Oct 1, 2013 | simon

As much as we want to encourage budding artists, we’d rather there were no canvases for them to draw on. Take it easy out there if you are going to have a few drinks. Watch the clip to find out what we’re going on about.

Sep 27, 2013 | Marcus

If there’s one thing that makes building cars easier (apart from butt tonnes of cash, of course) it’s good-quality tools that are the right fit for the job. How many times have you ended up doing things half-arsed because you made do with the tools that you had and then it came back and bit you in the backside later on down the track?

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Thanks to our friends down at Laser Tools, the time has come to get the right gear once and for all. Make sure you catch their big Spring Clearout sale on October 5, and save up to 50% off top-quality, British-designed tools in stock; including hand tools, specialist timing tools, fuel- and diesel-injection tools, and sockets and sets. Plus, if you order any other tools on the day, you’ll earn yourself a 15% saving.

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RSVP now on their web page you could win a $100 Laser Tools voucher to spend at the sale. Or, just turn up on the day and see the Laser Tool girls who will be giving out free copies of NZCC, NZPC and NZV8 magazines as well as free tickets to Ron Howard’s latest movie, Rush. If this doesn’t get you excited, then the stunning Aston Martin Virage and other rad display cars will definitely make the experience worth your time.

Laser Tools Big Spring Clearout — October 5, 9am to 1pm — The Toy Shop, 562 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Aug 26, 2013 | Marcus

Drift nationals

The 2013 NAC NZ Drift Nationals, held at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park on Saturday August 24, saw 30 of New Zealand’s top drivers lined up to do battle in what is the single biggest day in New Zealand Drifting. Running top 32 and for the first time an FD qualifying format, things would get very interesting from the outset. The morning practice sessions saw drama aplenty with a few light crashes, although event-ending for some, and mechanical dramas in nearly every pit garage. Read the full story »

Aug 26, 2013 | Marcus

Podium

 

Cole Armstrong has picked up first place at the 2013 NAC Insurance NZ Drift Nationals held over the weekend at Hampton Downs. The event attracted 0ver 30 of New Zealand’s top drivers and thousands of fans poured through the gates to witness the showdown. The now Perth based Armstrong flew in the morning of the event to be reunited with his V Energy R34 Skyline, a car Cole has not driven in six months. Cole fought off a strong field of drivers to claim his first event win in some time, with second place going to Gaz Whiter in the Tectaloy S14 and Andrew Redward beating out Drew Donovan to take third place. A full event gallery and official results will be up later today.

Aug 26, 2013 | Marcus

KATB

Hitting shelves this week is the latest edition of New Zealand Performance Car Magazine, your monthly fill of all things automotive happening both here in New Zealand and across the globe. On the cover we have the first female-owned car in three years – Kat Benson’s new Evo VII circuit racer. Most people would be familiar with Kat’s old Burgerfuel GSR, a car that developed from a 9-second drag car campaigned by her brother to a time attack racer, which Kat has campaigned for the last few years. Read the full story »

Aug 21, 2013 | NZPC

Aug 21, 2013 | NZPC

Dyno Dynamics Managing Director at the 2013 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo in Sydney’s Darling Harbour talks about their new innovative and affordable range of Dynotech Dynos.

Aug 19, 2013 | NZPC

If you’re planning on attending the 2013 NAC NZ Drift Nationals this Saturday (which, of course you should be), make sure you swing past the NAC Pavilion to have a crack at Sub-A-Roo’s driving simulator competition, which is running all day long. Anyone can enter with your best time recorded. The top 8 people will face off in a knockout competition later in the day.

Sub-a-Roo will be using Alienware’s advanced simulator system, which, speaking from first hand experience, kicks ass:

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