Bit Of History

Many will remember when in the mid to late 1980s, regular car buying trips to Japan were organised for private individuals who could then buy the car of their choice and bring it heme, thereby eliminating the car dealers. Local dealers initially responded by decrying all imports as dodgy and any trade-in prices were significantly lower than New Zealand-new vehicles to reflect this. However, it wasn't long before those same dealers lobbied the government of the day to relax the rules to allow...

Amon On Crashing At M0nza In 1963

Chris still has the bent and twisted steering wheel from the Lola. I'd done about three laps when I fell into the trees in the second Lesmo. I jus plain lost it and this was before seat belts. I remember going off sideways. The front end hit a tree and sMm & BimShm & P il o jtop teiM lO 02 Famous pairing - Amon and Ferrari 03 Bruce McLaren, Eoin Young and Chris Amon the back end hit a tree and I carricd on over the side. I was taken to hospital in Monza with broken ribs and a general...

Amon On The 1972 French Grand Prix

I started from pole at Clermont but the start was always hard with the VI2 because you were carrying 60 kilos more fuel than the Cosworth cars and it was a real struggle for the first third of the race. At Monaco in the Ferrari in 1969 I started with 250 kilos of fuel when Jackie probably had 170 kilos in his Tyrrell.' Let Autocourse describe Anions scintillating performance in the 1970 French GP on the five-mile Clermont Ferrand mountain circuit -Amon stole pole position, snatched the lead at...

And Classic Parade

Over 60 vehicles lined up at the Waiau Primary School grounds on Saturday morning in idyllic conditions. In fact, the entire weekend was There are some very original vehicles in the surrounding district. A 1971 Holden ute was one such vehicle, the current owner purchasing it from the person who bought it new. Another was a pale green VIkill Zephyr-Six owned by local man, Raoul Sittees, who has been its caretaker for 20 years now. The only items not original are the 14-inch Falcon wheels. The...

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Back To Nz

O.tl Yeller II and the Shelby Cobra along with Ernie and his enthusiastic team were amongst the first of a huge field to connrm they will run at the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing Celebrating Chris Amon, which runs at Hampton Downs on the weekends of January 21-23 and 28-30 2011. If you're planning to visit the festival watch out for Ernie and if you stop by for a chat, you'll find that he's always happy to spin a few yarns. It'll he the best dentist's appointment 11 a 19 Ernieand Old...

Bop Swap Meet

On behalf of Colin Anderson and myself, as co-ordinators and organisers of the recendy held Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club Swap Meet - Market Day-Car Display, we thank you and NZCC magazine for the great write-up and photos which appeared on pages 14 and 15 of the December 2010 edition. Special thanks to your BOP journalist, John McTavish, for his good photography and write-up. This will certainly help to put our club on the map' and we are sure to benefit greatly. Your magazine always makes...

Building Character

As with all supercars, climbing in and out of the MP4 is testing, and while McLaren claims the car's visibility is better than mos rivals, I didn't find either front or rear visibility especially reassuring. Close positioning of the driver and passenger allows a narrow body but the car's extremities are still difficult to judge, although my impressions were from within a showroom rather than out on the road. The cabin bristles with innovation, and relatively simple, clean controls and...

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Club Connection

Paul and Veneta have served on the Auckland Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac Car Club Committee for four years in which time Veneta was also the club magazine editor. Veneta almost made this a full-time job in seeking perfection within a self-imposed budget. It was always considered that the magazine was and is the lifeline of the it was a black Mkll, the look of profound glee on his facc was priceless and, Paul has to admit, the encounter was quite rewarding. As already said earlier, for Paul and...

Club Connections

For Pau. and Veneta, who are active members of the Auckland Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac Car Club Inc, and not so active members of the North Shore Vintage Car Club, interacting with the other club members is a big factor in their ownership and enjoyment of the Zodiac. Paul confesses his mechanical knowledge was reasonably limited when he first joined, but he quickly discovered the huge amount of The only other non-standard items fitted include an oil pressure gauge and water temperature gauge....

