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Enthusiast Essentials: stay strapped with Macs USA Pro Pack

15 December, 2016


It’s that time — if you’re trying to finish a project over summer, or taking your pride and joy to an event, you’re going to want to be sure it’s not going anywhere. The Macs USA Pro Pack is a premium tie-down pack, comprising four 1.83mm ratchet straps of black polyester webbing; four 1000mm axle or through-wheel straps, with 800mm full-length protective sleeves; four protective 800mmx10mm foam-pad–covered black fleece sleeves for additional wheel protection; four strap wraps to gather webbing while in transit or storage; all contained within a premium duffel bag. 

Macs Equipment have visited the manufacturing plant in Idaho, USA, and met with the owners — rest assured when you chose Macs USA tie-downs to secure your vehicles. The Macs USA Pro Pack is $456.50 (excl. GST), with further information available at

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?