Sep 30, 2014 | Marcus

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We all know the team at RIPS Racing can put together a stout drag car, but when we heard it had just put the finishing touches on a six-month build of a circuit-spec R32 GT-R for a Canadian customer, we just had to take a closer look before it’s shipped off overseas to its owner Read the full story »

Sep 29, 2014 | Marcus

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With the 2014–’15 Demon Energy D1NZ NZ Drifting Championship kicking off this weekend at Manfeild, we stopped by The Wrap Shop on Auckland’s North Shore to catch Adam and Joel Hedges from C’s Garage who were busy putting the finishing touches to the new-look cars for the new season. Read the full story »

Sep 25, 2014 | Marcus

Professional Formula Drift driver Ryan Tuerck’s Network A show Tuerck’d is back for a third season of mostly petrol-fuelled antics. In this episode he tears up the Dirtfish Rally school with Nate Hamilton, competes in Round 5 of Formula D at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle and absolutely tears apart the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex with a bunch of Formula Drift drivers. Pat’s Acres is a carting track that also hosts the odd drifting event, it’s tight, technical, and perfect for playing something Ryan and his ‘homies’ call Drift kickball. What is Drift kickball? You will just have to watch the video to find out.

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Sep 24, 2014 | NZPC

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It’s shaping up to be a big weekend on November 8–9 with two big calendar events on at opposite ends of the country.

Up in Auckland Big Boys Toys will be taking over ASB Showgrounds, while down in Nelson the V 4&Rotary South Island Champs will be held at Motueka Dragway and Saxton Stadium.

All you have to do to get yourself a free double pass to either of these big events is subscribe to NZ Performance Car for 12 months or longer. Read the full story »

Sep 23, 2014 | Marcus

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More exciting news to add to the World Time Attack Challenge hype for October. Shane Van Gisbergen doesn’t think racing just the MCA Suspension Nissan Silvia, dubbed ‘Hammerhead’, will be enough, and has announced he will team up with the Drift Syndicate team to drift its Holden Commodore at the coming Formula Drift championship. Read the full story »

Sep 23, 2014 | Marcus

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Here at NZPC we are all about making your life as easy as possible, so sit back and take a six-second virtual flick through the latest edition of NZPC, but be careful not to blink as you could well miss something.

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Sep 22, 2014 | Marcus

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The Nankang NS2R provides genuine road and track performance — without breaking the bank. It is an ultra-high–performance tyre with 180-tread wear, ideal for the track-day enthusiast. The design optimizes tread width to deliver a contact patch 13 per cent wider than regular tyres to improve high-speed stability. A continuous-tread shoulder design enhances tyre stiffness, ensuring cornering precision and grip. But the key Nankang element is durability, and however hard the tyre is pushed, it will perform for longer. The NS2R is available in a range of sizes from 16 to 18 inches.

Head over to yhi.co.nz to find more information, or to make a pricing enquiry, or call 0800 99 33 44 to find your nearest dealer.

Sep 22, 2014 | Marcus

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Darren Kelly has taken victory at the 2014 NAC NZ Drift Nationals in association with NZ Performance Car and 4&Rotary Promotions. Held on Sunday September 21 at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, The weather was not on our side this time, with heavy rain hammering the circuit throughout the day. For the few thousand hardy fans who braved the wet and windy conditions, they were privy to over 150 battle runs nearly non-stop from the time the gates opened. Read the full story »