Is This 1964 Ford Mustang The Oldest In New Zealand?

Classic Reviews

By Ben Selby April 16th 1964. Television sets across America began broadcasting an advert made by the Ford Motor Company. What the announcer said next signified that something unique was on its way. “Coming April 17th, the unexpected, the Ford Mustang.” The term “unexpected” fit well, for no one was prepared for what Ford was about to show them. Prior …

Ford Open Day June

Club Visits and Gatherings

We held another fabulous Open Day in June, this time, for the Ford lovers, owners, drivers and dreamers! We saw over 180 Ford cars and trucks grace our grounds.   Sam Baker from Avon City Ford, brought out the latest Mustang (only $110k’s worth!) which got plenty of tongues wagging. The weather held off till around midday, when we had the …

The Full Story of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

Classic Yarns

By Ben Selby If you know classic cars, chances are you know the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe. You are also probably aware this one-of-two ever built unicorn changed hands for a mind- boggling $142 million US ($220.4 million NZ). The buyer, an anonymous but we can safely assume a very wealthy, car collector who was able to secure …

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

Classic Yarns

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

Classic News

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 …

Little Bastard: The Story of James Dean’s Cursed Porsche

Classic Yarns

By Ben Selby James Dean. The name is as recognisable around the world as Coca Cola and Levis Jeans. Star of cult fifties films East of Eden, Giant and the classic Rebel Without a Cause, Dean was only getting started in the acting world before his short life came to a tragic end. Dean was a known lover of fast …

Is the Jaguar E Type Series 1 Roadster the Greatest British Classic?

Classic Reviews

By Ben Selby The look on the guy’s face said it all. He stared for a good few minutes before he spoke. “Is this an E Type?” he asked. “Sure is” said I. “Wow, its BLEEP-ing mint,” he replied. As I headed inside to pay for gas, the lady at the counter asked which pump it was. I told her …

Mustang club

Mustang club visit

Past Events

The Mustang Club graced our lawn and enjoyed a visit to our events centre. There were around 50 Mustangs from various eras, every colour you could possibly imagine. The sound when they arrived was music to our ears, we’re pretty sure the Shelby in the showroom was the highlight for them!  Thank you to all the club Presidents and secretaries who made contact. We trust you enjoyed your …