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NZCMRR Classic Racing Festival Pukekohe 2019 . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . Is just about here. It is on the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd and this years theme is to acknowledge the racing success of riders and machines, organisers, machine builders and even spectators that have been involved with the Classic Racing Register over the past 40 years. An important event that should not be missed. Having attended all the meetings either as a competitor or a spectator I have always enjoyed myself and I don’t expect the 40th to be any different.

So perhaps it is timely to post a

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1927 J.A.P Engine Information Booklet

This is a earlier edition to the 1933 J.A.P Engine Information Booklet previously published on Barnstormers. J.A.P.s popularity and demand was increasing and would do so even more with dirt track (or speedway) racing on the horizon. This booklet has a little more information than 1933, including a list of the range of engines, with bore and stroke and engine prefixes, Sports and Race engines included. There is a chart outlining valve and magneto timing, and additional diagram on oiling systems.

Click on the front cover below to see the complete 26 page manual. It is a 5.3M PDF and

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Auckland British and European Car Show 2019.

The 4th Annual British and European Car Show is on again on Sunday 3rd March at Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, from 10am to 3pm and even though it is advertised as a car show organisers are extending an invitation to owners of Classic British and European motorcycle owners and clubs.

Over 750 cars are already registered for this event with entries hopefully exceeding 1000. If this was to happen it will make the event the largest free Brit and Euro Classic Car Show in the southern hemisphere. You don’t have to be in a club, and can enter as an

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1927 Douglas Model OC Sales Catalogue

This is a single model sales catalogue for the OC Douglas. The OC is a 600cc OHV opposed twin cylinder motorcycle advertised by Douglas as The Ideal OHV Dual Purpose Mount. It would have been a top of the range motorcycle for the Bristol manufacturers and was sold as the OC Sports, the OC Solo, the OC Sports Combination and the OC Touring Combination. An attractive feature of the Douglas models from 1926 onwards was the servo internal expanding band brakes. This model had 8” brakes front and rear which were a great improvement over other manufacturers fitment of 4”

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Waiheke Islands NZ TT – The Final Chapter

69 years ago today motorcycle enthusiasts, both race entrants and spectators, would be packing up and heading back to Auckland on the ferry after the finish of the final race ever to be held on Waiheke Island. This was the Senior TT held on January 2nd 1950, and even though racing had run its course on the Island it was responsible for introducing some brilliant racers from New Zealand to the rest of the world. The racing on Waiheke went deeper than just a bunch of riders feeling the challenge of road racing.

We first wrote about the New Zealand

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