Classic Racing Cars from all around the world were competing at the Timaru International Motor Raceway at Levels today drawing a good crowd of motor racing enthusiasts.
(05) Steve Rae, from Waikuku, in a 1987 BMW E30
Brent Finlay (212), from Timaru, corners his 1971 Datsun 1200 Coupe
(666) Barry Dorking, from Dunedin, in a 1978 Ford Escort RP 2000
Steve Rae’s 1987 BMW E30
David Wood (167) in his 1978 Triumph Dolomite, 4400 cc
Ross Hamilton (22), from Oamaru, in his 1978 Ford Escort Mk 2
(167) David Wood’s Triumph Dolomite
This well-equipped group is from Tauranga
Ewen MacPherson, from Invercargill, in his 1964 Ford Anglia 105 E
Matt Gould, from Timaru, finds a good vantage point
Matt and Ian Gould, of Timaru.
Sonia Clare and Jeff from Rangiora enjoy the sun
Lisa and Jason Hardie, with Skylar (2), and Mark and Illara Shaw with Indi (5 months)
Unique line-up of five Gemini racers from 1959-60
L-R: Graham Barron (England), Michael Sexton (Auckland), Crispian Besley ( UK), Max Pegram (Melbourne) and Colin McKay (Scotland) with a rare line-up of 1959-60 Gemini racers.
Graham Barron, from Preston, England, with his 1959 Gemini Mk 2, and the line-up of Geminis
Andy McElrea, from Australia, with his 1988 Van Dieman RF 88
Roger Herrick, from Auckland, in his 1960 Lola Mk 2 FJ
(79) Tim Miles, from Australia, drives his 1986 Van Dieman RF 86
Ron Wilkin (72), from Tuakau, in his 1972 Elden Mk 10
Hayden Cox (178), from Christchurch, in his 1971 Elden PH8 FF
Bruce Tinnelly of Timaru, brings his 1970 Holden Monaro HT350 out for a spin
Pit coordinator, Wendy Sullivan, checks the cars in
Muscle cars rearing to go !
Getting a helping hand
(336) Michael O’Day, from Christchurch, brings out his BMW E36 M3
The safety car
Michael Johnston, from Ashburton, in his Datsun 240Z Scarab leads a tight field of Classic Muscle Cars
Muscle Car mayhem !
(302) the 1963 Ford Zephyr of Bruce Goodwin, from Kimbolton.
Bruce Goodwin’s 1963 Zephyr, 5000 cc
Michael Johnson’s Datsun Scarab
Centre: Mike Small, from Timaru, stirs the dust in his Ford Mustang
(28c) Anton Stevens, from Australia leads his 1972 Holden XU-1 out of the S-bend
Greg Donaldson, from Ashburton, in his 1981 Holden Commodore
Greg Donaldson, from Ashburton
Dougal MacGibbon, from Nelson, in a 1989 Nissan Skyline GTR, 2600 cc
(165) Michael Eden’s Falcon GTHO, from Wanganui
This 1992 Porshe 964 Carrera, belonging to Wayne Graves, from Christchurch, is finished for the day
Timaru International Motor Raceway at Levels reverberated with the roar of Classic Racing Cars today, organised by the Classic Motor racing Club of New Zealand and run by the South Canterbury Car Club. Muscle Cars, Classic Saloons Grand Prix Cars and Sports and GT Cars from all over the Globe were all on show.
Heart Kids personnel on the gate
Doug Macdonald (85) in his 1956 Alfa Romeo Special, 1750 cc
Brendon & Hadley Hill (4)
Chris Read drives his 1957 Mistral TR3A, 2088cc
Murray Frew and his 1929 Chrysler 62 Six, 3769 cc
(159) John McDonagh’s 1959 Mistral Special, 2200 cc
Barry Bates (57) in his 1964 Thompson Special , 1500 cc
Ramon Farmer (165) in the 1935/55 Ransley Riley Special, 2443 cc
David Owen (88) corners his 1953 Jaguar C Type Replica, 3485 cc
Don Gerard (51) from Rangiora in his 1959 Mistral, 1500 cc
John McDonagh’s 1959 Mistral Special 2200cc
Bryan Ashworth (250) in his 1960 Daimler SP 250, 2500 cc
Murray Frew’s Chrysler Six
(175) John Penno in the 1960 RTC, 2500 cc, corners ahead of Phil Thomson’s 1959 Daimler Special, 2500 cc.
