|Taking the road less travelled a great pleasure in Otago|
was not the objective, it's been a case of time well-spent enjoying some of the wonderful scenery that makes Otago ... your time to get from one place to another.
This point has been hammered home to me over the past ... , given what Otago's less-travelled roads have to offer.
Sticking with the concept of rushing about ...
Blog entry - David Thomson - 28 Nov 2015 - 5:11am - 0 comments
|Time correction gives Judd useful rally lead|
Southland, South and Central Otago.
(Motorsport, Rallying, Silver Fern Rally, Otago Daily ... were not caused by action out on the special stages, but rather by the correction of timing errors ... placed Otago historic section driver Ian Begg (VW Golf) improved from ninth to eighth.
News Item - David Thomson - 19 Nov 2010 - 9:51am - 0 comments
|Four-cylinder Falcon a sign of the times|
mm, height 1488mm.
(Ford, Ecoboost, Falcon, Sedan, 2012, 2000, 6-Speed Automatic, Otago Daily Times) ... -cylinder Falcon in a bid to reclaim fleet sales. Once it ruled with a 5-litre V8; for a long time now ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 5 May 2012 - 6:26am - 0 comments
of the Geneva Show in next weekend's Drivesouth.
(Latest News, Otago Daily Times) ... At about the same time that Ford revealed the new FG-series Falcon in Australia (see last week's Drivesouth), it also released photos of the new Fiesta in Europe, ahead of the public debut at next week ...
News Item - Guest - 1 Mar 2008 - 8:00am - 0 comments
|Paddon brings something very special to Otago Rally Fest|
to Christchurch and by the time most Otago Daily Times readers were reading of the win in Monday's paper ... of time.
(Otago Rally Fest) ... The Drivesouth Otago Rally Fest may be done and dusted for another year, but thanks to Hayden ...
Blog entry - David Thomson - 16 May 2015 - 6:08am - 0 comments
|Stopping at speed a lesson in time|
. The demonstration was carried out in both wet and dry conditions.
Whelan told the Otago Daily Times ... Intosh.
(Latest News, John Whelan, Otago Daily Times) ... , says V8 circuit driver John Whelan.
Mr Whelan (22) and the Otago Club Motor Trust yesterday hosted ...
News Item - Guest - 10 Feb 2010 - 9:59am - 0 comments
|New name on Otago Rally trophy a certainty|
and Gilmour in the sports pages of the Otago Daily Times over the course of this week.
As I have said ... A new name on the Otago Rally winner's trophy is a certainty, and a new name on the accompanying Classic Rally Cup looks like a highly probable outcome from next weekend's Drivesouth Otago Rally Fest ...
Blog entry - David Thomson - 2 May 2015 - 6:08am - 0 comments
|Rally good time despite the rain|
(Feature articles, Brighton Veteran Car Rally, Otago Daily Times) ... times a year around the South Island, and the couple noted it was nearly 50 years since they first ... run by the New Zealand Vintage Car Club Otago branch for the past 57 years.
It was the official ...
News Item - Guest - 31 Jan 2011 - 11:08am - 0 comments
|With `Drivesouth' behind rally, time for Otago name on trophy|
, the Otago Rally.
I am personally delighted that our long association with the rally has now been taken ... , announced last week, will see the event become the Drivesouth Otago Rally this year and next.
As well as being a major sports event for Otago, the rally has been a trailblazer for New Zealand.
Blog entry - David Thomson - 5 Feb 2011 - 5:02am - 0 comments
|David Thomson: A time to take extra care as we drive into holiday season|
the Otago Daily Times' Summer Times section, we have provided ideas for day trips that do just that.
They have proved so popular that we will be revealing a few more in the Summer Times section of the main ... write this, 18 people have lost their lives on Otago roads in 2008, which is an improvement on the 22 ...
Blog entry - David Thomson - 20 Dec 2008 - 8:00am - 0 comments
|Contrasting fortunes for Otago motorsport's leading ladies|
's edition of The Wash column in the Otago Daily Times, as I was one of the motorists who came across ... 's Otago Sports Car Club (OSCC) Circle Hill sprint. Duncan, meantime, faces a race against time after being ... Not so many weeks back it was Dunedin's Emma Gilmour who faced a race against time, readying her ...
Blog entry - David Thomson - 15 Jun 2013 - 6:09am - 0 comments
|Otago Silver Fern Rally stage reinstated|
;quot;. . . If [the drivers] mess it up, we won't have the road next time."
(Motorsport, Rallying, Silver Fern Rally, Otago Daily Times) ... was struck with the Central Otago District Council yesterday.
The council last week turned down rally ...
News Item - Guest - 5 Nov 2010 - 9:14am - 0 comments
|Audi A6 passes test of time|
challenge yet to BMW and Mercedes-Benz superiority, we boldly declared in the Otago Daily Times ... doors, 4, Otago Daily Times) ... 's claimed 8.4sec time for the 0-100kmh sprint seems about right and, if anything, this understates ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 9 Feb 2008 - 8:00am - 0 comments
|Having a gran old time|
-ratio, but Gordon said it was a miracle she didn't tip.
(Latest News, Feature articles, Otago Daily Times) ... Previous | Image 1 of 4 | Next Otago Recreational 4WD ... apparatus and canned food, so that at any time they can just add "a clean pair of undies,'' and get ...
News Item - Catherine Pattison - 14 Jun 2008 - 9:00am - 0 comments
|Fans in for a fast and furious time|
an 830m straight, which also doubles as a drag strip.
(A1GP, Otago Daily Times) ... Racing in front of the Taupo volcano, A1GP exploded into New Zealand for the first time in January 2007 in a hugely popular meeting.
The World Cup of Motorsport became the largest international ...
News Item - Catherine Pattison - 19 Jan 2008 - 8:00am - 0 comments
|Remarkable time for rising Kiwi stars |
recent) Rally Otago. However, doing so at the very highest level of the sport against the world's best ... .
However, when he spoke to Drivesouth about these handicaps at Rally Otago there was no trace of bitterness ... -driving, well before Paddon was born; last weekend's result wasn't even Kennard's first time on the WRC podium ...
News Item - David Thomson - 20 Jun 2015 - 6:09am - 0 comments
|Time to spin the tyres and spray some gravel|
national champion Richard Mason, former Central Otago resident Andrew Hawkeswood and rising stars Ben Hunt ... 's Drivesouth Otago Rally; as long as no major catastrophe strikes this weekend, all of the leading national ...
Blog entry - David Thomson - 18 Apr 2015 - 6:25am - 0 comments
|Car museum planned for South Otago lodge|
- Rachel Taylor
(Latest News, Otago Daily Times) ... the most valuable items from the building, donated what was left to the South Otago Museum and put ... from Wanganui, Mr Luke "met a local girl" and moved to South Otago seven years ago ...
News Item - Guest - 12 Nov 2010 - 9:35am - 0 comments
|Otago motoring exhibition worth checking out|
Entitled ''We Drove Here'', and staged in the main gallery of the University of Otago's Hocken Library ... related to the history of motoring in Otago.
Given that the Hocken has been devoted to collecting ... in development, many of the best of these treasures are being shown to the public for the first time.
Blog entry - David Thomson - 7 Nov 2015 - 5:06am - 0 comments