Rocco's red s dub.

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Robbie, my son has just brought an old 89 corolla gt. What an awesome little car .No rust and still plenty of poke and style . Would love to take it out and give it a drive myself. Will try and get some shots.
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mickeyduck wrote:I had an Asahi Pentax K1000 once. It was an AWesome camera, loved it. Made the tragic mistake of taking it to sea. :cry:
I can sell you one if you like. I have one that I haven't used in some time.

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Yeah, na. I'm all digital now. Cheers.

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Quick photo of the 1989 corolla gt.
Jobs done: replaced dash lights. only 1 was working. Replaced clutch master cylinder and bled lines, got hi brake light working.
Jobs to do:replace front shocks , install oxygen sensor and hunt down a drivers door card. One of the previous owners decided to install a speaker and made a f@#k up of it.
Interior in very tidy condition and nice exhaust note.
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P.S. Mr2 sold to Antonio, hopefully see him and the car on some club outings.

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Haven't done much to the mr2 in the last couple of months. I have replaced the front indicators to clear ones.
Things to do: Upgrade stereo, add amp to power the rear speakers behind seats.[came with two subs]
Possibly add cold air box and snorkel.
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How to turn a weekend warrior into a weekday hack!
truck getting repaired ,Janet needing her car. No other option
truck getting repaired ,Janet needing her car. No other option

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A few shots taken on the way home.
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a couple of nice RED MR2s :)
hometown is Churton Park, Wellington .................

previous car a 1990 Red SW20 targa top manual,
now have a 2004 Blue ZZW30 Spyder, 6 speed Manual

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I was wondering why you stopped haha pics look cool

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Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Went up to Ohakune to compete in the 25 km mountain bike Ruapehu Express race.
We drove up the Paraparas .A classic drive up on the friday afternoon, very little traffic and only down to one lane once.. along the route.
On sunday morning around 11.30 am ,we drove to Pipiriki via Raetihi. The last time i was on that road it was all gravel ,well now its all tarsealed .Infact the entire length is sealed ,except for a few sections flood damaged.
It is a fantastic 64km drive, well worth the detour.
Raetihi turn off to Pipiriki
Raetihi turn off to Pipiriki
Pipiriki
Pipiriki
Enroute ,south of Pipiriki
Enroute ,south of Pipiriki
Turn of the last century river boat, <br />The Whanganui river was once the main route  to Taumarunui
Turn of the last century river boat,
The Whanganui river was once the main route to Taumarunui
Kawana flour mill 1854, rebuilt 1980
Kawana flour mill 1854, rebuilt 1980
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Aramoana viewpoint, looking north
Aramoana viewpoint, looking north

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In early april purchased a 1988 4age trueno . I am the third owner with 137,000kms .
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Last weekend did a really cool road road trip . The round trip starting at Levin at 7am. Had breakfast at Stratford. Onto the forgotten highway. Took around 4hrs sightseeing and stopping at the pub. Came out at Taumaranui, then down to .....
bush along the forgotten highway
bush along the forgotten highway
Whangamomona 1905
Whangamomona 1905
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Old church at Whangamomona
Old church at Whangamomona
The tunnel the floor dug out to accomdate cattle trucks in the 80&quot;s
The tunnel the floor dug out to accomdate cattle trucks in the 80"s
Horopita motors. A must stop!!!
Horopita motors. A must stop!!!
Horopito
Horopito
Enroute along fields track .
Enroute along fields track .
Whangaeru river acidic at this point
Whangaeru river acidic at this point
views from fields Track  ,so empty
views from fields Track ,so empty
another view
another view
The Trueno loving the trip
The Trueno loving the trip
Koitiata , dont ask me ,visit it your self
Koitiata , dont ask me ,visit it your self
t]. Horopito motors. Closes at 4pm and closed on sundays. We got there just after 4pm. I took these shots from the road . Will be back!
We had a night in Raetihi at the snowy river lodge . Recommended for nights accommodation.
In the morning ,we drove thru to Whanganui via fields track (sealed all the way), which hooks up with highway # 4 { parapara"s}. this route took an hour with another hour to Whanganui. Really worth the detour.
Stopped off at Koitiata beach. Have seen the turn off tons of times and this time made the detour.
Hit Levin around 2pm 700kms later. Made our way home to Wgtn around 3:30pm.
Took the trueno, as the Mr2 needs a warrant . Ran like a dream
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Whangamomona Pub ,the heart of the republic
Whangamomona Pub ,the heart of the republic

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Part of my coast to coast road trips.Baden and i did the epic Wanganui to Napier [gentle annie].
The trip saw us leave Waitarere Beach at 8am , drove up the Paraparas and by 10.30 we were having breakfast with the skiers at Ohakune.
From there we drove up the road to Horopito Motors [Smash Palace].
We paid $10 each and spent the quickest 2 1/2 hrs of my life. The place is incredible and my photos only touch the surface of this "world heritage site" or so it should be. I was even able to pick up 2 s/s tail pipes for the Trueno in their modern car corner.
From there we embarked on the main reason for the trip...... Gentle Annie. Or the trip from Taihape to Napier . This took us around 2 1/2 to 3 hours .You could do it quicker ,but stopping and photographing is a must in this part of the country.
The road is all sealed and has very little traffic on it ,will it did for us and is truely a great driving experince.
We arrived in Napier around 6pm and booked into the Toad hall backpackers, right in the middle of Town .
2hrs later saw me having a well earned slow roasted lamb shank and a few beers ,watching the All blacks destroy the Aussies. What away to cap off a truely awesome day.
The following day was cloudless, so we decided to drive back along gentle annie in the opposite direction . Either way is good as each other.
Once we hit state highway # 1 .We drove south homeward and turned off at Otara rd, just north of Ohingaiti. A good alternative and a road i hadnt driven before and home before 4pm perfect.
I would rate this trip a must and is easily done in a weekend.
Photos to follow.
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Paraparas
Paraparas
Horopito Motors
Horopito Motors
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The start of Gentle Annie
The start of Gentle Annie
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The Kaweka range
The Kaweka range
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Kuripapaango
Kuripapaango
Wild horses ?
Wild horses ?
The next day
The next day
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Moawhango
Moawhango
Crossroads behind taihape. The part is riddled with back roads
Crossroads behind taihape. The part is riddled with back roads
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Apiti and the ruahines
Apiti and the ruahines

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