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#26 Ice

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:59 PM

You rebel you Ian lol

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

I vaguely remember seeing them running LH Toranas around Pukekohe racetrack many, many moons ago. If I can find the programme I'll scan it...



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:58 PM

Had this on an old VHS tape, gave me an excuse to upload it...

https://www.youtube....h?v=YTclUc61x30



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:38 AM

I vaguely remember seeing them running LH Toranas around Pukekohe racetrack many, many moons ago. If I can find the programme I'll scan it...

These pics were taken in NZ.

 

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 01:49 PM

yep...remember seeing them in LJs.
A big thing back in the day.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:32 PM

I guess the LH's were the Filipino model being left hand drive.



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 09:42 PM

Found this ,could have been uploaded earlier but lost.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 10:01 PM

At least the LJ's had the wipers the right way. Maybe the LH's weren't moved at the factory.



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

This thread brings back some memories from my childhood.

I remember my father coming home in a gold HK GTS Monaro that was all sign written just like a race car, and then going to see the French He’ll Drivers at the local show ground, and of course I was taken in the GTS Monaro ( my Dad was a Holden Dealer at the time ).

As part of the show I remember they had the two front sections of Mini’s joined back to back - as the show progressed the two halves were broken apart and just driven on the front wheels while dragging the back end around.

This is the first time I have ever found others who remember the Hell Drivers, good stuff.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:49 PM

not sure if this link will work..but..
https://www.facebook...34725643243923/

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:55 PM

or..this one..https://www.youtube....h?v=YTclUc61x30

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 04:14 PM

or..this one..https://www.youtube....h?v=YTclUc61x30

Hey RallyRed the clip on the facebook site in filmed in Tamworth. It was at a motorbike track owned by Harry Pine. It is now residential blocks. The clip is on the end of Torana XU1 When Your Hot, You're Hot. I remember that day quite well and I see a number of people I knew at the time in the crowd. I was about 14 at the time.

 

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:26 PM

Good stuff!!






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