Feb 5, 2013 | Marcus

Its  been a whirlwind month for the team at NZPC, from shooting world class cars, to covering three massive events over January. That has lead to an insane issue to kick off 2013. The star of this months edition can only be the Lexus GS300 of Carl Thompson, with a chassis fit for a V8 Supercar and an engine fit for a 7-second drag car all brought together to create what is without a doubt one of the world’s best drift car builds and best of all it’s 100% kiwi built

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Feb 4, 2013 | Marcus

Following the news last week about the postponing of the V 4&Rotary South Island Champs, a few of the South Island’s import racers sat down with the Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club who run Ruapuna Raceway  to work out a solution for all those who are still wanting to race. There will now be a drag meeting taking place on the cancled South Island Champs date of Feb 17, explains a spokesperson for the event; “They are not trying to take over or replace the event they are just trying to make the most of the cancelled meeting and have it not go to waste. There are a few people down here that are a little upset that its been cancelled, so we are putting it to them, lets prove the scene here in Christchurch isn’t completely dead and can put on a decent event!” A lot of the top import racers have already said they will attend, including Nathan McPherson (Rx7), Kris Robb (Rx7), Damiens (808 Team Altered Boost), Clinton Lockhead  (Team Altered Boost), Avon Compton (S13), Alsop Racing (Willies Coupe), Minchingtons, Jon Peplow’s (Civic), Jase McMullin (Spec Evo), Jeff Richardson (Toyota Starlet) and Stu Rodgers (c33 Laurel). This list is sure to grow over the coming weeks. There will also be street car brakcets and if you wish to take part, check out the Facebook page for full details.

 

Feb 4, 2013 | NZPC

The much anticipated DMC Devil May Cry is now available for PS3 and Xbox 360 with the PC version released in early February, and is a reboot of the classic and much loved hack-and-slash–style game that first came out in 2001 on PS2. You play as Dante, a half-angel, half-devil ruthless character as he goes on a rampage around the city of Limbo to avenge his mother’s death.

To celebrate the game’s release Capcom have given us a copy to give away together with a slimline PS3. To enter the draw head here and answer the simple question:

What is the lead character’s name in DMC?

Entries close February 28.

Feb 1, 2013 | Marcus

Day two of the V 4&Rotary Nationals took place as usual at Fram Autolite Dragway in Meremere. With an excellent track surface on offer drivers were cutting quick 60 foots and ET’s, with PB’s records and national indexes falling. The day ran without incident and for the thousands that packed the stands it was one of the best days racing we have seen this season Read the full story »

Jan 31, 2013 | Marcus

There is simply no words to describe the sound that the PPRE built 6-rotor RX-4 makes, easily one of the standout features from the 2013 V 4&Rotary Nationals Show n Shine held at the ASB Showgrounds. The world first RX-4 was one of the unveiled feature cars of the show. With engine start-ups during the day, its ear-piercingly load roar would send parents fleeing the hall with their kids, while the rest of the crowd could be seen sporting a ridiculous grin from ear to ear. If you haven’t heard the car before, go on Youtube and turn the volume up to 10 Read the full story »

Jan 31, 2013 | NZPC

Although you see a few around the place, Honda’s DC5 Integra is often somewhat overlooked in the high-performance race community due to its heavier weight and less than favourable chassis set-up. For most people, that’s a bit of a turn off — but for Jacky and the team from Jtune Automotive in Auckland it was something more akin to a challenge. As Jacky explains: “The chassis and suspension set-up isn’t actually that great on these cars, but this DC5 had been sitting in the shop for a while – it wasn’t running right, so we fixed up a few things and tuned it, then took it to the track. It had potential, and as no one can seem to make them work well, we decided to Read the full story »

Jan 30, 2013 | Marcus

Keep an eye on the shelves early next week for NZPC 195 because inside you will find 14 pages of 4&Rotary Nationals coverage.  The biggest event of its kind in the country, check out whats new, the lastest trends and of cause the latest cars to be unveiled, including this months cover car.  Read the full story »

Jan 25, 2013 | Pedey

We’ve been waiting all year for this day, but it’s finally set up time for the V 4&Rotary Nationals! We’ve been told of some pretty awesome builds being unveiled this weekend, so make sure you get down to ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane tomorrow for the biggest show and shine in the country, then down to Fram Autolite Dragway in Meremere for the biggest day of import drag racing of the year.

 

We’ve got a good feeling about Nats for 2013, so whatever you do this weekend, make sure you come down and check it all out! More event details can be found here