1,000,000 Facebook fans! Thanks, from NZV8

23 February, 2015

Well, it’s happened — NZV8’s hit one of those great modern-day milestones, and have cracked 1,000,000 Facebook likes.

We didn’t ever think that we’d get that kind of audience when we started the page in 2009, but the million fans bring to us a fan base that stretches across the globe. We’re now getting the local V8 scene recognition not just here in New Zealand, but in countries as diverse as Australia, North America, Brazil, Mexico, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Morocco, Hungary, and Algeria.

Locally, our biggest local following comes from Auckland. Second place is taken by Christchurch — our thanks to the Cantabrians for flying the NZV8 flag outside of Auckland. Of course, we wouldn’t be where we are without the support we have from all over New Zealand — our thanks to everyone.

Thanks to Repco, we’re celebrating by giving away some great prizes to six fans. The first prize, which will go to one reader is a 143-piece toolkit.

Five runner ups will receive an 80-piece toolkit. All you need to do to go in the draw to win is tell us in the form below where our second biggest following within New Zealand is from. We’re grateful to our fans from across the globe for their support, but we’re only able to send the prize to a New Zealand address.

Take a trip down memory lane by checking out a few of our favourite Facebook posts we’ve put together over the years in the gallery below:

This competition is now closed

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.