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Posted 13 Oct 2013, 8:47pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 at Sainsbury Road Hillclimb

Tags: videos, hillclimbs, fiat club waikato, brent shaw

Here's a short in-car video from my first hillclimb event a couple of months ago. It was an unusual feeling trying to go as fast as possible on a road that I had never driven on before, with just a single slow practice run in the morning, followed by 3 timed runs...

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Posted 02 Oct 2013, 7:49pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Dual Sprints at Hampton Downs

Tags: events, fiat club waikato, hampton downs, dual sprints, brent shaw

    Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Dual Sprints at Hampton Downs

The 4th round of the Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series was a dual sprint at Hampton Downs, and I was really looking forward to it in the weeks prior to the event. Hampton Downs is my favourite track, and it would be great to get some more track time there, while having a bit of an advantage over the smaller, nimbler cars that dominated in the motorkhana and autocross events earlier in the series...

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Posted 14 Sep 2013, 12:32am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Goodwood Revival 2013 Live HD

Tags: events, goodwood revival, circuit racing, brent shaw

    Video > Goodwood Revival 2013 Live HD

The 2013 Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival held from September 13th-15th at Goodwood Circuit, in the UK's West Sussex. This event showcases racing cars and motorcycles that competed during the circuit's original period from 1948 until it was closed in 1966, and is accompanied by historic aircraft displays from the same era...

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Posted 20 Aug 2013, 10:08pm by Brent Shaw with 1 comment

Event > Dual Sprints at Hampton Downs

Tags: events, hamilton car club, motorsport bop, hampton downs, dual sprints, brent shaw

    Event > Dual Sprints at Hampton Downs

Well, it's a busy time for club motorsport at the moment, with plenty of action happening around the Waikato and beyond. After competing in my first hillclimb last weekend, I was straight into another event a week later, with a dual sprint meeting at Hampton Downs. This event was a combined venture between Motorsport Bay of Plenty and the Hamilton Car Club, and the collaboration certainly helped to boost attendance numbers, and gave us club members a chance to meet a few new people too...

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Posted 13 Aug 2013, 9:54pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Sainsbury Road Hillclimb

Tags: events, fiat club waikato, sainsbury road, hillclimbs, brent shaw

    Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Sainsbury Road Hillclimb

The third round of the 2013 Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series was held on Sunday the 12th of August, and featured a short and exciting hillclimb event on Sainsbury Road in Pirongia. Much like the motorkhana of round 1, and round 2's autocross at Hampton Downs a few weeks ago, the weather forecast predicted rain, and lots of it. This was my first ever hillclimb, and I was a bit nervous about racing on a wet and slippery road...

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Posted 03 Aug 2013, 1:20pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > 19th Annual Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swap Meet

Tags: events, henry ford memorial day, ford, claudelands event centre, brent shaw

    Event > 19th Annual Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swap Meet

The 19th Annual Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swap Meet was held at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton on Sunday the 28th of July, and what a massive show it turned out to be! This was the first time that I have witnessed the Henry Ford Memorial Day as it clashed with another event that I attended on the same weekend in 2012...

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Posted 16 Jul 2013, 4:38pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

There are half a dozen major British motorsport events that I can think of off the top of my head that I am determined to see, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed sits at the top of my list. Each year, a temporary monument is dedicated to a different car manufacturer, and 2013 marked the 50th anniversary for Porsche's 911. The beauty of this event however, is the massive variety of new and old cars from all over the world...

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Posted 10 Jul 2013, 6:22pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Autocross

Tags: events, fiat club waikato, autocross, hampton downs, brent shaw

    Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Autocross

Round 2 of the 2013 Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series consisted of an autocross that was held on the skidpad at Hampton Downs on Sunday the 7th of July...

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Posted 30 Jun 2013, 12:31pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Rally Xtreme Challenge Series Round 1, Maramarua Rally

Tags: videos, rallying, rally xtreme challenge series, mta, rally of maramarua, total lubricants, brent shaw

A fellow kiwi motoring fan showed me this video of the MTA Rally of Maramarua that I covered back in April. This was the first round of 5 rallying events for the 2013 Rally Xtreme Challenge Series, with the next round being the Tanoa Hotels Rally of the North on Saturday the 17th of August...

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Posted 11 Jun 2013, 4:07pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Motorkhana

Tags: events, fiat club waikato, motorhana, hampton downs, brent shaw

    Event > Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series - Motorkhana

The 2013 Fiat Club Waikato Tarmac Series began with a motorkhana on the skidpad at Hampton Downs on Sunday the 9th of June. Although we had a good run of fine weather during the week building up to the event, the weather forecasts weren't looking to flash for Sunday. Unfortunately the predicted rain arrived right on schedule, as I was woken up by heavy downpours at around 5am...

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Posted 08 Jun 2013, 12:55pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Veteran and Vintage Car Club Double Fifty Road Rally

Tags: events, classics museum, jukebox diner, veteran and vintage car club, double fifty road rally, road rallies, brent shaw

    Event > Veteran and Vintage Car Club Double Fifty Road Rally

As promised in my previous post about last weekend's Petrolhead Breakfast at the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner, here is some more coverage for the Veteran and Vintage Car Club (Waikato)'s Double Fifty Road Rally that began at Railside Place in Hamilton...

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Posted 02 Jun 2013, 2:58pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > June Petrolhead Breakfast at the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner

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

    Event > June Petrolhead Breakfast at the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner

On the first Sunday of every month, the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner in Hamilton hold a buffet breakfast which draws in classic car lovers from around the Waikato and beyond. I've gone along to the last 3 monthly breakfast events, and they seem to be getting bigger and bigger each time. In fact, this time around I didn't actually make it inside the diner for breakfast, as I ended up spending the morning outside in the carpark taking photos and talking to a few of the regulars...

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Posted 23 May 2013, 5:52pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Bruce McLaren explains the Mosport Circuit in the Can-Am Series

Tags: videos, bruce mclaren, mosport, can-am, circuit racing, brent shaw

Searching through videos on YouTube for Can-Am footage from the late 1960s, I've found it quite difficult to find anything decent with Bruce McLaren in it, which is odd considering the total domination that he and fellow Kiwi Denny Hulme had from 1967-1970.

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Posted 19 May 2013, 6:55pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > DTM at Hockenheim 2013

Tags: videos, dtm, deutsche tourenwagen masters, hockenheim, germany, crc motorsport, audi, mercedes-benz, bmw, brent shaw

If you missed the coverage of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) coverage on TV3's CRC Motorsport this afternoon, here is a video showing the first race from the Hockenheim round on DTM's official YouTube channel...

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Posted 21 Apr 2013, 1:37pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > 2013 MTA Rally of Maramarua

Tags: events, rally of maramarua, rally xtreme challenge series, hamilton car club, brent shaw

    Event > 2013 MTA Rally of Maramarua

Round 1 of the 2013 Rally Xtreme Challenge Series was held in the Waikato's Maramarua Forest on Saturday the 20th of April, in conjunction with the Hamilton Car Club. Like last year, I volunteered as a marshall for the event and I was stationed at the intersection of Aranui and West Roads where stages 2, 5 and 8 passed by throughout the day...

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