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NZ Hot Rod June 2017

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

Keeping it in the Family WITH June now upon us it signals the beginning of winter and a slowdown in hot rod events, but having said that there’s still two full pages of listings for next summer in our Upcoming Events section. I can’t help wonder if all these fantastic events have reached their peak. There’s so much to do right across the country each year it’s a huge smorgasbord of choice and perhaps this is a sign of dilution because a few have reported lower than usual attendance this past summer. There’s just no way every event can be attended, that sounds weird, because it’s illogical to even think it’s possible, but back in the ‘60s and ‘70s it was possible. The scene was so small there was no way…

3 min.
box 573 orewa letters

He’s a Huppy Man HI PAUL AND TEAM, Just a quick note to say thanks for feature and extra mags. It has been a good start to the year so far having been in two mags and attending a very successful Pre 49 Nationals, I ran into a few people who filled me in on a few car details and John Eva even has a photo he’s promised of it as salvaged before it was reborn a rod! Congrats on 50 years. Cheers Laurie Parnwell. 50 Fantastic Years HI PAUL AND LIZ, big congratulations on 50 fantastic years for NZ Hot Rod mag. Time goes so quick I couldn’t believe it was April 1982 when the mag did a nice article on my Viva drag car 35 years ago. Wow makes me feel old!…

8 min.
just in passing

• Project T BACK in the early ‘70s NZHRM’s Rob Campbell lived in Orewa. While there Dunedin-based hot rodder Graham Rollo visited him and snapped these two classic shots of the pair trying out seating positions in the almost-finished Project T. The photos depict those free and easy shirtless days of beachside rodding. Project T would go on to spawn hundreds of DIY hot rod T-bucket projects right across NZ. Rob and Graham are still both actively involved in the scene. Graham says “I have met so many neat people through hot rodding.” Rob Campbell recently gave a rare television interview reflecting on his 50 years in publishing this magazine. Great milestones huh! • A Most Royal Moment AS part of our and Harbour City Hot Rod Club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations we turned…

3 min.
good as gold jason reder’s 1965 chevelle

WHEN it’s in the blood, it’s in the blood. Jason Reder has been around cars, rods and rock’n’roll since he was born to Richard & Karen Reder not that many years ago. Jason is the epitome of someone who’s inherited the obsession and many readers will be able to relate to his desire to own an old American car from a young age. Now at 22 he’s onto his second car with this eye-catching gold 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS. “I’ve been interested in hot rodding from a very young age and have grown up with hot rods. I was first introduced to hot rodding by mum and dad, I’ve seen pictures of myself when I was younger helping dad restore his 1956 Chevy Bel Air and through the years have…

1 min.
island 2 island run hosted by harbour city rod club

AFTER a 10 year break, Harbour City Rod Club hosted the Island 2 Island Run as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations. Despite the uncertain weather and numerous other events on the same day, 40 entrants registered at Puketutu Island in Mangere and headed out west. The run was regrouped alongside Rosebank Road before travelling to the first stop at Hobsonville Point where entrants were given an update by the development company on plans to house an additional 7500 people. Entrants then took a short walk to the local market, wharf and updating of the old air base buildings. Then off to Herald Island domain where lunch was served whilst local band “Nine 2 Fivers” knocked out some classic tunes over the afternoon to entertain the entrants. Just the right…

2 min.
east bay rods hot rod display

EAST BAY RODS club are one of NZ’s pre-eminent Pre ‘49 hot rod clubs and have a strong membership with ranks brimming with cool cars, so it made perfect sense to stage a second one-day hot rod display in their area. Silverdale Shopping Centre’s lower carpark was chosen as the venue and filled with 70 members’ hot rods which made it quite a show and something special for spectators, hot rodders and club members as well. Sponsors came on board thanks to an active committee and great organisation on the day saw it run like clockwork. Proceeds from the 4-hour long display totalled $15k which went to Hibiscus Hospice who remarked “it was the best fundraising event we’re involved with and we sold more raffle tickets at the display than…