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NZ Classic Car No 331 July 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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2 мин.
price watch

I mentioned a few issues back that I thought it was time to buy another classic now that the house renovations are finally complete, although my budget is somewhat depleted — I certainly won’t be putting another Boss 302 Mustang in the garage any time soon, that’s for sure. After my recent searches through a local auction site, I’m quite staggered at the prices of some classics, which have quite literally taken off. For example, any early Holden in nice condition will cost plenty — a 1962 EK will set you back in the region of $20-plus thousand, a later model HK Premier around $30K, and a half-decent HQ will cost about the same. As for Statesmans, I’ve seen some HQ models in the region of $45K. Another mover and shaker in…

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loyal friend

Aussie muscle cars are among the most desirable and collectable cars of today; in particular, the GT versions of the Falcon, which are undoubtedly the most famous of the breed. One word, ‘Bathurst’, instantly conjures up images of decades of nail-biting battles between the two Aussie arch-rivals, Ford and Holden, battling for supremacy. In fact, Bathurst was the inspiration behind Ford producing a car as celebrated as the GT Falcon. During the early years of the ‘Great Race’, the annual 500-mile (805km) event at the mountain road course, Mount Panorama, Bathurst attracted countless entrants driving virtually every known variety of foreign and domestic car, including the very first purpose-built local Ford ‘race’ car, the Cortina GT500. In 1967, however, Ford, who was keen to promote its current Falcon XR model (which…

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a family heirloom

Dad had been a pit mechanic for Sybil Lupp on the TC MG that she’d driven to second place in the 2nd NZ Championship Road Race, Wigram in 1950 We towed her home in May 1960, Dad (then 35) at the wheel, me (then five) trying out the back seat, impressed that they’d initialled a car after me. Faded red, hand-painted, and patch-primed, the car’d once been left in the estuarine tide for 24 hours after crashing off a bridge. And it showed. The chippie selling her had let her jump out of third and she’d over-revved. Goodbye little-end pinch bolt; hello leg out of bed (con rod through the side of the engine block). Number two, as it happened. Fractured cast iron, oil everywhere — not a pretty sight. The chronometric tachometer…

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classic approach

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the likes of the humble Toyota 4K 1300cc with a pair of side-draught carbs, plenty of compression, and a hot cam was a formidable weapon for anyone who put the pedal to the metal and danced on gravel, swapping lock to lock. But, as any motor sport stalwarts, rally folk were not perturbed by advancements in technology, and the quest for victory soon saw such cars superseded by bigger capacity engines and, of course, boost! Some 30 years later, and here we are, blasting up a wet and winding road as the Lampola five-speed screams away under the floorpan, the Stack tacho licks 9000rpm, and the trees and the Armco are but a blur through the side window. The lack of technology,…

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readers’ writes

Letters Motoring pleasure Your Motorman feature in the April issue [No. 328] on TRs reminded me of my TR2. Soon after leaving school I worked in a Standard Triumph car agency in Te Aroha. As a driver of a 1930 Austin 7 you can imagine how impressed I was when the English firm’s magazine arrived and often had, as the front cover, a photo of a TR2 with beautiful women talking to the driver, and inside more details about the car and its sporting successes, etc. A local post office worker had recently upgraded from a Renault 4CV to a new white TR2, allowing me to see one in the flesh. Fast forward to 1962 when I was now in Auckland and working within the construction industry. One day driving through Newmarket, two white…

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bucking mercedes-amg e63 s   the trend

A lot is being said about the future of motoring. Self-drive this, electric that. Soon enough, we’ll all be passengers in electric cabs being efficiently shuttled from one place to the next, with nary a concern about parking, bad driving, or registration and insurance costs in sight. But, as we apparently zoom towards this new era of road use, I look around our roads and I see quite the opposite. I see a plethora of uninspired vans, hatchbacks, and sedans, driven by people who probably don’t want to be behind the wheel but are forced to be there. They aren’t particularly interested in driving but see it as a necessity in modern life. And fair enough, too. Without this new era of transport to get them from one place to…