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Lamborghini Huracan crashes during Targa South Island

29 October, 2014

We didn’t quite want to believe it, but the film footage proves it’s true. Five-time event winner Tony Quinn and Naomi Tillett’s 2014 Lamborghini Huracan has come off the road and crashed. They were within sight of the finish line of the fifth of six of the day’s stages, but Quinn lost control of the Lamborghini and crashed. Neither he nor Tillett were injured, but the pair were forced to miss the sixth stage (there was also a seventh but it was cancelled due to the condition of the road) dropping them down to 13th in class and leaving a question mark over their continuing in the event. Quinn explains what caused the vehicle to come off the road in this video:

Saltwater Creek Garage

After passing by this building for many years, I decided to call in and ask the owner about his garage and the car that had been parked there. It was a 1982 Hyundai Pony 1200 TLS that he’d inherited from his mother who had bought it when it was nearly new. I was fortunate enough to buy it from him — many had approached him over the years but were turned away. After sitting out there for that long you could not imagine how dirty it was. At least it had never been wet in all that time. The interior is a mid-blue and almost like new — in fact his mother, Irene, had still retained the original factory-fitted thick clear-plastic cover over the mid-blue vinyl door panels.

Lunch with … Roger Bailey

Roger’s story is a classic illustration of what hard work, honesty to the point of brutal frankness, a ‘can-do’ approach, and a racer’s brain can get you in this sport of car racing. Roger, or ‘Boost’ as he’s known up and down the pitlanes of America, was who Kenny Smith turned to when he was dragging a reluctant teenager around the different pit garages at Laguna Seca.
“Scott [Dixon] kept complaining that it was too hot and he just wanted to go back to the hotel pool. I had to tell him that I was trying to secure his future — we weren’t getting much of a look in until we saw Roger who knew everyone and set about introducing Scott as New Zealand’s next big thing.