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The October issue of New Zealand Classic Car has landed!

21 September, 2016

The October 2016 issue of New Zealand Classic Car has hit a shelf near you! Have a quick sneak peek at what you’ll find within the pages of the brand-new issue!

When Chris Alexander spotted our featured Ford Mk1 Cortina in a South Auckland wrecker’s yard, he couldn’t resist the temptation to rescue it and create something special. Take a look at the build shots here.

We take a close look at a monster of a track car — and one of of the rarest road cars in the world. Learn more here.

Find out why Mercury, the name of the Roman god of financial gain, was almost an appropriate name for one particular division of Ford. Get an insight into the full article here.

A full and comprehensive Targa New Zealand 2016 programme. Find out more here.

If you want to secure your copy of the October issue of New Zealand Classic Car without having to head to the shops, grab a print copy of the mag now:

NZ Classic Car, March/April 2024 issue 392, on sale now

With this issue 392, we celebrate 60 years of the Ford Mustang.
We commence with a rare Paul Fahey replica Shelby Mustang owned by another kiwi who we should celebrate, Rodger Cunninghame.
Roger has been strutting his stuff with race cars for 50 years now and it seemed appropriate to celebrate both the milestones in this edition even though Roger is retiring from racing now, the Ford Mustang lives on.
Roger is also a longtime member of The Southland Sports Car Club (SSCC) which is also celebrating a big anniversary, its 75th. It sure is celebration time!
Quinton Taylor writes “In 1956, Rodger joined his father Bruce and his mate, club president Des Kilkelly, helping with building new grandstands at Teretonga and the start of a long association with the club.
“I was just a wee kid working with Dad on that. They had been shifted here from some other local sports club and bought here, and they had to put all the seating back on them.”
Rodger always had a liking for making things go faster and it didn’t take him long to tinker with cars as we looked through a couple of very comprehensive scrapbooks recording many amusing moments on and off the racetrack.”

Romancing the automobile and motor racing in art

The glamour and excitement of the automobile first had an impact on me through car advertisements. Growing up on Auckland’s North Shore in the conservative early ’60s, there wasn’t much dynamic stuff going on. Everything was pretty bland and socially constrained, but there were glimpses of a world beyond that lay just out of our grasp. One of these early influences was a pile of late ’50s National Geographic magazines. We received these on subscription from a generous uncle in North America. It wasn’t the articles we were poring over though, it was the advertising, particularly the art-styled American car adverts.
The evocative, lusciously coloured and boldly styled auto adverts hit me like a juggernaut.