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Posted 28 Jun 2014, 1:43pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Mad Mike Drifting at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Tags: videos, mad mike, drifting, goodwood festival of speed, mazda, rx7, richard pardon, brent shaw

    Video > Mad Mike Drifting at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

When I heard that Mad Mike had been invited to demonstrate his freshly rebuilt FD RX-7 drift car at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, I wondered how he would manage to control the sideways smoke machine on such a tight and narrow course. But as this video proves, not only does he wow the crowds with the sight of the aggressive looking widebody RX-7 and sound of that 4-rotor peripheral ported engine, but he also recognises the significance of being part of such a prestigious event...

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Posted 21 Jun 2014, 11:15pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Hamilton Automotive, Vintage, Classic and Collectable Swap Meet (Part 1)

Tags: events, classics museum, jukebox diner, swap meets, brent shaw

    Event > Hamilton Automotive, Vintage, Classic and Collectable Swap Meet (Part 1)

The Hamilton Automotive, Vintage, Classic and Collectable Swap Meet was held on a chilly and very foggy morning at the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner on Sunday the 18th of May. Brave automotive enthusiasts were treated to a eclectic display of new and used automotive parts and accessories, automotive memorabilia, collectables, models, books, brochures and cars for sale for a mere gold coin entry fee...

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Posted 16 Jun 2014, 5:35pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 - What’s Been Happening?

Tags: car builds, mazda, rx7, mazda pro7 racing, pro7 mazda rx7, circuit racing, brent shaw

    Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 - What’s Been Happening?

It's been a long time since I've created a blog post about my Mazda RX-7 Pro7 race car - so long in fact, that the last update was way back in October 2012. So before I get into what's happening with the car at this very moment, I thought I'd create a short summary of my experiences with the RX-7 from the past 18 months...

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Posted 11 Jun 2014, 5:28pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Audi Welcomes Porsche Back to Le Mans

Tags: videos, audi, porsche, le mans, brent shaw

The world's oldest endurance car racing event - the 24 Hours of Le Mans - is being held on the 14th and 15th of June at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. With Audi dominating the race for the last 10 years with an astounding 9 outright wins, it is exciting and refreshing to have Porsche return with their 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype 1-H. With the countdown to the famous race now on, Audi have just released this short and light-hearted video as a welcome to their fellow German automaker and rivals - Porsche...

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Posted 01 Jun 2014, 12:48pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Petrolhead Breakfast at the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner

Tags: events, classics museum, jukebox diner, petrolhead breakfast, hamilton, brent shaw

    Event > Petrolhead Breakfast at the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner

Another month flies by, and once again it was time to head down to the Jukebox Diner and Classics Museum at Railside Place, Hamilton for the Petrolhead Breakfast. Held bright and early on the first Sunday of every month, the car park fills up with its regular attendees, as well as a fresh selection of cars and faces. Enjoy the photos...

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Posted 22 May 2014, 4:17pm by Brent Shaw with 1 comment

News and Updates > Subscribe to our Mailing List

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    News and Updates > Subscribe to our Mailing List

We've just sent out our 2nd ever email newsletter, and I'm pleased to say that there is going to be a regular monthly contribution from now on. The newsletter includes details about upcoming motoring events of all kinds, as well as venue and club information from around New Zealand...

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Posted 06 May 2014, 3:16pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals at Taupo Thunder Dragway (Part 3)

Tags: events, drag racing, 46th annual new zealand drag racing nationals, taupo thunder dragway, siggy eichholz, brent shaw

    Event > 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals at Taupo Thunder Dragway (Part 3)

Here is our final selection of images from the 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals at Taupo Thunder Dragway, with the season's final results for each category after the gallery...

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Posted 03 May 2014, 11:58am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals at Taupo Thunder Dragway (Part 2)

Tags: events, drag racing, 46th annual new zealand drag racing nationals, taupo thunder dragway, siggy eichholz, brent shaw

    Event > 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals at Taupo Thunder Dragway (Part 2)

Following on from our previous post about the 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals, here's another selection of images from Siggy Eichholz, as well as results for all classes of racing from the 6th and final round of the 2014 NZDRA Championship Series...

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Posted 30 Apr 2014, 4:27pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals at Taupo Thunder Dragway (Part 1)

Tags: events, drag racing, 46th annual new zealand drag racing nationals, taupo thunder dragway, siggy eichholz, brent shaw

    Event > 46th Annual New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals at Taupo Thunder Dragway (Part 1)

The 46th New Zealand Drag Racing Nationals were meant to be held at Taupo Thunder Dragway on the Sunday the 20th of April, but unfortunately the event was postponed due to the bad weather that most of the country received that weekend. Thankfully, the 6th and final round of the New Zealand National Championship Series was able to proceed the next day on Easter Monday, allowing a full field of cars and racers to take advantage of mostly clear skies and a dry track...

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Posted 24 Apr 2014, 4:33pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > 60 Car Badges in 60 Seconds: Can You Name Them All?

Tags: videos, car badges, brent shaw

Here's a cool little video featuring 60 car manufacturer logos in just over 60 seconds. Many of them are still obvious despite having the wording removed from the badges, but there are some pretty obscure ones in there too. Can you name them all? I counted 47 in my first go - or perhaps it was 37? It's not easy keeping up!

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Posted 03 Apr 2014, 3:19pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Beach Hop 14

Tags: events, beach hop, whangamata, siggy eichholz, terri cave, brent shaw

    Event > Beach Hop 14

The 14th annual Sony Beach Hop event was held once again at the beachside town of Whangamata from the 26th-30th of March. This was our 4th trip to the Hop, and I'd have to say it was my favourite so far. We arrived just before sunset on the Friday evening, after travelling at a leisurely pace from Hamilton and stopping off at Paeroa for some fish and chips on the way...

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Posted 31 Jan 2014, 1:40pm by Michael Oldenhof with 0 comments

Event > BNT V8 SuperTourers at Highlands Motorsport Park

Tags: events, v8 supertourers, highlands motorsport park, circuit racing, michael oldenhof

    Event > BNT V8 SuperTourers at Highlands Motorsport Park

Arriving at Highlands first thing in the morning on the Saturday brought back all the memories of the previous 101 and Easter events and quickly reminded me of how swell a venue it really is...

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Posted 29 Jan 2014, 4:53pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Ferrari Festival at Hampton Downs (Part 2)

Tags: events, ferrari, hampton downs, new zealand festival of motor racing, nzfmr, brent shaw

    Event > Ferrari Festival at Hampton Downs (Part 2)

While the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing's theme for 2014 was about celebrating the Ferrari brand, there was no shortage of entertainment from the support classes that ran over the 2 weekends either...

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Posted 20 Jan 2014, 8:47pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Ferrari Festival at Hampton Downs (Part 1)

Tags: events, ferrari, hampton downs, new zealand festival of motor racing, nzfmr, brent shaw

    Event > Ferrari Festival at Hampton Downs (Part 1)

My first motorsport event as a spectator for 2014 was something that I had been looking forward to for a long time. It was this time last year, in fact, that I marked it down as a 'must see' event when the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing announced the 'Ferrari' theme for the annual celebration at Hampton Downs...

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Posted 04 Dec 2013, 9:34am by Michael Oldenhof with 0 comments

Event > Highlands 101 (Part 3)

Tags: events, highlands motorsport park, circuit racing, michael oldenhof

    Event > Highlands 101 (Part 3)

If you like endurance racing, then Sunday at the Highlands 101 was the day for you (really, the whole weekend was, but I digress). The day started with the Highlands 10 + 1, followed by some more Toyota 86 racing and then with the main event - the Highlands 101!...

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