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Below is Eric Beardmore at
Harrisville with his very nice
Offy / Kurtis Kraft number #20.
Now owned by Ian Riley.Eric
Cowley, Neil
This is Neil Cowley in his rebuilt Edmonds Sprint car at the Stratford track.
SattlerOn the right we have Maurice Sattler on one of his solo bikes at Stratford.
The TQ #4s is owned by the McDowell's and either Brendon or father David is driving at Stratford.

 Edmonds ReplicaThis is Neil Cowley in his 'other' Edmonds which is a replica midget he built from Edmonds plans.

A much older TQ at Ferndene is #62 built in the 1960's by Johnny Callender and now owned and driven by our President Laurie Callender.
Two oldies

These two midgets are #49, a replica early American midget with owner Allan Smail checking the wheel nuts. Car #53 is owned by Trevor Dixon.

The rider with #3 on his back is Brian Reader at Stratford blowing the cobwebs out of his "Briggo" Jawa.
An early display of our 'fleet' at The Inglewood Motorshow has the blue un-numbered midget built by Mike Groshiski and the dark green #2 TQ restored by Ces Budd and originally built by Ray "Baldy" Christiansen and now owned by Laurie Callender. The yellow VW in the background was originally raced by Allan Jago at Stratford. 
This Holmes 91is the Ex Sherlock "Shock" Holmes #91 V8-60 owned by a small local group of members. It was originaly built in Auckland in 1953 then owned by Theo Dodunski here in Taranaki then Sherlock Holmes, before heading for Auckland and several owners including Harley Arthur and Ron Roycroft before heading to Australia in Adelaide then Queensland. It was purchased from there
by our members and restored to the spec
it is in now, as owned by Sherlock. (That was his real name by the way) It is now
only a show car.

This photo was taken at the 50th year anniversary
of the closing of
Waiwakaiho Speedway (Actually early 1970 but Covid got in the way.)
This is the 1968 Ron Waite
midget and shows the throttle on the left of the
cockpit. That is because the driver sat to the left with his feet down under the side of the ‘lay down’ motor.

Show was in 2021.


Owner Graeme Blackstock sits in his unique "Denco" TQ.
It was built in Christchurch by the Denco company that built, among other items, Denco 500cc speedway motors and 1000cc V twin units. Richard Chapman, an employee rebuilt one of the 500cc engines to 750cc and built his own quick change (10 ratios) diff unit.
It was very competitive at the time but was superceeded by multi cylinder units.

Rowan Julian in his imported American built V8-60 powered midget. It was imported in various crates and rebuilt by Rowan. Very nice car.
This group of four images by
Mary Salt.
This TQ was built by David "Blondie" Chamberlain and his sponsor. It ran only one season. Powered by a single cylinder Yamaha 490 2 stroke. Most TQ's at the time if driver sat beside motor, had motor on inside.
   "I figured that I was heavier than the motor so I would put my weight on the inside."
Brendan McDowell is currently (2021) restoring the car.