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Rare chance to see million-dollar jaguar

Rare chance to see million-dollar jaguar

Dunedin car enthusiasts will have the chance to view a $1.76 million Jaguar; one of just nine re-made after a factory fire stopped production 60 years ago. 

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Out of the garage and on to the track

Out of the garage and on to the track

Andy Giles and his dad Ted have had the ultimate father/son project over the past 20 years.

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Wanaka pair claims Targa title

Wanaka pair claims Targa title

Wanaka helicopter pilot Jerry Rowley can now add four-wheeled racing success to his list of achievements after winning his class at the Targa New Zealand Rally with co-driver Matt Bailey.

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Life on the road becoming a drag

Life on the road becoming a drag

Steve McLay has spent several years turning his 1987 Chevrolet Corvette from an essentially mild street car into a smoking-hot drag racer.

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Otago success on road, track

Otago success on road, track

Successes kept coming on both the circuit racing and rally roads for Otago competitors last weekend.

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Holden chasing SUV market

Holden chasing SUV market

Sport is still a priority for Holden and Bathurst credibility still counts, yet changing consumer trends that signalled the end for Australian-made six and eight-cylinder performance sedans have also accelerated the intent to hit a different kind of track.

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Plenty of Otago action anticipated

Plenty of Otago action anticipated

Otago drivers will be competing in circuit racing and rallying today as the South Island Endurance Series (SIES) wraps up and the New Zealand Rally Championship enters its penultimate round.

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Henderson ahead despite drama

Henderson ahead despite drama

Chris Henderson has made it two from two in the one-hour race at the South Island Endurance Series (SIES), although his win on Saturday was not without drama.

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Kia bringing the zing

Kia bringing the zing

Kia's large car line-up for New Zealand is set to gain even more performance zing with the upcoming launch of the Stinger 5-door high- performance liftback.

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Old girl still getting out and about

Old girl still getting out and about

Murray and Jenny Pryde's 1915 Ford Model T Roadster requires knowledge born of long-term ownership to both start and drive.

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Enduro series bursts into life

Enduro series bursts into life

The three-round South Island Endurance Series (SIES) bursts into life today at Invercargill's Teretonga Park, with plenty of Otago drivers racing in both the one-hour and three-hour championships.

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Night racing music to the ears

Night racing music to the ears

With all the flashing neon lights brightening the night sky, North Taieri residents may wonder if there is a disco going on in the neighbourhood.

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Otago men honoured at MSNZ awards

Otago men honoured at MSNZ awards

Two humble Otago men, who have contributed significantly to car rallies in the region, were recognised at the Motor Sport New Zealand (MSNZ) 50th anniversary of rallying event last weekend.

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New season, new car, new challenge

New season, new car, new challenge

Keeping it fresh is important for circuit racing aficionado John McIntyre, that's why he is starting the South Island's 2017 endurance season in a Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR.

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Changes may see Kiwis in electric car

Changes may see Kiwis in electric car

The future of Porsche's two New Zealand factory drivers, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, remains secure, despite the manufacturer's decision to withdraw from the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season. An announcement was made this week confirming that from 2019 a Porsche works team would compete in Formula E, the world's first p

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‘Wild ride’ at Pikes Peak

‘Wild ride’ at Pikes Peak

A Queenstown car tuner recently had the ‘‘bucket-list'' experience of working at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, although he was left wondering ‘‘what could have been''.

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Central drivers getting a grip on winter

Central drivers getting a grip on winter

Winter driving conditions can wreak havoc on companies who have staff out in vehicles around Otago, so Highlands Motorsport Park has expanded its Winter Drive Experience to upskill employees.

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COMC adds women's class

COMC adds women's class

Wanaka's Jody Tuffs is a keen advocate for women motocross riders, even if it has to be from her armchair for the time being.

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Thomas takes customising to a new level

Thomas takes customising to a new level

Otago Sports Car Club (OSCC) vice-president Jake Thomas, of Mosgiel, has a long list of people to thank as he nears the completion of his Toyota Levin AE85 build.

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Packards to pull crowd at airshow

Packards to pull crowd at airshow

''Packard people are coming from everywhere,'' bringing their luxury classic vehicles to display at next year's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, South Pacific Packard Car Club member Robert Duncan said.

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