Phil Thomson (8) in his 1959 Daimler Special, 2500 cc
Don Gerard’s 1959 Mistral Special
(85) Doug Macdonald in his 1956 Alfa Romeo Special
(22) Ralph Smith in a 1955 Lycoming NZ Special, 5240 cc
(250) Bryan Ashworth in the 1960 Daimler SP 250
John Penno’s 1960 RTC
Phil Thomson’s Daimler Specisal
Ralph Smith tries a bit of off-roading in his 1955 Lycoming NZ Special
Graeme Hamilton (13) in a 1958 Ace III, heads off Russ Haines (56) in a 1965 Frangapelli Holden
Locals and visitors both
Watching the action
Sue Baird keeps an eye on Craig Pidgeon and his 1971 Hillman Avenger in pit lane
Steve Hand of Christchurch tries to keep cool prior to racing his 1964 Mini Cooper S, 1275 cc
Chris Reid brings in his 1964 AML Sports Racing
Bryan Ashworth of Christchurch and the 1960 Daimler SP 250
Don Gerard’s of Rangiora brings his 1959 Mistral into the pits
John Penno from Dunedin
Ramon Farmer, from Christchurch, brings in his 1935/55 Ransley Riley Special
Ralph Smith, from Cromwell, in the 1955 Lycoming NZ Special, 5240 cc
Murray Frew, from Ashburton, in his eye-catching 1929 Chrysler 62 Six
David Owen, from Christchurch, and his 1953 Jaguar C Type Replica
Graeme Hamilton brings his 1958 Ace III off the track
Russ Haines, from Ashburton, pits his 1965 Frangapelli Holden
Doug Macdonald, from Motueka, and the 1956 Alfa Romeo Special
Damon Leitch, from Invercargill, works on his 1981 Ralt RT4, 1600 cc
Harrison Mattingly (18 mths) from Rangiora, tries out his grandfather Don Gerard’s 1959 Mistral for size
Judith and Phil Thomson, from Mosgiel, take a spell on the rear tires of their 1959 Daimler Special.
Three levels !
(11) Kirk Ransley, from Nelson, in his 1970 Alfa Romeo Sud, 1700 cc
Alan Inglis (23), from Rangiora, corners his 1970 Ford Escort Mk 1
(172) Alan Radburnd, of Christchurch, in a 1971 Leyland Mini Cooper S
These relatives of pioneer German hang-glider pilot, Otto Lilienthal, believe he inspired Richard Pearse, South Canterbury’s own pioneer aviator. Winfried Halle, from Berlin and Alister Squire, of Waitohi, are grandsons of Gustav Lilienthal and Marie Lilienthal, respectively, the brother and sister of Otto. Today they were given a guided tour of the South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre, by president Peter Jost, and viewed displays relating to Otto’s influence on Richard Pearse. Marie Lilienthal emigrated to New Zealand and in 1884 married George Squire, a farmer and neighbour of Richard Pearse.
L-R: Rebecca Squire, Debbie Squire, Winfried Halle and Alister Squire, relatives of Otto Lilienthal
Rebecca Squire, Debbie Squire, Winfried Halle and Alister Squire with their pioneer aviator relative Otto Lilienthal.
The South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre, at Timaru’s Richard Pearce Airport at Levels.
SC Aviation Heritage Centre president Peter Jost, points out the features of the replica of Richard Pearse’s aeroplane.
L-R: Winfried Halle, Alister & Debbie Squire check out the Richard Pearse replica aeroplane
Winfried Halle and the replica of pioneer aviator, Richard Pearse’s, aeroplane
The Pearse replica aeroplane, with Wright Brothers replica above.
Alister Squire and Peter Jost view the 1903 Richard Pearse replica aeroplane.
Link trainer, ready for restoration in the workshop
Model military aircraft in the museum section.
The South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre is open Tuesdays, Sundays and public holidays between 2pm and 4pm
Winfried Halle, finds a display featuring his great uncle Otto Lilienthal, who studied the flight of storks and invented one of the first hang gliders.
Alister Squire and Winfried Halle study the Lilienthal exhibit.
Otto Lilienthal (centre), between Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Pearse.
A model of Otto Lilienthal’s successful glider
Peter Jost points out a replica of Richard Pearse’s aero engine.
The Lilienthal exhibit
The Lilienthal glider