1976 FORD ES­CORT RS1800

Ash­ton Wood

New Zealand Classic Car - - SPECIAL FEATURE -

This marks the first main Targa event for Matt Gaskin and An­drew Thomas since the 2014 Targa North Is­land. Over the win­ter months, the trusty Nis­san Sky­line has un­der­gone an ex­ten­sive re­build, in­clud­ing a roll-cage ex­ten­sion, weight re­duc­tion, and a full re­wire by Chris Wall at Speedtech Mo­tor­sport (STM). The Sky­line’s in­ter­nally stock RB25DET six-cylin­der turbo mo­tor pro­duces a healthy 335kw at the rear wheels, thanks to a Link G4 Xtreme ECU. Matt and An­drew are look­ing for­ward to six days of rac­ing in the North Is­land. Matt thanks his co-driver, crew, and wife — An­drew Thomas, Matty Rule, Jared Rush, and Me­lanie Gaskin — as well as all of his spon­sors.

Rol­rich Panel & Spray — 34 Vic­to­ria St, Pe­tone, Welling­ton Ph.: 04 568 4837 Web­site: rol­rich­panel.co.nz

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