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Ki­wis Dixon and Hart­ley con­tinue Bruce Mclaren’s legacy on his 78th birth­day

In the wake of one of the most in­cred­i­ble days in re­cent his­tory for do­mes­tic mo­tor sport, we ask whether New Zealand car rac­ing has struck a golden age. With Scott Dixon and Bren­don Hart­ley es­tab­lish­ing them­selves as two of the best in the world at their craft — on the day of what would’ve been Bruce Mclaren’s 78th birth­day, no less — it seems like a prime mo­ment in time to be a New Zealand rac­ing fan. To read more and an­swer our poll, head over to The Motorhood.

The his­tory of Rover’s P6: which should you buy?

We dug deep — very deep — into the NZ Clas­sic Car ar­chive to find a great ar­ti­cle put to­gether al­most 20 years ago by editor Al­lan Wal­ton doc­u­ment­ing the his­tory of the Rover P6. Launched in 1963, the P6 took aim at the emerg­ing ‘young ex­ec­u­tive’ mar­ket — some­what of a de­par­ture from Rover’s roots in pro­duc­ing ‘tra­di­tional’ cars. Al­lan goes through the his­tory of the P6 name­plate, be­fore dis­cussing rec­om­men­da­tions, as well as com­mon is­sues with sec­ond­hand P6s. If you’re look­ing at pur­chas­ing a P6 of your very own, then head to The Motorhood to have a read.

Five cars that the Lotus 3-Eleven can (sur­pris­ingly) beat around the Nür­bur­gring

Ev­ery­one loves it when the lit­tle guy sticks it to the big guns, and Septem­ber has seen the brand-new Lotus 3-Eleven do just that — re­port­edly set­ting an in­cred­i­ble 7:06.00 lap around the fa­mous cir­cuit dur­ing test­ing. Once it can be ver­i­fied at that pace, the 3-Eleven — with its Toy­ota-based 336kw 3.5-litre V6 — will be star­ing down the bar­rel of a slot in the top four or five quick­est pro­duc­tion cars to ever lap the Nür­bur­gring. We looked at the num­bers and came up with five big, pow­er­ful, and im­pos­ing cars that you’d never pre­dict the lit­tle Lotus could pos­si­bly beat — head over to The Motorhood to find out what they are.

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