Tags: rx7

Posted 30 Oct 2012, 8:50pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Racing News > IRC Round 2, Taupo 20th-21st October 2012 - Qualifying and Race 1

Tags: racing news, mazda pro7 racing, pro7 mazda rx7, mazda, rx7, taupo motorsport park, irc, bob smith, brent shaw

After a well earned sleep on Friday night after the practice day at Taupo Motorsport Park, I was feeling good about qualifying on Saturday morning...

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Posted 26 Oct 2012, 4:28pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Racing Results > Mazda Pro7 Racing Series Round 1, Taupo 20th-21st October 2012

Tags: results, mazda pro7 racing, mazda, rx7, mx5, toyo tires, taupo motorsport park, brent shaw

Here are the points for the North Island Mazda Pro7 Racing Series after the 1st Round at Taupo Motorsport Park on the 20th-21st October...

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Posted 25 Oct 2012, 11:07am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Racing News > IRC Round 2, Taupo 20th-21st October 2012 - Practice

Tags: racing news, mazda pro7 racing, pro7 mazda rx7, mazda, rx7, taupo motorsport park, irc, matt gibson, brent shaw

The 2nd round of the IRC Series at Taupo Motorsport Park this past Labour Weekend included my first ever race meeting - the 1st round of the 2012/2013 Mazda Pro7 Racing Series. This is what I had been working towards over the past 18 months, and I was determined to be there, no matter what...

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Posted 23 Oct 2012, 8:53pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > Mazda Pro7 Racing In-car Footage from Matt Carkeek, Race 2 at Taupo Motorsport park

Tags: videos, mazda, rx7, mazda pro7 racing, matt carkeek, taupo motorsport park, irc, brent shaw

Mazda Pro7 Racing driver Matt Carkeek claimed his first race victory this past weekend in his Mazda Pro7 Plus RX-7...

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Posted 22 Oct 2012, 10:53am by Brent Shaw with 2 comments

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 - Incident on the Way Home

Tags: car builds, mazda, rx7, mazda pro7 racing, pro7 mazda rx7, taupo motorsport park, crash, brent shaw

Regular readers of the KiwiMotoring blog may have noticed a lack of updates over the last week or so, as I have been flat out trying to get the car ready for the 1st round of the Mazda Pro7 Racing Series at Taupo Motorsport Park...

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Posted 03 Oct 2012, 8:49pm by Brent Shaw with 1 comment

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 - Mechanical Modifications

Tags: car builds, mazda, rx7, pro7 mazda rx7, mazda pro7 racing, charlie evans motorsport, brent shaw

In order to get my car ready for the first round of the Mazda Pro7 Racing Series at Taupo on the 20th and 21st of October, I needed to keep the momentum of my Pro7 RX-7 project going as smoothly as it had been for the last few weeks...

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Posted 26 Sep 2012, 5:31pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Racing News > Mazda Pro7 Racing heads to Teretonga Park for the New Zealand Pro7 Championship

Tags: racing news, mazda pro7 racing, mazda, rx7, brent shaw, dean mcmillan, matt gibson, tim forster, matt carkeek, john jackson, glen martin, bob smith

As I write this, 8 North Island Mazda Pro7 Racing teams are heading to Teretonga Park for the first round of the Toyo Tires Pro7 New Zealand Champs. 3 Pro7 and 5 Pro7 Plus cars are making the journey down south, and will be racing against the South Island competitors at the southern most race track in the world this weekend, on the 29th/30th of September...

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Posted 06 Sep 2012, 2:58pm by Brent Shaw with 1 comment

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 - Painting the Interior

Tags: car builds, mazda, rx7, pro7 mazda rx7, mazda pro7 racing, chris healey, healey's auto paint shop, charlie evans motorsport, brent shaw

I'd been thinking long and hard about how I was going to approach the next phase of my Pro7 RX-7 build - painting the interior. It's a task that can be done by your average DIYer with a reasonable amount of skill, research, and of course - the right materials. Painting the interior myself sounded like a good way of keeping my build cost down, but the more I looked into it, the more I felt like it was a job best left to the experts...

