NZV8 - - FROM THE ED. - Todd todd@nzv8.co.nz TODDWYLIE

When it rains, it pours — that old chest­nut is one that’s usu­ally re­ferred to when things go wrong many times over. While things go­ing wrong may have been the ex­pe­ri­ence for many of our fea­ture car own­ers, it’s not al­ways the case in the world of NZV8. We’re not sure why it is, but, for some rea­son, when we get one spe­cific type of fea­ture car lined up, we’re of­ten hit with an in­flux of them — it pours! That in­flux is, as Mur­phy’s Law would have it, more of­ten than not met with an equal vac­uum of the op­po­site type of ve­hi­cle. The last few months have seen the in­flux nee­dle swing heav­ily to Ford Fal­cons, and left a void in a mar­que we’re usu­ally drown­ing in — Chevro­let. Ob­vi­ously, this leaves us in equal parts stoked to have more Fords to fea­ture and on the look­out for more Chevs — to make sure we bring you a bal­anced mag­a­zine — as well as all the other mar­ques, of course. Speak­ing of which, hope­fully by now you’ll all have had a chance to check out the other projects we’ve been work­ing on, in­clud­ing the re­cently re­leased Holden Spe­cial Edi­tion — some­thing we’d been chip­ping away at long be­fore we caught wind of another pub­lisher also pro­duc­ing one; re­mem­ber: when it rains, it pours. The other thing that we’ve been flat out with is our TV pro­gramme, Teng Tools Mus­cle Garage. As was the case with NAC Car Culture, which we shared with our sis­ter ti­tle, NZ Per­for­mance Car, tele­vi­sion is the best way to see the cars from these pages come to life. The dif­fer­ence is that this new pro­gramme has noth­ing but NZV8- re­lated con­tent. The show airs every Sun­day as part of TV3’s CRC Mo­tor­sport line-up, so make sure to tune in if you’ve not as yet, as the pro­gramme’s been get­ting great re­views. We’re al­ready sort­ing out the con­tent for the sec­ond and third(!) sea­sons, which will air early and late in 2018 re­spec­tively — hope­fully giv­ing us enough time to avoid the down­pour of any par­tic­u­lar brand! With this be­ing the last is­sue of NZV8 on sale for 2017, I’d like to thank all our loyal read­ers for their sup­port, and wish you all the best for the hol­i­day sea­son. Take care out there, and we’ll catch you again in the new year to do it all over again.

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