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Think you’re a photographer? Prove it

6 May, 2015

Our sister title, D-Photo magazine, is currently holding New Zealand’s largest amateur photography competition and they’ve got some incredible prizes up for grabs in their prize pool, which has totalled to $15,500. If you reckon you’re a budding photographer we suggest you get over to immediately and start submitting your images.

There are eight categories for you to get amongst: Action, sponsored by GoPro; Creative, sponsored by White Studios; Junior (this is a new one for 16–24-year-olds), sponsored by the Universal College of Learning (UCOL); Landscape, sponsored by Progear; Monochrome, sponsored by Ilford; Nature, sponsored by Vanguard; People, sponsored by Profoto; and Travel, sponsored by Momento.

By entering your images into the competition, you could get a share in the $15,500 prize pool, which includes a selection of Sigma lens products worth $3000, and thousands of dollars worth of camera gear and accessories.

Get submitting now!

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.