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Braking news: Pit Stop’s reduced-price specials!

19 September, 2017

Time — the one thing we all want more of, but can never have. If you’re reading this, chances are you have a project car — or maybe even a few — taking up whatever time you can spare for the cause. It’s the cars we want to work on that take priority, which can make it hard to take care of the mundane attention your boring daily-driver needs. 

If you drive a 4×4, SUV, or ute, let the team at Pit Stop worry about that — for a limited time, Pit Stop are offering reduced-price deals on brake pads and rotors for 4x4s, SUVs, and utes. 
This offer isn’t going to stick around, though, so make sure you swing by your local Pit Stop, and if you haven’t even got the time for that, all you’ve got to do is visit the Pit Stop locations page here and find out which of the 45 branches is closest to you! 

To book online or see the offer terms and conditions, visit the Reduced Price Brake Special page here or call 0800 748 786. 

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.