Is someone with an empty wallet. While we calibrate the success of young kiwi drivers like Brendon Hartley we should spare a thought for those who stand behind them. There are many young kiwi drivers who try and play on the world stage. It will have been their parents who are the first to feel […]

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Have you every played the kids game “who am I’? I spent a week playing it with drivers of some fine exotics, they just didn’t know they were playing the game. During the week I noticed that there is a bit of a uniform or dress code to the different marques. The most common everyday […]

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It is very hard to polish the crystal ball and predict what racing classes will dominate our circuit racing in another 5 years. But we can be very certain it will not be V8’s. It is very difficult to focus the attention of the ruling motorsport classes away from the mighty roar of the thundering […]

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  After 5 hours of follow the leader in treacherous conditions with no safety cars suddenly between beers all hell broke loose and it was two hours on the edge of our seats. In the end it was a wonderful battle between the giant powerhouses of the sport, the big teams and the little strugglers. […]

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This week hundreds of Kiwi motorsport fans will make the pilgrimage to Bathurst. Thousands more will spend Sunday afternoon with a few mates glued to the TV coverage. What is it about this race that captivates us? Ever since Jim Richards called the Bathurst fans a ‘just a pack of bastards’ when they booed him […]

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Ford and Mahindra have today announced a cooperation agreement. While on the face of it there is nothing outstanding in that agreement but it represents a giant stride forward in the established order of vehicle manufacturing. One of the world’s oldest most established brands leaps into bed with one of the newest brands. On the […]

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  On-track at the Silverstone Classic over the weekend, was four-time Australian Touring Car Champion Jim Richards behind the wheel of the famous Group C JPS BMW 635CSi. “The car has gone through a complete metamorphosis, you could say,” said Richards. “It started out as a Group C that I drove in 1983 and 1984, […]

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  Nissan have just celebrated 70 years as a manufacturer of electric vehicles. That’s even older than some motoring scribes. Volvo that icon of Chinese vehicle manufacturing has announced that they will cease production of internal combustion powered vehicles after 2019. In car manufacturing terms just a heartbeat away. This is huge news somewhere in […]

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The race is on to develop two of the most significant vehicle advances since the first valve opened on the internal combustion engine. Electric and self-drive are both charging down parallel paths to a combined victory over the internal combustion engine. For electric to be successful it needs to overcome the battery issue, currently the […]

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As car companies rush into this exciting new future where we will all push an app and a funky wee car will come running to the door to take me where ever I want are they missing something? What if I just enjoy driving, what if I go hell I wanna be in charge I […]

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