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A trib­ute to the late Jack Brab­ham

Michael Clark pays trib­ute to one of the all-time great mo­tor rac­ing per­son­al­i­ties, Sir Jack Brab­ham. Jack Brab­ham’s re­mark­able mo­tor rac­ing ca­reer in­cluded three world cham­pi­onships, and he was also the first man to take the ti­tle in a rear-en­gined car, as well as the first driver ever to win in a car car­ry­ing his name. Fol­low­ing his re­cent pass­ing, you can read all about the life and ac­com­plish­ments of this amaz­ing man by vis­it­ing the­mo­tor­hood.com and search­ing ‘Jack Brab­ham’.

The his­tory of Ford’s flat­head V8

When Ford Mo­tor Co. in­tro­duced their new ‘flat­head’ V8 de­sign in 1932, it’s un­likely that any­one could have pre­dicted how it would change the course of hot-rod­ding — and mo­tor­ing — his­tory. The flat­head V8’s bang-for­buck made it an un­prece­dented hit with any­one af­ter the thrill of speed, and brought af­ford­able per­for­mance to the masses. We’ve com­piled a time­line of the ven­er­a­ble flat­head’s his­tory — from its in­tro­duc­tion in 1932 right up un­til pro­duc­tion ceased in 1953 — and you can find out more by search­ing ‘flat­head his­tory’ on the­mo­tor­hood.com.

Vin­ing an old car — how hard could it be?

Have you ever thought about im­port­ing the car of your dreams from Aus­tralia, Amer­ica, or even fur­ther abroad? Do­ing so, you’ll be faced with the po­ten­tially daunting prospect of get­ting the ve­hi­cle road-le­gal in New Zealand, and that in­cludes ob­tain­ing a VIN. How hard could that be? Well, if you’ve ever won­dered, here’s a be­hind-the-scenes look at how the VIN process goes, what to ex­pect, and how you can best pre­pare for it. Search ‘old car VIN’ to have a read.

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