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Mongol Rally 2017 — Team Coddiwomples

24 July, 2017

The Mongol Rally is underway again for 2017. The now legendary rally from the UK to Mongolia with no route, no plan and, generally, no clue.

We caught up with one of the Kiwi teams competing in this year’s event prior to their departure. The Coddiwomples are a ragtag bunch of fellas with not the most extensive mechanical background.

You’ll find the interview with Seb from the team below. For more on the Coddiwomples and their chosen charity, The Graeme Dingle Foundation, check their website

Good luck, boys!

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?