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

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...

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...

Minea

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...