A Brace of Brabham BT21 Replicas

February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Formula Ford (or F1600 as it is commonly referred to) is the only single-seater category with a national status, but as I write this following the opening round of the latest New Zealand title grab, the racing was at a low-key meeting at Ruapuna, while the championship rounds for other categories was some five hours [...]

  • Alan’s ‘Mk I’ at Timaru (Photo Euan Cameron)

Alan Inglis’ Broadspeed Escort Replica

April 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fifty-three years ago Alan Inglis spotted a Palmer & Doak-prepared 105E Anglia in a Christchurch car yard. At that time, this Rangiora Ford dealership modified 105E Anglias (among other cars), repowering them, fitting widened rims, upgrading gearboxes and installing disc brakes as well as tweaking carburettors and exhaust systems. As he gazed longingly at that [...]

  • Jeremy and an old friend

Jeremy Stace’s Jaguar E-Type

February 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The common expression ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ can certainly be attributed to Enzo Ferrari’s thoughts on Jaguar’s E-type as, on first sighting the car, il Commendatore was reported to have called it “the most beautiful car ever made”. He wasn’t the only one that had these thoughts after the original E-type [...]