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Publisher’s PODIUM
I CONFESS I’m late to the parade; there are many more families who, over a long period of time, have had family involvement in their love of hot rods, street machines and muscle cars. In that sense, I’m preaching to the converted, but I’ll press on a
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Surf City 50th
WITH all the problems that have happened with groups and the like over the last year we are very fortunate to be able to get into our rods and attend events here in New Zealand. Surf City Rod and Custom Club had their 50th anniversary run organized a
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FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1935 MAKE: Ford MODEL: Roadster PAINT: Mercedes Grey INTERIOR: Red leather throughout with chrome accents of stainless trim. ENGINE: Brand new LS1 Chevrolet V8 TRANSMISSION: 700R automatic DIFF: Jaguar SUSPENSION: Independent front and rear WHE
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Cats Paws Coupe
MAGOO’S Street Rods’ business adage is “We build nice cars for nice people”. According to proprietor Lloyd Wilson, this 1948 Ford coupe project ticks both boxes. “We’re used to all sorts of people turning up to the shop wanting a project built,” says
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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. > 5-7 Classic Cover Primer Nationals and Rebel Roundup at Pukekohe
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FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1948 MAKE: Ford MODEL: Club coupe BODY: Genuine Henry Ford steel, restored by Magoo’s Street Rods ENGINE: Blueprint small block Ford 408 Stroker, aluminium heads, mild cam, Fi-Tech fuel injection on Edelbrock manifold, MSD distributor. Vintage
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Industry NEWS
770MACH is a small business which provides CNC machining for several industries, specializing in automotive registration plates for show/novelty purposes and also for hard-to-find custom trim parts. Contact James Nelson on 022 647 1273 or email770ma
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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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Blackie’s BLACKIE’S 1935 FORD ROADSTER
BLACKIE has always had a penchant for fine automobiles. His first car was a Morris Minor but tastes expanded and his second was an MGB GT which he bought new. Later, a Ford Cortina GTE, a 3 litre V6 Ford Capri and a Monaro amongst others. He married
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All American Car Day 2021
THE Eliot Bar & Eatery All American Car Day held in New Plymouth on Sunday 17th January was hosted for the 31st time by local hot rod club Scenic City Rod & Custom Club at the TSB Stadium Car Park next to the New Plymouth racecourse utilising the two
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That’s Cool
DOUG Montgomery grew up in Taihape, and in that small rural country town, there wasn’t a lot happening. That changed dramatically on February 25th in 1972 when Doug attended the Led Zeppelin rock concert at Western Springs in Auckland. It was such a
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Drag Racing National Series Round 6 - Ruapuna
THE January 31st drag meet hosted by Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club was a stop-start affair, caused by a broken wire in the timing system which put a curse on proceedings, causing much grief for the organisers. By the time it was fixed, and things star
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Prizegiving results Surf City 2021
Grant & Kelly Precious - ‘54 Chev Bel Air Brendon & Julie Armstrong - ‘34 Ford Coupe Squeak Bell - ‘40 Ford Coupe Pete Jenkins - ‘31 Ford A coupe Geoff & Joy Addlington - ‘38 Ford Sedan Club Choice: Mike & Dyan Roberts - ‘28 Ford Pickup Sponsor’s
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Cromwell Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival
THE Southland Ford Falcon Club’s Cromwell Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival enjoyed great weather and huge crowds at the Cromwell Recreation Ground on 16th January. Around 940 cars were almost too much to look at and filled the grounds with 100 in the
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Drags – Round 5
155 cars entered the fifth round of the national points series at Meremere on Saturday 9th January. What promised to be an excellent days racing was marred by Dave Gauld’s crash and subsequent postponing the rest of the meeting until the following da
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Box 8 Waipu LETTERS
HI PAUL. Great to read Part 3 on the Ardun. I am the lucky owner of one of the 750 GMP units made. Purchased many years ago from The Model shop on The Great South Rd, Remuera. It was on sale at the time too! Only ever took the top off the box to see
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50th Anniversary Road Runners Otaihanga Picnic
AS the story goes back in 1969, the Miramar boys were hanging out, and the Early American Car Club guys challenged them to a softball game. So where are we going to do that? Otaihanga Domain would be a good spot, nice and quiet, not too many people a
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Kumeu 2021
PERFECT summer festival weather saw huge crowds flock to the Jack Daniels Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival at Kumeu and this year marked the 27th anniversary of the event. The showgrounds rocked to the sounds of live music while patrons enjoyed over
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Garth Hogan
ALTHOUGH I’ve met Garth Hogan a few times, I don’t know him well enough to turn up on his doorstep. But during a recent Wanaka trip, an ol’ mate Tony Turner, who tunes and maintains the jet boats in Queenstown, dropped in to visit, talking about Gart
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Chiropractor and Panel Beater Wanted
‘PISTOL’ Pete Tyrell from Whakatane R&CC is a bit of a hangman. He told neighbouring Bay Rodders in Tauranga that the theme of Whakatane Rod Club’s 50th anniversary was steampunk. Of course, it wasn’t, and a whole bunch from Bay Rodders Club arrived
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Beach Hop
WITH the postponement of the huge 20th anniversary in March 2020 when the world closed down due to COVID 19, everyone wondered if the new date of November 25th-29th would actually work. Everything was in place for the March event then the plug was pu
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Cambridge Charity Day 2020
AS per usual Stragglers put on their annual Charity show at the Mighty River Karapiro Lake Domain. Not even COVID could stop it this year, which was great. Around 1300 cars of all descriptions turned up for the day, but numbers were down a little fro
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Amazing Maisie
BETWEEN the years 1964 to 1972 Chevrolet built more than 525,000 V8 Super Sport Chevelles. But in 1966 if you wanted an SS Chevelle – you had no choice but to have the 396 ‘big block’ engine…there were no other engine choices for the top of the line
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FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
MAKE: 1966 SS396 Chevelle Owned by Lynda and Lester Davis Members of Alpine Street Machines ENGINE: 396ci. Standard 10.25:1 compression. 360hp @ 5200rpm. Holley carb on Edelbrock intake. Electronic GM distributor GEARBOX: M22 Muncie 4-speed. McLeod c
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