News: All-new 2015 Mustang begins production

The  2015 manufacturing year Mustang has begun production at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. For the first time in its …full story

Posted by NZV8 on September 3rd, 2014

News: Perkins continues partnership with Mike Pero Racing

Mike Pero Racing is pleased to announce the continued appointment of Australian V8 Supercar driver Jack Perkins as Greg Murphy’s …full story

Posted by NZV8 on September 1st, 2014

Protecta Insurance NZHRA National Show 2014 shaping up

August 28th, 2014 by Lara Wyatt

Roger Little Invercargill T coupe

The Protecta Insurance NZHRA National Show 2014 is already gearing up to be a good one with plenty of vehicles already entered with just two months until the event.

Making the line-up are a 1933 Ford Sedan, a 1930 Ford Coupe (both from Auckland), a 1956 Chev and a 1932 Ford Roadster from Wellington, a 1930 Ford Pickup from Nelson, as well as a 1929 T Roadster and a 1954 Chev Panel Wagon from Christchurch. Along with these vehicles there will also be a range of unfinished vehicles to be seen. You’ll see just what all the blood, sweat, and tears is used on with these machines. Read the full story »

Coates Hire Ipswich 400

August 27th, 2014 by Lara Wyatt


Words by Jayden Stirrup

Race 26 had begun and it was hard to see them all with heavy rain hampering drivers coming into turn one. Jamie Whincup was out in front and off to a good start ahead of McLaughlin, however it was short lived with a late weather change causing carnage on the first lap of race 26. David Reynolds was turned around and stopped, Slade was out with major front-end damage and it was time for safety car number one.

Van Gisbergen wasn’t wasting any time, popping into second position following the race restart and it was then showtime with the VIP Pet Foods Holden then moving into first position in the wet. McLaughlin was making progress and passed Whincup for P2 also leaving him to deal with the pressure of his teammate Lowndes. In the meantime Van Gisbergen was consolidating his lead, out to 4.4secs.

Lap 10/26 and the front runners were Van Gisbergen in P1, McLaughlin trailing in second, Lowndes holding in third, Whincup in fourth and Tander closing the top five. Read the full story »

Testing out the right-hand drive Mustang

August 26th, 2014 by Lara Wyatt

All-New Right-Hand-Drive Mustang

The first right-hand drive Mustang prototype has been completed and is currently being tested out in a series of developmental tests.

With an ideal plan in place of being able to market the redesigned 2015 Mustang to a wider global audience, the right-hand drive Mustangs are planned to be heading to the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. With the Mustang previously being primarily targeted to the North American market, this is a bit of a road trip for Ford to be branching out into a more diverse selection of countries. Read the full story »

2015 plans in place for Mahindra North Island Endurance Series

August 25th, 2014 by Lara Wyatt

_MG_4766Photo: Simon Chapman

It’s only early days for the Mahindra North Island Endurance Series but with three successful events already next to its name, the organizers are preparing dates and plans for 2015 and beyond.

Series chairman Kel McBeath says there are strong arguments that the series should be officially sanctioned in 2015 and look at the options for a full national endurance championship encompassing the South Island Endurance Series and the Mahindra North Island Series.

“We believe we have delivered a series that has the drivers and the sponsors buzzing and one which is already showing signs of attracting spectators back to motor sport on a regular basis rather than once or twice a year for the major events,” McBeath says. Read the full story »

Video: Frazer McKenzie’s Eleanor Mustang

August 21st, 2014 by Lara Wyatt

It’s not long now until you can get your hands on the next issue of NZV8, and here’s a bit of a sneak peek into what we’ve been busy putting together for you.

Check out the video of the cover car for the latest issue — Frazer McKenzie’s hand-built, all-steel Eleanor Mustang from Matamata Panelworks.


Pink is the new blue

August 20th, 2014 by NZV8


Photo courtesy of Ford Performance Vehicle’s Facebook page

Ford Australia has announced they are selling two of their most powerful production vehicles in a bid to collect more funding for breast cancer research. Globally, Ford has already donated $125 million to raise aware and fund research programs. Ford Australia has so far contributed $1.2 million in the last ten years.

The two Fords will be sold at auction on Australia’s largest online sale site, eBay, from August 17–24 . The auction will only run for seven days so bidders won’t have long until these two Fords will be shipped to their new, breast cancer-supporting owners. Read the full story »

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