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Double Dario

The first Dario to win the Indianapolis 500 was Dario Resta, a driver with a personal background as complicated as his later Dario counterpart. Resta was born in Italy in 1884, his family moving to London when he was just two. He drove a Mercedes in the first race at Brooklands in 1907 and by 1915 he was racing a Peugeot in the USA and winning the Grand Prize in teeming rain and the Vanderbilt Cup a week later. He was second at Indy, won two more races and finished second in the national title....

Driving Like Crazy

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Features

Looking back at 20 years of NZ Classic Car magazine we talk to the Baker family of NelsDn about their passion for classic cars Zephyrs and Zodiacs are still a favourite for many Kiwi classic car fans - we check out a ovely Zodiac Mkll 84 Motor Man Donn Anderson checks out the new McLaren MP4-12C 86 Motorsport Flashback January 1960 The Eterna Triangle - locking back at the golden days of the Tasman Series TACCOC Spring Classic, Hampton Downs this month we look at the services available from...

Fighting The Flab

In contrast to Bryce's Challenger, Malcolm has done very little to the Road Runner. The story went that the car had been parked up for 25 years, and marks on the wheel and gearbox bearings suggested the story could have been true. It still has the original red-line cross ply-spare tyre in the boot. The Performance Red paint is in excellent condition except for slight damage on the roof. Otherwise, the Road Runner is a very tidy car. The previous owner had fitted a new upholstery kit, but for...

Film Star

Interestingly, this Cobra's connection to Max Balchowsky doesn't stop there. We've already learned how Old Yel.er II appeared in Viva Las Vegas, and Ernie's Cobra also had a brief film career - most notably racing against Herbie, a VW fitted with a Porsche motor in The Love Bug. Films aside, Ernie has competed in the Cobra at many race events including the Annual Monterey historic races and today it competes 19 Ernieand Old Yeller II, Hampton Downs (Photo Groundsky Photography) 20 Carroll...

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History Repeated At Highfield

A category one historic building conjures images of cob cottages, stately homes or ancient churches. In Waiau, North Canterbury, this level of historic protection is applied to 'High-field' a 133-year-old shearing shed sited on the inland Waiau-Kaikoura scenic road, about 4km north of the Waiau village. No doubt once the venue of many hours of sweat-filled toil, it was in its heyday the workplace for 24 shearers and wool pressers. 'The Big Red Shed', as it is affectionately known, was built in...

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Cars lor Sale Articles Videos Images Top Classics News Car Clubs Shop Crosswords Win Stuff Blogs Games Bugatti Type 38 body sells for NZ 140k at Sydney Auction A packed saleroom in Sydney was the scene of some spirited bidding recently on a number of motor cars at Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia auction. The auction generated total sales of AUS 1, 180,583. The highlight of the sale was the 1926 Bugatti Type 38 restoration project completely dismantled, incomplete and...

Important Steps

When you are contemplating purchasing any import you need to remember a few important things. If it just needs a VIN then ask yourself why the seller hasn't got it. Don't contemplate a left-hand-drive car under 20 years old that is already in NZ which the seller says may be able to he registered under the new Special Interest vehicle Rule - it won't be. If you don't believe me, ring NZTA. If there is no paperwork or books in the glove box of a Jappo import, leave it alone. Check the ownership...

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Jaguar Xk8 Coupe

Alan Bowden has been in the car restoration business for forty years and has earned the reputation as being one of the best in the business. In his early years, Alan served an apprenticeship in crash repairs and coachbuilding, both of which have held him ir good stead over the many years he has spent in the industry. He admires the machines that were built in the past by those with skill, passion and talent and is amazed by the standard of work accomplished by those craftsmen of yesteryear and...

