The NAC NZ Drift Nationals will again take over Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, when the single biggest day in New Zealand Drifting plays host to 30 of New Zealand’s top drifters as they battle it out for the title — only one can top that podium. The day will kick off with drivers on track from 9am and the gates opening at 10:00am. The morning will see practice sessions until the new, exciting, qualifying format kicks off at 12:45, when each driver will take their first run. The top 16 qualifying positions will be decided from those scores, and the rest of the field will take a second run to decide qualifying positions 17–32. Finally, the Top 32 battle format will crown the 2013 champion. Other entertainment on the day will include Skid kings on the skidpan and the first round of the new D1RC Drift Championship, including a celebrity challenge. All NAC policy-holders will soon receive info regarding their free double pass to the event, and the far side of the track will be open for these ticket holders. With the biggest field of drivers yet, who is your money on?
The annual CRC Speedshow is rapidly approaching, and from the sound of it, you wont want to miss it! The massive event takes place this coming weekend (July 20-21) at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland and showcases a wide variety of cars, bikes and boats. While there’s everything from new car manufacturers, to live displays, seminars and interactive challenges, it’s the Castrol Edge/Teng Tools Custom And Classic show that we’re most interested in checking out. We’ve been lucky enough to take a sneak peek at the entry list, and can assure you it’s well worth the $20 (adult) entry fee alone. Gates open at 9am Saturday and close at 6pm, and open again 9am Sunday, closing at 5pm. For a full schedule of events and more info, check out www.speedshow.co.nz. Tickets are available exclusively at the venue, so head on down and check it out. If you can’t make it, we’ll be running a full event report in NZPC 202 on sale August 24
Experience a post-apocalyptic world playing as Joel, a violent survivor of a deadly virus that nearly wiped out the global population 20 years ago. Tasked with smuggling 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive military zone, Joel never knows what’s around the next corner in The Last of Us (R18), the latest title from critically acclaimed developer of the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog. Throughout your unique journey you’ll never know what’s round the next corner, where trust and compassion could save your life, or get you killed. Nature and survival skills take over as you journey through reclaimed land during a brutal traverse of the US.
HOW TO WIN: Thanks to our good friends at PlayStation NZ, we are giving you the chance to go into the draw to win one of five copies of the highly anticipated title.
Simply click here and answer the simple question, what platform was The Last of Us developed for? All entrants must be 18 and over, and the draw closes August 1.
Pain and Gain is the latest from director Michael Bay to hit our cinemas. Due for release on August 8, this action comedy follows the story of three personal trainers during the mid 1990s who are in pursuit of the American Dream, but end up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. The movie, based on a true story stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Anthony Mackie.
HOW TO WIN: To coincide with the film’s release, Paramount pictures has given us 10 in-season double passes to give away. To enter simply click here and answer the question, why does Dwayne Johnson have the nick name The Rock? Competition closes August 1, 2013.
MORE INFO: www.painandgainmovie.com
IN CINEMAS: August 8
Some might say Tim Linton is a victim of his own nature. When the Christchurch-based car painter originally embarked on a full rebuild of his 1994 Mazda RX-7, he intended to create a rough and ready track car, but his perfectionist nature — which is surely only enhanced by his occupation as an automotive refinisher — made things a little more complicated. “I started building this car as a drifter,” Tim tells us. “I’m very fussy, though. I got carried away and ended up making the car way too
The V 4&Rotary North Island Jamboree is always a highlight for us, and its unique location — at Manfeild Raceway in the Manawatu — affords plenty of unique benefits. Firstly, the combination of show hall and racetrack in one venue makes for an awesome mix of pristine show cars and hard-hitting drift and time attack action, all on the one day, 30 seconds’ walk away from each other. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, this is the only event like it in the area — a zone that encompasses import hot spots like Wellington, Taranaki, Palmy and all the areas in between. This means you can be guaranteed to see cars and people you only ever see at this event, and it’s this that makes the North Island Jamboree what it is.
Sunday morning saw the show hall packed out with competitor cars of all types, and the locals who had come out to see them. It was a good mix of street, show and race-style cars, though as always, the road-going streeters definitely made up the majority of vehicles at this particular show. Cars like
It all started in 1996 with one man’s dream to cover this new and exciting form of car modifying emerging overseas in a big way and just starting to hit here in New Zealand. At the time no one could have imagined just how big that magazine would grow, 200 standard editions later and we have been the number one selling motoring title here in New Zealand for as long as we can remember. We thought this was cause for celebration so each issue of our special gold foil edition of NZPC comes with a free sticker sheet and two hour DVD covering the summer event season for 4&Rotary and D1NZ. With such a special issue there was only ever one car fit for that cover spot, PPRE’s Six rotor RX-4. We take a closer look, including in depth technical info on just how this world first engineering master piece works.