The NZFMR Porsche Festival was a huge success during January. To top it off, 402 Porsches — the most ever assembled in one place at one time in New Zealand — lined up on the grid for a parade lap. Porsche 911s seem to be the favoured model, but which is your favourite — the air-cooled or the water-cooled? Tell us in the poll below.
“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.