• 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE & 1967 Jaguar E-Type

    1953 Jaguar XK120 SE & 1967 Jaguar E-Type

    Roger Munns’ passion for Jaguars, and more specifically the XK120, began when he spotted famed Kiwi crime writer, Dame Ngaio Marsh, driving down Oxford Street in Christchurch at the wheel of her black XK120 [...]

  • 1955 Austin-Healey 100S

    1955 Austin-Healey 100S

    When I wrote a story about Graham Pierce 12 or 15 years or so ago, I asked him what had become of the Austin-Healey 100S he had once bought off Ross Jensen and subsequently [...]

  • 1957 Hawke

    1957 Hawke

    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 Mellelieu, who found a bare fibreglass body shell in a Wanganui [...]

  • 2016 NZ Silver Fern Rally

    2016 NZ Silver Fern Rally

    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, seven-day odyssey from Christchurch to Gore and return, Ford Escort MkII [...]

  • 2017 New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing Celebrating Ken Smith

    2017 New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing Celebrating Ken Smith

    On a stinking hot Canterbury day, a blustery norwest wind is whistling over the hills, picking up dust on the flat plains around Ruapuna race track and shooting it into every orifice within striking [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]