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The September issue of New Zealand Classic Car has landed!

8 September, 2016

The September issue of New Zealand Classic Car (Issue No. 309) has hit a shelf near you! Take a sneak peek at what to expect from the glossy pages of this issue.

We present to you a 13-page tribute to Chris Amon, 1943–2016. We’ve also put together a gallery of Amon’s motorsport career, which you can see here.

We spent some time with a collection of race-bred Fords, and looked at the heritage leading up to the latest in a long line of rally- and track-bred machines. Take a look at a gallery of images here.

To have the opportunity to visit the most famous car factory in the world is a privilege. James Nicholls travelled to Maranello for an exclusive interview with Flavio Manzoni, head of Ferrari design. Here’s a gallery of images to peruse until you get your mag and read the interview!

For all of this, and plenty more, grab the September issue of New Zealand Classic Car now:

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.