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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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  • 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.

Penny’s Pagoda – Mercedes Benz 230 SL

We scouted out a few different locations for photographing this car, but they all had one thing in common. At every stop, people could not help but come up and compliment owner Penny Webster on her stunning Horizon Blue Mercedes 230 SL.
There’s something about the ‘Pagoda’ Mercedes — so-called because the distinctive dipping curve of its roofline echoes that of the famous Eastern tiered temples — that encourages people to speak up.
Many classic cars attract a second look, but in most cases people keep their thoughts to themselves. It was striking how many people felt the need to express the warmth of their feelings about this car.
The expansive glass cockpit, the friendly, subtle lines, and its simple three-box shape seem to encourage openness among passers-by.

Motorsport Flashback – Kiwi rallying in the 1970s

Rallying arrived in New Zealand in 1973 like a tsunami. It had been only a few years since the sport was introduced here and shortly afterwards Heatway came on board as the sponsor to take rallying to a new level. The 1973 Heatway would be the longest and biggest yet, running in both islands with 120 drivers over eight days and covering some 5400 kilometres. The winner was 31-year-old Hannu Mikkola — a genuine Flying Finn who had been rallying since 1963 before putting any thoughts of a career on hold until he completed an economics degree. The likeable Finn became an instant hero to many attracted to this new motor sport thing. I was one of them.