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National Drag Racing Championships
BRIGHT blue sunny skies provided a magnificent backdrop to the National Drag Racing Championships at NAPA Auto Parts Dragway. One hundred fifty competitors entered from right across NZ for the penultimate event in the National Drag Racing Points Seri
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Re-Entry Rod
LONGTIME hot rodders Clive and Carol Ross fell into the hobby when they were just 17 years old. They met some WRCC members and got talking and one thing led to another which resulted in them joining the club. Their first modified car was a Mk 3 Zephy
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Model A Day
FOR THE third year now, Chris Hornblow and Shane Adlington have organised the annual Model A Day at Chris & Raewyn’s fantastic property in Oratia, West Auckland. This year on Saturday 27th February, there were 48 cars in attendance which included one
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Pacific Pickup
SIXTEEN or so years ago, Shane Jamieson met and married Linda, who had been into hot rodding for many years, having previously been married to Bryce Wilkinson. It was then that the seed was planted to start building their first hot rod, which they di
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FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1930 MAKE: Ford MODEL: Fordor BODY: Sedan PAINT: Body prep by owner. Custom- mixed colour by Clive and Bevan Yearbury. Three-layer Pearl. Painted at Cottrell & Ross Panel & Paint Whangarei by Tim Wall (owner) and Clive. Airbrushed Mural by Brad
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Results
Americarna Choice winner 2021 1957 Buick Caballero Justine Alexander, Taranaki Classic Cover Choice Award 2021 1956 Bel Air Sports Coupe Chrissy Chapman, Auckland US Embassy Choice Award 2021 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Dot Reeve, Bay of Plen
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Junior Dragster Champs
OVERCAST skies and a cool track greeted 30 entrants to this year’s Junior Drag Racing Championships at NAPA Auto Parts Dragway. The event was run by new promoters Cathy Bingley and Natalie Harvey, who combined with track staff to produce one of the b
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Hanmer Motorfest
IT IS only a leisurely 1-1/2 hour drive north from Christchurch (on the way to Nelson) to the picturesque tourist spot of Hanmer Springs. For a few years now, the Christchurch Falcon Fairlane club has hosted this one-day event, although many make a w
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Brought To You By Classic Cover Insurance
THE 14th Annual AmeriCARna sponsored by Classic Cover Insurance started unofficially for early arrivals on Tuesday 23rd February. For those who arrived early, John Rae, the driving force behind Americarna, organised a run to the Urenui Hotel for some
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Hot Rod Blowout
A PERFECT blue-sky day greeted timeless tradition stalwarts at the Hot Rod Blowout for the first time since 2015. The six-year hiatus was planned to be five years, but COVID 19 put pay to that when the 2020 event was cancelled. But what’s another yea
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The Phantom Dion & Lychelle Adams’ 1934 Ford Roadster
DION ADAMS has always been into cars, right from early school days in Wellington. He obtained his first car when just 18-years old, and that was the famous Berry and Chung 1941 Ford pickup featured in our March 2021 issue. The pickup was painted gree
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Box 8 Waipu LETTERS
HI PAUL, I was pleasantly surprised to see the article on your dad’s midget in the latest rag; good on you for having the guts to put it into print. Sure, there will be the detractors out there slinging dirt on the article, but hey, it’s a midget; th
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Twizel Show & Shine
THIS year the show was a held week later than usual and enticed 200-plus cars to enter this show, and another 50 or so gathered around the edges. Most arrive on Friday and register at the Combined Clubs, the base for all the events and the car displa
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Forever Trick Part IV
WE introduced Don Ferguson and his deep history and association with the legendary Ardun OHV conversion for Ford’s flathead V8 in Part 3. Don has taken the OHV conversion for the flathead to the limit of modern technology, which is backed by a ton of
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FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1934 MAKE: Ford MODEL: Roadster BODY: Rod Bods out of Australia. Custom-made louvred sides by Magoos Street Rods with louvres punched by Shrappy. ENGINE: 6.0 LS2 with ported heads and a custom stage 3 Kelford cam. It’s fed by a tunnel ram and t
