Last issue (NZPC197) we featured the NAC Motorsport team Altered Boost, and throughout the article we talked about the team’s goal to run into the sevens, something it achieved the weekend we went to print when it ran back-to-back seven-second passes, as Clinton Lochhead explains. “Finally the team’s hard work over the last couple of months is starting to pay off. With the help of Morice McMilllin on the phone and Phil from NZEFI working his magic we had the Altered running strong off the line from the get go. As a result we achieved our best 60-foot and half-track times resulting in our first seven-second ET. We then backed this up on the next pass with a 7.836 at 150mph with a bit of tyre shake out of the hole.” This puts the ultimate goal of taking Rod Harvey’s long standing four-cylinder record of 7.67 at 286kph (178mph) within arm’s reach. As the team come to grips with the car Clinton believes there is still plenty more in it; “We were playing it safe by chucking the chute early, so we will see an increase in the mph once we start driving right out the back door. We have some good data to go over in the next few weeks and things are definitely looking positive.” As always Clinton would like to extend a big thanks to his team for all its help.
The first time the NZPC crew laid eyes on the [RIPUUP] Mitsubishi Evo VIII was three years ago when a horrifying scene played out in the rear-view mirror of head photographer Adam Croy’s S13 during a track day at Hampton Downs. On Richie D’Souza’s fourth lap of the brake-killing Hampton Downs, his Evo VIII had boiled the brake fluid and suffered fade off turn one at the end of the pit straight, heading off the track and onto the kitty litter before scrubbing the wall. Thankfully Richie was fine and the damage the Evo suffered was mostly cosmetic, but it did destroy the
As part of Bourbon Month, Jim Beam have put together four of their finest in this deluxe product pack. Jim Beam Black, Devil’s Cut, Red Stag and Honey all have their own unique flavours and character. From the sweetness of the natural honey in Jim Beam Honey to the rich, full-bodied taste of triple-aged Jim Beam Black this pack is sure to delight bourbon enthusiasts everywhere.
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Simply head click here and answer the simple question: How many bottles does the Jim Beam Deluxe pack contain? Entries close on May 17, and we have two packs each worth $175.96 to give away. Note, you must be aged over 18 to enter the draw.
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Nine time WRC champion Sebastian Loeb will attack the second-oldest race in American history, Pikes Peak, for the first time this year. Loeb, who has been loaned to Peugeot by Citroën, will pilot a specially-built Silhouette Peugeot 208 T16. This won’t be Peugeot’s first attempt at the 19.9km ascent to an altitude of 4301 meters. It took outright victory back-to-back in 1988 and 1989, and seems to be making a serious attempt at reclaiming that title, partnering with the likes of Red Bull and Total Oils. Peugeot’s motor sport arm, Peugeot Sport, has been working on the project since receiving the green light in November last year
No one really paid too much attention to Terry as he slowly drove down Ardmore’s disused runway last month during the start of the Cannonball Run. You couldn’t really be blamed for not looking — Terry was behind the wheel of a plain white 1989 Mazda MX-5, its factory body sitting on a set of unassuming old-school Lenso 17-inch rims and not much else. No crazy low ride height, no big-dollar JDM wheels and no fancy Bride seats — nothing special then…