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NZ Classic Car No 330 June 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 test of time

My wife and I were watching television one evening recently when we decided to turn to Netflix, and see if there were any new movies worth watching. As we have a smart TV, it’s a relatively simple exercise, and easy to access just by using the remote. However, on this particular occasion, a message appeared on the screen advising that there was no internet connection available. My immediate thought was to check the router, which is located in our garage. After a brief glance, all seemed to be working OK, but I turned it off and back on again just in case. A few minutes later, after all the lights started flashing again, I assumed that it must be working. I turned on the television once more, but the message still…

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thundering   thoroughbred

Throughout Hanlo Reyneke’s childhood — every Sunday for about nine years — he asked his friend Tjaart’s father for a ride in his AC Cobra, but it never happened. That was until one day, a few years later, Tjaart called Hanlo at work and asked him if he wanted to drive the Cobra. He was taking it to an event, he would drive up to the front door, and he needed someone to drive it away afterwards: Hanlo was the only other person trusted to drive the car. He obviously jumped at the opportunity, locked up shop straight away, and rushed to the location. The very first time he got into the car was in front of a few hundred people. He tried to find the accelerator pedal by pressing everything…

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black pool rock

TVR IS CELEBRATING ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE LAUNCH OF A NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORTS CAR, ITS FIRST NEW MODEL FOR WELL OVER A DECADE. MARK HAS A LOOK AT ONE IT BUILT EARLIER Ask anyone with a passing interest in motor cars to rattle off a few British sports car manufacturers, and it’d be rare for TVR to get a mention — although, at one point, TVR was the third-largest specialized sports car manufacturer in the world. Built in Blackpool in the UK from 1949 right through to bankruptcy in 2006, TVR meant lightweight sports cars, big engines, and brutal performance unmatched by anything mainstream competitors could offer. Founding father Trevor Wilkinson was a specials and one-off car builder who eventually started making cars in greater numbers from his small workshop. The first…

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from grantura to sagaris

IN THE BEGINNING Although Trevor Wilkinson had built specials and one-offs since he’d set up shop in 1949, the Grantura was really where it all started for TVR. Launched as the MkI in 1958, it was given the name ‘Grantura’ in ’59. A variety of engines was offered from factory — whatever they could get their hands on — but most were fitted with the 1800 MGB engine. Later cars can be identified by their ‘ban the bomb’ Mk1 Ford Cortina rear lights. MORE POWER TVR had made great strides in the US market, selling a number of cars through the New York–based importer Jack Griffith. While the Vixen was the big seller, it was the V8-engined Tuscan that really grabbed the headlines. It effectively replaced the Griffith in 1967 and addressed many…

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the ultimate driving machine

NICK WILLIAMSON’S FIRST CAR WAS A BMW 2002, AND, AFTER METICULOUSLY RESTORING ONE FOR A CLIENT, HE COULDN’T RESIST THE URGE TO MAKE AN OFFER TO BUY IT In the early 1970s, Mercedes and BMWs were notoriously easy cars to steal, and, once that fact was combined with the BMW 2002’s especially sporting characteristics, it became an obvious choice for any German gangster. Now, maybe Germany didn’t have too many gangsters in that era, but it did, unfortunately for BMW, have the coincidentally similarly initialled Baader-Meinhof Gang, and these people were not so much gangsters as they were terrorists. It does seem to be fact that Andreas Baader, who gave his name to this infamous group and one of its leaders, was also a motorhead. He enjoyed driving fast and recklessly, and BMW…

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readers’ writes

Letters World famous in New Zealand This automotive oddity — the minuscule mileage 1958 Studebaker with its interesting, almost fairy tale backstory has been an interesting read in the April issue [No. 328] of New Zealand Classic Car — my favourite NZ motoring magazine. In your story you mention that there is a gap in the ownership of the Studebaker. I think that I may be able to go some way in shining a light at this gap to reveal some information from my personal memory of the car. Let us go back in time a few years to around 1983/’84 or possibly early-to-mid 1985. For it was during this time that the top end of High Street, Lower Hutt was all abuzz with chatter about this mint old Stude located at a…