Defending Codys D1NZ champion Curt Whittaker has kicked off the 2012/2013 season with a win over Fanga Dan Woolhouse at Manfeild Raceway in Feilding to take home the $1000 website from Finman Software Solutions. Mad Mike Whiddett took third place with a win over new comer Ben Belcher. Check back Monday for a full gallery and round report.
October is an exciting month in Honda racing, both in New Zealand and Internationally. For local fans, the Honda Cup North Summer Season opens this weekend at the Pukekohe 500, with the CRZ featuring as the safety car throughout the season.
Internationally, it has also been a very successful month for Honda, with a win in the Euro Civic at the BTCC (British Touring Cars Championship) and top two places in the ARC (Australian Rally Championship) with the Jazz.
This is all topped off by a tenth placing in the Euro Civic at the WTCC (World Touring Car Championship), making this the first time in the events history that a newcomer has placed.
We’re looking forward to seeing a whole slew of new cars in the Honda Cup this season – it sounds like everyone has stepped it up!
Like a lot of people we meet, Bevan Aymes has been into cars since well before he could actually drive one, and like a lot of these people, Bevan can trace his passion for cars, or more specifically, RX-3s, to one singular moment. As he tells us: “I’ve wanted an RX-3 since I was about ten years old. We had a family friend who had one as a rally car and I’ve loved the sound of a rotary ever since.” In the years following, as Bevan grew up, got his licence and his first car, he never forgot about the RX-3 and was always on the lookout for that perfect example to snap up at the right time.
Another month brings another issue of New Zealand Performance Car magazine. On the cover we have one of Japan’s finest examples of engineering – the Nissan R35 GT-R. But this is no standard GT-R, owner Andrew Nichols has given his example the full Dodson Motorsport treatment. Now sporting over 500kW and a full list of Dodson upgrades, this street legal monster will launch an attack on all of your senses
Ministry of Sound have dug deep for Maximum Bass 4, recruiting the biggest names in the game to produce three very different sounding CDs, with hip hop and urban pop prodigy G-Wizard taking over disc one, international dubstep, bass, electro and breaks warrior Jaguar Skills on disc two, and hardstyle heavyweights Suae and Pulsar on disc three. Featuring tracks and remixes from Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Drake, Example, Lil Wayne, Afrojack, Justice Crew, Knife Party, DJ Fresh, Chris Brown, and many more, this is the essential collection for fans of bass-heavy, hard and fast beats.
All you need to do to go into the draw for one of ten copies of Maximum Bass 4 is tell NZPC how many Maximum Bass CDs have been released. Click here to give your answer and enter the draw. Competition closes on November 12.
Check out the behind the scenes shoot for Maximum Bass 4
Five cities, five park ups, one massive summer – the NZPC Summer Tour is here!
A chilled out park up a for the Wellingtonians! Bring your rides, your mates and a good attitude for a couple of hours of relaxed car culture this Saturday the 9th of March. This meet will run in the afternoon, although we are still in final talks with the venue as to the time and exact location, stay posted to our Facebook page and we will announce further details as soon as they arrive.
As always, we’ll be out and about scouting for feature cars, and will have an army of photographers out grabbing some shots for coverage in the magazine.
The police are aware of the event and will be present, so please try and keep yourself under control, as we’d love to keep as far away from the media’s “boy racer” image of us as possible!
We can’t wait to see what turns up, see you all this weekend!
Here in the NZPC office we often use the phrase “being inside a bubble” to describe the situation people can find themselves in when they frequent certain circles exclusively. For instance, if you hang out with a bunch of heavily tattooed folk you may soon find yourself rocking ink on your hands, neck and face, and while it might seem perfectly normal to you and your group of mates, the rest of society starts to look at you as if you’re some kind of circus freak. The same thing can be said for import car fans like Faizal Dean who keeps company with, and is related to, the owners of some of New Zealand’s most powerful street cars. While to most of us having over 400 kilowatts in a street car would seem extreme, for this certain cadre of enthusiasts it’s