On­line This Month

The Mo­tor­hood is the new on­line home for New Zealand Clas­sic Car and its sis­ter pub­li­ca­tions, NZ Per­for­mance Car and NZV8. You can en­joy ar­ti­cles from the mag­a­zines at The Mo­tor­hood’s home­page, themo­tor­hood.com, or — if you want a purely clas­sic-scene exp

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The Sur­vivors: 1973 Holden To­rana GTR XU-1

For many, the Holden To­rana GTR XU-1 is the ul­ti­mate Aus­tralian per­for­mance car. Brian Wong falls firmly into this camp, hav­ing fallen in love with the high-per­for­mance car as a teen, buy­ing one, and stick­ing with it for over 40 years. The car is in orig­i­nal, un­re­stored con­di­tion — amaz­ing in it­self — and you can read all about its his­tory with Brian, as a road racer, daily driver, fam­ily hauler, and a val­ued fam­ily mem­ber.

Weekly Mo­tor Fix: the Duzgo

Ev­ery few weeks we take a more in-depth look at a car we’ve found — be it at an event, at the race track, or on the side of the road — in a fea­ture we call the Weekly Mo­tor Fix. This au­to­mo­tive odd­ity, known as the Duzgo, has been on dis­play at The Bush­man’s Cen­tre in Pukekura, South West­land, and it cer­tainly caught our at­ten­tion. Fa­mous Scot­tish co­me­dian Billy Con­nolly also took a shine to the car, and pro­claimed it to be his “favourite car in the world!” We’ve taken a look into the cu­ri­ous story be­hind this fas­ci­nat­ing piece of Kiwi en­gi­neer­ing, which you can read all about at Themo­tor­hood.

The old­est Corvette racer, aka ‘num­ber 211’

Chevrolet’s Corvette is one of the his­tory’s most iconic sports cars, but there’s a twist in its evo­lu­tion­ary tale that most don’t know of. The orig­i­nal Corvette’s lack­lus­tre per­for­mance trans­lated into poor sales that could have seen it axed from pro­duc­tion, were it not saved by stel­lar race per­for­mances at Pikes Peak, Dar­ling­ton, Se­bring, and Day­tona Beach. Hop onto Themo­tor­hood to read about how Zora Arkus-dun­tov, Ed Cole, Smokey Yu­nick, and a team of ded­i­cated en­gi­neers helped — through power and speed — to save the Corvette. Thanks to Terry Michaelis and Pro­team Corvette for the re­search and work be­hind this ar­ti­cle.

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