NZV8TV Ep8 - Trans Am Jaguar XKR, V8 Merc, Chev Camaro, House of Kolor - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz 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.
Doug Peterson Jaguar XKR Trans Am V.I.R. 2011
Doug Peterson takes you on a ride with his newly acquired Jaguar XKR Trans Am GT-1 Car, at Virginia International Raceway. Filmed and edited By: Tom Arkus
Jaguar XJ-S Racing
For 1977, the "Group44" racing team had a very successful season in Trans Am with a race car based on the actual production XJ-S chassis and running gear. The team won the series' 1977 drivers' championship cup for Bob Tullius but missed winning the manufacturer's title by two points (only one Jaguar was competing in the Trans-Am series compared to many more Porsche entrants). In 1978, a purpose-built tube-frame "silhouette" style XJS race car was constructed which greatly reduced the weight compared to the full production chassis car campaigned in 1977. This silhouette car had only the production car's roof panel as the sole piece of factory XJS sheetmetal on the car. Group 44 succeeded in again capturing the driver's championship for Bob Tullius and also captured the manufacturer's title as well, by entering Brian Fuerstenau driving the 1977 car at some venues to gain additional manufacturer's points for Jaguar. The silhouette car survived and has surfaced recently in the SVRA historic sports race series. The 1977 factory chassis race car is believed to still be in the hands of Group 44's Bob Tullius. Today the XJS continues to be extensively campaigned in club level motorsport both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Best known of the race series is probably the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club XJS championship, currently in association with Toyo Tires. Their championship has now been running for over a decade, offering an affordable entry into club motorsport in the UK, and continuing to attract large grids of this unlikely racing car. Cars compete in various states of modification, from barely modified road cars through to full race-specification cars built in homage to the great TWR specials. S011
NZV8TV Episode 1 - Pontiac GTO, Plymouth Cuda, Beach Hop and more - part 1
Beach Hop 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 encompasses. Feature Car 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. More at http://www.v8.co.nz