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Top Ten most important NZ Drag Racers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Captain Carson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. fullhouse296
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 396

    from Australia

    Errol Uttinger .Mr consistant .started with a straight eight rail !!!
  2. GasserTodd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 433


    I would add Kevin Delores to the list. To me he was always the pick of the A/altered racers.

    And perhaps Brett Wilson too for his efforts at thunder park.
  3. The Shadwick brothers Al and Bruce for sure,and Wayne Grimmer-many class race cars over past 28 years.....
  4. 28pink
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
    Posts: 19


    Theres a lot that could be added, especially from the old Thunderpark days,
    Brett "Blip Blip" Wilson (Falcon & funny car)
    Chris Harris (Bucket)
    Dave Chung...Puppy Love & Spunky
    Goldsworthy (bounching his coupe....32 roadster heading towards the stars at the night meets)
    The ugly Brothers (Price)
    Mike Poole (32 coupe & wildbunch Mustang)
    Steve Keys (Wild Bunch Mercedes)
    Robin "Bones" Silk, (Victor,Pop, Chevette & Camaro)
    Roger Murray (Bucket)
    Russ Clarke (VW Bettle)
    Mike Nolan ( Now in Aussie)
    Euan Marks (T Bucket) use to run with the Widbunch Boys
    Guy Lim
    Gary Taylor
    Even Walk Socks (Dave Green)

    The list goes on, all were great racers in there day & some are still doing it...and all great to watch, very hard to stop at just 10.......
    PS GB never drag raced...theres a Photo of him in Chizzler taken around 1970 at Wiri, but the rail didn't go or something of that nature, but that was his one & only time behind the wheel of a race car.
  5. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Shadwick brothers Al and Bruce
    Wayne Grimmer
    Brett Wilson
    Kevin Delores
    Errol Uttinger
    Roger Murray
    Ewan Mark
    Trevor Watson
    Harry Donker
    John Agnew
    Ivan Junovich
    Pete Lodge
    Nick Liefting
    Ralph Wright
    Graham Berry
    Garth Hogan
    Chris Tynan
    Wayne Yearbury
    Gary Martin
    Ron Collett
    Gary Taylor
    Athol Williams
    Colin & "Crazy Kay" Lane.
    Maureen Fairburn
    Earl Nunn
    Gail Prast
    Peter and Robin Saunders
    Faye Grant.
    Brian Norman
    And I'll add Paul Rose
    Phew good luck

    Jeez plus those that 28 Pink just added
  6. Thanks for adding Paul Rose to the list. A great guy and a good friend.

    I rest my case in suggesting that NZ's drag racing history is worthy of preservation... :D
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  7. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 287

    Member should be the top 100...
    plus the antic's of Pete Goldsworthy on the return road @ Champion...
  8. Man I didn't know you guys had ten cars let alone ten drag racers over there.....

    Sorry guys, I just had to, you know the 'Ole Aussy Kiwi rivalry thing and all.
    My vote is for Kiwi Kev.

  9. rustydeuce
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 855


    Fuck you're a dick Doc.
  10. 28pink
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
    Posts: 19


    Ha Ha...Hey Doc was at Willowbank in the late 90's when our Chris Tyan whipped your Victor Brays ass. P.S You know all your racers came here to get trained!!!!!!
  11. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 522


    Hey Doc its a pity you werent at Meremere last sunday to see the aussies get dicked yet again! But they did have a purdy back up gal! First time that I have seen Euan Marks "T" race.Man that thing was quick.Deadbeat
  12. Deadbeat, wish I'd know you were there. Would've made a point of catching up. We always camp beside Shady n Kay (Mum n Dad!) makes for a great weekend.
  13. Jeez Dale,thats a bit rough on our Aussie neighbour....;) 28pink- I too was at that meeting at Willowbank in the late nineties,saw Chris Tynan run his first six,i think he won best burnout.Half of nz must have gone across the ditch to be at that meeting. Deadbeat- i raced Euan Mark in 88 in the finals at the nats,it got rained out,took three meetings to run that race due to the weather,of course he beat me when we finally got to race,big balls and a real quick car.Good to see it on the track again.
  14. I'm a big boy I can take it.
    I do remember Bray going down to you guys, but then I was never a Bray fan.

    You know with a little thought, yeah it seems on wheels you guys do pump out some legends, In V8 Supercars as well not just on the quarter mile. Per capita NZ has more motorsport stars than we do?
    I think we have to do some catching up......

  15. So Doc. What's the cure? :D
    Drink Speights??
  16. woody2
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
    Posts: 162


    Hey Sharpy, Arn't you an aussie too.:D:p
  17. After travelling to NZ a couple of times, I think I've figured out why that place turns out so many good drivers (although this doesn't really relate to drag racers).

    If you fuck up on an NZ road, YOU WILL DIE!!!

    Soon sorts the wheat from the chaff. LOL
  18. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 522


    Hey Woody, that is just a vicious rumour! :eek:
  19. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 522


    Hey bud we will catch up.I was determined to get a good spot at the track.I used to help out a mate with a f e d & missed so much racing,with car prep etc between rounds so this time I didnt moove all day.:D.Deadbeat
  20. Captain Carson
    Joined: Dec 5, 2007
    Posts: 71

    Captain Carson
    from N.Z

    Been away for a week and just checked the thread. Small but perfectly formed. This is gonna be good. I spoke to a few people last week at the nostalgia's who had a VERY clear idea of who would make up the top 10. I'll pull all the feedback into some kind of shape next week and let you know where it's at - keep your ideas/mindless trans-tasman slagging coming. What I'm also real keen on is getting some of the stories down about the characters that contributed to the the good times, if not necessarily the winning times.

  21. Sounds like you are going to spend a heap of time reading NZHRM from the beginning in '67.
    All the info is there.
  22. Hey Captain ,
    congrats on the first issue of 1% - I got my copy from Stitchy last month . Top effort man.
  23. Captain Carson
    Joined: Dec 5, 2007
    Posts: 71

    Captain Carson
    from N.Z

    Thanks man - much appreciated.

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