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CATCHING UP WITH AVON HYDE

CATCHING UP WITH AVON HYDE

Avon Hyde officially retired from competitive motor racing in 1993 after a career that contained several highlights in so many categories. But what did retirement really mean for Avon?
MARK 'JANDALS' SHEEHAN

MARK 'JANDALS' SHEEHAN

When Peter rang Dave McMillan to talk to him about Mark ‘Jandals’ Sheehan – the subject of the next in his series profiling some of New Zealand’s top race mechanics/engineers from the ’60s and ’70s – his first comment was: “I reckon he should be knighted, ‘Sir Jandals.’” Although, as his nickname suggests, if he was offered a knighthood then getting him to dress for the ceremony might prove to be a problem.

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FLAWED GENIUS

FLAWED GENIUS

Allan Dick pays tribute to the tortured genius of Graham McRae.
DODGE REBELLION

DODGE REBELLION

It was a Sunday morning not long after lockdown at Cars & Coffee Taranaki where this blue mean machine caught Cameron’s eye. With its huge hood scoop, black bonnet and vinyl roof over its blue patinated paint, it had a look that really appealed to him. After further investigation, he started chatting to the car’s owner, Corey Munyard.
COME ON, FEEL THE NOISE!

COME ON, FEEL THE NOISE!

Spurred on by the blood-curdling scream of a BRM V16 in full song, Tim tries his hand at analysing why the sounds of certain racing engines send tingles down his spine.
GENTLEMAN JIM’S TWIN CAM

GENTLEMAN JIM’S TWIN CAM

Jim Richards is one of New Zealand’s most successful racing drivers and the list of significant cars he has driven is extensive, but the car that put him on the map was this glorious Ford Escort Twin Cam, originally built and campaigned in the British Saloon Car Championship by the John Willment Group.

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