We’re all about big companies that give back to the scene, and SuperCharge Batteries is a great example of this. An importer and distributor of quality automotive, marine, commercial, deep cycle, and hybrid technology batteries, SuperCharge has been in New Zealand for nearly 10 years and has been a long-time supporter of top motor sport figures like Angus Fogg and Emma Gilmour, whose Suzuki rally car we featured in NZPC 211. The team has also recently got fully behind Steve Zahorodny’s brand-new jet dragster, which, as you can imagine, takes some serious grunt to get started.
Ever since its entry into New Zealand, SuperCharge — which is owned by 90-year-old parent company Ramcar Batteries of the Philippines — has lead the way in both battery technology and huge warranty periods, with 24 months for the silver, 30 months for the classic, and a massive 40 months for the SuperCharge Gold batteries, which recently jumped up from 36 months.
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park is looking like the place to be in early August. The 2014 Chrome Expression Session will be held there on August 9–10 and gives you the opportunity to let loose with your mates around the track in a controlled and safe environment.
Premier Events are expanding on the Hampton Downs-based Chrome Autofest and have now created a Powercruise-style event now dubbed Chrome Expression Session. It will include on-track cruising, powerskids, burnouts, drifting, and a huge show ’n’ shine.
With the NEWS that one of the three Mazda 767Bs built for the 1988 Le Mans (sister cars to the legendary 787B) are heading to Sydney for The World Time Attack Challenge this year, the NZPC team was understandably excited! To celebrate the fact we will be ticking off one of those childhood dreams of seeing, scratch that, hearing one in the flesh — we have three of our favourite YouTube clips of the 767B to get you amping for the October event.
The new edition of New Zealand Performance Car Magazine has hits shelves across the country. The first thing you will notice is the double cover, sitting inside on page one is the new look dropping in two issues time, so we thought we best ease you all into it so you know what to look for come issue 214 in August. Gracing this months cover is Hamish MacDonald’s super clean A31 Cefiro. Arguably the best Cefiro in New Zealand, it was a brisk 4am start for the team to catch the rising morning light in Cambridge.
A lot has changed around the NZPC offices over the past month, with Pedey packing up and moving overseas we needed to fill that seat. The man stepping up to the plate is assistant editor Marcus, so things might be looking a little different when you flick through NZPC 211. But don’t worry, there are still 104 pages of automotive goodness for you to enjoy
Words: Gareth Court
On Monday we took a look at some of the main wheel alignment angles, so now you’re up with the play, let’s take a more in-depth look at how body roll and forward motion impact on those angles. We’ll also look into how we can use these angles to our advantage to maintain optimum tyre contact, and change the handling characteristics of the vehicle.
Auckland’s International Motorsport (IMS) has a killer R35 GT-R in the build, which is destined for endurance racing. The car was a fresh import driven straight from the shipping yard to IMS, and won’t leave until it heads to the track for the first time. As we’ve come to expect from the team at IMS, who have a long racing pedigree in New Zealand, the workmanship is top-notch, as is the thought process behind the modifications.