January 1961

Across the ditch the Aussies were getting excited about the Studebaker Lar.< being assembled on their home turf. Studebaker, said Wheels, was one of the prestige marques selling in Australia before WWII. To own a Stude, it said, was a sign of good motoring taste, of discrimination for things mechanical. They were generally better looking, more carefully built and certainly had some interesting mechanical innovations. Central to the relaunch was the Lark's powerp ant and competitive price....

January 1986

Many remember with great fondness the dynamic little Peugeot 205. Certainly huge fun on twisty roacs around Auckland, although one tended to bake in the cabriolet in the heat of the midday sun. All the same the 205 was being hailed as the car that pulled Peugeot back from the brink. Over a million had been sold in 21 2 years, making it Europe's third largest seller. Peugeot was anticipating 500,000 sales for 1985 alone. Lada introduced its three door 'world car' - the attractive and up to the...

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- a crazy cross-country run in a supercharged Jaguar XK8 - an awesome drive around the outskirts of a Waikato lake in a Lotus Esprit V8 - a glorious high-speed pass in a very British Bristol 411 - a terrifying ride in a Ford Galaxie 530 race-car and an inspiring trip to Lake Taupo and back in a drop-dead gorgeous F.-Type. There are just too many to recount here, but every one of these experiences has been carefully filed away in my memory. Every now and again, I remember one of them and I can't...

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Life Is A Highway

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Old Yeller

The first Old Yeller was developed by Max from a car built by Dick Morgensen, which had been passed along to Hollywood Motors for sale on consigment. However, alongside friend and driver, Eric Hauser, Max began to see some potential in the scruffy looking Morgensen Special. The two men reworked the car and decided to call it Old Yeller after the golden retriever that had featured in the Walt Disney film the finished car being painted yellow. The special was successfully raced and soon Max was...

On Life With Bruce Mclaren And Denny Hulme

I knew Bruce and Denny in the early days, but not very well. People forget that I was three or four years behind them. Bruce and I had talked on a couple of occasions, but we had no real contact until I started driving for him. I certainly didn't know him very well. I probably hadn't met Denny at all by then. Denr.y didn't socialise a lot, and the same could be said for Bruce then. I suppose. and storms oft. The rainbow type is when he explodes at everything, makes no discriminations and is...

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Or email us at admin classiccover.co.nz Words Eoin Young Photos Terry Marshall With this year's NZ Festival of Motor Racing only weeks away Eoin talked to Chris Amon about his favourite cars and motor races At 23, the German driver Sebastian Vettel became the youngest-ever driver to win the World Championship last season, and it reminded Chris Amon of his days as the youngest driver in Formula One. Tn fact, Vettel has been around for a long time despite his 23 years. These days they're veterans...

Photoshoot Shenanigans

Rack in rhe rarly flays of NZ Classic C t.r, we didn't always employ professional photographers and certainly, unlike today, we didn't have anything even approaching our current photography department. As a result, many of the magazine's front cover shots were taken with Greg Vincent's battered old Nikkormar SLR. As the magazine began to grow, we co-opted in the odd professional photographer, which eventual ly led us to Steve Perry who snapped most of our cover cars for many years. Steve was a...

Plum Crazy

Bryce's Challenger needed panel work, but he did nothing to it fora year, until the time was right. He and Malcolm built a r tisserie, and the body was stripped to bare metal. It proved to be in better condition than they expected, with two fairly large rust holes in the boot floor and a big dent behind the right door. The door had also seen better days and needed quite a bit of work. They sandblasted the body and did the panel repairs before handing it over to Richmond Auto Painters to prepare...

Steve Millen And Racing

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Technical Innovation

Antony Sheriff, McLaren Automotive managing director, says, Forget what you know about sports car companies, McLaren is different. Unlike the McLaren Fl road car built between 1992 and 199S or the McLaren Mercedes SLR, the MP4 is completely bespoke with no carry-over parts from other cars. The switches and buttons are tailor-made, and the 3.8-litre, 447kW (600hp), 600Nm, twin-turbo V8 is exclusive to the MP4. A unique carbon-fibre tub sets the car apart. McLaren introduced carbon fibre chassis...

