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THE SUMMER OF 1960

THE SUMMER OF 1960

Allan Dick meets Cliff Knight who, as a young man, spent much of the summer of 1960 competing around New Zealand in a Standard Ten.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

The questions Tim was most regularly asked as a journalist and development engineer included: “What’s the best car you’ve owned?”, “What’s the best car you’ve driven?” and “What’s your favourite car?” For more amusement, a better question would have been: “What was the worst car?”
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.

Past Articles

MARK McFADDEN’S 260M ZEPHYR

MARK McFADDEN’S 260M ZEPHYR

After World War 2, when the importation of vehicles into New Zealand for most was not possible, the aspirations of local racing car builders took hold. It was a time that gave rise to our country’s reputation for producing a unique breed of can-do people that has seen subsequent generations fit into key positions within the international motor racing scene.
CAREER MAKER

CAREER MAKER

Although this iconic Kiwi-built racing car came about due to a series of coincidences, it would become the catalyst that sparked Jim Richards’ subsequent, very successful motorsport career.
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.
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