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Classic Driver

Classic Driver No.86 September/October 2019

NZ CLASSIC DRIVER looks at ways to bring you stories of classic cars that are rare, different and often very special. Our team of passionate classic car journalists, headed by Allan Walton as editor, includes writers such as Tony Haycock, Allan Dick and Mark Holman as well as well-respected motorsport photographers like Terry Marshall and Alex Mitchell. As well, Kiwi racing legend, Howden Ganley, pens a regular column telling tales of his past and present motor racing experiences. All that adds up to a magazine with huge appeal to enthusiasts all around the world as well as New Zealand. For further information go to

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changing times

Those readers who also follow the magazine’s Facebook page will already be aware of the recent changes to NZ Classic Driver, but for everyone else here’s a quick overview of those changes. As from the edition of the magazine now in your hands, NZ Classic Driver will be produced on a quarterly basis rather than as the current bi-monthly production. This will mean a rather longer time between editions, with the next – January/February/March – issue expected to be on sale December 12, just in time for Christmas. Many subscribers will be aware that we haven’t been renewing or taking new subscriptions for a few months; this was because we felt we couldn’t receive subscribers’ money until we’d come to a decision on the future of the magazine, something we can now…

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cento zagato

This is a tale I’ve told before, but I like it so here it is again. As a young lad growing up in the 1960s, the first time I ever came across the Zagato name was when I read Ian Fleming’s book On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. In that book, the Bond girl who would become, tragically only very briefly, Mrs James Bond – Comtesse Teresa di Vincenzo – drove a Lancia Flaminia Zagato Spyder. Fleming described their initial meeting: “It was a girl driving, a girl with a shocking pink scarf tied around her hair, leaving a brief pink tail that the wind blew horizontal behind her. If there was one thing that set him moving in life, with the exception of gun play, it was being passed at speed by…

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zagato 1919-2019

Ugo Zagato founded Carozzeria Zagato in Terrazzano di Rho, a suburb of Milan, Italy in April 1919. Born in Gavello on June 25, 1890, Udo left home at the age of 15 to work in a metalworking business in Germany and, following military service in Italy, began work as an apprentice at the Veresina bodywork company. During WW1, he worked with Pomilio, an aircraft construction company, and it would be here that Udo learnt the value of lightweight construction. After four years he left Pomilio to start up Carozzeria Zagato. By 1923 the company had expanded – as had Udo’s personal life with the birth of his first son, Elio – and he was consistently working with Alfa Romeo, producing Zagato-bodied cars based on now legendary models such as the 1500 6C…

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zagato cento nz martinborough, november 29 – december 1

Paul Halford, one of the organisers behind the New Zealand Zagato Cento, recently visited Zagato in Milan and spoke to Andrea Zagato and Paolo de Taranto. As a result, the Kiwi event has been placed on the official calendar for the 100th anniversary year of Zagato. Anniversary celebrations will extend from March 2019 through to March 2020. Andrea and his wife Marella Rivolta are still talking positively about attending the Martinborough meeting, but this has yet to be confirmed. The biggest meeting of all will be held in Milan, Italy in October. The Zagato Cento NZ celebrations begin on Friday, November 29, with all the cars meeting up at Southwards Motor Museum. The public will get a chance to view the cars between 2.00pm and 3.00pm. Around 50 per cent of…

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passion in motion

As Ferrari owners, Jo and John’s trip to Italy in 2015 wouldn’t have been complete without visiting Maranello to tour the factory, spend time and money in the factory shop and see where Enzo Ferrari used to dine in the famous Cavallino Restaurant. The couple expected a ‘normal’ town that happened to be the location of the factory. Instead, they discovered the town lives and breathes Ferrari. It was a sensory overload. But while they loved every minute, they didn’t have time to take it all in. Later, in Rome, they’d seen most of the ‘usual’ sights and booked a tour of the Vatican. The evening before the tour and their last day in Italy, Jo discovered they could take a fast train back to Maranello and spend most of a…

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Mail: Email: SOFT-TOP SOMERSET Referring to the July-August edition of NZ Classic Driver (number 85), in his ‘Grey Pipe’ column Allan Dick asks the whereabouts of an Austin A40 Somerset convertible. I may be able to throw some light on the subject. Turning the clock back to about 1954/1955, I lived only a couple of minutes’ walk from the Aranui Speedway in Christchurch. This was back in the golden years of speedway in New Zealand when we had riders such as Ivan Mauger, Barry Briggs, Ronnie Moore and Geoff Mardon amongst many others. From the ages of 13 to 19 I had a great interest in speedway solo motorbikes, midgets and stock cars. Perhaps fuelled by the fact that my older brother Jim was riding with the above mentioned boys/men, and my sister’s boyfriend…