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Ramp up security with a better door opener

9 March, 2022

Your classic car is precious, and not just to you, so it will pay to keep it secure. Dominator garage door openers provide sophisticated electronic security for single and double sized doors.

All Dominator openers come with Tri-tran 128 technology for enhanced reliability and security. And Dominator’s optional Smart Phone Control Kit gives you full remote control of your door via your smart phone wherever you are in the world. The app also gives you real-time alerts, 24/7 monitoring and activity logs.

Dominator openers feature advanced security against code grabbing devices, an excellent operating range and suffer no interference from other wireless devices such as baby monitors and door bells. Handily, they also have four remote buttons so that you can operate multiple doors or gates, even at different locations — the home and bach, for example.

Naturally, as complete garage door professionals, Dominator provides a skilled measure, quote and installation service. For more information on Dominator’s latest openers, call 0800 366 462, visit a Dominator dealer, or check out their expert security tips at

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.