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NZ Hot Rod

October 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


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nz hot rod

PROPRIETORS: Paul & Liz Grace Ph: +64 9 432 1270 MANAGING EDITOR: Paul Grace ACCOUNTS: Liz Grace SUBSCRIPTIONS: Liz Grace AD-SALES & FEATURES: Paul Grace Ph +64 9 432 1270, +64 21 159 8521 Email: paul@nzhotrodmag.co.nz Craig Stare Ph +64 3 347 8388 Email: craig@nzhotrodmag.co.nz CORRESPONDENTS: Mike Ashton, Spook Howard, Ian Rainbow, Craig Houston, Wayne Scraba, Bruce Taylor, Chris Harris, Siggy Eichholz, John Medcalf, Lew Bonnington, Steve Reid, John Eva, Craig Stare, Horse Madden, David Mather, Roger Gorringe, Owen Campbell, Dave Verry, Golly Adams, Paul Martinez, Fred Sougnoux, Allan Porter, Ken Sanders PRINTERS: The Print Lounge NZ DISTRIBUTOR: OVATO…

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publisher’s podium

The Price of Convenience OUR retail magazine distribution model is well known and set in stone, and it’s been that way since Christ was a cowboy, figuratively speaking. What I’m talking about is the mechanics, mathematics and logistics of selling magazines in retail outlets nationwide. It’s no state secret or protected by providence, so I’ll share it with you. What you see instore is a range of magazines to choose from which is very convenient and a great shopping experience. Impulse buying, habitual repeat buying are all in the wonderful mix of the shopping experience, but that comes at a very high price. Here’s why: Your favourite bookstore, supermarket or service station may have ten copies of our latest magazine available for sale. Sure you may only want one, but there’s…

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box 8 waipu letters

Thank you GOOD morning Liz ad Paul, We ran the NZHRA Zone 2 Memorial Run 2019 run yesterday and despite the adverse conditions we raised a little over $700 for the NZ Heart Foundation. This would not have been possible without the generosity of people such as yourselves helping us out. So a personal thank you from me for the magazine subscription to raffle off. Kind regards, Warren. Re your editorial YOU NEED this Paul !!!!!.. It’s a 4 litre, 4-cam one-off DRAKE experimental. It was for sale at the 2017 California Hot Rod Reunion for $8000. He fired it up every hour or so, and I remember it being a ‘strange’ sounding thing due to it’s ‘flat’ (180 degree) crank. As far as I know it never sold! Cheers,Squeak. P.S. That’s my buddy Tom Holmquist’s…

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just in passing

Changes Afoot ROSS & BRENDA Prevette have decided to end their association as show organisers and promoters of the CRC Speedshow. In a statement Ross and Brenda said. “We would like to thank everyone who has supported CRC Speedshow over the last eight years during our ownership and latter management roles. We have had an absolute blast putting the show together and have not only enjoyed working with many of you on a business level but have also made some really good friends along the way. The owners of Speedshow Events & Media Ltd currently have the business for sale, so if anyone wants to buy an iconic NZ Automotive Events Business, contact Wayne Scurrah at Bayley’s - https://www.bayleys.co.nz/1688589. In the meantime, Brenda and I will be carrying on with our…

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new arrivals

Rocket Science NEW into stock at Chuck’s is this ‘55 Oldsmobile 88 4-door post which is a great project car. Under the hood is the 185hp 324ci Rocket V8 which currently does not run. Interested? Give Glynn a call on 09 832 1955. Polara 330 THIS rust-free Dodge 330 four-door sedan arrived via Chuck’s and is a full-size automobile sold by Dodge from 1962 to and 1964. Based on the B-body it was available as a 2-door sedan or 4-door sedan and often used the base-line 225ci slant six engine. Just the ticket for a graduation present for your son or daughter. The Italian Detroit THIS 1968 Ford GT Torino with 390 and auto powertrain arrived recently at Chuck’s. Believe it or not, the car was named after the city of Turin (Torino, in Italian),…

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silver shop tour

IT’S been said that an organisation, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it. That salient quote is a very apt description of Rods by Reid who’ve become both a keystone and a rock-solid foundation underpinning the Kiwi hot rod and performance aftermarket industry. Rods by Reid has been gold right from its inception, and the direct result of the vision and talents of John Reid backed 100% by his wife Flick and more recently by the craftsmanship of the highly talented Nakija Klaus. Their list of accomplishments and awards earned directly from their own cars and also from the components and turn-key cars built for customers is enormous and encompasses New Zealand and also the USA. Beyond the silverware…