The third round of the Prowear NZ Superlap series, held December 12–13, was an intense one. We’ve just had everyone’s fastest lap times come through, so take a look. Pukekohe Park Raceway had several obstacles to overcome for both the pros and the rookies, but in the end everyone progressed throughout the weekend. We’ll see you at the next round, down at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo, January 9–10.
“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.