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  1. Kerrynzl
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    This is a street driven T Bucket owned by Roger Murray getting it up
    [before the days of Viagra]
    Powered by a heavy old 7 litre Big Block Ford with 2 x 4 barrels
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    Great to see the old kiwi shots. I've always been a Bruce Maclaren fan felt he has never got the recognition he deserves when Ford GT40 first won at Le Mans. He's hardly ever mentioned in his home country of NZ these days even though he's left a great legacy.
     
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    Oops! My bad.... :oops::(
     
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    Here's a photo of Bruce at his homecoming in NZ.
    From L to R Les [father] , Bruce, Ruth [Mother] , Jan [Sister]

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    A photo of Bruce and Les taken in 1959

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    Just catching up on the photos been posted of Bruce and all the old kiwi rods. Noticed the 34 & 35 Ford Coupe stockcars in Auckland looks like Wairaka Park? or Western Springs. Had an uncle who use to race stock cars back in those days at the park.
     
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    Great shot really enjoying all the Bruce Maclaren photos.
     
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    Concerning the flat 12 rail - two zephyr 6's put together it wasn't the McConnachie Brothers. It was Max Numby or Mumby and his mate Clarkson who both ran BanTrans Engineering Penrose Auckland. They were challenged by Ron Hogan (Hogan Heads and manifolds for SV V8's) to make something themselves when they tried to buy a Cadillac v8 engine off him to go drag racing. The 12 never ran well with the triple carb setup seem to go ok with the single carb though.
     
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    James Dean

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    James Dean

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    New Sheriff in town LOL

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    ^^^^^^^^ Road draft tube.
     
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    I must be of the age where steam was gone before I started paying attention,I do not remember ever seeing a steal locomotive on the tracks and do remember seeing those early diesels.
     
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    I got her autograph last weekend at Rockabilly Extravaganza, and Bo Hopkins too. Nice lady

     
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    Thanks! That make sense.
     
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    Scenic Drive in Carmel, California. Seems GM liked to use several locations there.

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    Question for the photo experts: it looks like they dulled chrome in the places that would reflect the sun directly. Was this done to the subject before taking the picture, or was it done in the after? It makes it look like someone polished the trim with 100 grit crocus cloth.
     
  27. ^^^^^ Watered down milk and sprayed on was common practice in picture, tv and movie making back then.
     
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    I lived for 2 years 1948-50 as a small child in Cincinnati. Steam locomotives were a common sight and plentiful and I loved seeing them. I had an uncle who took me to a roundhouse one day and it was a real highlight of my 5-year old life. I still remember it clearly. Around '58. I remember seeing the last Southern Pacific cab-forward go past us on tracks in L.A. county. There are restored steam pulled excursions trains at various parts of the country; there is a restored SP Daylight that shows up from time to time. The 1976 US BiCentennial train toured the country with steam power, there are several others. If you have never seen one, I highly recommend it.
     
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    Any chance I get, I like to eat at a newly discovered diner 2 diner a.jpg 2 diner.jpg
     
  30. Kerrynzl
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    Those were taken at Gloucester Park in Onehunga , Auckland [about 1.5 miles from where the present Waikaraka park is now]
    Some of the Early Stock car racing was also done at Epsom Showgrounds [closed 1959]

    here's another
    the driver was Rob Ferabend #96

    Stock car 1.PNG
     
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