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The Kiwi Connection

Following further factory upcates, in 1958 the Maserati factory rebuilt 2501 to the latest specification, installing a new engine - 2523 and changing the chassis number to 2523. The new car's owner was the plucky Italian lady driver, Maria Teresa de Filipis, who raced 2501 2523 throughout Europe. In 1959, 2501 2523 was campaigned in Europe by Scarlatti, after which its engine was removed for fitting to Colotti's creation, the Tec Mec II. in early 1960, New Zealand racing driver Ross Jensen...

The Search

Bearing the above in mind, we embarked on our search for our preferred model. The first one we came across had no books or paperwork, was supposedly original paint, but was clearly two different colours. While a Checka report said that the vehicle was not structurally damaged at the border inspection, it clearly had significant major repairs at some time in its life. When the dealer assured me that the cam belt had been changed, I immediately walked away this The next car was also at a dealer....

The X Factor

The expensive, high performance car sector grew strongly from 8000 a year in 2000 to 28,000 in 2007, but has since fallen off in the economic recession. McLaren believes this core segment will return to the levels of three years ago about the time the MP4 comes fully on stream, and management is targeting close to 15 per cent of the class. There will be three 12C variants, and the plan is to launch a new model every year for the next sever, years. McLaren is clearly very bullish about the...

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Our monthly feature model from SPR Limited is normally supplied from its Spark range, but this month's model is- from its lesser-known Bizarre brand. It is the 37 Healey SR Climax driven at Le Mans in 1969 by the English pairing of Clive Raker and John Harris. The Healey SR was designed and built in house, under a fair degree of secrecy, by a small team at the Donald Healey Motor Company the SR name represented 'sub rosa' (in secrecy). First raced at Le Mans in 1968, the SR was altered for the...

Amon On Enzoferrari

T was absolutely in awe of him, as I think most people were. He was actually quite good at putting me at ease. We did the contractual negotiations then went over to the Cavallino restaurant, across the road from the factory at Marandlo. We had a wonderful lunch and I sat there being very good, drinking mineral water with all this good food and wine on the table, and he said via his interpreter that it was always interesting having the first lunch with a new driver. He said Mike Hawthorn had had...

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Why The Healey Factory

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Prestigio

Prestigio is underwritten by Lumley Ceneral Insurance Release StoreMags & Fantamag. Magazines for All New from Brooklin Models this month is BRK 164, a 1954 DeSoto Firedome four-door sedan. Once again, Brooklin has captured the lines of this typical '50s car very well in 1 43 scale. All the panel and shut lines are clearly depicted without being overdone. As befits a car of the era, there are loads of pkted parts adorning the model. Of particular note is the toothy grille that has been given...

Modern Times

Pete Giddings Now

From 1976, Christopher Mann and Keith Duly became the new owners and continued to historic race 2501 2523, including a third in the Hawthorne Trophy at Silverstone in 1979, and a first in the Allcomers Race at the Niirburgring in 1980. In 1983, Duly sold 2501 2523 to Don Young, and Peter Giddings was able to effect a trade with Young in 1986. Today. Peter races a 250F Grand Prix Maserati which began life as 2501, became 2523, unofficially became 2504, and now has reverted back to 2501 2523...

Memories

Paul Hansen, owner of this magnificent Zodiac Mkll, definitely has fond memories of these cars during his earlier years. Whilst they never owned a Zephyr or a Zodiac, Paul remembers his parents' first car well - a 1952 Ford Consul which was his father's pride and joy. The Fcrd Consul was an excellent family car bur for Paul, then a teenager, it always seemed a bit under-powered. This proved the case when he endeavoured to do a 'wheelie' in dad s Consul only to unceremoniously break an axle, not...

