Built in the USA as N8036 in about 1974 and cancelled in May 1988.
Shipped to NZ but wing damaged during transit.
Registered here as ZK-FRJ on 14-06-1988 to the Ashburton Aerobatic Syndicate which consisted of at least ten members. It carried "Inexcusable Extravagance" on port engine cowling. On 25-05-2003 it struck a fence during a cross wind landing at Cust. It is now on its way back to an airworthy condition by Maurice Till at Rangiora.
I believe the "RJ" in the FRJ registration comes from the first two initials of one of the syndicate members.
The nose in the background is that of a Titan Tornado.