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Missed an episode of Carpool? Watch it here!

8 April, 2019

  


 

Appreciate all the finer things in life? We’ve served up your Sunday afternoon viewing on a gold platter. The newest addition to Three’s line up, Carpool showcases the best of the New Zealand’s luxury car market and gives you an exclusive up-close and personal look at the latest vehicles from Ferrari, BMW, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, and Honda. A detailed offering unlike anything you’ve seen locally, Carpool is fronted by esteemed motoring writer, Cameron Officer, and will be broadcast straight to your living room each Sunday from 7 April until 28 April as part of CRC Motorsport on Three.

Featuring the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Porsche 718, and Bentley Continental GT

 


 

Featuring the Aston Martin Vantage, BMW X5 M50D, and Lamborghini Urus

 


 

Featuring the Ferrari Portofino, Mercedes-Benz GLC 63S, and BMW M850i

 


 

Featuring the Honda Civic Type R, Aston Martin Superleggera, and Bentley Bentayga V8

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.