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
Brothers Brad and Matt Lauder grew up with grease beneath their nails, their late father Warren Lauder ran WAL Engineering and built and raced his 400-cubic-inch tube-frame Toyota Starlet in NZGT. The brothers were around the pits from day one, so it was only natural that they picked up their father’s skill and passion for engineering, and by driving age both were eager to hit their home track of Manfeild and give it a crack, beating on anything they could get their hands on. For older brother Brad his involvement with drifting would be years away, instead honing his skills with club sprints, drag racing, track days and other two-wheeled activities. But for younger brother Matt it was drifting that sparked his interest from an early age, and he built what must have been one of the first
Occupation: Senior manager
Location: North Shore
LOVES: Dancing, spending money on new clothes and going to festivals
LIKES: Eating KFC! Going out and socializing and working for success
DISLIKES: I hate haters, bitchiness and people that are down-buzz in town
All-time favourite car: Audi RS4
Most hated car: Toyota MR2
Where might readers have seen you before? I’ve recently competed in a few bikini comps (Bikini World Cup and Miss Bikini November) but otherwise, not much!
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Photos: Adam Croy
The latest generation of Gizzmo shift lights, the DS3 features ultra bright surface LEDs with two shift light stages. The complete unit is encased in carbon fibre and only weights 49g. A three wire installation makes installing a breeze and it will work with any EFI cars, with a coil negative adaptor available as an optional extra to work on non-EFI engines. These units retail for $199, and more info can be found at www.gizzmoelectronics.co.nz.If you would like to win a DS3 simply head here and tell us what the DS3 casing is made of. Competition closes January 31.
Bruce Willis is back as the tough nut John McClane in the next instalment of the iconic Die Hard franchise, A Good Day To Die Hard. We have ten in-season double passes to give away to lucky fans. To win, all you have to do is head over to here and tell us how many Die Hard movies have been made. Draw closes January 31. The synopsis for this instalment sees Bruce Willis returning in his most iconic role as John McClane — the ‘real’ hero with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing. This time the take-no-prisoners cop is really in the wrong place at the wrong time after travelling to Moscow to help his estranged son, Jack. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. A Good Day To Die Hard opens in cinemas February 14.
Since the very first Devil May Cry title was released way back in 2001, the franchise has sat at the top of the pile as one of the best hack-and-slashers in the business. Over a decade and three sequels later, and Japanese publishers Capcom have turned to successful developers Ninja Theory for a complete reboot of the DmC world. Set in an alternate universe, DmC: Devil May Cry, is an entirely new game, set in a new world with a complete re-imagining of the same central characters and storyline. Although this initially upset some avid fans of the series, most are now getting very excited as we come up to the mid-January release date, thanks to what’s been revealed in some recent very interesting teasers. The new version of Dante, the main character, is younger, gaunter and generally an all-round more ruthless character. Dante wakes up from a tough night drinking to find himself in a city — Limbo — that is controlled by demons. This obviously doesn’t sit too well with the protagonist, who you then control through epic battles in a variety of settings. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks to be a big departure from the previously very static environments, with the world around you now becoming much more animated, and more threatening. Dante has access to a host of brutal upgradeable weapons, both of the bladed and gun variety, that will aid you in the classically Devil May Cry fast-paced, action-packed hack and slash battles. Pervious DmC titles have always impressed with their smooth action, deep, dark storylines and awesome, atmospheric look and sound (the metal soundtrack being our particular favourite). From what we’ve seen thus far from the reboot, DmC: Devil May Cry looks to be just as good. This is definitely one game we’ll be jamming on the rainy days at the bach this summer.
Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship moves to Tauranga’s Baypark for the first time in the championships history this coming weekend. The 300m metre concrete purpose built track is currently under construction inside the Baypark arena, and will feature something unique within the championship: a left hand bend on the entry. The event will take place over both Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday playing host to D1NZ pro practice and D1NZ Pro-Am Top 16. Sunday will feature the Pro-Am top 8 and the main event the D1NZ Top 32. This is also Round Two of the BP Ultimate Triple Crown so not only are valuable championship points up for grabs the triple crown is also in the back of the drivers minds.