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Something for everyone: 20B powered Fiat 124 battles a V8 Supercar

12 June, 2017

As we hear news of regulations being relaxed for the Supercars series, our ears are pricked up a bit. Could GT-Rs really be making a comeback? How would the V8s compete? 

Well, why not add some Wankel to the mix? If this video of Brad Shiels in his 20B-powered Fiat 124 scrapping with Simon Copping in his ex-Jack Daniels Supercar in the NSW Sports Sedans Championship is anything to go by, it might just work. Enjoy!

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?