MTA 100 Magazine Discount

March 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Click here to buy now We are giving you the opportunity to pre-order your Motor Trade Association MTA100 Celebration magazine. Written by New Zealand’s [...]

Galaxy of Cars 2017

March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Quake Survivor

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

After an amazing Christmas break full of family, friends, food and of course some great classic summer motoring, it’s time to concentrate and look [...]

Amphicar – Wheels on Water

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Alan Gibb’s sporty Aquada amphibious car splashed its way around the headlines a few years ago, but the news was all pretty ho-hum at [...]

Glenn McIntyre:
 Versatile Racer

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Glenn (usually spelt ‘Glenn’ – including by himself – except on his birth certificate and passport) bought the first Lotus Seven in the country [...]

Victorious – Vauxhall

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Vauxhall unveiled the very first Victor in 1957 – looking rather like a scaled-down 1950s Chevrolet, the Victor F was intended to bring [...]

MGA – Classic Racer 
Reborn

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

MG’s new MGA first saw the light of day in 1955 and was a huge breath of fresh air for the Abingdon marque. [...]

Looking ahead to this weekend’s NZ Festival of Motor Racing

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The Kiwi leg of this season’s Tasman Revival series kicked off at Hampton Downs last weekend – with the next opportunity to catch [...]

1953 Jaguar XK120 SE & 1967 Jaguar E-Type

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Roger Munns’ passion for Jaguars, and more specifically the XK120, began when he spotted famed Kiwi crime writer, Dame Ngaio Marsh, driving down [...]

1955 Austin-Healey 100S

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

When I wrote a story about Graham Pierce 12 or 15 years or so ago, I asked him what had become of the [...]

1957 Hawke

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The car in question is Maurice Robertson’s 1957 Hawke (more on that name later), but our story starts with Palmerston North hot-rodder, John [...]

2016 NZ Silver Fern Rally

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

In theory, the Silver Fern Rally is a revival event, but in practice it’s much more, as the winner of this year’s 2,700km, [...]

2017 New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing Celebrating Ken Smith

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

On a stinking hot Canterbury day, a blustery norwest wind is whistling over the hills, picking up dust on the flat plains around [...]

1957 Chevrolet Nomad & 1956 Airstream Bubble

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Over the past decade, there’s been a huge boom in the sale of caravans and motorhomes as more and more baby boomers pass [...]

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 [...]