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NZ Hot Rod February 2019

Published since 1967, N.Z. HOT ROD is dedicated to portraying every sphere of Hot Rodding. From traditional and modern Hot Rods to Street Machines, Muscle Cars and Race Cars, NZ Hot Rod features them all. Plus there's coverage of many of the 100 or so hot rod events, including Drag meets from around New Zealand and overseas.

Country:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hot Rod Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
publisher’s podium

Grassroots SITTING at my desk allows me the privilege of meeting many people and seeing the results of their creative efforts and also attending many hot rod events. But after 15 years in the electric chair, if you asked me what the very best memories were, I could count those top milestone moments on one hand. I can hear your thinking, “well, what are they? So here goes 1. Producing the highly successful 500th edition, 2. producing the Vinther Coupe issue in Jan 2016, 3. producing our 50th Anniversary issue in April 2017, 4. road tripping across the USA, and more recently 5. meeting Bernie Couch. In my view Bernie is a fit and proper person, a grassroots hot rodder who’s been there and done that. In his youth he worked his…

3 min.
box 573 orewa letters

From the Past PAUL, I have read the mag since the early ‘70s and came across the feature project on how to build a T-bucket directed by the now deceased Rob Campbell. I was just staring my working career in the engineering field and thought I could have a crack at this. The car was first registered in ‘75 at the cost of $1200, and I still own it. It was as per project T, built out of a late ‘50s Ford with 272, 3-speed and 4.11 diff. The running gear has long gone and been replaced with 327 and Power glide with a 2.75 diff for better driving. The rest is the same as built in ‘75. I never met Rob or his brother Owen but this is the product…

5 min.
just in passing

Half a mil EX-PAT Kiwi Paul Adams spotted this original Dodge drag car at a mate’s shop in LA. It appears to be the Roger Lindamood 1964 Dodge 330 Super Stock `Color Me Gone which won the 1964 Indy Nationals Stock Eliminator with an 11.47 et. It features an acid-dipped body ‘glass bumpers and aluminium front fenders. Both AMT and Lindberg produced 1/25 scale models of the car. The current owner has turned down 1/2 million for it. From Paul Adams. The Past THERE must be countless older readers who remember the tireless task of finding a parking space outside HRM’s old office in Pollen Street, Ponsonby in Auckland. Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s the Council and Traffic Department were constantly finding ways to punish people by either charging for parking or issuing…

1 min.
win tickets

HERE’S a superb offer from Meremere Dragway: How about a free ticket to the 2019 Nationals on 9th and 10th March at Meremere? That’s when you’ll see the best of NZ NZ’s drag racers going for broke as they vie for top honours. All you have to do to qualify for a free ticket is answer the following question and be one of the first ten correct entries received. Here’s the question: Name the NZ’s fastest woman drag racer. Only one free ticket per email, no multiple email entries from the same address allowed. Once again – the first ten correct replies get a free ticket! Entries must be emailed to nationals@nzhotrodmag.co.nz and must contain the correct answer to the question plus your mailing address details. Good luck!…

1 min.
new arrivals

Trend Setter LUXURY Sports was a trend personified by Ford with their Thunderbird 4-seat sports car. This ‘66 Town Landau arrived via Chuck’s and features special vinyl roof with landau bars and woodgrain accents on the interior while a set of chrome wire wheel covers completes the prestige look. Muscle-mania AS the prices of muscle cars continue to appreciate there’s plenty of scope for a project like this ’67 RS/SS Camaro which arrived at Chuck’s recently. With almost every nut and bolt available for a full restoration you’d have to ask yourself the question: Why not? Uncle Daniel TRUE-BLUE trad hot rodder Tony House imported this deuce fiver recently. He says “I bought it from a guy in Thousand Oaks, CA. He had about five deuces and decided to thin his herd.” This cool looking…

3 min.
fun in the sun

WITH its vibrant Saturday morning market, Mangawhai was already buzzing when the incredible array of vintage, classic, high powered muscle cars, bikes and “projects” began lining up at the Domain for the annual Black Swamp Rod Run 2019. Such a variety – it always amazes me what comes out of New Zealand’s garages, barns and storage units - Model As to Mustangs and many more! The sound of a V8 engine aside, it’s the gleaming chrome and spectacular paint jobs that usually grab my attention and this year, one of my favs was a 1960 Thunderbird convertible. Yes, American makes and models did appear to dominate the field, but British and European cars were also represented. A Jaguar and VW Kombi complete with surfboard were welcome surprises. Also, a surprise was…