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NZ Hot Rod

NZ Hot Rod March 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.

New Zealand
Hot Rod Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
publisher’s podium

On Trend I’LL OPEN with a caveat to say there’s no right or wrong answer to the notion that there are trends flowing within our hobby. Why do I need even to offer a caveat? Because no matter what I say, think or do, one or more of you will take exception to my views. It doesn’t matter to me, in fact, it’s a good thing because making you think about things which affect our fun is my role. What is a trend? A trend is not a fact; it’s not the answer to a numerical equation, you can’t take it to the bank and how many instances of something occurring even constitutes a trend anyway? One, two, ten or 100? A trend is defined as something that’s hip or popular…

5 min.
box 573 orewa letters

Wild Bill HI Paul & Liz, Hello again from Guy of Palmy North who has been helped by you regards back issues related to past vans of your magazine. A long time ago I lived in Hawkes Bay and was a regular spectator of the past Thunder Park drag strip just out of Hastings that is now a winery. An American man brought his wheel standing Model A delivery van to NZ listed below, Wild Bill Shrewsberry and it was featured in one of your early issues. I had photos of it doing its wheelstanding runs down the drag strip and one of it being towed by a blue twin cab Ford F350 pickup. My photos were unfortunately passed on amongst a box of photos, and in those days Al Porter…

6 min.
just in passing

Space Coupe BACK in ‘63 Bill Cushenberry sat down at a booth at the Bob’s Big Boy in Toluca Lake, California, and began to sketch a low-slung custom, inspired by aeroplanes and streamliners. The radical and futuristic design featured fins and wings and uninterrupted surfaces and a bubbletop. He wanted the car to look like a jet, so the Silhouette II Space Coupe was born. Under the svelte skin is a Corvair drivetrain. The car has a checkered history and is currently in the final stages of restoration. Ex-pat Kiwi Paul Adams may be painting it. From Paul Adams. California’s new 2019 Traffic Fines CALIFORNIA is once again leading the way in road safety and driver behaviour with the publication of their raft of fines aimed squarely at driver behaviour. Here’s the list released…

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

Slick NZ’s king of cool, Squeak Bell just landed this old beauty. It’s a 1935 Ford 3-window coupe and you’ll be seeing it around hot rod events and on Kiwi roads this summer. Mordoor STEVE Sharpe recently landed this chopped deuce fordor sedan from California. It’s a gem and is good to go as-is, so Steve will be able to be nominated driver for mates cruising long-distance to hot rod events. (just kidding) A smallblock Chevrolet nestles between the frame rails while an auto and 9” round out the drivetrain. It’s a great looking car and another worthy addition to Steve’s collection. Perfect Project ON his USA trips, Magoo is always on the lookout for potential customer project cars. Last years expedition turned up this ’30 Ford coupe which had been in the same family…

3 min.
road star

During a lifetime of rodding involvement, Rob and Jenni Bingham of Garden City Rodders (since 1973) have owned plenty of cool cars, including a ’41 pickup, a ’42 tudor, and a pair of Model A Fords. Jenni had the tourer, while Bing drove a 396 big block Chevy powered ’30 A tudor. All were sold many moons ago, and other cars have filled the Bingham garage, such as an early Camaro convert, Corvette, late Camaro. Not that their interest in early cars faded, sometimes it’s just the way opportunity knocks. Plus it defines the Bings’ good taste. The same could be said for Bing’s longtime friends and clubmates Bill and Marie Wright, who also had a Corvette and a ’34 Ford roadster project, both with big blocks. Bear with me, as…