• Quake Survivor

    Quake Survivor

    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 forward to the year ahead. I have a number of classic [...]

  • Amphicar – Wheels on Water

    Amphicar – Wheels on Water

    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 one household in central Taranaki. The Goble family of Stratford already [...]

  • Glenn McIntyre:
 Versatile Racer

    Glenn McIntyre:
 Versatile Racer

    Glenn (usually spelt ‘Glenn’ – including by himself – except on his birth certificate and passport) bought the first Lotus Seven in the country from Lawrence Motors in Whanganui when he was still at school. [...]

  • Victorious – Vauxhall

    Victorious – Vauxhall

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

  • MGA – Classic Racer 
Reborn

    MGA – Classic Racer 
Reborn

    MG’s new MGA first saw the light of day in 1955 and was a huge breath of fresh air for the Abingdon marque. Until then, MG design had been distinctly pre-war – the 1954 [...]

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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 [...]