Jun 29, 2012 | Marcus

The highly regarded MTA Apprentice of the Year competition has been running for over thirty years, and serves as a great way of recognising the long hours put in by those earning their trade qualifications. The 2012 competition is now open for nominations, and thanks to major sponsor Repco, along with NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO), Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), Telecom, and Apparelmaster, a huge prize pool is up for grabs for the winners and their employers.

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Jun 28, 2012 | Pedey

The new issue of NZPC is due out this weekend, and that means that this is your last chance to pick up a copy of issue #187.

With the Spirant 180SX on the cover, plus Green Brother’s 9-second workshop hack, big power street Evos and GT-Rs and a monster NA AE86, there’s plenty of car porn to keep you entertained. Make sure you grab your copy before it gets pulled off the shelves this weekend!

Jun 27, 2012 | Pedey

We can’t wait for this to drop on July 9 – and we’re not even just saying that because we got to hang out with the big dog himself!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fipuxSwWIGI

Jun 26, 2012 | Marcus

 

The Brother Rally New Zealand hit the greater Auckland region over the past week, and while for many that meant traveling the countryside to witness the gravel stages and such icons as Sebastien Loeb , thousands packed into the Auckland Domain for the tarmac special stage. Invited along for a demo was Mad Mike, who had been burning the midnight oil over the past few months rebuilding the Red Bull sponsored RX-8. Kenny and the boys from SBPNZ were on hand to capture his demo.

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Jun 21, 2012 | NZPC

Age: 21
Occupation: Bartender/Hostess at Tyler St Garage
Location: West Auckland

 LOVES

• My doggy! Anyone who knows me will agree with this
• The weekend. Who doesn’t love the weekend? Going up to Muriwai 4WDing with the boys, sun and sand!
• And third obvious choice is my partner! He’s my number one

LIKES

• Thai food
• Tattoos. It makes a guy 100 times hotter!
• Snuggling up with my partner, watching a DVD

DISLIKES

• I absolutely hate animal abuse!
• Shifty old men that hit on me — yuck
• Cold weather — I cannot stand the rain and wind!

To see more photos of Michelle click on the gallery below.

This article is from NZ Performance Car 185. Click here to check it out.

Jun 18, 2012 | Marcus

Earlier this year the second annual Aftermarket Industry Awards took place at the Logan Campbell Event Center, it was a great night and we even managed to film all the action. Congratulations to all the winners and to those that weren’t so lucky there is always next year.

Jun 18, 2012 | Pedey

We just got back to the office after spending the morning with Ken Block. He is definitely as chilled as he is portrayed in the media, has plenty to say and loves how into cars and motorsport we are here in New Zealand.

NZPC is definitely OK by him too. Check out the full interview with the man himself in the next issue, due out in shops July 2nd.

 

A special thanks to DC for hooking us up!

Jun 14, 2012 | NZPC

The world of New Zealand drifting harbours many mysteries, and among them is a conundrum we’ve never quite managed to get our heads around — telling twin brothers Jason and Matt Sellers apart. The Sellers have long been involved in the sport thanks to Jason’s contention of the D1NZ Pro series with his big Nissan Laurel, and while it can be hard to differentiate between the two (we find the best tactic involves calling whichever one you’re talking to “bro” until the conversation progresses far enough to work out who it is that you’re talking to) the brothers’ cars couldn’t be any more different.

In stark contrast to Jason’s big, lumbering VIP Laurel brute, Matt has recently finished his own project drifter, a Read the full story »