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Posted 24 Jan 2012, 7:58pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival 2012

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    Event > Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival 2012

The 18th National Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival ran on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of January 2012, and this was the first time that I had been to this event. We left Hamilton bright and early on Saturday morning, and arrived at the show at around 8.30am. We were greeted with fine weather, and the largest collection of classic cars and hot rods that I have ever seen in one place.

 

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While most cars were obviously American, like this beautiful 1956 Chevrolet Belair...

 

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...some were a mix of British and American, like this 1963 Ford Cortina, powered by a...

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Posted 20 Jan 2012, 3:51pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 Race Car – Introduction

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    Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 Race Car – Introduction

Since I was an early teen (15+ years ago), one of my life goals has been to compete in a sanctioned race series. I’ve always been into RX-7s and had previously considered buying or building a Pro7 Series 1/2/3 car. However, I was put off by the fact that the cars are getting very long in the tooth now, with speed (compared to modern cars), reliability and parts becoming an ever increasing issue.

A few years ago, the ‘Pro7 Plus’ class was introduced to the Pro7 Racing Series, which allowed the later model FC and FD cars to compete. Now the original concept of the Pro7 Racing Series...

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Posted 28 Dec 2011, 7:50pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Minor website issues currently being resolved

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    Minor website issues currently being resolved

Over the past 5 days I have been testing the limits of the new KiwiMotoring website to expose any issues or limitations within the site...

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Posted 23 Dec 2011, 6:09pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

KiwiMotoring goes live!

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    KiwiMotoring goes live!

New Zealand's online automotive events website has been officially unveiled to the public today...

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