NZV8TV Ep13 - 1950 customised Studebaker, Central Muscle Cars, Chevy Camaro - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz/tv. Chances are its the most customised car you will ever see on our roads. While registered as a 1950 Studebaker, the reality is there are parts off Studebakers of many different ages that have been formed together to create the ultimate delivery. This is one feature car you wont want to miss. Plus, interviews with young racers Shanelle Dobson, Scotty Miller and Goof Sherwin, and we went out to Pukekohe with one of the best presented Central Muscle Cars; Glenn Alinghams big block Camaro. Unfortunately, it wasnt looking so good by the time it got back home.
Studebaker US6 "Frozen In Time" (Engine Overhaul)
In the summer of 2009 this 1945 Studebaker US6 was brought back to life and
driven 75 miles back to civilization after being abandoned in the remote
Alaskan wilderness and "frozen in time" for two decades. Now in June 2013
the old war horse is getting some much needed TLC and a new lease on life.
This truck was built on May 23, 1945 -the day Himmler commits suicide.
NZV8TV Ep13 - 1950 customised Studebaker, Central Muscle Cars, Chevy Camaro - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz/tv. Chances are its the most customised car you
will ever see on our roads. While registered as a 1950 Studebaker, the
reality is there are parts off Studebakers of many different ages that have
been formed together to create the ultimate delivery. This is one feature
car you wont want to miss. Plus, interviews with young racers Shanelle
Dobson, Scotty Miller and Goof Sherwin, and we went out to Pukekohe with
one of the best presented Central Muscle Cars; Glenn Alinghams big block Camaro. Unfortunately, it
wasnt looking so good by the time it got back home.
NZV8TV S2 Ep3 - Muscle Car Masters from Eastern Creek, Australia - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. At the Muscle Car Masters 2009 from Eastern
Creek, Central Muscle Cars show the Aussies how to put on a show, but it
all ends with carnage and some damaged machinery. The 3 main classes are
Group NC (1965-1972), Group C (from 1973-1984) and Group A (1985-1992) -
all genuine racecars from those eras, driven by Jim Richards, John Bowe,
Glenn Seton and other Aussie legends. There are plenty of pristine muscle
cars to drool over - Holden Commodore, HQ and Torana, Ford Falcon and Mustang, AMC Javelin, Chevy
NZV8TV Ep3 - Nostalgia Drags, Central Muscle Cars, Willy White, doorslammers - Part 1
Central Muscle Cars
We head back to Taupo Motorsport Park and catch up with three of the
leading Central Muscle Car drivers; Paul Urqhart, Shane Wigston and series
founder Steve Hildred.
New Zealand's fastest ever drag racer talks to us about the ins and outs of
running a nitro funny car. With a best pass of 5.47 @ 264mph, Willy
certainly isnt afraid of showing the rest of the nation how things are
Taylor and Taylor
Speaking of drag racing, this years Top Doorslammer Champion Ross Taylor
along with son Jason run us through the details of another one of their
cars. Although its another 57 Chev, its certainly not as quick as the
Taylor And Taylor car we all know and love.
While down at the Nostalgia Drags we spied a car that certainly doesnt look
like it should be on a drag strip; Neil Surtezs awesome rat rod. This
Cadillac flathead powered machine sits its belly on the floor and lifts all
four wheels off the ground, making it one serious crowd pleaser.
Each year at the Nostalgias a bunch of Aussies are bought over for the
locals to go head to head against. We catch up with local drag racer Paul
Pins Satler and Aussie John Fleming to watch an epic battle of nostalgia
styled front engine dragsters.
NZV8TV Ep9 - twin-turbo Holden Monaro, V8 Supercar BF Ford Falcon, Top Alcohol - part 1
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Jonny Udys late model twin turbo Monaro.
Basically a V8 Supercar in a Monaro shell set up to drift, Jonny's car is
showing the import boys what V8 turbo
power is all about.
From the GT1 Race Series in Taupo we keep the Ford camp happy, and catch up
with Dwayne Carter and his ex-V8 Supercar BF Ford Falcon.
Young Achievers: Issue 50 of NZV8 magazine has a huge feature on the up and
coming young drivers such as 21 year old Todd Vincent. We caught up with
the top alcohol dragster driver who so nearly won the NZDRA Top Alcohol
Series Championship this year. From only one season in Supercharged Outlaws
which he won, Todd was given the keys to the Vincent family dragster as a
21st birthday present. Todd Vincent the fastest 21 year old in New Zealand.
How to build a Rotary Bridge Port engine
FullBoost Tech Files, Ep 1 ~ Rebuild
and Bridgeport of a 13B rotary engine @ Mr Parts.
We have started with a stripped down 1984 Mazda RX7 13BT engine, and will
run through the steps involved in bridge porting the engine, then assembly,
to the start up in its new home, a 1972 Mazda 808 (RX3). [
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Studebaker Car Show
16th annual Show and Shine Orphan Car Show hosted by the Husker Chapter of
the Studebaker Drivers Club. Lot's of Studebakers and a variety of other
iconic brands like Chevy, Ford and Packard. The show was held in Ralston,
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The 1963 Avanti was the last ditch effort of Sherwood Egbert (his real
name) to rescue the faltering Studebaker. Once again, the company turned
to its ace in the hole, stylist Raymond Loewy, to conceive a car that would
miraculously turn things around. He rented a house in Palm Springs and
there with three young designers and with missionary zeal embarked on
creating something new and revolutionary. The result -- the Avanti, got
attention but didn't save the company. Studebaker was gone three years
NZV8TV Ep7 - Corvette GT1 at Taupo, Ford XC Falcon, Ewen Gilmour learns skids, Trans Ams - part 1
More info at http://www.v8.co.nz.
On The Track: GT1 is an anything goes race class. We were at Taupo for the
final round of the 2008/09 season to check out some of the insane
machinery. One car of interest was Grant Brennans Corvette. With its
self-made engine block and heads, Grant's car epitomises the term custom.
Equally as cool, but far less wild is the XC Falcon Coupe of Mike Oldham.
Mikes coupe is one of the better presented vehicles we found at Pukekohe
while watching the Production Muscle Car Series.
Lessons From a Pro: You should all known the name Ewen Gilmour, or Westy as
hes commonly known. But did you know he isnt as good as you would expect at
doing skids? NZV8 Touring Car Driver Dean Perkins takes him to Meremere for
a bit of schooling.
Looking Back: Remember the AMC Javelin of Craig Stacy on the show a
couple of weeks ago? Weve got film of the 1970 American Trans Am racing
series where a very young Roger Penske and driver Mark Donnahue run their
AMC Javelin against the Mustangs and American muscle car
makes that created legend.
Feature Car: We saw a few glimpses of Graeme Metcalfes immaculate 69 Chev
Nova a few weeks back, this week we get the full scoop on this stunning
10-second street carowned by a Ford lover!