The summer holiday season is finally upon us, and for lots of you that means long hot days lounging around with your feet up flicking through the latest edition of New Zealand Performance Car magazine. With that in mind, the NZPC team has put together a jammed packed summer edition with plenty to keep you occupied
The newly 21-year-old, Michael Young, has secured another Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) victory by taking out the Asia Cup title at the Thailand Rally over the weekend.
The kiwi rally driver, whose birthday was yesterday, stuck to his original plan of ‘driving to survive’ with Hamilton-based co-driver Malcolm Read.
Though morning rain cut down numbers for the first NZPC Summer Tour stop for the season, including cruises from the surrounding towns and cities, Auckland eventually turned on the sunshine at the last minute, creating a super-hot couple of hours with some very very nice cars down at Hooton’s Reserve in Albany this past Saturday.
A huge thank you to all those that came along, to North Harbour Stadium for the use of its land and to the team at NAC Insurance for their support of all the Summer Tour events, we’ve got plenty of mint photos that we’ll be running in the next issue of NZPC, but until then, check out a few of our favouritesnaps from the day! Also – how about that NSX, right?
The team from Driftworks in the UK took a trip to Japan in 2011 to discover drifting at its core. The 90 minute, yes 90 minute movie takes a tour of some of the best spots, tracks and shops Japan has to offer. Its been out on DVD for a few years now, but finally the team decided to upload to Youtube and let the world see it for FREE. If you have ever dreamed of touring Japan and drifting a few of the famous tracks, be warned this movie will have you on the phone and booking your tickets -not that its a bad thing at all
|For the last four years, the first stop of the NZPC Summer Tour series has been the best way to welcome the cruising season!Join us on Saturday the 7th of December at Hooton’s Reserve in Albany, Auckland for our traditional get-together celebrating the start of the summer season. As always, this event is a free and casual affair, which will run from 1pm to 3pm (which, coincidently, gives you enough time to cruise over to Penrose for the start of the NAC Skid Kings – Round 2 – Mt Smart Night Skids, which kicks off at 4pm!).
Feel free to give your car a polish, pack it with mates and come down for a look. Meet new people and check out what everyone else has been working on over winter in a safe and friendly environment. It’s all about getting the community together without any stress, gate fees or people yelling at you over the microphone. Come and go as you please!
We will have security present and police are aware of the event’s existence, so please don’t come down looking for trouble, as it won’t be tolerated. This event is for everyone – not for you to show us how good your single spinner skids are. No drugs or alcohol.
Check out the event page on Facebook for up to date details! Special thanks to the good people at NAC Insurance for their continued support of this event. Further Summer Tour dates and locations to be announced soon!
With the Tokyo Motorshow almost upon us, Honda has been doing final tests on its brand new Civic Type R. Looks aside (a little ho-hum if you ask us, but we will wait for the big reveal to make final judgement) the big news is that the new vehicle will be running a 2-litre turbocharged VTEC motor. That’s right. Turbocharged.
Seemingly everything Honda hasn’t been about since, well, ever, the new force-fed mill is said to make 280hp at the fly and looks set to take the record for fastest front wheel drive production car around Nurburgring. Can’t wait to get our hands on this one!