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.
Minitrucking is a subculture of our scene that has experienced a decline in popularity over the past few years, seemingly taken over by the building of jacked-up 4WD versions for mud bashing, pig hunting and burning massive holes in the ozone layer. Perhaps this is because the style of trucks now available to the public are no longer small and square bodied, instead they have grown to American truck-like proportions with rounded corners, oversized headlights and distinctive American truck styling, which lends itself well to that super-jacked stance. But can the modern truck still look good scraping along the ground on giant wheels?
This is the Fantasy Factory, so let’s find out.
Thrill and style in the ultimate sports watch.
A limited supply of this Tissot MotoGP Limited Edition 2013 T-Race watch has arrived in New Zealand. It’s a timepiece that not only reflects a sporty and dynamic way of living, but also a taste for style. Everyone knows they need a sports watch in their collection. Add the latest trends to it and you have your winner. Additionally, this watch doesn’t take its inspiration from just any sport but from one of the fastest and most thrilling disciplines
Even those with little more than a passing interest in rugby will know the name Jonah Lomu, an ex–All Black who struck fear into the hearts of anyone having the misfortune of standing between the one-man freight train that is Jonah and the try line. But we aren’t here to talk about his on-field accomplishments, rather it’s his passion for cars that brings us to this article. You see Jonah has always been into cars and was a regular sight at both the drags and SPL competitions during the early 2000s. This led to Jonah collaborating with Fusion to release the Jonah Lomu #11 range that wasn’t just some gimmicky speakers with his logo splashed all over them. The range featured some serious
Occupation: Marketing graduate and model
Loves: My family, my dog Bella, chocolate, drinking a cold wine in a hot bubble bath!
Hates: Moths! They’re so crazy and unpredictable, animal cruelty, and mean, grumpy people — it’s so unnecessary and takes so much effort to be mean!
Favourite car? I love 1950s Corvettes
Least favourite car? Toyota Prius
Where might readers have seen you before? Rocking the grid at the ITM 400, doing my rounds with the ring card at various boxing matches, getting the party started at events including D1NZ, Big Boys Toys, Highlife NYE, Sounds of Summer and Sounds On
This article is from NZ Performance Car 198. Click here to check it out.
Photos: Adam Croy
To celebrate the release of Brad Pitt’s new movie, World War Z, Paramount Pictures has given us five survival packs to give away. Each pack contains an in-season double pass and a survival rucksack containing a water bottle with compass, an ultra compact sleeping bag, a head-mounted torch, a pack of two glow sticks, a lightweight compact hammock, and hand warmers.
World War Z will hit cinemas on June 20 in both 2D and 3D. Brad Pitt is a United Nations employee, Gerry, who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
HOW TO WIN: Simply click here and tell us your survival plan should something like this hit New Zealand. Competition closes June 19, so get in quick.
In Smoking Thumbs on page 76 we review the long-awaited, and much-anticipated sequel to Grid. Grid 2 features the much more advanced AI system and an all-new handling system. The next generation of the EGO Game Technology Platform delivers incredible visuals, jaw-dropping damage and sets new standards for online multiplayer racing, as you prove yourself across three continents in a new, evolving world of motorsport.
HOW TO WIN: We have five copies to Grid 2 to give away. Simply click here and tell us which console you would prefer. Competition closes June 19, so get in quick.