Powercruise

Powercruise Goes Off

November 22nd, 2011 by NZV8

Supercheap Auto Powercruise hit Taupo Motorsport Park for the third time over the weekend, and as we’ve come to expect it was a mammoth event. Turnout was well up on last years event, with over 420 cars were entered of all makes and models.

 

For the full event report, check out the next issue of NZV8, which will be on sale Monday next week.

 

 

 

 

 

Powercruise rocks into Taupo this weekend

November 16th, 2011 by NZV8

The Supercheap Auto Powercruise event hits Taupo Motorsport Park for the third time this weekend (18-20 Nov). There’s been a bunch of new cars in the build specifically for this event, so it’s going to be huge.

Event organiser Gup will once again be bringing ‘Elvis’ his monster-power HQ Holden from Australia for the event to impress the crowds. If you’re looking for a chance to do everything you’ve always wanted to do in your car, but in a safe environment, Powercruise is it.

To find out more go to www.powercruise.com

1966 Chevrolet Malibu – True Street – 70

February 16th, 2011 by NZV8

There are street/drag cars that get driven on the road once a year, then there are true street cars like Steve Wall’s kick-arse Malibu¦

There’s truth to the saying about being in the right time and the right place. That’s a statement Steve Wall must believe in, as if he hadn’t known the right people, and been in the right place at the right time, his long-held dream of owning a Chev Malibu might not have come true.

Steve works as an industrial pipeline welder, and was enjoying smoko with his workmates one day when one of them, Rod, got a call asking him to go and work in the US. He accepted, and Steve soon convinced him to bring back a car from over there to make a bit of cash. Although not a car guy at the time, Rod took Steve’s advice and did just that, bringing in a ’68 Mustang.

Fast forward a few years and Rod was back Stateside again, this time with a plan to fit four cars into a 40-foot container. After buying three Mustangs he ran out of time, so did a deal with an ex-pat Kiwi to put his old Chev in as the fourth vehicle and see if he could sell it back in New Zealand.

Six weeks later Steve was helping Rod unload the container, and much to his surprise “that old Chev” that had made up the numbers was a ’66 Malibu, the very type of car Steve had always dreamed of owning. (more…)

Episode 6: 13 December 2010

December 8th, 2010 by NZV8

On this week’s show we wrap up our Powercruise Taupo coverage with some V8 feature cars on the track. A supercharged ’77 Torana, ‘Clutch’ a former NZV8 cover car and a ’79 Chevy C10. We also show you the burnout competition finals with the top 5 burnouts of Powercruise and we take a look at an XB Falcon from Matamata Panelworks that took out the Show and Shine Prizes.

Our Meguiar’s feature car for this week is a blown XP Falcon which will really show viewers how to build a great classic V8 on a budget.

It’s an epic show and not to be missed so don’t forget to tune in this Sunday.

NZV8 TV is on at 2:30 pm, this Sunday on TV1. It will run each week at the same time so check it out.

Also watch this week for your chance to win a 3D LG TV and other prizes. Click here to find out more.

Click here to view profiles of this season’s presenters.

If you missed the first five episodes of this season’s NZV8 TV, no worries, click here to view them online.

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Episode 5: 5 December 2010

November 30th, 2010 by NZV8

On this week’s show, we get down to the huge Powercruise event held recently at the Taupo Motorsport Park. We have full coverage of the Powerskids and all the Off Street Racing. It was an awesome event and it’s no suprise that’s where we found this week’s feature car – a supercharged Holden HQ Kingswood that had no issue turning rubber into smoke.

After all the excitement of Powercruise we needed to relax by the water so we caught up with Australasian GP Hydroplaning champion Graeme Weller as he attempts to set the World GP Hydroplane Speed Record.

It’s an epic show and not to be missed so don’t forget to tune in this Sunday.

NZV8 TV is on at 2:30 pm, this Sunday on TV1. It will run each week at the same time so check it out.

Also watch this week for your chance to win a 3D LG TV and other prizes. Click here to find out more.

Click here to view profiles of this season’s presenters.

If you missed the first four episodes of this season’s NZV8 TV, no worries, click here to view them online.

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Powercruise 2010 – Drifting – 100 images

November 30th, 2010 by NZV8

The recent Powercruise 2010 event had something for everyone, for some it was the drag racing, others got into the burnouts but for import fans it was all about the drifting.

After some hard fought battling it was Ben Belcher who had the skills and went home the big man in first place. Todd Curtis took second in his old school Toyota Corolla and Travis Edwards and his Silvia scooped up third place.

It was great to see the imports out there burning up the track but don’t just take our word for it, check out the images in the gallery below. (more…)

January 2011 issue of NZV8 magazine on sale now!

November 29th, 2010 by NZV8

The January 2011 issue of NZV8 has just hit the shelves, so grab a copy today.

In this month’s issue we have a stunning Ford Mustang ‘Elanor’ replica built entirely from new parts. It’s an awesome machine with immaculate build quality, all new components and comes packing a 650hp World 427 crate motor. We also feature two of Australia’s fastest small-tyre race cars and take a close look at a 1957 Ford Country Wagon which has been turned into a super cool summer cruising machine. We have a huge event report from the recent Powercruise in Taupo and also report back from the 2010 Chevy Nationals. We check out a 1961 Dodge Pioneer which is a very rare locally assembled model and our ‘Dream Shed’ section turns up an eclectic mix of cars and artwork. We also have a bumper Christmas Gift Guide with all the hottest products included to help you with pressies for the family and some ideas for yourself.

All this plus the usual advice and technical information, readers’ rides and competitions to keep you up to date with all that’s happening on the NZ V8 scene. Pick up a copy now before they sell out!

Powercruise 2010 – Burnouts – 160 images

November 29th, 2010 by NZV8

The drag racing, the cruising and the bikini comp were all great events at the recent Powercruise in Taupo, but nothing got the boys revved up quite like the burnouts. With tyres screaming out for traction and smoke trails filling up the sky no one could look away from the machines taking centre stage. It was a top comp and burnouts are exactly what P0wercruise is about.

Check out images of imports and V8s spinning it up hard in the gallery below. (more…)