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 macsequipment.co.nz

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.