Barnstormers Remembered

Taumarunui’s First Motor Vehicle.

Over the years there have been many interesting articles written about early motoring/motorcycling in New Zealand. The problem is that most have disappeared into the dusty archives of historical libraries or into skip bins full of old waste paper to be recycled for more newer interesting articles on motoring. They call it the full circle. …

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Out For a Ride in . . . . . . . . . . 1912?

Good quality photographs of early motorcycling groups are quite hard to find, so when this scene came our way I definitely thought that it was worth sharing. The photograph was taken outside the Fielding Post Office about 1912 (a general consensus amongst a few knowledgeable people). The period chosen is centered around the riding gear …

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More Barnstormers to Be Remembered.

Time is definitely marching on for our old hobby, and with it more and more of the pictorial past is disappearing. We have managed to put up a few more period photographs of the early years including an interesting page from a photograph album from 1929. Enjoy…………….