• 1979 Ford Escort BDA – Silver Fern Escort

    1979 Ford Escort BDA – Silver Fern Escort

    Along with beach racing, timed trials were a major part of New Zealand’s early motoring scene while rallying, in a form we’d recognise it today, really didn’t appear until the mid-1960s with events such [...]

  • 1937 Lincoln-Zephyr – Riding the Wind

    1937 Lincoln-Zephyr – Riding the Wind

    Henry Leland founded the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917, after creating Cadillac and selling that company to General Motors, later leaving GM in a huff. Initially, Lincoln did well but was in trouble by [...]

  • Magic Morgan

    Magic Morgan

    I'm stating the obvious I know, when I say that a Morgan is not for everyone. Indeed, the secret to the company’s success and longevity is that they’re fully aware of this and, rather [...]

  • Alfissimo!

    Alfissimo!

    Having started his working life designing trucks, Vittorio Jano – an Italian of Hungarian descent – was hired by Alfa Romeo in 1923 as their chief engineer with a specific brief to produce race-winning [...]

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1979 Ford Escort BDA – Silver Fern Escort

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Along with beach racing, timed trials were a major part of New Zealand’s early motoring scene while rallying, in a form we’d recognise [...]

1937 Lincoln-Zephyr – Riding the Wind

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Henry Leland founded the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917, after creating Cadillac and selling that company to General Motors, later leaving GM in [...]

Magic Morgan

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

I'm stating the obvious I know, when I say that a Morgan is not for everyone. Indeed, the secret to the company’s success [...]

Alfissimo!

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Having started his working life designing trucks, Vittorio Jano – an Italian of Hungarian descent – was hired by Alfa Romeo in 1923 [...]

Christopher Arthur Amon – Genius

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

When Chris Amon died on the 3rd of August this year at 73 years of age, there was a flood of tributes from [...]

Chris Amon & The A40 Special

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Over the last month, many words have been written in praise of Chris Amon and, amongst all the potted retellings of his motorsport [...]

Chris Amon and the Maserati 250F

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Ask motor racing enthusiasts to name the most beautiful grand prix car in history and most will say the Maserati 250F. However, the [...]

1970 Porsche 914/6 – Porsche with a difference

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Not a few years ago, in a previous life, I lived in New Plymouth. My flatmate, who owned the house we occupied was [...]

Grace’s Anglia GT

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

As the Ford comes to a stop and the driver steps out of the car, I become intrigued as to how a young [...]

The Normac Special: 
Rebirth of a Kiwi Special

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

People sometimes wonder why New Zealand’s auto racing history is so much a history of ‘specials’ or near ‘specials’. A major reason behind [...]

Go Like Hell!

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

At 4pm on June 19 1966, two New Zealanders recorded one of the greatest sporting triumphs in the history of this country. Bruce [...]

Steve Roberts

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

I first heard the name Steve Roberts mentioned when I was a child - that was sometime around 1980 and my father was [...]