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    A DECADE OF CRAFTING HAS TRANSFORMED THIS ONCE FORGOTTEN MAZDA INTO A RAW, TYRE-SHREDDING 1300 — SOLID PROOF THAT GOOD THINGS ARE WORTH THE WAIT Let’s be honest here, no one ever sets out thinking their build will take them the better part of a decade to complete. That’s especially so if you’re in your […] More

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    During the top-four battles in the D1NZ ProSport Series at Timaru International Motor Raceway, for round three of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship, fifth-place qualifier Callum Neeson was in a gnarly smash into the tyre wall after one of his tyres de-beaded. However, it wasn’t the crash itself that held the proceedings up […] More

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    Bodacious Bel Air – Photo Gallery

    While the Beach Boys  crooned about a “really ine … 409,” how about a totally reined 409? That’s the lyric of this Bel Air bubbletop owned by James and Sandy Eudy. Its fuel-injected mill is thoroughly modernized, boasting 484 cubes and 557 ferocious horses. Not only that, it has an array of other superb upgrades. Before covering the remarkable craftsmanship that went into […] More

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    Smokestack Lightin’

    If there was ever a word to describe what a car builder/owner must have in their psychic makeup it would be that word. You stick to the task absolutely until it is completed, no matter the punji pits or the Claymore mines in your road, and when everything that conspires against your forward motion, you don’t quit. Paul Tortorici is one of […] More

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    Big Feet

    Patrick Darling doesn’t give a hoot about how fast or how quick his car rips up a straight line. In his head he couldn’t abide a ham-ist 1,000-horsepower poleaxe; rather he liked a tool with a lot more control, like a scalpel, because his sentiments lay with the autocross discipline, rotating the back end just so and then standing on it—over and over again on that frantic […] More

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    Restoration projects can be broken down into two parts – ‘passion’ and ‘promise’. The ‘passion’ comes from a devotion to the particular make or model,while the ‘promise’ is all about having the determination to see the project through. That makes it all sound very simple, but as anyone who has undertaken an extensive restoration will […] More

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    What makes a hard-nosed car dealer fall for a quirky, rare car unsuitable for his chosen environment – the race track? Melbourne’s Vince Parisi simply “fell in love” Vince was struck with “the disease” as a small boy. With the family AP5 Valiant and XP Falcon wagon kept for weekends, he became fascinated with a 1956 […] More

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