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TTf Spring Classic hail just five classes hur no shortage of enthusiasm and entertainment. The Apparelmaster got away to a golden start, with round rwo dominated by the yellow and orange trio o' Brent Middlemiss in his sprightly Mini 1275GT, Sheridan Broadbent Valiant Pacer and David Tolhurst's less than mellow yellow Capri GT. Large grids continue to show series strength. A small but competitive field of Historic Racing and Sports racing cars tended to break up into well-matched pairs and as...

End Of An

Sadly, 1962 would be the last featuring the eternal triangle - Surtees and Salvadori returned, while Lorenzo Bandini made his only visit to New Zealand Nora bad field by normal standards bur weak compared with that of the previous year. The Kew Zealand International Grand Prix at Ardmore had been held in the first fortnight of January for the previous eight years in typically warm New Zealand summer conditions. The big race of 1962 was due to start at 2pm and coincided with a cloudburst for...

First Ford In F1

It all went wrong from the start when Bruce McLaren decided to woo the Ford Motor Company into Formula One back in 1965. Ford in the US did a friendly deal on a handful of its huge quad-cam 4.7-litre Indy V8 engines which were to be tooled back to 3.0 litres for he new formula by Traco Engineering in 1966. It was a disaster. The engine made the most incredible exhaust noise when the new car made its debut at Monaco, but that was about it. Minimal performance. Bruce couldn't have known that...

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Mataura Scouts Car Show

Tony Richardson of Mataura is not the usual petrol head. Although he lives works, and breathes motor vehicles and owns a collection of 11 of them, he is also the leader of the Mataura Scout Group. Last year he thought of a way to celebrate the motor vehicle and at the same time raise some badly-needed funds for the scouts. While the Mataura Scout Group also conducts a 4WD rally in early winter, Tony wanted something different - and thus the 'Motoring Mad Motor Show' was conceived. The event was...

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23-28 January 2011 Pre 56 MG National Rally the 18th running of this event, open to all pre 1956 MGs. Programme includes Concours d' Etat, Trial. Gymkhana and Autocross with time to socialise and explore this exciting anc hialuriu area uf ilia Suulh Island. Full rally and accommodation information, plus entry form, is at Contacts Oren E'rington 03 942 0251. mgcc. canterbury paradise.net.nz Peter Croft 03 384 9534. bovett.croft g paracise.net.nz 30 January 2011 - Vintage Speedway amp Hot Rod...

January 1911

One hundred years ago the inaugural Ivionte Carlo Rally or 'Le Rallye International de Monaco' was described as a bit of a soft affair. As far as we can ascertain this is in the narure of a 'go as you please competition for motorists' said The Autocar. Nevertheless the original organisers, lawyers Gabriel Viabn and Lucien Le Boucher, along with the president of the Sporr-ing Club of Monaco, Alex Noghes, couldn't have foreseen what they were starting when the first iMonte got under way on...

Typical Rural Community Spirit

It has been four generations of the Northcote family since the Highfield shed operated at full capacity, but it happened again on Saturday October 23, 2010, as part of the Back to Waiau celebrations. In an immense effort, the Norm-cote family and an organising team led by Greg Moriarty returned the shed to full operation to shear in two hours the 1120 sheep supplied by David and Rebekah Kelly of Woodchesrer, a sheep station on the nearby Leader Road. Back to Waiau celebrations were initially...

Ron And Ross

Ron Roycroft and Ross Jensen shared one thing in common both were at their best behind the wheel of a high-powered racing car. However, apart from their keen competitive edge, Ron and Ross had quite different characters Ron was your quintessential Kiwi specials racer, a real motor sport pioneer, whereas Ross was much more urbane and sophisticated. Its fairly common knowledge that Roycroft wasn't Jensen's biggest fan. As far as Ron was concerned, Ross was a Johnny-come-lately who eschewed the...