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The November issue of New Zealand Classic Car is out now!

6 November, 2016

The November issue of New Zealand Classic Car (Issue No. 311) has hit a shelf near you, all ready for you to pick up, find a spot in the sun and devour! In this issue you’ll be treated to:

From the rafters of a Sydney shed to this pristine, beautifully restored example, our featured 1936 Cord 810 Westchester has been a labour of love.  

It was in 1987 when Larry Price got to see the car of his childhood dreams — and a seed was sown.

Lake Como, Italy, once again provided a spectacular backdrop to this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

What better way to spend a day in the snow than an attempt to master snow and ice driving under expert tutelage.

The November issue of New Zealand Classic Car (Issue No. 311), is now available in stores — but if you’d rather not leave the comforts of your abode, grab a print copy of the mag from the link below!


Saltwater Creek Garage

After passing by this building for many years, I decided to call in and ask the owner about his garage and the car that had been parked there. It was a 1982 Hyundai Pony 1200 TLS that he’d inherited from his mother who had bought it when it was nearly new. I was fortunate enough to buy it from him — many had approached him over the years but were turned away. After sitting out there for that long you could not imagine how dirty it was. At least it had never been wet in all that time. The interior is a mid-blue and almost like new — in fact his mother, Irene, had still retained the original factory-fitted thick clear-plastic cover over the mid-blue vinyl door panels.

Lunch with … Roger Bailey

Roger’s story is a classic illustration of what hard work, honesty to the point of brutal frankness, a ‘can-do’ approach, and a racer’s brain can get you in this sport of car racing. Roger, or ‘Boost’ as he’s known up and down the pitlanes of America, was who Kenny Smith turned to when he was dragging a reluctant teenager around the different pit garages at Laguna Seca.
“Scott [Dixon] kept complaining that it was too hot and he just wanted to go back to the hotel pool. I had to tell him that I was trying to secure his future — we weren’t getting much of a look in until we saw Roger who knew everyone and set about introducing Scott as New Zealand’s next big thing.