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Legends of Speed: muscle and classic fans rejoice!

6 April, 2016

When you’ve got this many ‘legends of speed’ on your doorstep, an hour south of Auckland city, at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, you’d be a sucker if you didn’t check it out. Legends of Speed, held April 3, was an action-packed day of racing, including the BMW Racing Series, Historic Muscle Cars, the quirky Alfa Trofeo Series, Historic Sports Sedans, and the Formula Fords of yesteryear. Despite the terrible weather, or should we say slippery weather, racing was exciting, with every class and series bringing their own unique element to the tarmac. 

If you didn’t make it along, sit back, relax, and enjoy this gallery that the talented Matt Smith photographed. 

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?