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Vanguard Engined Special


 Vanguard engined special in New Zealand







Our New Zealand correspondent, Rob Drummond, has sent me this interesting Special with Vanguard power that he spotted earlier last year. The yellow sign in front of it says: 


Vintage Midget #17


Originally Built by Trevor Cornell in 1959. Raced by Trevor Cornell and Kevin Gormley


Currently owned by Mark Stokes.


Engine: Vanguard, twin Holden carbs, Vertex Magneto 


Diff: Modified Model A Ford.


Front End: Narrowed Early Ford V8.


History: Originally powered by Model A Motor until 1964 when Vanguard engine was installed


Restored in 70s and maintained and run to this day


Member of the Auckland Vintage Speedway Club


I am aware that there are other cars and information that could be added to this site to make it more comprehensive, so if you have material and photographs, please let me know.  Please send me, Phil Homer, a message at: Phil Homer