Porsche and the 356 Celebrate Their 70th Anniversary

September 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

In June 1947 Ferdinand Porsche allotted project number 356 to a new car design he was working on at his factory in Gmünd. This new car was to be built with Volkswagen parts – all that was available to Porsche in those immediate post-war years. During March 1948 the first Type 356 car (356–001) was [...]

30 Years and Counting

February 21st, 2018|Tags: , , |

Having completed his NZCE with Winstones in Auckland, Neil Fraser’s first business venture was the acquisition of Reid Trailers, but while he busied himself designing and building trailers he also took to the racetrack in a Lotus Cortina, and it was here that he first came across the car that would shift his focus away [...]

1972 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S – Rotary Renaissance

October 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

The father-and-son team of Gavin and Myles Hicks are well known within local classic-car restoration circles, and over the years many concours-winning cars have emerged from their well-equipped home workshop. Together they can tackle virtually all aspects of restoration, including everything from mechanical rebuilds to spray-painting. Additionally, Gavin is a dab hand with a sewing [...]

1962 Jaguar Mk2 3.8

August 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

While I was checking out the classic cars entered for sale at Mossgreen-Webb’s classic car auction, held at Sir Keith Park Memorial Aviation Display Hall at MOTAT on June 18, I found myself standing next to a classic racecar that I first saw on Saturday, January 8, 1983. Back then I snapped a few shots [...]

1960 AC Ace-Bristol (Ace High)

June 25th, 2017|Tags: , |

Glen, an Auckland-based business advisor, can’t remember a time when Bristol cars weren’t part of his life, and like many of us his enthusiasm for these cars was handed down to him from his father, Lane. Now on to his sixth Bristol (the first being a 401) Lane has been driving and fettling these quirky [...]