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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

Fear and loathing the blue oval – part one

The slogan went something like ‘There’s a Ford in your future’. ‘Bugger off!’ were always the words that sprung to my mind. Ford and I have never really got on in the manner of many of my friends, so I’d say my relationship to the brand was distant. The accelerating blur of passing time has helpfully blanketed memories of a few Ford encounters which I probably wanted to forget but I have to admit, now I look at them, they are re-appearing through the mists of time. What comes to mind more readily, to quote some uncharitable wit, is that the letters Ford could stand for ‘fix or repair daily’. Still, I have to ’fess up, there were several Fords in my past.

Class struggle

For a British car, it is huge; for those sitting inside, the bonnet seems to extend past the horizon. The front seats are very comfortable rather than body hugging. The dashboard and centre console cluster are beautifully laid out, reminiscent of a fighter plane cockpit, with acres of red leather all around. Its V8 burble is on show. It is not a car to sneak about in, and it gets attention wherever it goes.
The large back window, possibly the best-known feature of the Interceptor and one that sets it apart, has very good functionality, allowing greater access to the boot. It would not be an easy job to replace it, so Interceptor owners are careful about reversing and not hitting anything.