Looking for New Zealand '70s Vee racer
Posted 23 September 2011 - 18:02
Richards from New Zealand. He raced Formula Vees.
I purchased his car recently and plan on restoring it.
I do not have any info on the car. It was No. 39. Any
info or pics would be great.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 18:35
Posted 23 September 2011 - 20:19
Wally Richards unfortunatley is no longer with us but he has a son named Mike who is Steve Richards cousin. Both Steve and Wally raced F Vee so it is likely that Mike Richards followed in the family tradition.
I remember Wally Richards and Steve Richards racing FV in NZ in that period, but not Mike. Which is not to say it didn't happen
Posted 23 September 2011 - 21:34
Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:39
Can't remember what number it was. I ran it as No77. At Levels in one race I took one hand off the steering wheel to wave to Rod Mc Elrea who was standing at a flag station and I lost in big time...............
Edited by Peter Leversedge, 25 September 2011 - 06:42.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:08
Now you mention it, I have a vague recollection of Wally's son racing (and knew it wasn't Steve)
I note that in the FVee field for the December 1979 Baypark meeting, there are entries from B O P (Bay of Plenty) Motors, Rotorua for both Wally Richards (Tee Dee F V) and Warren Richards (RM4 F V ). Is Warren another son of Wally, or just a coincidence of names.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:00
Posted 26 September 2011 - 15:04
finding Mike. He supposedly was an officer in the NZ Navy then
stationed in the USA in the 80's. That is when I think the car was
shipped to the states.It does have a tech sticker from Baypark and
also some type of inspection sticker that had a 1979/1980 date.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:54
Maybe if someone sees th pic they might be able to identify
what it is as far as make.
Any help would be great on getting the pic posted