News: Tony D’Alberto to return to BNT NZ SuperTourers

With the recent announcement of numerous Aussie V8 Supercar drivers jumping into the upcoming BNT NZ SuperTourers season, what better …full story

Posted by NZV8 on September 18th, 2014

News: Edgell teams up with Steve Owen for Rush Security Taupo 400

Aussie racer Steve Owen drove alongside Mark Winterbottom in the V8 Supercars Sandown 500 endurance race, and in less than …full story

Posted by NZV8 on September 17th, 2014

Pukekohe Hot Rod Show this weekend

September 16th, 2014 by NZV8
Pukekohe Hot Rod Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend with a massive Hot Rod & Horsepower Show. The event takes place at the Indian Hall on Ward Street, Pukekohe, and is open from 9am–5pm on Saturday, and 9am–4pm on Sunday. Entry is just $10, with children under 15 free.
For more info phone Rachelle on 021 761 934.


Whincup and Dumbrell claim pole in Wilson Security Sandown 500

September 15th, 2014 by NZV8


Kicking off the Pirtek Enduro Series cup for 2014, the Wilson Security Sandown 500 saw the Red Bull Commodore of Paul Dumbrell and Jamie Whincup off to a flying start from pole position. There was an early battle brewing between Alex Premat and David Reynolds culminating with Reynolds’ Bottle-O ford taking a short trip onto the gravel. By lap 12 Dumbrell was still out in front, 2.22secs ahead of Jonathon Webb.

There were some worried faces in the Nissan garage with the fuel filler becoming stuck in the Norton Hornet Nissan of James Moffat and Taz Douglas, spilling fuel in pit lane, and requiring the fire marshals to douse the car with fire extinguishers. Murphy was the next to pit and grab fuel among the other co-drivers, and it was now Reynolds and Premat leading the race, with previous front runners Paul Dumbrell and Jonathon Webb falling to 9th and 10th respectively. Read the full story »

Blowout is back!

September 15th, 2014 by NZV8


After a year off in 2013, the Scroungers Car Club are frothing at the bung with pant-wetting excitement to announce the return of the much-loved Hot Rod Blowout for 2015.

The Auckland-based traditional hot rod club first held the event in 2002 and it has grown steadily over the last 12 years to become a highly anticipated staple of the New Zealand hot rod calendar, drawing attendees and participants from around the country.

The 2015 running of the event is set to take place on Sunday, March 29, and promises to be the best yet. Read the full story »

Repco Beach Hop 2015 giveaway car announced

September 12th, 2014 by NZV8


The major prize draw car for the 2015 Repco Beach Hop has been revealed — a stunning 1950 Mercury Eight. Beach Hop would like to thank all their sponsors, especially Repco and Ford New Zealand, for allowing this to happen. Read the full story »

V8 Supercars Pirtek Enduro Cup to kick off this weekend

September 11th, 2014 by NZV8


This year’s V8 Supercars series enters endurance mode this weekend (September 13–14), in the battle to win the Pirtek Enduro Cup for 2014. This kicks off with the Wilson Security Sandown 500 — a two-driver race, featuring driver and co-driver, covering 500km this Sunday. Individual qualifying races will be held for each driver on the Saturday, the results of which help determine Sunday’s starting grid.

Following this is the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, over four days from October 9–12. Taking over Bathurst, the holy grail of Australian motorsport, the Bathurst 1000 is a six-hour, two-driver, high-speed battle over the infamous 6.213km course.  Read the full story »

Petrolhead Father’s Day drags 2014

September 10th, 2014 by NZV8

On Fathers Day 2014, Meremere Dragway was invaded by a horde of Australian and American V8-powered muscle. Featuring the Merlin Top 8 shootout to find the fastest American and Australian street machines in the country, DYO format drag racing, and a burnout competition with $1000 cash prize. Here’s a few highlights from the event, look out for full coverage in our next issue.

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