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NZ Performance Car

No 270 June 2019

Since 1996 New Zealand Performance Car has been the voice of the country’s modified import car scene. It was there to see the first import 10-second quarter mile run, there when the first official drift battle ensued, there when the first show trophies were handed out, and there to bring NZ its very first Super Lap time attack event. Each month the very best of NZ’s modified import car scene is served up. It’s New Zealand’s number 1 selling monthly motoring magazine and is New Zealand’s import performance authority and for good reason…it leaves the others for dust.

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all motor madness

I’m not one who has always had a huge budget to throw into cars, but I’ve pushed hard over the years to make it happen for myself, and, yeah, I’ve blown my fair share of pay cheques and gone without lots of other luxuries in life to do so. I’ve seen those with unlimited means going hard spending cash on cars, I’ve seen people going hard spending money someone else did the hard yards to earn, and I’ve seen a lot of inspiring people make it happen for themselves. Would I have had it any other way for myself? You know, I’m not going to lie, I’d love to have easily earned stacks to blow on cars — I’d build some shit, I’m telling you — but I don’t think…

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nz performance car

themotorhood.com/nzperformancecarEDITORMarcus Gibson, marcus@performancecar.co.nzASSISTANT EDITORJaden Martin, jaden@performancecar.co.nzSUBEDITORSRichard Adams-Blackburn, Karen AlexanderPROOFREADEROdelia SchaareSENIOR DESIGNERMark GibsonDESIGNERDanielle WilliamsSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHERAdam CroyCONTENT MANAGERHelen Adams-BlackburnADVERTISING COORDINATORRenae FisherCONTRIBUTORSRichard Opie, Danny Wood, Rene Vermeer, Keisuke Nagashima, Danny Wood, Jonas Lerner Keegan Clarke-Latham, Ryan Van Pelt, Glen McNamaraSUBSCRIBE ONLINE: magstore.nzPHONE: 0800 PARKSIDE (727 574)MAIL: Freepost Parkside Media SubsPO Box 46,020, Herne Bay, Auckland 1147EMAIL: subs@parkside.co.nzCONTACT USPHONE: 09 360 1480MAIL: PO Box 46,020, Herne Bay, Auckland 1147EMAIL: info@parkside.co.nzPUBLISHERGreg Vincent, greg.vincent@parkside.co.nzBUSINESS DIRECTORMichael White, michael.white@parkside.co.nzGENERAL MANAGERSimon Holloway, simon.holloway@parkside.co.nzMEDIA SALESMark Everleigh, mark.everleigh@parkside.co.nzDATA ANALYSTIsobel Woudberg…

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wild speculations

Yarns, yarning, talking shit, shooting the breeze, chin wagging, or — as most people with normal decency would call it — talking. Whatever your preferred noun for having a yarn is, there’s no denying that there’s always time to stand in a driveway, on a front lawn, or at the inner doorway of a workshop to have a good old yarn — even if that time isn’t yours to spare (i.e., on the clock); sometimes you just get caught in the yarn and have no choice but to let it run its course.In a job like this, yarning is everything. So, naturally, I like to think that I can handle myself when it comes to getting amongst the yarn, having been asked, and offered, a myriad of subject matter over…

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tcr series coming to new zealand

MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) has announced that a contract has been penned with Touring Car Racing (TCR) global rights holders WSC Ltd to introduce a national series in New Zealand for 2020. Discussions are said to have been going on for a good six months. Developed by former World Touring Car Championship manager Marcello Lotti in 2014 as a cost-effective touring car racing alternative, the format is becoming increasingly popular worldwide.Since its inception in 2015, TCR has amassed four major regional series, including TCR Europe and TCR Asia, plus 15 national series utilizing the TCR regulations as their main rulebook. Closer to home, the first season of the newly created TCR Australia Touring Car Series will commence in May this year, and sources indicate that, once launched here in New…

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paddon wins otago rally

Hayden Paddon wasn’t kidding when he said that he wasn’t going to be sitting idly by after departing from his World Rally Championship (WRC) drive with Team Hyundai. A near-perfect two days in Southland for his first rally of 2019 has seen Paddon and John Kennard take the outright win at the Otago Rally in the Hyundai i20 AP4. The top-of-podium placing also puts them in a solid position at the start of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) season, in which they garnered maximum points.The win marks the sixth time that the pairing has won the Otago Rally, also winning and setting new stage records for 14 of the rally’s 15 special stages, with a total time over seven minutes faster than the second-placed pairing of Ben Hunt and…