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Ford's Mustang Boss 302 shows its muscles

Ford's Mustang Boss 302 shows its muscles

The original Boss 302 Ford Mustang was sold only in 1969 and 1970, but that's all it took - the car's sole job was to be the basis of the racer that would claim the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am championship for Ford, and that mission was accomplished.

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Pacer adds its shine to muscle-car club

Pacer adds its shine to muscle-car club

The Otago Mopar Enthusiasts Club, known as the Otago Mopars, has been idling for the past few years but a new set of devotees has given it a rev up.

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The year's best cars

 

What better way to round out 2009 than by looking back at the cars that made a real impression on Drivesouth's road-testing team? David Thomson and Richard Bosselman make their picks.

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Bewdy - Jonny's our man in black

Bewdy - Jonny's our man in black

Chatting to Jonny Reid is just like catching up with someone you know.

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Rally good time despite the rain

Rally good time despite the rain

There's nothing like the smell of petrol fumes and hot oil in the morning.

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Boy racers told - you can be heroes

Boy racers told - you can be heroes

Malaysia is tackling its boy-racer problems in a way that resonates with today's youth, reports Catherine Pattison.

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Pair of different generations, same fast path

Pair of different generations, same fast path

Hayden Paddon, arguably New Zealand's most promising rally driver since the late Possum Bourne, often pays tribute to the wise, older man who tells him where to go. Motorsport writer Catherine Pattison talks to Paddon's co-driver.

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Mason's Impreza a proven performer

Mason's Impreza a proven performer

Richard Mason decided there was no need to reinvent the wheel and bought an ex-Prodrive current model hatchback Impreza to contest this year's national rally championship.

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Proud fathers on road in support of sons

Proud fathers on road in support of sons

Nurturing a child's talent - in anything - is a parent's prerogative. When that ability is in a sport such as motocross and is exceptional, miles travelled and money invested can certainly add up.

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Katherine Prumm looks for the positives in life

Katherine Prumm looks for the positives in life

Sitting on Katherine Prumm's dresser is a huge peanut butter jar that houses some serious hardware - all the metal rods and screws that held her together when her racing world fell apart.

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Waimate driver 'in it for the skids'

Waimate driver 'in it for the skids'

Rally driving is like a virus. It often remains in the bloodstream, re-surfacing just when you thought you had shaken it off.
Waimate's Deborah Kibble, one of the country's top female drivers, has the affliction.

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Time to get grooming on Treble Cone

Time to get grooming on Treble Cone

Keeping Treble Cone's slopes well-groomed is Paul Kirkland's responsibility. He took Catherine Pattison for a ride in his snow cat and showed her how to stitch together the "perfect corduroy''.

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Exploring the North Island in a Spaceship

Exploring the North Island in a Spaceship

As a cold southern winter puts thoughts of eating outdoors and sleeping under awnings on ice, Catherine Pattison casts back to a summertime North Island sojourn in a hybrid Spaceship.

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Milestones of life and on the road

Milestones of life and on the road

The rallying call can come at any time, as one Queenstown driver discovered. Catherine Pattison reports.

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Coast to coast event has ferns, fun and friendship

Coast to coast event has ferns, fun and friendship

More than 40 motorcycles left from outside Motorcycle Replacements' (MCR) premises in Dunedin just after 7am on a recent Saturday, to make a weekend trip across the South Island.

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Hot roadster back in the family

Hot roadster back in the family

Generations of care have gone into the Morgan family hot rod, Catherine Pattison reports.

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Otago man's prototype world-renowned

Otago man's prototype world-renowned

Ever enviously watched motorbikes slip-streaming through traffic jams and wished you had the courage to ride instead of drive?

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Demon ready to ramp it up

Demon ready to ramp it up

Cam Sinclair somersaulted on his motorbike - twice - ramp to ramp in Napier last week, his landing was a far cry from the cushy foam pit he had been pitching himself into for six months.

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Time to test the little red Corvette

Time to test the little red Corvette

Roy MacDonald sometimes has to work the weekends, although not many would consider it a chore to drive a rare convertible 1958 Corvette C1 Roadster over the Crown Range today.

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Summer drives: Quiet road far from the maddening crowd

Summer drives: Quiet road far from the maddening crowd

Following on from the popular drive destinations series in last year's Summer Times, the ODT motoring team has been out exploring again. Today, Catherine Pattison heads from Tarras to Tekapo.

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