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Waterview connection takes flight

12 May, 2015


As motoring enthusiasts, I’m sure we’re all intrigued by the new tunnel that’s being built underneath Auckland. The tunnel connects the Southwestern motorway to the Northwestern motorway, and will hopefully ease a lot of traffic during Auckland’s morning travels. What I’m sure many of us are looking forward to is the 2.5km-long tunnel that we can blast through and rattle the tenants above. We can’t wait to shoot a car through the tunnel — just picture 2.5kms of rolling action-shot glory. 

Check out the video above to see a little drone fly through the soon-to-be-completed tunnel. 

Image: NZ Transport Agency

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?