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Posted 28 Feb 2012, 7:46pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > IRC Round 5 at Manfeild

Tags: brent shaw, manfeild, formula first, gt1, gt2, nzgt, nz six, ss2000, nz sportscar racing, pre 65 racing, super mini challenge, porsche club racing, gtrnz, mazda pro7 racing

    Event > IRC Round 5 at Manfeild

We ventured south to Feilding this past weekend to see round 5 of the IRC Race Series, held at Manfeild race track...

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Posted 24 Feb 2012, 4:48pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

News and Updates > KiwiMotoring has a new icon!

Tags: news and updates, kiwimotoring, brent shaw, dean rope, stickers, super roo, super bee, dodge, ford

    News and Updates > KiwiMotoring has a new icon!

KiwiMotoring is please to announce that we have a new brand icon! Inspired by Ford's 'Super Roo' and Dodge's 'Super Bee' of the 60's and 70's, we think our new as-yet unnamed icon sums up New Zealand's passion for motoring quite nicely. A big thank you to the very talented Dean Rope, who was able to turn our idea into a beautiful, simple design which will look great on our website, Facebook page, and anything else we decide to put it on (hmm, some stickers will be nice).

Let us know what you think in the comments section below, or you can contact us directly here....

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Posted 22 Feb 2012, 8:56pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Mazda Pro7 Racing > Matt Carkeek at IRC Round 4, Hampton Downs

Tags: mazda, rx-7, hampton downs, matt carkeek, events, mazda pro7 racing

    Mazda Pro7 Racing > Matt Carkeek at IRC Round 4, Hampton Downs

Round 4 was only the second time the IRC series or our class had been to the Hampton Downs circuit. The test day on Friday was crucial to competitors for both learning the track again and fine tuning an effective car set up. The circuit offers something that no other circuit in the country offers, and that is the vast elevation changes from one part of the circuit to another. The undulations of the circuit provide drivers with a challenging but exciting lap, but also one that is hard on brakes with many of the braking zones downhill...

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Posted 21 Feb 2012, 9:11pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Mazda Pro7 Racing > Dean McMillan extends his lead after Round 4

Tags: dean mcmillan, mazda, rx-7, hampton downs, irc, mazda pro7 racing

    Mazda Pro7 Racing > Dean McMillan extends his lead after Round 4

Napier's Dean McMillan has extended his points lead, as he and his team head to Manfield this coming weekend for round 5 of their 6 round series...

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Posted 20 Feb 2012, 9:18pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Battle of the Streets, Paeroa 2012

Tags: battle of the streets, paeroa, yamaha, motorbikes, videos

Check out this great video of Dan Stauffer competing in the Formula Paeroa race aboard the Bernard Racing Yamaha R1 at the Battle of the Streets held in Paeroa this past weekend. The helmet mounted camera really gives you a sense of speed, and it's amazing how close these guys get to the hay bales at 200km/h+!

You can see more pics and videos from this event at www.nearlythere.co.nz.

Have you got an interesting YouTube video that you would like to share? Contact us with a link to your video, and we'll consider it for one of our Video blog posts.

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Posted 18 Feb 2012, 11:13pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > V8 SuperTourers Round 1 at Hampton Downs - Preview

Tags: brent shaw, hampton downs, v8 supertourers, holden, ford

    Event > V8 SuperTourers Round 1 at Hampton Downs - Preview

Today marked a very important chapter in New Zealand motorsport, with the first official race of the V8 SuperTourers, held at Hampton Downs. Greg Murphy took top honours in Race 1 and is pictured here battling it out with Andy Booth, as the two fought fiercely for several laps before Murphy was able to overtake and claim victory.

Stay tuned for a full rundown of the weekend's activities at Hampon Downs, with a full gallery including the V8 SuperTourers, plus the Honda Cup, V8 Challange and Central Muscle Car support races.

www.v8st.co.nz

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Posted 17 Feb 2012, 4:16pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Paeroa Street Race (Battle of the Streets)

Tags: brent shaw, videos, suzuki, motorbikes, paeroa, battle of the streets

Here's an exciting onboard video from race 2 at the Paeroa Battle of the Streets, 2011. Jason McCamish rides the number 97 Thermotech Pro Twin Suzuki SV650 up to 7th place after starting from 10th.

The 2012 Battle of the Streets is held again in Paeroa this weekend, and I'm excited to finally be able to be there to watch it for the first time.

Visit the Battle of the Streets website for more information.

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Posted 16 Feb 2012, 11:50am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Motoring News > Audi RS 4 Avant

Tags: audi, motoring news, ultimatecarpage.com

    Motoring News > Audi RS 4 Avant

Within a week after unveiling the TT RS plus, Audi have launched another new high performance model; the RS 4 Avant. Based on the current generation A4 Avant, it fills the void left by the previous model that had been discontinued back in 2008. The new RS 4 shares its 450 hp V8 with the two-door RS 5. The power of the naturally aspirated engine is fed to all four wheels through a seven-speed, automatic gearbox. Interested customers do need to be a little patient as the RS 4 Avant won't be available until September of this year.

Click here to read the full article and view the 18...

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Posted 13 Feb 2012, 3:20pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > FD RX-7 Hillclimb Drifting

Tags: rx-7, mazda, hillclimbs, drifting, videos

Check out this video of an FD RX-7 drifting almost the entire course of a hill climb held by the Rotorua Car Club. As if racing up a narrow road with banks, trees and fences isn't scary enough - try doing it sideways!

 

You can see more of DEFWSH DRIFT on Facebook.

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Posted 11 Feb 2012, 8:37pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Pro7 Plus at Hampton Downs

Tags: rx-7, mazda, videos, mazda pro7 racing

Here is some in-car footage from Race 3 at Hampton Downs, Waitangi Weekend 2012. Matt Carkeek drives the Vortex Racewear Pro7 Plus (Car #23), and is currently 3rd in the championship...

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Posted 04 Feb 2012, 9:51pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Ford Escort MK I RS2000

Tags: videos, ford, escort, hillclimbs

Check out this insane Ford Escort MK I RS2000 competing in a hillclimb event in Germany. Turn the sound up and listen to that 16V engine scream!

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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

Tags: events, brent shaw, chevrolet, kumeu, ford, vw, beetle, dodge, valiant

    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

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

    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

Tags: brent shaw, news and updates

    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!

Tags: brent shaw, news and updates

    KiwiMotoring goes live!

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

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