Tags: drag-racing

Posted 14 Dec 2014, 9:29pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Oldschool Drag Day 2014 (Part 2)

Tags: events, drag racing, meremere, oldschool.co.nz, brent shaw

Here's Part 2 of my coverage from the Oldschool.co.nz Drag Day at Meremere, with another 30 photos and a few timeslip results that I have managed to gather from some of the participants...

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Posted 14 Dec 2014, 9:16pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Event > Oldschool Drag Day 2014 (Part 1)

Tags: events, drag racing, meremere, oldschool.co.nz, midnight upholstery, brent shaw

Oldschool.co.nz is a New Zealand-based online forum and community that caters to enthusiasts of older cars of all kinds. The club puts on a number of events each year in both the North and South Island, including an annual drag day at Meremere Dragway. Since I don't have a running vehicle that can be classed as 'old school', I caught a ride with a mate in his AP5 Valiant, which not only took part in the event...

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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

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

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

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 10 Aug 2012, 3:55pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Upcoming Events > What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Tags: upcoming events, track days, circuit racing, bent sprints, motorkhanas, fiat club waikato, leyland p76 owners club, manfeild, winter dragwars, fram autolite dragway, drag racing, autosport club, southland sports car club, teretonga park, brent shaw

This weekend's weather is looking great right across the country, so let's make the most of it while it lasts! There's a whole lot going on at Manfeild Park again this weekend, starting off with...

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Posted 27 Jul 2012, 11:58am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Upcoming Events > What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Tags: upcoming events, track days, circuit racing, drifting, pukekohe park raceway, drift motorsport nz track day, hampton downs, northern sports car club, manfeild, drag racing, fram autolite dragway, winter dragwars, brent shaw

The weather is looking fine right across the country at the moment, so lets hope it stays that way so we can make the most of this weekend's motorsport events...

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Posted 21 Jun 2012, 9:07pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > 44th NZ Drag Racing Nationals

Tags: videos, drag racing, 44th nz drag racing nationals, fram autolite dragway, hot rod revue, brent shaw

I missed out on going to the 44th NZ Drag Racing Nationals at Fram Autolite Dragway back in March, but Rikki Bloemsaat provided some great photographs and a summary of the event on the KiwiMotoring blog. As I was browsing YouTube tonight for some video footage of New Zealand motoring events, I came across this video that was put together by Hot Rod Revue...

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Posted 24 Apr 2012, 2:52pm by with 1 comment

Event > Mothers Dragmasters 2012

Tags: rikki bloemsaat, drag racing, new zealand, dragmasters, 2012, meremere, fram autolite dragway, events

Dragmasters always causes an eruption among the drag racing community, young guns in vehicles of Japanese origin providing competition to the more traditional (and suitably elder) fellas in V8 powered rides. A showdown between turbo’s and technology versus carburetors and cubic-inches...

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Posted 12 Apr 2012, 2:27pm by with 0 comments

Event > North vs South – Keith Whiting Memorial Drags

Tags: rikki bloemsaat, ndra, drag racing, nelson, motueka, keith whiting memorial, north vs south, coverage, 2012, photos, events

After attending North Island Drag meetings for over 20 years, I thought it was about time to take the journey to Nelson to see how Drag Racing is done in the mighty South. The Rock Dragway in Motueka played host to NDRA‘s annual North vs South meeting in remembrance of fellow drag racer Keith Whiting.

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Posted 19 Mar 2012, 12:52pm by with 0 comments

Event > 44th NZ Drag Racing Nationals

Tags: rikki bloemsaat, events, drag racing, fram autolite dragway, 44th nz drag racing nationals

Wow, what a weekend! The 44th NZ Drag Racing Nationals this weekend has to of been one of the best meetings i have attended in a very long time. Both crowd and race entry numbers were healthy, the weather was on our side and the track delivered a near perfect race surface – yet again and it showed with numerous teams bettering their PB’s or breaking records.

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Posted 13 Mar 2012, 9:20pm by with 0 comments

Event > Rotary Summer Drags 2012

Tags: rikki bloemsaat, events, mazda, rotary summer drags, fram autolite dragway, drag racing

The annual Rotary Summerdrags was held by OnTrack Promotions on Sunday at Fram Autolite Dragway in Meremere. The event is widely respected throughout the car scene in New Zealand as it is the only event purely dedicated to the Mazda Rotary engine. As you can imagine with the huge following of Rotary’s here, the event was massive!

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Posted 06 Mar 2012, 7:41pm by with 0 comments

Event > Ardmore Showdown - Wings vs Wheels

Tags: rikki bloemsaat, 4 & rotary promotions, ardmore showdown, wings vs wheels, shows, drifting, drag racing, motorcycles, aviation

Of course, being Jewish, I had second thoughts about traveling all the way to Ardmore airport today to see the latest creation 4 & Rotary promotions had come up with; The Ardmore Showdown – Wings vs Wheels. I am not very keen on planes, but my motorsport morals lead me to the event, which i am now extremely thankful for!

The event was absolutely jam packed with cars, planes and people.  The event hosted drag racing, a show & shine, drift display’s, stunt drivers and riders, an airplane show and races where 6 second drag cars faced planes! The entertainment wasn’t only for the ‘big...

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