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Posted 07 Mar 2013, 11:54am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > All Ford Day 2013

Tags: events, all ford day, ford, mustang, shelby, cobra, falcon, anglia, escort, ford muscle car club, brent shaw

    Event > All Ford Day 2013

You may have noticed that the KiwiMotoring blog has been a bit quiet lately, as I have been flat out trying to manage the large number of upcoming events that are being listed, while fulfilling orders from the online store, competing in Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of the Mazda Pro7 Racing Series, and trying to keep up with 'peak season' of my design and marketing business... the list goes on. Concerned that my eyes were beginning to turn square from sitting in front of a computer screen day-and-night, we decided to have a nice relaxing weekend away, camping at the base of Mount Maunganui...

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Posted 18 Feb 2013, 4:00pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > BNT V8 SuperTourers Round 1 at Hampton Downs

Tags: v8 supertourers, hampton downs, circuit racing, holden, ford, winger suzuki swift sport cup, v8 challenge cup, motul honda cup, xtremesport, gt series, central muscle cars, udc v8 utes, nic kuiper, brent shaw

    Event > BNT V8 SuperTourers Round 1 at Hampton Downs

The first round of the 2013 BNT V8 SuperTourers Series began at Hampton Downs on the 15th-17th of February, with a large number of support races that provided plenty of entertainment for motorsport fans throughout the weekend.

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Posted 05 Feb 2013, 8:54pm by Brent Shaw with 2 comments

Video > Mazda Pro7 Racing Series, Round 3 at Hampton Downs (Race 3)

Tags: videos, mazda pro7 racing, pro7 mazda rx7, irc, mazda, rx7, hampton downs, circuit racing, gopro, brent shaw

The 3rd round of the Mazda Pro7 Racing Series was held over the past weekend at Hampton Downs in conjunction with Round 4 of the Toyota Racing Series. This was my 3rd competitive racing event ever, and I was very pleased to be able to race throughout the entire weekend in hot, dry conditions (unlike the previous two events at Manfeild and Taupo).

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Posted 15 Jan 2013, 9:56pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Jalopy Dust Up 2013

Tags: events, jalopy dust up, waihi beach dirt track, waihi beach dirt track club, speedway, car show, noddy watts, nic kuiper, brent shaw

    Event > Jalopy Dust Up 2013

The 5th annual Jalopy Dust Up was held on Saturday the 12th of January, and was hosted by the friendly folk at the Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. KiwiMotoring contributor Nic Kuiper attended this event at the Waihi Beach Dirt Track, which must surely have the nicest backdrop of any New Zealand motoring venue!..

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Posted 19 Dec 2012, 4:31pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

News and Updates > New Aviation Events Category Added

Tags: news and updates, aviation, wings over wairarapa, new zealand international airshow, ardmore showdown, wings vs wheels, brent shaw

    News and Updates > New Aviation Events Category Added

As a petrolhead, I enjoy a fairly broad range of motoring interests. There are certain areas of automotive culture that I am more passionate about than others (circuit racing and rotary powered Mazdas spring to mind), but I also love V8s and American cars, old Volkswagens, motorbikes, rallying, car shows - the list goes on...

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Posted 17 Dec 2012, 8:37pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Photos > Mazda Pro7 and MX5 Racing at Manfeild

Tags: photos, mazda pro7 racing, mx5 racing nz, manfeild, irc, circuit racing, brent shaw, warwick clayton

    Photos > Mazda Pro7 and MX5 Racing at Manfeild

Not that I'm complaining at all, but one of the downsides to being a driver vs. a spectator at the IRC race meetings now is that I don't really get a chance to take photos at the events any more. However, I was lucky enough to have a quick chat to a photographer on the Saturday morning before our first race at Manfeild a few weeks ago. Warwick Clayton hails from Dannevirke, and is a regular at many motorsport events around the Manawatu area...

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Posted 12 Dec 2012, 5:12pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Red Bull Drift Shifters on Speedhunters

Tags: events, drifting, red bull, drift shifters, mad mike, speedhunters, brad lord, brent shaw

    Event > Red Bull Drift Shifters on Speedhunters

I'm still a bit bummed about missing out on the Red Bull Drift Shifters event in Auckland in the weekend, but thankfully there are plenty of photos and coverage of Mad Mike's exciting new brainchild circulating around at the moment. By all accounts the event was a great success, with lots of positive feedback from the 10,000+ crowd, as well as the organisers and participants. It sounds like Red Bull Drift Shifters has the potential to go global, so hopefully I wont miss out on the next event...

