Get in dad’s good books; win him a $10,000 holiday for Father’s Day

11 August, 2015

Although he tries not to show it, your dad’s tired of receiving socks and shaving cream for Father’s Day every year. So why not treat him to something a bit more desired, say, a 204-piece toolkit and a family holiday valued at $10,000? Well for one family, this will become a reality, thanks to the kind folks at Repco.

From August 13 to September 6, 2015, every purchase that you make at Repco stores nationwide gives you an entry in the draw to win this incredible prize. Simply text the word REPCO, your receipt number, and your name to 244, and you’re in!

Five runners-up will also be selected, with each to be awarded a copy of All Black Corey Jane’s new book, Winging It.

To find your nearest Repco outlet, click here to access their handy store locator.

Terms and conditions: standard text charges apply. Competition runs August 13 to September 6, 2015 (all entries must be texted to 244 by 11.59pm September 6, 2015 to be in the draw). Prize comes in the form of a $6000 Flight Centre card and a $4000 Visa Prezzy Card. Plus five runners-up will get a signed copy of Corey Jane’s new book, Winging It. See for full terms and conditions.

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.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.