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NZ Hot Rod

NZ Hot Rod November 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.

New Zealand
Hot Rod Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

10 min.
publisher’s podium

I WAS recently invited to speak at Harbour City’s 50th anniversary and at the conclusion of the night I was complemented and asked if I would publish the speech as they felt it was worthy of wider distribution...I’ve given those requests some thought and decided, why not!...so here goes. Hot rodding in the future GOOD evening ladies and gentlemen. Firstly I’d like to congratulate Harbour City on their fantastic 50 year anniversary, that’s quite an achievement. And also to the club for inviting me to be tonight’s guest speaker. It’s something I haven’t done before, so I’m sorry to say you’re definitely the guinea pigs but having said that there’s more than a few faces here tonight who played a part in my life’s journey too, so I feel very privileged and…

5 min.
box 573 orewa letters

RE: Recent letter from P. Hogan to all NZHRA members. HI PAUL, I would like to reply to the recent letter from Peter Hogan (Zone 5 Director and current North Island Vice president of NZHRA). Firstly, a caveat: I do not know Peter personally therefore my comments are based only on Peter’s letter and are not a personal attack in any way. I found the letter to be exactly what the Association does not need at the moment. Overall I found it to portray a “like it or lump it” attitude which does little, other than to perpetuate the unrest which is around at the moment. It cannot be ignored that there is a certain amount of unrest and/or dissatisfaction with the executive and the way the association is being run. Numerous…

5 min.
just in passing

Berry & Chung’s Pickup THE infamous B/C 1940 truck lives again! It was recently painted a period-correct green. It’s currently owned by Greg Hiddleston in Christchurch. The devil made me do it! THIS evil work of the devil was created by Justin Orpwood in Christchurch. His Model A coupe is almost complete and features a blown 392 Hemi, heavily chopped roof with all-metal-finish by Jake Paki. Under that masterpiece body resides a Kiwi Konnection frame while it rides on a set of real magnesium rear wheels and slicks. Mud Pluggin’ CRAIG STARE unearthed this rare shot of a chopped deuce Fordor sedan at a local Christchurch mud plug. The ’32 was campaigned by Noel Ettwell circa mid sixties but after that time we have no info on the history of this car, so if you…

1 min.
new arrivals

Magic Mopar RITCHIE Malam just landed this ’38 Plymouth coupe via Chuck’s. It was found in the USA and although dented here and there it still has its original paint and is totally rust-free. A great way to buy ‘em and Ritchie plans to do mechanical maintenance then drive it as is! Ready to roll THIS nice older rod which just arrived from the USA via Kiwi Shipping is a 1939 Ford standard coupe? It looks to be a good ‘80s style rod which was imported for a well known rodder down south. From Craig Stare. Grandma Duck WHAT a gem! This lovely old original ‘26/27 Model T coupe just arrived via Kiwi Shipping and looks to be a runner. By the look of its condition we’d say it’s probably been in long term storage. From Craig…

2 min.
fireman’s dream

FADED and worn out paint, 1979 registration decal are just a couple of cool clues to a long and rich History of Ken Waller’s 1936 Ford coupe. It was originally built by Harbour City Rod clubmember Barry Turner who was also a fireman. We tracked Barry down and discovered he owned a 1936 Ford 5-window coupe from back in 1968. It ran a good Mercury flathead V8 and juice brakes. An intermediate update saw a 272ci y-block and Fordomatic auto fitted along with Electric Blue paint. In the early ‘70s he purchased a better body from Larry Fergusson (Hamilton) which was painted in purple & white. Barry repaired the rust and fitted a new floor with help from fellow hot rodder Wade Foy. The new body was swapped with the…

8 min.
deuce tudors

1932 Ford tudors had wonderfully simple lines and unlike Australia we were lucky enough to have been able to purchase one brand new from the local Ford dealership. The tudor was the largest selling model in the United States but here in NZ the number of tudor sedans Ford NZ imported was limited to just 60 units. That’s compared to 175 fordor sedans, so by comparison they always were a bit of a rarity. We have only discovered around a quarter of the 60 NZ new cars so it is up to the reader to inform us of any we haven’t listed which you may know of, and with photographic evidence please. I have also seen pictures of several tudors which ended their life on a stock car track. Interestingly…