Some might say Tim Linton is a victim of his own nature. When the Christchurch-based car painter originally embarked on a full rebuild of his 1994 Mazda RX-7, he intended to create a rough and ready track car, but his perfectionist nature — which is surely only enhanced by his occupation as an automotive refinisher — made things a little more complicated. “I started building this car as a drifter,” Tim tells us. “I’m very fussy, though. I got carried away and ended up making the car way too
The V 4&Rotary North Island Jamboree is always a highlight for us, and its unique location — at Manfeild Raceway in the Manawatu — affords plenty of unique benefits. Firstly, the combination of show hall and racetrack in one venue makes for an awesome mix of pristine show cars and hard-hitting drift and time attack action, all on the one day, 30 seconds’ walk away from each other. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, this is the only event like it in the area — a zone that encompasses import hot spots like Wellington, Taranaki, Palmy and all the areas in between. This means you can be guaranteed to see cars and people you only ever see at this event, and it’s this that makes the North Island Jamboree what it is.
Sunday morning saw the show hall packed out with competitor cars of all types, and the locals who had come out to see them. It was a good mix of street, show and race-style cars, though as always, the road-going streeters definitely made up the majority of vehicles at this particular show. Cars like
It all started in 1996 with one man’s dream to cover this new and exciting form of car modifying emerging overseas in a big way and just starting to hit here in New Zealand. At the time no one could have imagined just how big that magazine would grow, 200 standard editions later and we have been the number one selling motoring title here in New Zealand for as long as we can remember. We thought this was cause for celebration so each issue of our special gold foil edition of NZPC comes with a free sticker sheet and two hour DVD covering the summer event season for 4&Rotary and D1NZ. With such a special issue there was only ever one car fit for that cover spot, PPRE’s Six rotor RX-4. We take a closer look, including in depth technical info on just how this world first engineering master piece works.
Minitrucking is a subculture of our scene that has experienced a decline in popularity over the past few years, seemingly taken over by the building of jacked-up 4WD versions for mud bashing, pig hunting and burning massive holes in the ozone layer. Perhaps this is because the style of trucks now available to the public are no longer small and square bodied, instead they have grown to American truck-like proportions with rounded corners, oversized headlights and distinctive American truck styling, which lends itself well to that super-jacked stance. But can the modern truck still look good scraping along the ground on giant wheels?
This is the Fantasy Factory, so let’s find out.
Thrill and style in the ultimate sports watch.
A limited supply of this Tissot MotoGP Limited Edition 2013 T-Race watch has arrived in New Zealand. It’s a timepiece that not only reflects a sporty and dynamic way of living, but also a taste for style. Everyone knows they need a sports watch in their collection. Add the latest trends to it and you have your winner. Additionally, this watch doesn’t take its inspiration from just any sport but from one of the fastest and most thrilling disciplines
Even those with little more than a passing interest in rugby will know the name Jonah Lomu, an ex–All Black who struck fear into the hearts of anyone having the misfortune of standing between the one-man freight train that is Jonah and the try line. But we aren’t here to talk about his on-field accomplishments, rather it’s his passion for cars that brings us to this article. You see Jonah has always been into cars and was a regular sight at both the drags and SPL competitions during the early 2000s. This led to Jonah collaborating with Fusion to release the Jonah Lomu #11 range that wasn’t just some gimmicky speakers with his logo splashed all over them. The range featured some serious
Occupation: Marketing graduate and model
Loves: My family, my dog Bella, chocolate, drinking a cold wine in a hot bubble bath!
Hates: Moths! They’re so crazy and unpredictable, animal cruelty, and mean, grumpy people — it’s so unnecessary and takes so much effort to be mean!
Favourite car? I love 1950s Corvettes
Least favourite car? Toyota Prius
Where might readers have seen you before? Rocking the grid at the ITM 400, doing my rounds with the ring card at various boxing matches, getting the party started at events including D1NZ, Big Boys Toys, Highlife NYE, Sounds of Summer and Sounds On
This article is from NZ Performance Car 198. Click here to check it out.
Photos: Adam Croy