Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon

Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon is located in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Racing at this location contains: 2.8 mile road course.


 

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14 hours ago

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Sorry about the glare in this photo, it is a very large map of Manfeild from its early days (year unknown).

Who can find the location of the tea kiosk?

Wells Street is now known as Rata Street πŸ˜€
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14 hours ago

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Throwback Thursday!

The History of the FJC (Feilding Jockey Club) Tea Kiosk...

This beautiful ornate wooden kiosk was built in 1909, with lots of glass, large verandahs, surrounded by a lake, crossed by bridges, with swans on the water and had an elaborate water fountain.

It become nationally known in its time, pictured in tourism publications, post cards and on china ware.

It was built during a time when large crowds attended the race meetings. In those years FJC competed very well with Auckland and Christchurch meetings in both turnover and attendance. It was noted that at one meeting that FJC bettered both clubs with attendance over the course of two days with about 14,000 people attending.

The kiosk served morning/afternoon teas and lunches on race day. In 1930 the lake was filled in and the bridges were removed, trees were planted on the fill and the oak tree seen today was one of them. The kiosk was sited on the grandstand side of the oak tree.

Due to a continued loss of patronage from that time it was demolished around 1945. There was evidence of two eight inch ceramic pipes coming from the direction of the two grandstands. These could have been the source of the water to gill the lake surrounding the kiosk, using the run off from the grandstand rooves.

This information was sourced from Ref. Feilding Star & FJC. Minute books.

Comment below if you know any additional info πŸ˜€
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2 days ago

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Thank you to everyone that has entered our Giveaway so far!

We will draw the prize winner midday on Friday 17th July, so let's get to 8K likes 🀩 The winner will be messaged privately.

Remember to enter you have to do all of the below steps and yes, we will check πŸ‘€

βœ…-Like & follow our page
βœ…-Like this post
βœ…-Share this post to your story or timeline and tag us in it
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3 days ago

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First Saturday Test Day date for 2020 is next Saturday!! πŸš—πŸοΈ

Head to our website for more info & to pre-register 😊
www.manfeild.co.nz/test-days

Free spectator entry via Rata Street, children are welcome!
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4 days ago

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🚨 GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨

As mentioned last week, we are doing a Giveaway to thank our Manfeild Facebook community. We are almost at 8K likes on our page, how amazing is that!

The prize:
Manfeild merch and a cap signed by Brendon Hartley 😎

How to enter:
-Like & follow our page
-Like this post
-Share this post to your story or timeline and tag us in it

Three easy steps to enter, and yes we will check!

Bonus entry points if you tag your mates in the comments!
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4 days ago

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This Saturday & Sunday...

On the 3km circuit, this event is run by the Manawatu Car Club. Please get in contact with them for event inquiries or check out their website.

www.manawatucarclub.org.nz
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5 days ago

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Mint day driving with friends at Manfeild.. Great success, check out the live stream videos if you havent seen them! ...

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1 week ago

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Another Throwback Thursday post...

We hope you are enjoying this post series as much as we are!

These pictures were hard to find info on, but on the left we have Mr Rob Lester (in the 1st pic). Does anyone know who the other two guys are?

We think these photos were taken in the 1970's from a New Zealand Endurance Test run by Diahatsu. Our guess is that Daihatsu did a 24 hour endurance run on the circuit to test the capability of the car's fuel tank. It obviously went well considering the three men in the first picture are holding wine bottles, mind you after a 24 hour testing period they might have needed a glass of wine🍾🍾🍾

If anyone knows any info about these pics, please comment below!
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1 week ago

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It's Throwback Thursday!

Let's talk about our name...there is a lot of confusion about the spelling and reasoning for the name "Manfeild."

The name "Manfeild" derives from our region, "Manawatu" and where we are located "Feilding."

'Man' was taken from Manawatu and 'Feild' from Feilding to create the name Manfeild. The unusual e before i spelling is because the town (Feilding) is named after Colonel William Feilding.

The name was created in 1973 when the Manawatu Car Club ran a competition and the best name suggestion won!
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1 week ago

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We are so thankful for our Manfeild community and want to say a big thank you to those that follow and like our page!

We are very close to hitting 8K likes on our page, so we are doing a giveaway!

Details coming to you soon, stay tuned...
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