Cars & Motorcycles
NZ Hot Rod

NZ Hot Rod January 2018

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

Serendipitous Synchronicity THERE are occasions when I take a hammering from readers for using flowery words, superlatives and others beyond the vocabulary of average readers. So to rark them up I’ve opened this month with a couple of proverbial whoppers, just for the hell of it and because I feel in the mood! But there is meaning behind their use: let me explain. We were out late one November afternoon on a photo shoot of Dave Tuke’s amazing deuce roadster. (see this issue) We hadn’t planned any fixed location, leaving this to ace photographer Alastair Ritchie who normally comes up with a location trump card just when you need it. He has an uncanny knack for being able to see the end shot when looking at any or a number of…

4 min.
box 573 orewa letters

More deuce tudor history HI PAUL, I just returned home to Canada from attending the “Marineland Street Rod & Kustom Klub” 50th Anniversary. It was a great weekend. On arriving in NZ I bought the November issue of NZ Hot Rod Magazine. As I was flicking through the pages I saw a 1932 tudor which looked kind of like one of my hot rods. After taking a second look and I read the story (page 26) and I found out that it was my old body after all. I got this one from Peter Ayres out of Palmerston North. I also had another chopped tudor before this (ex. Phil Stimpson) but was told it ended up as a stock car. I immigrated to Canada in 1976 and sold the tudor around…

3 min.
just in passing

Naming Rights THE naming rights for the 2018 Bay Rodders Nostalgia Drags was a lucky draw for all the sponsors. It was held at special catered function Worlds End Bar and Restaurant in Tauranga. The winner was Cam Keogh the owner of Worlds End Bar and Restaurant. Therefore the 2018 Nostalgia Drags which will be held on Easter Saturday, March 31st, will be known as the Worlds End Bar & Restaurant Nostalgia Drags. This is the second time Worlds End has won the naming rights as they won the draw for the 2009 event. A draw was also held for naming rights for the various classes and these are listed below. Pre 49 hot rods: Bethlehem Coachlines Pre 72 American: Bay Trimmers Flathead Challenge: Pioneer Concrete Pumps Gasser Challenge: Gate Pa Auto Electricians 4 Banger Challenge:…

1 min.
new arrivals

For all GM restoration supplies. Sporty Coupe THIS 1929 Ford Model A sport coupe is bone stock and an older restoration which arrived recently via Chuck’s. Factory stock, it’s a classy version of Ford’s standard 5-window coupe. Great to see it here and soon to be on our roads. Factory Custom DAVE Tuke’s 1958 Chevrolet Impala is factory fresh and as clean as a whistle. The 60,000 mile Arizona original was treated to a full rotisserie restoration and its quality and fit and finish reflect impeccable workmanship and attention to detail. Under the hood is a 250hp 348 backed by an automatic for smooth cruising. It arrived recently via Chuck’s and is a true factory custom from the golden era of automobile design. Sinless Survivor WE love seeing these survivor cars unloaded when we visit Chuck’s.…

5 min.
dad’s 32

AS WITH many old New Zealand new roadsters, most have endured a hard life, they all have a story, some good some bad! This car is no different, and although there are plenty of gaps in the story it is certainly worth a read. The remains was purchased by one Eddie Fairbairn from a Mr. McCorkindale who lived in Lyttleton. The roadster was just a body sitting on a chassis with a few random parts. With the deal was a spare 1932 chassis, a 1939 Ford coupe body and three spare flathead motors. So as not to have to make two trips over the hill all the way to the other side of town, Eddie loaded up the coupe body and spare chassis onto the trailer, carted it to nearby Governors…

1 min.
usa car day

THIS great event is held each year first Sunday of November; this year it was Guy Fawkes day Sunday Nov 5th. The location is Gladstone Park , Woodend North Canterbury. The Classic American car club always put on a great day and were lucky that the big winds most were experiencing missed them completely and had well over 500 cars. Here is a sprinkling of some of the newer or unusual finds.…