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Register now for the V8 Supercars Drive-in Movie

23 October, 2015


Registrations are now open for the free V8 Supercars Drive-in Movie, taking place at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on Saturday, October 31.

The V8 Supercars Drive-in Movie is one of the free events happening in Auckland to celebrate the return of the V8 Supercars, and, as voted by Aucklanders in an online poll hosted by The Rock FM, the movie on the night will be Fast and Furious 6.

While entry is free, people will need to register online in advance here, and display a ticket in their car window. On the night, gates will open at 7pm, and the feature will start at 8.15pm. There will be live entertainment until the movie starts, food and drink stalls, and chances to win great prizes.

As well as the drive-in movie, there will be a day of celebration as V8s take over central Auckland, on November 5, for the V8 Supercars Fan Day at Aotea Square. The V8 Supercar drivers will parade up Queen Street in a convoy of classic American muscle cars, and Aotea Square will have free activities from 10am–3pm, with the V8 supercar drivers at the event from midday until 1.15pm.

Fans can meet the drivers, get autographs and selfies, test their skills on the recently released Forza Motorsport 6 Xbox game, check out high-performance remote-controlled cars, get a close-up look at the 30 muscle cars, and get into high gear for the ITM 500 Auckland 2015. Lucky gamers will have the chance to pit their console skills against champion drivers.

The high-octane ITM 500 Auckland V8 Supercars returns to Pukekohe Park Raceway from November 6–8, 2015, with no-holds-barred sprint action, motorsport racing, and family entertainment.

For more details about the V8 Supercars Drive-in Movie, the V8 Supercars Fan Day or the ITM 500 Auckland V8 Supercars go to ATEED’s website.

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

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.