SHOWIN’ ’EM UP

THE V 4&RO­TARY NA­TION­ALS IS ONE EVENT THAT ANY HALF-DE­CENT CAR LOVER WILL DARE NOT MISS, AND THIS YEAR BOTH DAYS LAID OUT THE GOODS HEAVY

NZ Performance Car - - News - WORDS: JADEN MARTIN PHO­TOS: ADAM CROY, MAR­CUS GIB­SON

Come Jan­uary each year, car lovers em­bark on a crazy 72 hours of en­ergy drink and rub­bish food–fu­elled mad­ness to get their builds fin­ished in time to cram them into the V 4&Ro­tary Na­tion­als halls. We lurked be­tween the rows and have picked out our favs from the show and the drags for your view­ing and read­ing plea­sure.

Ah, na­tion­als. The one week­end a year when all car peo­ple sub­ject them­selves to a crazy 72-hour pe­riod of en­ergy drinks and rub­bish food–fu­elled mad­ness to revel in all things fast, low, loud, and mind-melt­ingly cre­ative. That feel­ing of rock­ing through the doors early on Fri­day morn­ing, get­ting a hearty whiff of the fuel and exhaust fill­ing the halls, tak­ing in enough rau­cous noise to send you deaf a few times over, and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a vis­ual over­load from all the next-level shit that has gone on through­out the pre­vi­ous year — it’s truly next to none. We con­grat­u­late both the or­ga­niz­ers and com­peti­tors on another rad year — which took place over Jan­uary 28 and 29 — and would like to ac­knowl­edge the step up in qual­ity over­all from last year’s show line-up, and the huge pres­ence felt at the drags, too. But you prob­a­bly don’t want to read us ram­bling on about it; you prob­a­bly want to take a closer look at some of the sweet shit we spot­ted while sift­ing around. En­joy.

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