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Probably one of the most expensive vehicle recovery jobs was undertaken at Golden Downs Forest recently after a Volkswagen Combi owned by a Mr Filer dropped off the road up to the Wai-iti lookout. The wreckage was spread over a quarter of a mile of hillside on the descent. When it was obvious that it could not be recovered by conventional means, a helicopter working on pylon erection nearby was pressed into service. Below is State Insurance assessor, Mr Peter Burn, beside the bulk of the wreckage. Left: Bringing it out and, below left, dropping it on to the tow truck. Pix were taken by Harry Paterson of the Nelson Panelbeating Service.


Although there's been no racing during the winter, members of the Tasman Scramble Club have been hard at it preparing their track in Lansdowne Road for the coming season. One job involved the strengthening of safety fences. The material to be used is bluegum, and the boys got out, cut down the trees and took them to the track site. Here Ken Hale drags up a tree after felling. Cars should bounce off these nicely.