NZV8TV Ep8 - Trans Am Jaguar XKR, V8 Merc, Chev Camaro, House of Kolor - part 1
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On Track: Kevin Boveys Trans Am spec Jaguar XKR GT1 car, as seen in NZV8 Issue 41. Kevin built the car from the ground up, and although we arent usually too fond of Euros the car has to be seen to be believed.
Speaking of Euros, we found a V8 powered Mercedes doing laps with the Production Muscle Cars class at Pukekohe.
Its low, loud, tubbed and blown its Tony Etheridges Camaro. The word extreme doesnt really describe this car. Without doubt the Camaro is one of the wildest street cars the country has ever seen.
Kandy My Car: The founder of House Of Kolor paint is on his way to NZ and while he's here he's going to custom paint a car.
NZV8TV Ep8 - Trans Am Jaguar XKR, V8 Merc, Chev Camaro, House of Kolor - part 2
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On Track: Kevin Boveys Trans Am spec Jaguar XKR GT1 car, as seen in NZV8
Issue 41. Kevin built the car from the ground up, and although we arent
usually too fond of Euros the car has to be seen to be believed.
Speaking of Euros, we found a V8 powered Mercedes doing laps with the
Production Muscle Cars class at Pukekohe.
Its low, loud, tubbed and blown its Tony Etheridges Camaro. The word extreme doesnt
really describe this car. Without doubt the Camaro is one of the wildest
street cars the country has ever seen.
Kandy My Car: The founder of House Of Kolor paint is on his way to NZ and
while he's here he's going to custom paint a car.
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.
NZV8TV Episode 1 - Pontiac GTO, Plymouth Cuda, Beach Hop and more - part 1
We send our roving reporter down to check out the biggest nostalgia
festival in the Southern Hemisphere: Beach Hop. The cars, the people, the
music - we take a look at all the action that this super-sized event
Kevin McGregors stunning Pontiac GTO drag car graces the current cover of
NZV8 Magazine, so we send Andy down to the strip to find out what makes
this car so special.
From The Pages Of NZV8
Wayne Grimmer and his 68 Plymouth Cuda drag car are regulars on the pages
of NZV8. We join him at the Century Battery Drag Nationals to find out more
about his wheel-standing machine, and his long-term friendly rivalry with
fellow drag racer Sam Levine.
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NZV8TV Ep5 - 640hp SS Camaro, 725hp Shelby Super Snake, Yankee Haulers - part 2
Part 2: This week's feature car is also the cover car for the next issue of
NZV8 Magazine; Grant Eveleighs stunning 1969 RS/SS Camaro. With a 640hp 540 cubic
inch big block, 5-speed manual, and modern suspension along with a host of
other cool features, Grant's Camaro is without doubt one of
the more complete street cars we have seen in recent times.
Also from the next issue is a 2008 Shelby Super Snake Mustang. With 725hp on tap, the
Shelby is an absolute weapon, and the only one on this side of the globe.
The Yankee Haulers Car Club recently held a drag day at Fram Autolite
Dragway, we went down to see what the Yankee Haulers are all about. While
there we check out a few cool cars such as an SLR5000 Torana, an HQ Holden
and a 69 Camaro
Northern Muscle Cars We were at the latest round of Northern Muscle
Cars just last weekend, and caught up with Craig Stacey and his awesome
1971 AMC Javelin amongst others. Cool old cars, lots of sideways action.
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NZV8TV Ep 10 - 900hp Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner, drag racing, GM car club - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. This weeks feature car is straight from the
cover of NZV8s 50th issue, a 900hp Hemi-powered Road Runner. Immaculate in
every way and about as powerful as street cars come, this is one feature
car that you won't want to miss. NZV8 Magazine editor Todd Wylie is on
hand, and goes over the car pointing out exactly what makes a cover car
Young Achievers: Last week we bought you the country's fastest 21 year old,
this week its the fastest 24 year old - Morice McMillin and his Chev
powered Funny Car.
Event: If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, we attended the GM Car Club's
annual show to check out a few rides and find out what the GM Club is all
NZV8TV Ep 2 - muscle cars, Beach Hop, Nostalgia drags - Part 1
Central Muscle Cars:
We hit the Taupo Racetrack with Central Muscle Cars and check out the
awesome Mustang of Greg
Honour. Hes managed to win one series, and come second in another, how will
he go in this semi-final round?
Beach Hop: We also head back to Whangamata to enjoy a slightly slower paced
event, the Beach Hop. Between checking out the cars, the bands and the
girls, we catch up with the paint gurus from House Of Kolor and check out
their latest innovation.
Castrol Edge brought Aussie Drag Racing Legends Victor and Ben Bray over
for Beach Hop, and the Nostalgia Drags. We manage to catch up with them at
both events on this weeks show.
Nostalgia Drags: Victor was super impressed with the Nostalgia Drags - he
and son Ben smoke their '57 Chev up the Meremere strip. Watch Dave Goulds
insane Fiat Topolino attempt to jump the guardrails on every pass, nasty
Norris's nostalgia rail wheels up, Paul Hammond's VG Valiant as well as a
great mix of other cars and people from the event.
NZV8TV Ep7 - Corvette GT1 at Taupo, Ford XC Falcon, Ewen Gilmour learns skids, Trans Ams - part 2
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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!
2011 Jaguar XKR 175 - The Best GT Car On Earth?
The Smoking Tire takes the Jaguar XKR 175 to a closed road in the middle of
the desert to test its performance capabilities when pushed to the limit.
Is this the best value in supercars ever? That's what we're going to find
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.
NZV8TV Ep3 - Nostalgia Drags, Central Muscle Cars, Willy White, doorslammers - Part 2
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.