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Work with Protecta

3 April, 2017


If you love cool cars and dealing with great people, then the team at Protecta Insurance may have the dream job waiting for you. Despite providing insurance cover for more than 30 years, the company has just had its biggest month ever, and the current staff level won’t be enough as the company continues to grow.

As you’ll likely know, Protecta isn’t your average boring insurance company, but one where the staff own, drive, and love classic and custom cars and motorbikes. It’s also the driving force behind the biggest monthly car meet in the country — Caffeine & Classics  — as well as the sponsor of countless other events around the country. 

If you’re knowledgeable and passionate, about both cars and offering a high level of customer service, Protecta has opportunities in Customer Service, Claims, and Sales available. So, if you think Protecta Insurance sounds like your sort of place to work, contact the team for a chat on [email protected] or call 0800 776 832.

Penny’s Pagoda – Mercedes Benz 230 SL

We scouted out a few different locations for photographing this car, but they all had one thing in common. At every stop, people could not help but come up and compliment owner Penny Webster on her stunning Horizon Blue Mercedes 230 SL.
There’s something about the ‘Pagoda’ Mercedes — so-called because the distinctive dipping curve of its roofline echoes that of the famous Eastern tiered temples — that encourages people to speak up.
Many classic cars attract a second look, but in most cases people keep their thoughts to themselves. It was striking how many people felt the need to express the warmth of their feelings about this car.
The expansive glass cockpit, the friendly, subtle lines, and its simple three-box shape seem to encourage openness among passers-by.

Motorsport Flashback – Kiwi rallying in the 1970s

Rallying arrived in New Zealand in 1973 like a tsunami. It had been only a few years since the sport was introduced here and shortly afterwards Heatway came on board as the sponsor to take rallying to a new level. The 1973 Heatway would be the longest and biggest yet, running in both islands with 120 drivers over eight days and covering some 5400 kilometres. The winner was 31-year-old Hannu Mikkola — a genuine Flying Finn who had been rallying since 1963 before putting any thoughts of a career on hold until he completed an economics degree. The likeable Finn became an instant hero to many attracted to this new motor sport thing. I was one of them.