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  1. So we'd finish in Kaka Point with the brewery visit if Norman is up for it then?
  2. Is it worth me giving Norman a yell re brewery visit?
  3. Uncle bought a Bluebird like this, in '82 I think. It had plywood and carpet in the back where the seat should have been when he got it but the seat was fitted soon after.
  4. Even when I dailied a British car I didn't check the oil every day.
  5. If we're travelling in a group we'll be fine. If one of us gets stuck we can winch off another car.
  6. Norman at Catlins Brewery is a GC. Might be able to work something out if I see him before hand. Be warned, drunkenness is likely to ensue.
  7. Lost Gypsy gallery at Papatowai might be worth a look.
  8. What are your thoughts regarding an overnighter somewhere? I still have two boxes of dobros left over from Nats.
  9. That road turns to shit quite quickly in the winter. Could still be a bit of fun though. Maybe an overnighter somewhere could work as part of this?
  10. That depends upon whether members mind a bit of gravel road action.
  11. Except that almost nothing is the same.
  12. excerpt from Wikipedia, ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ History[edit] The history of Todd Corporation is understood to have begun in 1885, when Scottishimmigrant Charles Todd founded & opened either a wool scouring business (according to Todd Energy) or a rural goods store in Central Otago. By 1929, it had evolved into a car sales and maintenance business run by his son and namesake Charles Todd after the company began importing motor vehicles. This automotive business would define the Todd family business until well into the 1980s. Charles Todd was credited with bringing the first motor car into Otago and in 1908 acquired a Ford dealership in Dunedin then in 1928 acquired the Rootes Group franchise for Hillman, Humber and Commer and obtained an Auckland branch. During the protectionist years of the 1930s the Todd family formed Todd Motor Industries Limited and in 1934 built an automotive assembly plant in Petone to reassemble vehicles imported as parts from Chrysler (USA) and Rootes. According to the Todd Energy website by 1964, Todd Motors was assembling and selling over 10,000 cars per year. In 1970 the company purchased the New Zealand Mitsubishi franchise. This franchise and assembly plants were sold to Mitsubishi Motors in 1987. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The original Todd cottage in Heriot is still there. I keep meaning to photograph it and other relics of the era. Will be interesting to see if any Ford Ts turn out for the heritage day along with the Rootes group stuff.
  13. One vote for retaining the stripe. Looks a bit bland without it. Good to see a wagon being saved.
  14. Crowns are like Pokémon? Gotta catch 'em all?
  15. This thing is Kiwi ingenuity at its finest. Just being a marine motor in a land vehicle would make it special even if it didn't look amazing as well.
  16. Kind of. Here's the link from spam. https://www.aixam.com/en/
  17. You are seriously considering adding a turbo to this already monstrously over powered machine? Why ever not?