coppins Zephyr Corvette and the Dauphine V8 ,,Which was unfortunately damaged in a crash...
(See Photos )