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
Aussie Pride: 13th New Zealand Holden Nationals
The GM Enthusiasts Club hosted the New Zealand Holden Nationals at Ardmore over Anzac weekend. The show boasted an impressive line-up of Holdens — from beautifully presented, totally original 48-215 FX Holdens, through to wild, supercharged HQS and late-model HSVS. The diversity and quality of cars displayed was as impressive as the running and set-up of the show. More info — and, more importantly, more photos — can be found at Themotorhood.
Weekly Motor Fix: Mazda RX-3 coupe
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 time around, we take a closer look at an immaculately restored Japanese sports-car icon — a rotary-powered 1973 Mazda RX-3. This example still runs the original twindistributor– equipped 10A twin-rotor engine, all numbers matching. To see more on this classic beauty, head over to Themotorhood.
Top eight tips for choosing a classic-car restoration professional
As classic-car owners and enthusiasts, we’re surely all as into the whole Kiwi DIY thing as any other hobby — however, there will come a time when most of us simply lack the tools, skills, or knowledge to do certain things. When it comes to outsourcing a job on your beloved classic, who do you turn to? We’ve compiled a checklist to help you narrow down the best professional for the job, and hopefully get it done right the first time around.