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New Zealand Classic Car has got Le Mans covered

10 June, 2015

As the world’s longest-running endurance racing event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans bears a prestige that can’t be matched. This year’s running of the event, held over the weekend of June 13–14, will once again see Circuit de la Sarthe taken over by the cutting edge of automotive design and technology.

We will be publishing coverage of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans in our upcoming issue of New Zealand Classic Car Issue No. 295, on sale June 29. In the meantime, we’ve got a gallery and a video, courtesy of the Porsche Team, for you to browse in anticipation of the year’s largest international motorsport event.

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?