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NZ Classic Car No 328 April 2018

New Zealand’s longest running classic car magazine – celebrated its 300th edition in January 2016, an amazing achievement for a publication which began as a simple idea to put local classic car owners in touch with event organisers, car clubs and trade professionals. NZ Classic Car has been a vital part of the local motoring scene for more than 25 years and features unique and extensive classic motoring coverage. NZCC’s enthusiastic and passionate writers cover the length and breadth of the country ensuring extensive classic motoring coverage. Our coverage of New Zealand’s motoring heritage remains unrivalled, especially in the field of motorsport history, plus we include stunning photography, authoritative features and event reports from throughout the country.

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the numbers game

We’ve all heard the terms ‘barn find’, ‘survivor’, and ‘matching numbers’ regularly bandied around in the classic car world. But in reality, what do they mean? It’s often a matter of interpretation, as this terminology can mean different things to different people. One of my favourites, and one I hear fairly regularly, is that a classic car that has ‘matching numbers’. To some, that may just mean that the front number plate matches the rear number plate. At the other end of the scale, it’s taken far more seriously, especially for the purists among us, meaning, for example, that the drivetrain is completely original to the car and the engine block is correctly stamped, in some cases, with several numbers that match the vehicle’s VIN for easy cross-referencing. Then there are…

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the ultimate time capsule

In 2014, the Ellerslie Classic Car Show introduced the Survivors Class into the Intermarque Concours d’Elegance competition to be judged alongside the Masters Class and Teams Event entrants. The idea of including a Survivors Class section for unrestored vehicles had been discussed at length by the event organizing committee for a few years, and, after a remit was passed at the AGM in 2013, the green light was given to proceed. The criterion for any car club member to enter their car into the competition under this category was quite simple — the more original the better, eligible vehicles being those that are predominantly original, unrestored, and not modified in any way; in other words, ‘survivors’. These cars wear their original, factory-applied paint; some are incredibly well preserved, while others show varying…

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mileage history — stuart bilbrough

74.6 miles (120km) to 81.0 miles (130.3km) A former Clevedon Auto owner, Ivan Pavlovich, agreed to sort out the mechanics while keeping the car as original as possible. He took the Stude on its first drive in many years to check for road worthiness: Clevedon to Ness Valley and back. Apparently, there was lots of black smoke as she cleared her throat. 81.0 miles (130.3km) to 88.0 miles (141.6km) Another drive post new oil, new radiator hoses, and replacement of those rubber engine parts that had long gone rock hard. New tyres, too. Ivan took the Stude on a short hill climb up Twilight Road close to Clevedon. This time there was not a hint of smoke. 88.0 miles (141.6km)to 93.2 miles (150km) Stuart drives the Stude home to wait for approval from the NZ…

8 мин.
scandinavian cool

Sweden in the closing years of the 1950s was probably quite a boring place — so cold for most of the year that much of the population sat inside creating what would later become mid-century design classics: knives and forks, glass lamps, dining suites, and the like. Meanwhile, in Gothenburg, however, one person was thinking, ‘if only we had a sports car to go with all those knives and forks’. At this stage, the As and Bs of Abba were still only teenagers who hadn’t yet given a thought to Waterloo. Ikea was a few years away from opening its first store outside of Sweden, and the Scandinavian idea of design hadn’t yet made the worldwide impression that it would when all those simple, clean, fine lines and curves were introduced…

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new zealand during the   ’60s

The seventh New Zealand International Grand Prix was held at the Ardmore Circuit on January 9, 1960. The winner was Jack Brabham, driving a Cooper Climax. Best-placed New Zealander was Johnny Mansel in a 250F Maserati, in fifth. Even some New Zealand–built specials were entered. They included the now-legendary 4733cc Lycoming, driven then by Malcolm Gill. Jack Weaver entered in the Citroën Special, while Christchurch-based engineer supreme Hector Green drove his home-built RA Vanguard of 2100cc, and Steadman Kilgour entered his 4.5-litre Maserati Special. Was that a New Zealand–built special too? Perhaps a New Zealand–built special on an oldish Maserati rolling chassis? Where were you in ’62? If you were living in Aotearoa, The Land of the Long White Cloud, your governor-general was Sir Bernard Fergusson. If you lived in Auckland, your…

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readers’ writes

Letters SEND YOUR LETTERS TO: Mail: Readers’ Writes, New Zealand Classic Car, PO Box 46,020, Herne Bay, Auckland 1147 Email: editor@classiccar.co.nz A fabulous V12 As a young bloke I grew up to love cars and motor sport in the Bay of Plenty. I was a great mate of Denis Hulme, and we were car club members in Tauranga and the Mount. Hulme was good at hill climbs in his MG TF, and very quick. There weren’t a lot of scenes to race at other than Ardmore, and we went there every year until Denis, George Lawford and Feo Stanton went to the UK. Sadly George was killed during a race in Denmark. I moved to Christchurch in 1962. At that time my father-in-law, Reg Hoder, was a master motor body builder in Riccarton Road.…