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NZ Hot Rod

NZ Hot Rod January 2020

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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₹ 247.42
₹ 1,288.65
12 Issues

in this issue

5 min.
publisher’s podium

2020 I’VE almost had to make a list of the milestones coming over the horizon towards us, so I’ll rattle through them quickly starting with the sonic boom which reverberated right around the hot rod industry early December as the result of the TEN Network in the USA shuttering print publication of 19 titles. The two or three magazines cut from the line-up which fall into our circle are Street Rodder, Hot Rod Deluxe and Car Craft. It’s not the first time either: before the TEN Network, there was Source Interlink which owned most of the USA’s automotive magazine titles plus a distribution company, so they were clipping the ticket twice on the way to the consumer. In 2014 Source Interlink ceased operations in their distribution arm and publishing arm was…

1 min.
box 8 waipu letters

The Magnificent Seven TO the management and staff at NZ Hot Rod magazine, I am writing to ask-enquire if you have any pictures of Shady Lane’s iconic old 1932 Austin Super 7 now up for sale. I would like to purchase any history pictures if still in any NZ Hot Rod magazine past issues. Brian Nicholson, Invercargill. Hi Brian, Shady built the diminutive Austin for his wife Kay, and the car was featured in our December 1973 issue. We have sold out of that back issue, but you can find a copy from time-to-time on Trade Me. Also: I’ll take a copy of the article and mail it to you. Ed. Going Global HELLO my name is Nicolas, I live in Argentina. I have great admiration for their culture with hot rods and customs. I…

6 min.
just in passing

• Custom Culture Coming KIWIS are in for a special treat this summer with two super-cool customs visiting from the USA. Kyle Dann’s rad 1960 Pontiac from K Daddyz Kustomz is a multiple show winner and a real head-turner, while it’ll be the first-ever showing of Joe Wallem’s 1960 Cadillac from Bakersfield. Thanks to Kiwi Shipping for helping out big time both stunners will be at Muscle Car Madness 24-26 January in Rangiora. • A Splash Of Colour THIS fabulous image (by Ken Sanders) arrived at The Garage, framed, size huge x large, late 2019. Grazee was speechless. Again. Thank you, Bill and Jo Lemon, B & N Hot Rods, Canada. From John Eva. • Start ‘em Young THESE two young’ uns are making their day brighter with a copy of NZ Hot Rod mag. Oscar…

1 min.
arrivals new

• Wind up Windows THIS stunning car is 1 of 7600 cabriolets made by Henry Ford, and it arrived in NZ early October 2019 from Minnesota USA via chucks. It is a very original 1934 Ford Cabriolet, in Dearborn blue and is a good unmolested example. The lucky owner is Wayne Unkovich, and he’s just completing on-road vining. • Fever ROYCE Everett has caught the Deuce bug and has a new addition to his bespoke collection which includes his multi-award-winning ‘32 highboy. The 5-window has a mint rust free body which was was located in Texas, USA and shipped to NZ early this month. Plans call for a full fendered hot rod with a French block stroker flathead topped with a Scot blower and a set of Hogan twin-plug heads. • Dearborn Deuce DYLAN Orpwood…

4 min.
a fine burgundy wine...

OVER the years you meet some great people with the same interests as yourself. What I mean is an interest in fast cars, alcohol consumption (in moderation) and dumb “ barely funny “ jokes. Well over ten years ago I was at a hot rod event and was introduced to Sean Williams and quickly worked out he was the owner of a fairly staunch red 1956 Chevrolet 4 door hardtop that did great skids. After buying me a beer(s) we got on really well. The man is not a comedian, but he is funny around the edges. At the Street Rod nats in Methven, we reunited, and drank some more of his beers. I even asked him how the roadster was progressing, something even his daughters asked about every few years.…

1 min.
features & specifications

ENGINE: Brand new crate motor. A big block Chevrolet ZZ427, forged steel crank, forged pistons, GM aluminium heads, 10:1 compression, alloy dual plane manifold and 770 Holley carb. EXHAUST: Custom 2-1/2” system polished HPC coating, Flowmaster mufflers. COOLING: Custom-made radiator. TRANSMISSION: Tremec TKO 600 5-speed. CHASSIS: Custom-built by Rods by Reid, finishing by Rocket. FRONT END: Custom-built independent unit by John Reid. REAR END: Independent Jaguar (Rods by Reid ) Winters dummy quick-change cover and Billet axles by John Reid. BRAKES: Wilwood drilled and slotted wit polished Dynalite 4-pot callipers TYRES: Front 17”x7.5” Dunlop 205/50R17 while the rears are 20”x10.5 Sport Maxx 295/40R20 BODY: Osborne productions fibreglass reproduction 1933 Ford roadster. The body is channelled and features a custom floor, custom rear tail pan, doors lengthened, 1936 Ford door tops blending into dash top. Re-radiused rear wheel well arches,…