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Posted 10 Dec 2012, 3:45pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Matt Powers’ Final Run at Red Bull Drift Shifters

Tags: videos, red bull, drift shifters, matt powers, mad mike, drifting, samuel hübinette, fanga dan, brent shaw

Here's a cool bird's-eye view showing Matt Powers' smooth and precise final run in his LS V8 powered S14 Silvia at the first ever Red Bull Drift Shifters event in Auckland in the weekend. American-based drifter Matt Powers competed against 11 other drivers from New Zealand and around the world and claimed victory in front of a crowd of 10,000 people...

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Posted 08 Dec 2012, 12:29pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Shane Van Gisbergen hits the Porsche Panamera Medical Car in the V8 Supercars

Tags: videos, v8 supercars, shane van gisbergen, ford, falcon, porsche, brent shaw

Shane Van Gisbergen didn't have the greatest finish to his V8 Supercars career last weekend after this unusual incident with the Porsche Medical Car in race 1 of the Sydney Telstra 500...

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Posted 06 Dec 2012, 5:11pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Mazda Pro7 Racing at IRC Round 3, Manfeild 2012 (Part 2)

Tags: events, irc, mazda pro7 racing, manfeild, brent shaw

    Event > Mazda Pro7 Racing at IRC Round 3, Manfeild 2012 (Part 2)

Following on from part 1 of my event coverage of the Mazda Pro7 Racing Series at IRC Round 3... Sunday morning's race began with occasional light showers, which meant we had a damp track to contend with. I was really hoping to get through the weekend without having to race in the wet, but it wasn't really something that could be avoided. I was a little worried about water leaking into the cabin and steaming up my vision like the previous round at Taupo, but thankfully the preparations I'd made prior to the race worked a treat, and my windscreen stayed clear throughout the race...

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Posted 05 Dec 2012, 8:21pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Product > 2013 Rallying Calendar

Tags: products, calendars, rallying, rally of maramarua, steve russell, abc northern rallysprint series, flashpoint design & marketing, brent shaw

    Product > 2013 Rallying Calendar

A few months ago when I was marshalling for the MTA/Trelawney Stud Rally of Maramarua, I met a photographer by the name of Steve Russell, and we discussed our interests and occupations in the brief quiet patches of the rally stages. Steve works for ABC Pipefitters, who are the sponsors of the Northern Rallysprint Series, and when I'm not working on KiwiMotoring, I am the Creative Director of Flashpoint Design & Marketing - specialising in graphic design and print management...

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Posted 04 Dec 2012, 4:11pm by Brent Shaw with 3 comments

Event > Mazda Pro7 Racing at IRC Round 3, Manfeild 2012 (Part 1)

Tags: events, irc, mazda pro7 racing, manfeild, markku braid, dean mcmillan, warwick clayton, brent shaw

    Event > Mazda Pro7 Racing at IRC Round 3, Manfeild 2012 (Part 1)

The 3rd round of the IRC Series was held at Manfeild Park this past weekend, which was also the 2nd round of the 2012/2013 Mazda Pro7 Racing Series. This was my 2nd ever race meeting, and I was pleased to finish the weekend with two firsts and a third...

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Posted 26 Nov 2012, 2:28pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Upcoming Event > 2012-13 IRC Series: Round Three, Manfeild

Tags: upcoming events, irc, independent race classes, manfeild, gtrnz, nz six, ss2000, mazda pro7 racing, mx5 racing nz, pre 65 racing, nz sportscar racing, formula first, super mini challenge, porsche club racing, star touring cars, brent shaw

    Upcoming Event > 2012-13 IRC Series: Round Three, Manfeild

New Zealand’s biggest motorsport series is back at Manfeild this weekend with Round 3 of the IRC and what is being dubbed as “Christmas in the Park”. This race date is traditionally held at Pukekohe's “Thunder in the Park”, but due to the V8 Supercar track renovations up north, the good people at the Manawatu Car Club and Manfield Park have stepped up and provided an alternative venue...

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Posted 24 Nov 2012, 12:34pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – Reassembly

Tags: car builds, manukau institute of technology, mit, certificate in motorsport level 2, honda, civic, kiwimotoring mit honda civic, alan clarke, brent shaw

    Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – Reassembly

MIT Motorsport lecturer Alan Clarke emailed a few progress photos recently showing the reassembly of my MIT/KiwiMotoring Honda Civic. The students have been working hard to put the car back together, and it's really exciting to see how it's coming along so quickly now as they approach the end of Certificate in Motorsport (Level 2) course...

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Posted 21 Nov 2012, 9:21am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Red Bull Formula 1 Interactive 360 Degree Video

Tags: videos, formula 1, f1, red bull, sébastien buemi, making view, rudskogen, brent shaw

    Video > Red Bull Formula 1 Interactive 360 Degree Video

Norwegian company Making View have collaborated with Red Bull to create this cool 360-degree video, featuring F1 test driver Sébastien Buemi lapping Norway’s Rudskogen Motorpark. The video utilises a custom-developed camera system that allows you to adjust the view using your keyboard or mouse...

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