Mar 28, 2013 | NZPC

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Like a lot of us, Dillon Grant has always had a thing for Toyota’s AE86/85 platform, but it wasn’t until he spent a bit of time online, that he decided he had to have one. “I started watching heaps of 86 videos from Japan on YouTube, and that’s what convinced me,” Dillon reveals. Eventually, after keeping an eye out for a while, what Dillon thought was the perfect car came up for sale. “The previous owner had gone to the trouble of swapping in the Hilux diff, W58 gearbox, and the small-port 4AGE, as well as a bolt-in cage, some suspension and brakes. The exterior had probably seen better days, with a few dents and rust repairs, but the car had a lot of potential and seemed almost ready to Read the full story »

Mar 27, 2013 | Pedey

Submissions are now open for the Castrol Edge/Teng Tools Custom & Classic Show, to be held at the CRC Speedshow on 20 and 21 July. If you’ve got something that could do our import scene proud, get in touch – all the details are below!

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Mar 18, 2013 | Pedey

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Buy any Turtle Wax product this month and be in to win a trip for two to the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix!

Hosted by MOTOEXPRESS, all your travel and accommodation needs are taken care of.

Trip for two includes:

•       Travel over the weekend of September 20–23 (inclusive)

•       Return flights from Auckland to Singapore, with luxury transfer to your hotel

•       Accommodation at the six-star St Regis Hotel

•       Accommodation is for three nights with complementary breakfast

•       $2000 spending money to take care of meals and any extra shopping you may want to do!

•       Grand Stand Marina Bay tickets to the F1 Grand Prix

•       City-wide travel costs and transfers to the circuit all taken care of.

Runner-up prize draws:

•       The Warehouse: Be in to WIN one of two thrilling $500 FreemanX Driving Experiences when you buy Turtle Wax at the Warehouse!

•       Repco: Be in to WIN an Exotic Supercar FreemanX Experience with Turtle Wax and Repco!

•       Super Cheap Auto: Two awesome V8 FreemanX Driving Experiences to be won!

•       Mitre 10: Be in to WIN an awesome $500 FreemanX Driving Experience with Turtle Wax and Mitre 10.

Visit www.turtlewax.co.nz to enter!

Promotion closes April 14, 2013. Promotion draw is on the  April 19, 2013. The winners’ details will be posted on the website from April 19 until the end of the promotional period, April 30.

Mar 14, 2013 | NZPC

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When checking out a car like Eddie Freeman’s record-breaking 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, it pays to keep something in mind: this car, in completely stock form, hits the 100kph mark in 3.6 seconds, and will run the quarter-mile somewhere in the low 11-second bracket. It’s all very impressive stuff — for a standard car …
Eddie’s Gallardo is far from standard. In fact, it’s about as far from standard as Lambos get, and easily one of the most Read the full story »

Mar 13, 2013 | NZPC

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[sponsored] To celebrate the release of the LYNX Apollo range, LYNX is sending two lucky winners on the trip of a lifetime.

Where is this trip to? Space. Yes, you did read that correctly; LYNX is offering two lucky winners the once in a lifetime chance to go to space.

Launched by the legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and in partnership with the Space Expedition Corpoation (SXC – www.spacexc.com), you will have the chance to attend the Lynx Space Academy for astronaut training before going where few men have ever gone before.

To register for this epic opportunity go to: www.lynxapollo.co.nz

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Mar 12, 2013 | NZPC

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AVS Car Security has long been a favourite choice for security with performance daily drivers and show cars, with features like seamless turbo timer integration and rugged waterproof remotes AVS alarms suit the cars that us kiwis choose to drive. And this new alarm is sure to fit the bill for anyone not already running an AVS system. Yes, it is turbo friendly and includes the waterproof remotes, plus it has an intelligent glass break sensor that is not prone to false triggers like the basic glass break sensors usually included at this price point. With dual immobilisation and door, bonnet and boot protection your car will be well secured. Best of all the new AVS A5 alarm has a retail price guide from only $549 installed. “We wanted to design a system that included all the best AVS features but was also affordable.” says General Manager Kevin Mooney. “We know this alarm is going to become super popular, especially for performance cars driven every day”. And with AVS AS/NZ standards certification (Five Star) even the insurance companies will love it. AVS car alarms have a 3-year warranty and are backed with a nationwide retail and service network. So talk to your AVS retailer today or call the team at AVS on 0800 438 862. Full details can be found at www.avscarsecurity.com.  Check out the next edition of Performance Car mag for an amazing offer in the trade directory – AVS are giving readers a free upgrade to the AVS A5 when you buy an AVS A4 alarm, a saving of $125!

Mar 12, 2013 | NZPC

leadfoot festival

Leadfoot Festival is back for 2013, bigger and better than ever. The brain child of Rod Millen, the motorsport festival is unique to New Zealand bringing together over 150 competitors all personally selected by Rod to compete over the weekend of March 22-24 on the beautiful Leadfoot Ranch in Haihei on the Coromandel Peninsula. The machinery competing comes from every era of motorsport from far reaches around the globe, including some priceless vintage race cars and bikes that you simply wont see running anywhere else in the world. Read the full story »

Mar 8, 2013 | NZPC

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Nominations are now closed. Click here to keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates and info.

For tickets, more information or any queries please email awards@parkside.co.nz