LVVTA GOES DIGITAL
The Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association (LVVTA) has changed the name of the NZ Hobby Car Technical Manual to The New Zealand Car Construction Manual to acknowledge that more modifiers are using the manual as a build and modification guide, beyond its original hobbyistbased target market. Any thoughts can be headed up ‘Car Construction Manual changes’ and emailed to email@example.com.
The LVVTA has also made The New Zealand Car Construction Manual available for electronic purchase through its new online shop — which can be accessed directly via lvvta.org.nz/shop or through the ‘ Documents’ drop-down menu on the LVVTA website. Hard-copy versions are still available through the New Zealand Hot Rod Association’s website, hotrod.org.nz. While the hard-copy costs $150, the online version is just $110, taking into account the costs associated with printing, folding, and tabs. One bonus of the online version is that individual chapters can be purchased, allowing you to get exactly what you need.
LVVTA chief executive officer Tony Johnson says, “This could be useful for someone who has a car where all the owner wants to do is install a bigger aluminium fuel cell. With the way the shop is set up, they can go to our website and buy just Chapter 1 – Fuel Systems, and have everything they need for $10.99.”
Chapters such as the Build Approval Process, Authority Card Process, and the explanatory and background sections are free of charge. The online system provides for on-the-spot downloads, meaning there’s no waiting around for the courier. The transaction will also be registered with the LVVTA, with the buyer being notified of any chapter updates. There are no excuses not to build that street-legal monster now!