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...

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Wanted - (Photos of) Isuzu Gemini Z2T,as raced in B 8 H series 1983 by Dick Cook S Wayne Huxford. Red in colour number 19. Any photos of it in race For Sale - Two brand newMichelin X Tyes. 05 75R 14. The tyres are white wa I and perfect for a classic car. 400 ono lor both, email edouglas_ hotmail. Wanted - Genuine mag wheels for Valiant Charger R T ROH size 14 x 7. Ph. 36 844 3136 C03-11 For Sale - Rear tailgate screens - Rover 26DD-35001976-88 two types available senes 1 non wiper motor series...

C0505

Wanted - old radiator badges and screw on hub caps big tree collectioies wanteo. wooder trameo mirror wanted with Auburn ncme or logo. Ph. 021 460 159 or Toll Free0800 468151 C06-05 Wanted - Convex, flat chrome or square AA badges for Life Member. Veteran Member, Councillcr or other executive positions in any orovince. Top prices paid. Ph. 021 430159 or Toll Free 08D0 468 151 C04-03 Wanted - British classic cars lorries motorcycles by enthusiast cominq to NZ this year. Looking for like-minded...

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

It was like slipping back a generation or two to when motoring in the USA was still an adventure and driving across deserts and down the Baja Peninsula was motorised manhood. PJ O'Rourke is a writer with a huge talent to entertain from a time when Penthouse anci Playboy were essential reading to maintain 20-something testosterone. Driving Like Crazy 30 Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending is O'Rourkes wandering through his writing career and the crazy highway adventures he chased. Sample just one...

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19B5 Daimler V8 4 door sedan Fully restored frm chassis up. receipts photos. Fully repainted. Motor Al. New upholst. leather, & gearbox. WOF 20,995 ono. Ph 027 6945467 1967 Daimler 420 Sovereign very nice useable Classic that comes with almost enough parts to build another. 6,000. BKEDDIE xtra.co.nz Ph 027 435 S85 1934 88 Riley Vista MPH Roadster Fantastic car. NZCCar Jan Feb 04. 2L 5 speed 26,476 Kms frm new. Great cond. Ph 021 426302 after 6pm djweston xtra.co.nzslingshoi.co.nz 1984...

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...

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BMW 323i 31986 Fine example of a genuine 2 lariyowoer All leathpr uphoktpry. alloy wheels. central locking, power steering, electric sunroof and towbar. Ph 06 834 4334 Toyota Corona 1990 Very tidy and reliable car. S-spRfiri manual. P-lrrp Regularly sRrvir.prl Alarm with central locking, electric windows, mirrors. Toyota alloy wheels. 027 3183412 Mitsubishi Pajero 1988 Electric windows, power steering, tow bar. Back seat folds up to give larger boot space RUC paid up to 237797. 2.500. Ph 07 877...

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...

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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...

Life Is A Highway

This book's sub-title is 'Vettes Made Famous on Track and Scrccn but don't be misled too much by the 'screen' mention the majority of the Corvettes in this book made their mark on the race track rather than the silver screen the only screen 'stars' here arc a turquoise 'Vcttc from a long forgotten movie and the rather bizarrely modified car from the 1973 teen-movie, Corvette Summer, which starred Mark (Luke Skywalker) Haniill. The remainder of the Corvettes featured range from the '56 SR...

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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...

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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...

Win A

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...

Wire Wheel Services

For every aspect of wire wheel repair * COMPLETE 2J& S. REBUILDS, p Sl New Zealand's oldest Wire wheel business THE PUMP HOUSE, TUAM ST CHRISTCHURCH The Bburago range includes 1 18,1 24 & 1 32 scale die cast model cars, 1 18 scale bikes and 1 18,1 24 die cast metal kitsets For full details see our advert on page 83 Coventry Classics Ltd P0 Box 147, Mosgiel, Otago. Ph 0274 352 517 Release StoreMags & Fantamag. Magazines for All Owning a classic car transcends mere driving pleasure - its...

Why The Healey Factory

* We have been fitting Dayton Wire Wheels to local Vehicles for in excess of 15 years Factory appointed Australasian distribution agent * Reputation, reliability and enthusiasm. Spline drive hubs available stock for most models Splined hubs can be manufactured to suit your application Of course, when it comes to Ernie's Cobra (CSX 2203), the obvious connection to Old Yelle II comes through both car's links to Carroll Shelby. However, there's more to it than that. Let's let Ernie explain I was...

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

Bridgehampton Race Track

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...