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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:07 am
by MR2PWR
hey should've said you were going, I would've come along for the fun drive too :)

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:11 am
by rocco26
Sorry, Dixon my bad.

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:49 am
by 85AW20v
You can also turn off a couple of hundred metres north of the Mangaweka 70km/hr signs on to Ruahine Road. It joins up with Otara Road where you would've turned right to Kimbolton. Targa has used both of them, as well as the Gentle Annie, which is split into two stages. Your 10th photo is where we have a refueling point.

The year I did it as a co-driver in an Integra Type-R 1.8 the rally ran from east to west, starting just past Pukehamoamoa School. Stage times were 18:28 for the first 30.8km and 14:37 for the 28.1km.

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:07 am
by rocco26
Sorry, didn't mean to sound too flippant in my last comment.
By opening it up to a lot others ,I feel I would be compromising other drivers expectations of the trip.
To me these trips are all about exploring , a big percentage is photographing New Zealand countryside and of course placing cars in it and then inspiring others to do so. The last thing I want to do is to hold up others wondering where the hell I am and breaking up their momentum ,as well as increasing the logistics of the whole trip.
But by all means I will let you know of the next epic journey into New Zealand's ignored regions.
Cheers Brian.

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:45 pm
by pbaron
We got the trip to Taupo this weekend, are you coming along for that?
MR2PWR wrote:hey should've said you were going, I would've come along for the fun drive too :)

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:01 pm
by rocco26
Sorry, couldnt make it to the Xmas do, by the time i would of got there, you would all be leaving. A big thanks to Keith, Olaf and Gary for all your effort thru the year.
In early november,we went up and mountain biked the Timber Trail thru the Pureora Forest park in the King Country. It is a 2 day 80km ride and is part of the Te Araroa trail. IT has some amazing scenery, giant Totara and steeped in Saw milling history. A trip worth doing.
In the same neck of the woods lies an abandoned Saw Mill in Waimiha. It was closed in the early 90's and is now an open air Museum and if you are into Ghost towns this place is a must !!!
On the MR2 front, i have upped boost to 12 lbs and have had the BC golds certified. On the trip we went via the Paraparas , no traffic or cops patrolling overtaking lanes ..... awesome. I managed 380 kms on 33.5 litres or 32 mpg .
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Sawmill office
Sawmill office

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:18 pm
by Benckj
Cool pics, thanks for sharing. Would love to see someday.

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:07 am
by *84vvt
As Above great Pictures :D

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:59 pm
by rocco26
Hi, long overdue post.
In January,we went and did a tour of top of the South Island.
A quick recap; the Takaha hill was disappointing ,because of the roadworks caused by numerous slips and a lot of traffic, however on the Golden Bay side was great.
The drive from Grantity to Karamea was fantastic, with very little traffic I.e no traffic!!!. Great corners and views.
If you go out that way ,you must do the 40minute one way to Oparara arches. North of Karamea .Travel back in time on this trip
The gravel road is pretty rough, but do able.
Another great road is the hill climb to the Denniston plateau, again very little traffic.
The scenic drive down the west Coast to Greymouth is amazing but a lot of traffic.
The climb over Arthur's pass is pretty cool and a stop at the top is a must to view the bridge.
The mr2 loved the trip, but working aircon would of been nice as we had unbelievable weather.
Photos to come

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:24 pm
by rocco26
The Larger Oparara Arch
The Larger Oparara Arch
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Another Arch
Another Arch
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Enroute to the end of the Heaphy track at Kohaihai
Enroute to the end of the Heaphy track at Kohaihai
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Petrol in this location is cheaper than Wellington!!!!!!
Petrol in this location is cheaper than Wellington!!!!!!
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Karamea district
Karamea district
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Millerton, a ghost town above Grantity
Millerton, a ghost town above Grantity
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Charleston, once the busy gold town
Charleston, once the busy gold town
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Omoto, inland from Greymouth.
Omoto, inland from Greymouth.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:21 pm
by ClanFever
Whose bunch of MR2s? Those need parting out or restoring :lol: :lol:

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:39 pm
by Benckj
Great pics once again. I’ve done the Karamea road several time before and it’s quite an experience. Being a dead end there is little or no traffic and the semi tropical landscape is unexpected. Must get up there again sometime.

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:53 pm
by 85AW20v
If you're into geological formations/rocks etc. have a look at the Geotrips websites. Lots of info on there on how to get to places and explanations of how things were formed. Some of the website work was my sons summer internship job with Victoria Uni.

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:21 am
by Benckj
Yep, I’m into rocks so will take a look.

Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:34 pm
by rocco26
Yeah, thanks for that.What a great source!