Mercedes-Benz sale to feature historic cars
A 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet and an early WW1-period 22/50hp Mercedes from 1915 are the latest additions to Bonhams’ inaugural Mercedes-Benz Sale on July 12. ...full story
Kiwis love Aston Martin
Kiwis love Aston Martin more than any other country does anywhere else in the world. Global Sales Director for Aston Martin, Christian Marti, announced at ...full story

Be in to win: AUTOart 1:18 BMW 700 Sport Coupe


A step up from BMW’s bubble cars, the 700 debuted in 1959. A small rear-engined car, the 700 was BMW’s first attempt at a monocoque design, and with over 188,000 examples built until it was axed in 1965, it paved the way for BMW’s return to profitability and, of course, eventually led to the more popular 2002. Read full story…

Be in to win: 1 of 5 Autoglym Super Resin Polish


Autoglym’s Super Resin Polish will bring the shine back to the dull surfaces of your car. It removes any light scratches or stains and leaves the paintwork as new. It’s simple to use and is suitable for all types and colours of paint. Read full story…

Be in to win: 1 of 5 Classic Cars of New Zealand

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The best from 20 years of New Zealand Classic Car magazine. Drawn from the 100s of issues and 1000s of cars featured in the magazine since launch, this 148-page hardback book is a must-have for all classic-lovers. Combine stunning and evocative photography, gorgeous classic cars and authoritative text from the editors of New Zealand Classic Car magazine and you have Classic Cars of New Zealand – a celebration of Kiwis and their classic cars. Freight free to New Zealand delivery addresses. Read full story…

Karen Hay takes out female drag racing record



Photo: Earl Edwards

On Sunday, April 6 the record for New Zealand’s quickest, and fastest, female was taken out by Karen Hay in her purpose-built 1927 Ford Model T roadster — powered by a twin turbocharged 482 cubic inch big block Chev engine. The record was previously held by Faye Grant from 1990 with a longer wheelbase rear engine dragster running a 6.629 second pass over the quarter mile at 205.52 miles per hour.

Having already run 208 miles per hour in 2012, Karen ran 6.61 seconds at 206 miles per hour over the quarter mile to become both New Zealand’s fastest and quickest female in drag racing history. It’s a goal which Hay has been chasing since 2010 when the Hay Family Racing team purchased the car named ‘Evil II’ from the late Clive Davis. The mother-of-two started racing in 2002 after crewing for her father Lindsay for a couple of years and in 2010 she ran her first 6 second pass. The car was built by the late Warren Brogie in California, USA and has now become the world’s quickest and fastest Brogie-built roadster, adding to the excitement of the New Zealand record. Read full story…

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Lister Motor Company celebrates 60th anniversary with digital revamp


This year is shaping up to be a big one for Lister Motor Company with celebrating its 60th anniversary and also completing the first Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ to roll off the production line in more than 20 years.

To celebrate, the company unveiled a new website, keeping up with the rapidly evolving digital movement.

The new site can be found at the existing URL and features a mix of unique design and traditional values. Focus is on the company’s roots in Cambridge, while incorporating branding from the original 1950s Lister racing company, as well as the more recent ListerStorm era of the ’80s, ’90s and noughties. Read full story…

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Targa heads to defending champion’s patch


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For the past 19 years the multi-day Targa New Zealand event has started in, or near, Auckland, and either finished back there or in Tauranga, Wellington, or Havelock North.

However, for the 20th anniversary the 2014 event will be held in the South Island, startin in Christchurch on Labour Day (October 27) and ending in Queenstown (November 1).

This news has been welcomed by 2013 winner Martin Dippie who is from Dunedin and has previously had to travel for at least two days just to get to the start of the annual event. The 47-year-old thinks the six-day Christchurch-to-Queenstown will be the best Targa yet.

“We’ve got some stunning roads down here so I think it is going to be fantastic. It’s also going to be nice to be able to sleep in my own bed for a couple of nights while we’re on the event,” he said. Read full story…

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