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  1. Al G
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    I owned a Greeves Scrambler when I was 12 years old. I paid $20 for it [from mowing laws]

    Mine had a 250 Villiers engine , an unknown telescopic front end plus a tiny little seat [that looked homemade]

    I used to ride it around an abandoned quarry [1/2 mile from home] and eventually got it taken off me by my parents when I pushed my luck riding on the streets.
    Dad was a Speedway racer back then ,and always had neighbours complaining so he didn't need his sons aggravating the situation

    I also had a 67 sprite trials bike with a 250 Villiers engine , that was a load of fun. [I was a lot older then]

    They were worthless uncompetitive bikes back then [I should've kept them ,but I grew up]
     
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    My thoughts exactly. Thanks to the mods and the guys posting pics of American cars !
     
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    Potential Kiwi car buyer gets into the wrong side at the Dealership

    Potential Kiwi buyer gets into the wrong side at the Dealership.PNG
     
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    Famous Aussie larrikin "Les Noyes" trying to get mentally focused on the desert run ,up to the Uluru hillclimb
    That's his brother "Max" giving him advice.

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    A very young Bruce McLaren [22 years] after winning the Los Angeles GP in 1959

    Bruce McLaren after winning the Los Angeles GP at 22 yrs in 1959.PNG
     
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    Race car designer Gene Beach

    Gene Beach.PNG

    And the Beach Sports Racer he produced in 1964

    Gene Beach Sports Racer 1964.jpg

    Gene Beach Sports Racer 1964.rear.jpg
     
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  13. for more info, go to HAMB history auto racing 1894 to 1942 pg 104 #3095.
    mlight9 hamb pg 104 #3095  auto racing 1894-1942.jpg
     
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    Where McLaren started making a dream become reality.

    The Home of Bruce McLaren Remuera Auckland.PNG
     
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    Thanks for that mate,I knew one of those blokes in the pic was Joe Pirrotta but didn't know Carawana was in with him!...:cool::)
    Did Pirotta or Carawana live in Fairfield for a while and got into Top Fuelers?Just remember walking past a blokes place years ago who had a green one in his garage,I did stop and talk to him but I can't remember who it was!..
     
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    buried-treasure.jpg
    No Al, they came from Springvale Victoria, you might be thinking of Joe & Ben Gatt. Joe Pirotta was also known for this Bucket.
     
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    This is Joe & Ben Gatt's FX. fx-holden-2-rev.jpg
     
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    The "Boars Nest" before it became the world famous "Watering Hole" for thirsty motorists

    The Boars Nest before it became the world famous Watering Hole.jpg
     
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    Pete Lodges 37 Coupe with a GMC 6-71 blower on a Flathead.

    Pete Lodge's 37 coupe with GMC blower.PNG
     
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    Another angle of Pete Lodges Coupe.
    Dual wheels on the rear was needed for drag racing on the gravel at Kopuku

    Supercharged 37 Ford of Pete Lodge.PNG
     
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    Unknown driver here, But this car would've been almost new at the time.[and valuable]
    Here it is racing on the gravel at Kopuku

    1959 Chevy Kopuku.jpg
     
  24. Al G
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    Ah ok thanks mate,I know about B& J Gatt who own Superflow Heads But I think they lived over Liverpool way.I'll ask my mate he knew who he was!...
     
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    I do remember this famous Ford powered Aussie drag car mate!...:cool::DApparently he bought it for $10:eek::cool::D
     
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  26. Nice how that General Motors product is standing high and mighty above all the other cars.
     
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    The late Kevin Dolores in his '32 Ford roadster.
    The roll bar requirements were a little slack back then , as well as his arm resting on the drivers door

    Kevin Dolores' '32 Ford roadster..jpg
     
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  28. Lots of history at the Uluru hillclimb. TV coverage was allways great, even though it was in black & white. Finally closed down after the greenies complained that the racing affected the waterfalls.
     
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    McLaren now has a huge building across the street from us on 8-mile Rd. in Livonia Michigan...
    I was in there once putting an app in.... WOW!!!! :eek: I couldn't believe all the eye candy.... :):):)
     
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