Investment Vette: Chevrolet Corvette C4 LT1 Review

Classic Reviews

By Ben Selby The chorus in the TV advert went something like this. “You’ve never seen, anything, like this before!” The General Motors marketing department went all out to showcase their latest and most technologically advanced production sports car ever. They even went as far to say it was the most advanced production car on the planet. It was also …

The Alfa Romeo Arna: Alfa’s Underachiever

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By Ben Selby There have been many occasions when two car manufacturers, sometimes from different parts of the world, will come together to create something truly special. You only need look at the Ford GT40, De Tomaso Pantera, McLaren F1 and Pagani Zonda to get the drift. However, one car in particular sadly didn’t make that list. The idea of …

Bold Ambition: The BRM Type 15 V16 Story

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By Ben Selby In the years following World War 2, Italy dominated Grand Prix motor racing. Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari, achieved a winning formula which made these Italian giants the teams who everyone made their goal to vanquish. One of the earliest challenges to Italy in Formula One Grand Prix came from Britain. The team in question? British Racing …

Road Trip Destinations: Christchurch to Oxford

Roadtrip Destinations

When many think of Oxford, a beautiful town set the heart of England which played host to one Inspector Morse and his MK2 Jag on TV tends to spring to mind. However, for those in the South Island, Oxford is a Canterbury town which has plenty to offer, especially as a destination for classic car fans and owners. The drive …

French Goddess: Citroen DS 19 Review

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By Ben Selby When Citroen launched the fabled DS at the Paris Motor Show in 1955, the car world changed forever. For perspective, try to picture the European motoring landscape of the post war years. During the late forties, the vast majority of cars produced look just as they did before WW2. Vertical radiator grills and high rooflines were the …

Bizzarrini 5300 GT: The Gorgeous Italian Car You Have Never Heard Of

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By Ben Selby What does the Ferrari 250 GTO, the Lamborghini V12 engine and the Iso Grifo all have in common? Well, apart from these being grand testimonials to Italian car design, one man had a hand their creation. That man was Giotto Bizzarrini and we owe him a lot. Born in Livorno, Italy in 1926, the young Bizzarrini had …

Car Heaven Descends on Waimak Classic Cars and the Better Half Kitchen and Bar

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By Ben Selby The day was hot, the sky was blue and best of all, the New Zealand Government had decreed outdoor gatherings under the COVID-19 traffic light system would no longer be limited to groups of 100 to 200 people. Throw all this together and you have the perfect template for a grand day out with countless petrolheads and …

Road Trip Destinations: Warkworth to Leigh

Roadtrip Destinations

By Ben Selby It’s becoming quite undeniable that the greater Auckland area is growing at an expediential rate. Take Warkworth for example. The population has swollen in recent years as many Aucklanders have chosen Warkworth as a place to settle or to get away. Some also use Warkworth as a place to store their classic car. However, if you now …