Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wellington and other.

Spent a day in Wellington, as my wife still hasn't fully recovered from her broken ankle and I needed to drive her to an appointment. So here and some photos from Wellington and some local ones as well.
Freightliner parked up by Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton.

There are always interesting vehicles parked outside Havana Coffee Shop in Wellington.
'55 Buick.

Countdown in Masterton is under-going an extensive refurbish.
Here, a very big mobile crane is about to lift a large structure on to the roof for mounting all the external refrigeration gear.

Vespa for towing.


Hall's DAF pulls out from Countdown after a delivery.

530hp Mercedes appears to be....
....ex Japanese market, by the collection of mirrors on the near side.

Volvo looks like it has been sitting for a few hours, by the sagged air suspension.

Tidy Toledo on the street.

FZR on the back of a ute in Wellington.

A couple of classics in a garage in Wellington, that specializes in Citroen repairs.


New building being erected opposite my workplace.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

From the Overbridge.

Some recent shots from the pedestrian overbridge near the Gray's Road State Highway 1 intersection at Plimmerton.
A "bob-tailing" International S-Line turns from Gray's Rd, to head south.

Big Chill Volvo keeps the hammer down, going north through the green light.

Move-over.
Mercedes-Benz Ambulance with lights ablaze.

2009 Western Star 4864FX slows for the red light...

...and then gets the green after passing under the bridge.

2006 Foden still working hard.

Empty R620 logger heading north, has only been on the road for 7 months.

One year old DAF CF85 appears to be in Halls colours', but doesn't seem to have any signage.

Goodman Fielder Volvo FH540 heading south towards Wellington.

A bit blurry this one.
Hino with a large chassis-mounted crane behind the cab.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Other Stuff from Wairarapa Archive.

A great photo from the Times Age collection of 1963, of a De Soto  accident from which the driver, apparently had a lucky escape.

A brand new Commer Ambulance for St john in Masterton in 1963.

All this damage was caused by a tyre blow out.

Another Times Age photo of Maxwell's buses that they used for their town run in Masterton.
The front one is a Bedford VAS and the rear one is built on a Moprris FG truck chassis.
Both bodies by Hawke.

Along with many race car  and car club photos from the David Bilbrough collection, was this one of a Radiata Transport AEC Mandator, unloading wood chips at Nelson Wharves. Radiata Transport was a logging division of Direct Transport which eventually got swallowed up by Transport Nelson.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

More Wairarapa Archive.

More from the Wairarapa Archive, David Bilbrough collection.
Rick Percy, Mk 1 Escort, opposite locking at Manfeild, November 1980.

Brian Callister doing a bit of gardening at Manfeild.
Mk 2 Escort.

Francis Pointon Lotus/Escort, Admiral Hill maybe?

McCutcheon's U2  and McIntyre's Lola Mk 1.

Murray Jones, Vauxhall Chevette1256cc, Rangitumau hill-climb April 1981.

Murray Jones again with right front tyre departing.

Honda Civic lifting a leg on the hairpin at Manfeild, August 1981.
Driving was shared between John Davey and Graham Anderson, so can't identify who is driving in this photo.

Murray Jones at Lees Road in September 1981 in his brothers 993cc Toyota Starlet.

Mini 1100cc at Lees Road. I think the driver is Peter Wollerman.

Peter O'Leary, Mini 998cc.

T. Parou, Ford Escort 2000cc at Lees Road.

Joe McAndrew, Ford Escort 2000 at Lees Road.

Mark Wilton in a 4400cc Ford Escort.
Not sure what sort of power plant this was.

Classic car race at a Wings and Wheels event at Ohakea , early 80s.

Jaguar Mk 2 at the limit at same event.

Wairarapa Archive.

I spent a few hours at the Wairarapa Archive yesterday looking through the albums of a motoring enthusiast, the late David Bilbrough. Here is some of what I found.
A Lotus Cortina in Nelson, 1965.

Jaguar XK150, Hutt Park Road, Seaview, 1966.

Mt Victoria hill-climb, 1970, McRae ?

Same hill-climb, Dexter Dunlop.

Car No.1, Heatway Rally.

The late David Bilbrough built his Bandicoot buggy in his backyard in Hall St. Wellington and then had to get it out to the road.

Bristol 405 in Wellington, 1977

Bristol 400 at Taupo, Easter 1978.

Danie Lupp, V12 E-type at Taupo, '78.

"Butch" Hamilton, Ford Escort 1300, Manfeild, February 1979.

On the grid at Ohakea, 1956.

Hugh Armstrong, Ford Escort BDA, Tea Creek down-hill, February 1979.

A lovely Graber bodied Alvis 3 litre at Manfeild, February '79.

Errol Krivan, Ford Escort 1600, Admiral Road hill-climb, July 1979.

Admiral again, Nolan "Bic"Terry, Holden Torana XU1.