DRIVER PRO­FILE

NZ Performance Car - - 1979 Toyota Corona Mark Ii (mx41) -

DRIVER/OWNER: Nathan Mes­sen­ger AGE: 33 LO­CA­TION: Hast­ings OC­CU­PA­TION: Car­pet layer

THANKS: Huge thanks to Craig ‘Fatty’ Smith — this build wouldn’t be where it is now with­out his ex­pe­ri­ence and help; my wife, Amie, for buy­ing me the en­gine as a sur­prise 10year wed­ding-an­niver­sary gift and for be­ing so laid-back for the next 18-months dur­ing the build; my kids, Zak, Lockie, and Sadie, for not be­ing mon­keys while I was in the shed; Wayne, for all the long nights he put into the prep and paint; and the mates who were al­ways there to lend a hand: Jord, Dan, and Liam; and also to John, for weld­ing up the man­i­fold

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