The wait’s nearly over: NAC Car Culture is coming soon!

14 October, 2015

We’re less than a week out from NAC Car Culture hitting a TV near you this Sunday, October 18, at 2pm on TV3. It’s been a long time coming and we can’t wait to show you what badass content we have in store for you. NAC Car Culture is a magazine-style TV show, which means that each episode you’ll see stuff similar to what we feature on The Motorhood and in our magazines, like a couple of feature cars, an insane dream-worthy garage, or an event we think worthy of showcasing to New Zealand and the world.

In this first episode we take a close look at Johnny Burkhart’s ProCharged hemi-powered ’69 Plymouth Road Runner; we have a chat with Malcolm Sankey from Matamata Panelworks, and we soak in the crazy action that the Mothers Chrome Expression Session had to offer.

With 10 episodes per season, and three seasons locked in, there’s plenty to look forward to! If you do happen to miss an episode (because you’re out at an event or in the shed building a monster), we’ll have them uploaded online for you to watch here at The Motorhood, so save this page to your bookmarks as we’ll tack them all here.

Meanwhile, check out the trailer for the first episode below …

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.