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THE TASMAN REVIVAL, 2012 - VINTAGE AND PVT: Pre 1960 racing, this category includes Group L Racing Cars, Group L Sports Cars, Invited Group M, O & Sports Cars and Invited Group Sa Sports Cars. Marques including Austin-Healey, Cooper, Lister Jaguar, MG and Sunbeam ensured a variety of competitors, I was particularly attracted to a 1951 Cooper Norton powered racer:

THE PITS: A selection of my images from the Vintage and PVT Pit Garages:

#28: 1951 COOPER NORTON Mk V: The fist Cooper Manx in Australia, built in 1951 the car was the 4th constructed from a total of 51. Powered by a 500cc Norton single cylinder engine running on methanol and driving through a four speed close ration Norton gearbox.

#28: DRIVER, ANDREW HALLIDAY IN HIS COOPER NORTON

#28: COOPER NORTON, FRONT END WITH TRANSVERSE LEAF SPRINGS, HYDRAULIC TWIN SHOE DRUM BRAKES AND MAGNESIUM WHEELS

 #28: COOPER NORTON - ENGINE BAY. NORTON 500cc SINGLE RUNNING ON METHANOL

#79: 1953 'WAYE 500' JAP 500 SPRINT/HILLCLIMB CAR: Displayed at the Tasman Revival, the 'Waye 500' is owned by #28: Andrew Halliday. Powered by a JAP Speedway 500cc single cylinder engine driving through a Norton gearbox.

#79: 'WAYE 500', JAP 500cc ENGINE

 #79: COOPER NORTON - ENGINE BAY. NORTON 500cc SINGLE RUNNING ON METHANOL

 #79: COOPER NORTON - ENGINE BAY. PUSHROD TOWERS & SU CARBIE

#79: COOPER NORTON - TRANSVERSE LEAF SPRINGS

SELECTED RACE IMAGES FROM AROUND THE CIRCUIT:

 #12: 1947~1964 MG TC SPECIAL, 1,498cc (GROUP L SPORTS CARS)

 #29: 1951 COOPER NORTON Mk V, 500cc (GROUP L RACING CARS)

 #152: 1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Mk 1, 998cc (INVITED GROUP Sa SPORTS CARS)

MORE TASMAN REVIVAL 2012: Please continue my 'Tasman Revival' coverage by selecting from the following pages...

Home Up TR2012 60s Tasman TR2012 Drivers Parade TR2012 70s Tasman TR2012 Regularity TR2012 Group N TR2012 Groups MOQR TR2012 Vintage & PVT TR2012 Atmosphere

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Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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