Maranello Rosso Collection Ferraris go under the hammer
  Featuring decades of Italian style, ten of Maranello Rosso Collection’s highly sought after Ferraris will be going to auction at the upcoming Bonhams Quail ...full story
Video: Up close with the 2014 McLaren 12C Spider
Back in Issue No. 282 we featured the new 2014 McLaren 12C Spider in all its glory and we were lucky enough to get it ...full story

Colouring in for V8 Supercar ITM 500 tickets


Winning Targa New Zealand’s latest Kids in Cars colouring-in competition has seen young Waiau Pa schoolgirl Crystal-Rain Nicholson receive a family pass to next month’s V8 SuperCar ITM 500 at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

The colouring-in competition was run in conjunction with the recent Ecolight Targa Sprint event based in Pukekohe and Targa NZ event director Peter Martin says that 12-year-old Crystal-Rain’s entry was the one that stood out.

“We had some great efforts this year,” he said on Monday, “but Crystal-Rain’s was the one with the ‘X’ factor!”

Kids in Cars is the official charity of Targa NZ and the Auckland-based organization runs free family fun zones with bouncy castles, face painting and rides in the Kids In Cars Ford Falcon V8 at each Targa NZ event. Read full story…

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John Surtees to be guest of honour at Donington Historic Festival


He’s the only man ever to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels, and he has been announced as the guest of honour at this year’s Donington Historic Festival held on May 3–5, 2014.
John Surtees OBE will be at Donington Park on the Sunday and Monday of the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famous F1 World Championship win in 1964 — driving for Ferrari. John will be holding autograph sessions for spectators, giving them the chance to meet the holder of a motor sport record that has never been equalled.
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Beach Hop: The annual Coromandel escape

Car enthusiasts fuss over their cars for months beforehand, getting everything perfect and up-to-scratch to show off to the masses.
Since 2001 Beach Hop has taken over Whangamata once a year. Preened and polished, cars line the beach, and it’s almost time for everyone to hit the beach again. The event will be held on March 26–30 this year with everything from drive-in movies, bands in bars, a retro caravan show, vintage markets, and the classic car show on throughout the week. Read full story…
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The Persuaders! Aston Martin DBS to be auctioned

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The Aston Martin DBS that featured in the British television series The Persuaders! will be offered at the Bonhams Aston Martin Works Sale on May 17, 2014.
The car, estimated at £350,000-550,000, has both of the show’s stars’ autographs inside the boot lid — Roger Moore in 2003 and Tony Curtis in 2008 — and in each case the moment of signing was recorded.
This famed Aston Martin was manufactured in 1970, with special modifications made specifically for its role in The Persuaders!, in which it featured prominently in almost all of the show’s 24 episodes. Co-starring Roger Moore and Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, this TV series was to become the most expensive ever filmed to that time, shot in various glamorous European locales. Read full story…
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Mustang’s 50th anniversary to be lead by Ford New Zealand

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It has been confirmed that Ford New Zealand will take on primary sponsor role of this year’s national Mustang Convention.

The convention is being held in Christchurch over labour weekend, from Friday, October 24 through to Monday, October 27.

This year will be Mustang’s 50th anniversary and Ford Motor Company of New Zealand Ltd and the Canterbury Mustang Owners’ Club Inc are both delighted to be involved. Read full story…

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Tragic loss of veteran racer Len May


Our thoughts go out to family and friends following the tragic loss of veteran racer Len May while competing in his Cooper FJ at this weekend’s Roycroft Trophy.

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Mahindra to be sponsor of North Island Endurance Series


The inaugural North Island Endurance series will be sponsored by a global automotive manufacturer that is relatively new to the country.

Mahindra will take on sponsorship for the first time in New Zealand when supporting the three-round series which is to take place this year.

The company is a major sponsor in Nascar and Moto GP, and has its own team in the forthcoming Formula E series. As well as having title sponsorship of the new endurance series, Mahindra will also provide the official safety car for the events.

The Mahindra North Island Endurance Series dates are June 6–7 in Pukekohe, July 5–6 in Taupo and July 25–26 at Hampton Downs. Read full story…

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Legends of Speed 2014 fast approaching

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Got your car ready for Legends of Speed 2014 at Hampton Downs at the end of the month?

The Legends of Speed 2014 is one of  Historic Muscle Cars’s (HMC) premier historic events. It is where the Historic Racing Club honours New Zealand’s many motor sport legends with a mix of races with classic saloon cars and historic single-seaters. Historic racing is all about having historic values where the cars are the stars, compliant vehicles, great fun, and no pressure racing. Read full story…

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