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Old 12-24-2014, 10:58 PM   #1
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Wanganui Cemetry Street races Boxing Day

Well the weather has finally cleared, beautiful Christmas Day, and tomorrow promises much the same

One of the main reasons I come over to NZ is to watch this unique race track. They actually race through the local cemetery, only in Kiwi Land, think of a mini IOM TT.

Guy Martin and another TT rider who holds the TT newcomer lap record, along 9 other International riders are here.
It was Guy's 1st appearance last year and he finished a creditable 6th in the main race, the Robert Holland Memorial. He loved it so much that this year came back earlier to get in serious practice at Manfield on the Suzuki.

Here are a couple of teasers from my previous visits.

Err, that means 750mm bottles, not puny little stubbies!


Remember the good old days in Oz, before we became a nanny country?



As for OH&S, what the f*K are they





Its a rather laid back affair.







What's a little bit of rain especially when you have to race cranked over raised railway lines to line up your entry in the Cemetry.



Entering the back straight, there is a 600mm cast iron manhole right in the middle of the apex. Not something you want to cross when its wet Or you will end up in the forecourt of the BP!!


And just the odd one or two racers happen to turn up.






Hope to post photo's of the race tomorrow night.

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:30 PM   #2
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GREAT stuff!!

Those Kiwis got it right : None of this stupid nanny-shit and yank-style legal B/S that kills any and every NORMAL activity and event...just enjoy life with some common sense applied.
LOVE the place for it!


Ta for the pics.
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Was that Aaaron Slight with CroZ talking to him on the Castrol Honda on the right ?
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Joanne, the swinger looks pretty pleased with herself.
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Glad you've got some good weather for it Chris.
Looking forward to seeing your mighty fine pics.
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Excellent. I was there for the '77/'78 Marlboro Series. Loved it. Some guy in a Vincent sidecar took his sump plug off on that railway line.

Hansford rode his 250 rather than the 750 in the Open race too. Amazing stuff.

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Was that Aaaron Slight with CroZ talking to him on the Castrol Honda on the right ?
Yes, That's Coz and Aaron having a chat
Forgot to mention Andrew Shroud and his Britton, put in a couple of demo laps.





And Hugh Anderson, NZ's 4 time world champion and 2 times winner of the IOM TT was busy signing autographs



The sun is shinning and I'm to the track.

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cant wait to see more from today mccardigan. bloody ripper
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Old Today, 02:58 AM   #9
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Well here we go

The down hill run from the 1st corner





The back straight



Approaching the cemetery


Entering the cemetery


NZ's new air bag restrainer system



Best house in the street



The rail crossing



As always there is always some very tasty bikes as well











That will do for tonight

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well done mr chris. few more of them airbags instead of the ambulance eh. not the colour i woulda chosen for that ducati frame but with the $ in the suspension i bet it goes ok

did mr stroud take that pink and blue weapon for a lap?
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