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All good things take time

8 April, 2015

How long would you put up with seats looking like this in your classic car?

One of Parkside Media’s senior management team has finally, after fifteen years, decided the time is right to have the sad-and-sorry seat upholstery attended to in his Triumph TR6, despite the fact that he’s become rather attached to that ‘patina’ look. 

He’s not one to rush into things, tending to tread carefully and cautiously into making decisions such as this, but the word is that the Triumph is finally booked in and ready to go. 

As for the dash, the owner is still pondering on the best, and cheapest, method of repair. 

We’ll keep you updated on progress as it happens. 

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?