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1 November, 2015

This month’s special Targa edition (New Zealand Classic Car Issue No. 299) is packed full of great cars, and includes the comprehensive Official Targa New Zealand Programme complete with maps, full driver profiles, and car directory.

Read all about a freshly prepared Porsche 911. When the owner of this Porsche decided upon a fresh new look for the 2015 Targa New Zealand event, he drew inspiration from the International Race of Champions (IROC) Porsche 911 raced by Denny Hulme in 1973.

We also take a look at three modern day GTs taking part in this year’s Targa Tour event — a BMW M3, Nissan GT-R, and a Mercedes-Benz C63 coupé.

If Targa competition isn’t your cup of tea, then flick through and read all about a very special, beautifully restored Citroën H van. This van is a popular sight on Auckland’s waterfront as it serves up the best organic coffee in town by the roadside.

As always, there’s lots of current news items, as well as our usual Trade Professionals, Motorsport Flashback, and Behind the Garage Door projects to read about, plus much more.   

You don’t even need to venture to your local supermarket or bookshop to pick up a copy — just grab a print copy or a digital copy of Issue No. 299 below.


The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?