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Posted 01 Sep 2012, 12:54pm by Brent Shaw with 2 comments

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 - Making Progress

Tags: car builds, mazda, rx7, pro7 mazda rx7, mazda pro7 racing, noel rush, craig howser panel & performance, proparts napier, brent shaw

The photo above was taken around 6 weeks ago, when I starting to stress out about my Pro7 race car project. I was beginning to wonder if I was heading in the right direction, and I was having doubts as to whether I had the skills to build something like this by myself. It felt like the progress I was making was diminishing with every step, and between running an existing business while creating a new venture with KiwiMotoring - it certainly felt like I had bitten off more than I could chew. I needed to talk to someone locally who had experience with building race cars - and Pro7s in particular - so I got in touch with Noel Rush...

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Posted 28 Aug 2012, 12:31pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car For Sale > Original Series RX-7

Tags: for sale, mazda, rx7, brent shaw

A friend of mine has put his beloved 1984 Mazda RX-7 up for sale, and I think it's factory originality and extremely tidy condition deserves to be recogised with a blog post...

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Posted 16 Aug 2012, 12:38pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 – Shopping For More Parts

Tags: car builds, mazda, rx7, pro7 mazda rx7, mazda pro7 racing, waikato clutch & brake specialists ltd, brent shaw

Despite the lack of updates lately, progress on the RX-7 has been steady for the last month or so. I've been working on the car at least 2-3 nights a week, as well as buying parts regularly as my budget allows...

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Posted 01 Aug 2012, 2:17pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

For Sale > Matt Gibson’s 2012 Championship Winning Pro7 RX-7

Tags: for sale, mazda, rx7, mazda pro7 racing, matt gibson, pulse performance race engineering, brent shaw

A number of Pro7 RX-7s have changed hands recently, and Wanganui-based race car driver Matt Gibson has now put his Series 1 Pro7 Mazda RX-7 up for sale, in anticipation of the upcoming 2012/2013 race season...

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Posted 12 Jul 2012, 4:35pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > Pro7 Mazda RX-7 – Seat Mounts

Tags: car builds, mazda, rx7, pro7 mazda rx7, mazda pro7 racing, craig howser panel & performance, brent shaw

The floorpan of the RX-7 is known for being difficult to work with when mounting aftermarket seats. It doesn't help that it is a fairly compact sports car with a small cockpit - but it's also due to the design of the transmission tunnel, which is a bit of an unusual shape to allow room for the exhaust that exits the drivers side of the engine...

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Posted 09 Jul 2012, 4:54pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Spotlight > Pikes Peak International Hill Climb RX-7

Tags: car spotlights, pikes peak international hill climb, hillclimbs, mazda, rx7, rod millen, speedhunters, glenn munro, grant munro, rotorsport, brent shaw

Last week we featured a video of the 1988 Ashley Forest Rally Sprint which included Rod Millen's record breaking 13B turbo 4WD Mazda RX-7. Following on from that, Speedhunters New Zealand Editor Brad Lord has recently had the chance to check out the other 4WD FC Mazda RX-7 that Rod built and raced...

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Posted 03 Jul 2012, 2:38pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > 1988 Ashley Forest Rally Sprint

Tags: videos, rallying, rod millen, ashley forest rally sprint, mazda, rx7, millenworks, speedhunters, leadfoot festival, brent shaw

I've just read a comment on Speedhunters about one of Rod Millen's 4WD Mazda RX-7s that is currently undergoing a ground-up restoration here in New Zealand. Apon further investigation, I came across this video clip of the 1988 Ashley Forest Rally Sprint that shows Millen racing the 13B peripheral ported engine that produced around 300hp in it's naturally aspirated form. Rod won the 1988 Ashley Forest Rally Sprint, and was the first person to break the 'magic minute' with a time of 59.14 seconds...

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