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Upcoming EVENTS
This Upcoming Events is a free listing, if you have an event which is not listed, please let us know, or if the details of your listing have changed then email paul@nzhotrodmag.co.nz. Don’t forget to double-check if the event is affected by COVID19 r
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Publisher’s PODIUM
WE received a ton of feedback by letter, phone, email, and in-person on last month’s article titles Dirt Track Addiction which featured my dad, Bryan Grace’s VW midget and some of the history of his life, and how he got to where he is today. Dad even
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Gary Morton’s Big 3-Window
IT WAS a tad over 20 years ago that Christchurch rodder Gary Morton purchased this ’41 Chrysler Royal 3-window Business coupe, originally from Newcastle, Wyoming. It was a totally original and complete car, with an L-head 241-cube, 108 hp ‘spitfire’
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Toolbox TALES
I’VE just seen one of the most outrageous cars I have ever seen. A 1960 Cadillac Hearse. All 7.4 meters from bumper to bumper. That’s almost 25 feet. The wheelbase is 156 inches (13 feet), which gives you an idea of the overhang, particularly at the
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Just in PASSING
convertibles imported by the New Zealand government in 1966 for the Queen Mother’s Royal tour. They were produced by Chevrolet Canada in right-hand drive explore configuration. The original colour was Royal blue, and the optional 3-speed transmission
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New Arrivals
PATCH Jenden recently landed this immaculate ‘76 ‘vette. It’s a two-owner northern California car with just 56k original miles on the clock. The second owner lived right next door to the original purchaser from new. Under the hood is the L82 smallblo
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Out & About
This big Ford AA truck seen at the Caroline Bay Hop had an awesome display of pedal cars. From Craig Stare. JOE Gillman has owned flatheads for over 65 years and still drives the heck out of them and competes in Hill Climbs. He’s lived just out of
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Industry NEWS
DELUXE pedals – although the official release date has been delayed by COVID, Lokar is about to release a new range of upmarket gas and brake pedals to suit classic hot rods. The Lucille range prototypes have been used in Lokar’s own ’40 Ford coupe.
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NZ Hot Rod
PUBLISHERS: Hot Rod Publishing Ltd P O Box 8, Waipu, 0545, New Zealand PROPRIETORS: Paul & Liz Grace Ph: +64 9 432 1270 Email: paul@nzhotrodmag.co.nz Email: liz@nzhotrodmag.co.nz Website: www.nz-hotrod.com MANAGING EDITOR: Paul Grace ACCOU
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New Arrivals
• 18-YEAR-OLD Marshall Palmer has just landed this “pearler”. It’s a 1961 Oldsmobile 88 convertible which was assembled in South Gate California before spending time in Colorado. Under the hood is a 394 Oldsmobile Rocket V8. Marshall purchased it in
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Toolbox TALES
THE venerable English Ford Mk l Zephyr from 1951 to ‘56, likely took its name from the American Ford’s Lincoln Zephyr which was produced from 1936 to 1942. Criticised at the time for not having a full chassis, the English Mk l Zephyr had its own litt
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Features And Specifications
YEAR: 1955 MAKE: Chevrolet MODEL: Bel Air BODY: 2 door hardtop ENGINE: All alloy 434ci smallblock Chev, 4” stroke, forged pistons, AFR 227 CNC-ported and machined aluminium heads, Custom solid roller camshaft with .610 lift, Inglese 8-stack fuel inje
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Book Review
AUTHOR John Stokes has released his much-anticipated Volume II of the history of the Ford car in New Zealand, from World War I to the present day. Most New Zealanders will have many fond memories of moments in the American-made Model Ts, Model As, ea
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Just in PASSING
REMEMBER Phil Marks cool Daimler V8 powered C Cab which was featured in April ’78 NZHRM. These days Phil lives in LA and has sent us a drawing/ cutaway he did of the Daimler C cab. The C Cab now resides in Phil’s LA garage alongside his ‘46 Ford wood
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The B/C Custom ’41 Pickup
THE custom ’41 Ford pickup built by Berry & Chung in 1968 and shown within the Grahame Berry profile in the December ’20 NZ Hot Rod Mag, has recently been refurbished by Christchurch rodder Greg Hiddleston. But how did it get from there to here? Grah
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