We’ve been poring over our previous cover cars, and featured cars, and we’ve selected some wicked ones to showcase in The Makita Motorhood in Hall Six at the upcoming Big Boys Toys, November 7–9. There will also be a range of rides from our sister publications, NZV8 and New Zealand Classic Car, that you can check out. Once you’ve picked your favourite from the bunch, you can get your photo on the cover of the magazine it was featured in. Keep an eye out for the Tui Public House — we’ll be conveniently located in the hall right next to that.
Here’s a sneak peek at the cars we’ve got coming along:
It’s hard to find a silver lining when you burn your freshly finished, uninsured project to the ground on its maiden voyage, but Matamata local Hamish McDonald did exactly that. Only a few days later he had a new Cefiro shell sitting in his shed and over the next few years the project took shape into a car 10 times the quality of the first. Now considered one of the cleanest imports you will find on New Zealand roads, the build is still evolving with Hamish debuting a reworked engine bay at The Makita Motorhood. Uniquely for the Nissan, power comes from a Toyota 2JZ-GTE and Masterpower T61 turbo, making 380kW (509HP) at the rear wheels.
Have you ever thought about importing a vehicle from Japan and have been worried about the associated risks that come with it? Be Forward understand these risks and have made the process so simple and affordable it seems too good to be true! Be Forward specialize in exporting quality used Japanese cars to nearly every country in the world, including New Zealand. The Be Forward website, beforward.jp/beforward_newzealand is where it all happens. They have a section dedicated to New Zealand customers with local support who can help you through the process.
The World Time Attack Challenge is now under way at Sydney Motorsport Park. If you’re not lucky enough to be there in person watching the action unfold, don’t worry the guys at WTAC are live streaming the entire event.
Getting out on your local track at the weekend is a great way to blow off some steam, forget the stresses of life, and find some fun that you just couldn’t have on a public road. It’s one of the greatest parts of car culture, and no matter whether you’re 16 or 80, if you’re throwing it in sideways or searching for every last split second, you’ll have a ball.
It’s been two years since the first Red Bull Drift Shifters hit Auckland CBD. The brain child of ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett, the event removes the judging element of drifting and uses a pinball-style track equipped with a complex sensor system to score each run on speed, angle, and proximity. The concept was a world first in 2012, and a combination of a short three-hour event, zero dead-track time, with a points scoring system displayed in real time, made Red Bull Drift Shifters an instant classic.