• From the very first day, the Porsche was everything to me!

Porsche Passion Pt1

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

I had been a Porsche fan since my first sighting of a red 356A in 1959, as I biked back to my boarding school from church, in Napier. Even now, as one thinks back to the late 1950s, Porsches were always so smooth and squat in comparison to any other cars – also faster and [...]

  • Rex and Elaine Carkeek at Stirling Point, Bluff in 1972

A Quiet Sunday Drive (on a Tuesday)

June 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Tuesday and Wednesday 21 and 22 November 1972 were big days for Rex and Elaine Carkeek of Palmerston North. They’d set themselves the challenge of driving from Cape Reinga to Bluff in less than 24 hours, and these were their days of reckoning This was no Cannonball Run-type event in a high-speed exotic car. With [...]

  • Joel and Kim Laub (USA) crossing the bridge to Franz Josef in the Speed Six

The Boys are Back in Town

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

So, what has a two-and-a-half-year gestation period and a six-week delivery? Easy – it’s not an elephant, it’s a Bentley tour of New Zealand. And it takes more than two to make it all happen, although, if I say so myself, as the team gets smaller the job gets easier, and between three of us, [...]