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4 May, 2015


Get your free pack of Battery Town NZV8 playing cards with every vehicle battery sold during May

These special edition playing cards feature 50 different feature cars from the last 10 years of NZV8 magazine and have been carefully selected to showcase the amazing variety of V8s out there in New Zealand.

If you want a pack, all you need to do is head into any Battery Town store across New Zealand, buy a battery for a vehicle, motorcycle, or boat, or purchase a deep-cycle battery, and you’ll walk away with a pack. Be quick though, as stocks are limited!

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Terms and Conditions:

  • One pack per battery sold.
  • Must be a vehicle, motorcycle, boat, or deep-cycle battery.
  • Does not apply to less than 50a/h SLA batteries.
  • Does not apply to other Battery Town sales, labour, or accessories.
  • Limited print run edition of cards — while stocks last.

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.