Gravel GP – Rally New Zealand Introduction

It’s the kind of event which attracts the world’s most talented drivers.  With smooth flowing, cambered roads the Rally New Zealand is a favourite with the drivers. Of course before the main course a slight appetiser is on the cards.  Bon apetite! Ken Block showing his ‘hoonigan’ style managing to get sideways over a blind…

Flying coffins

About 100 years ago, the skies above Europe were alive with roaring engines and the world’s first aviation heroes were etching their place in the history books.  At a time where you life expectancy was less than 6-weeks the people who flew these planes which were commonly known as ‘flying coffins’ were staring death in…

Classic tin

In the tuning world, radical and wild aero, loud paint and bling are something that comes as ‘that optional extra’.  Not many of us remember but all these things used to come standard on certain whips.  When a tidy Impala cruises past everyone sits up and takes notice, it just demands respect.  It’s a different…

RWB : Up close and personal

RWB has in the last 12 months become a global tuning sensation, the work of Nakai-san has amassed legions of fans, as well as a few with differing opinions.  A little over 12 months ago I took a trip to a small tuning garage, unaware that my outlook on tuning was about to be changed…

The Kiwi obsession with the rotary

Let’s face it, aftermarket tuning is a massive movement all over the world.  Some trends have come and gone (thank goodness!), although in little ol’ New Zealand one trend has almost become as much a part of New Zealand culture as pavalova, kiwibirds, and rugby!  It is without a doubt our undying love for the…

Carbon fiber vs nuts and bolts – evolution of F1

It’s easy today, sitting in front of our big screen televisions, to get caught up in all the technology of F1.  DRS, flappy-paddle gearboxes, shaving 100th’s of a second off your laptime, and pitstops that happen in under 5 seconds.  It’s all incredibly impressive, well… this is F1 after all.  A while back, I had…