Retro fire truck inspires smiles all around

The unofficial Lawrence Gamecock Fire Brigade is due to start restoring its classic 1959 Karrier Gamecock appliance soon, led by (from left) chief Jude Gamble, Steve Wither (top), Phil Cummings, Tim Dickey and Paul Wilson. Sam Chapman was absent. ; Read More

Modified hot rod ‘a handful’, but loving it

"A blast" .Keri Wilson, of Green Island, and his 1936 Ford hot rod. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Keri Wilson, of Green Island, talks to motoring reporter Shawn McAvinue about his 1936 Ford hot rod. ; Read More

War-issue Chevrolet has never failed its restorer

Fixer-upper . . . Gores Bryan Neilson takes his 1942 Chevrolet 15 CWT Pickup out for a drive. Bryan Neilson’s car may have been in the wars but these days it looks better than ever. The Gore man h; Read More

1967 Ford Anglia, perfectly wrapped and ready to roll

Name: Dylan Meehan From: Invercargill When and why did acquire it? 2012; Always wanted one What is the vehicle’s history?; Read More

Anniversary good excuse for a drive

Otago Southland MG Car Club member John Noble, of Mosgiel, drove his 1996 MG F on the club's latest run to mark the model's release. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE In this series, reporter Sha; Read More

Simple car defies expectations

The Saxon Motor Car Co. of Detroit was formed by Hugh Chalmers, HW Dunham and Harry Ford (no relation to Henry Ford). The first Saxon Four reached the American Automobile market in 1914. When the Saxon came on to the market it was advertised as go; Read More

‘I just want to get it on the road’ Shawn McAvinue talks to Michael Lobb about his purple '75 Bedford CF Van

In a three-part series, motoring reporter Shawn McAvinue asks Wendy and Michael Lobb, of Fairfield, about some of their eye-catching automobiles. For the final instalment, Michael talks about his 1975 Bedford CF van. Q: When did yo; Read More