The Volvo Ocean Race fleet screamed into Auckland in the early hours of Wednesday morning greeted by a surprisingly large number of boats, myself included. It was 1am and blowing 25 knots so things were a little hairy navigating and taking photos at the same time. Also a test for my camera and my ability to stay…
This weekend was the 5th anniversary of Auckland’s Caffeine & Classics so I cruised along in a buddy’s C5 RS6 Avant with my camera.
VL Holden Commodore
I took a bunch of photos a while ago of some buddies zipping around a clay oval on two wheels. Wanna see more?
A few weeks ago I was down at the beach near where I live after work for a swim and noticed a few old American cars rumble past. As I went to leave another string of cars cruised along so I followed for a few hundred metres and came across this.
NZ home delivery service
A few weeks ago we took my buddy’s Defender through the middle of New Zealand’s North Island looking for tracks and paths that hadn’t been used in a while and I snapped a few photos along the way.
Last weekend I took the old boy’s 1968 Rolls-Royce along to Auckland’s version of Cars & Coffee and dusted off my camera as I wandered around.
who’d employ this “genius”?
New Zealand c1975 driven by Ian Dawson
Auckland has traffic problems on an LA-like level, so for yesterday’s excursions, I decided to borrow my parents other Citroën (yes, we really are that hopeless) that’s a polar opposite to the sporty, highly-strung BX 16v that I posted the other day. It’s a shabby but much-loved BX19 TRI, with plush seats, a lethargic…
Spent yesterday tearing around the countryside in the BX 16v. What a wonderfully eccentric combination of ‘80s Gallic flair, luxobarge comfort, and remarkably hot-hatch-like driving dynamics. There really isn’t anything else like it, and I am sorely tempted to find one to bring back to the States with me.
One of the benefits of being from a family of car enthusiasts is that I always have interesting cars to drive when I come home to visit. My parents’ daily drivers are a 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 station wagon, and a 1988 Citroën BX 16v, both of which I have greatly enjoyed driving in the past. This time, however, we’re…
New Zealand may be the only place in the entire world where Toyota sells:
Driving from Greymouth to Picton, where can I find a “longest drink in town” milkshake or drink of some sort. Kind of want the souvenir glass somehow too. American visiting your beautiful country and twisty roads in the South Island. My wife may move here forever. Picture of crazy commercial truck with camper top that…
You know how it goes, a late night in the garage, a few beers, and when someone suggests wiring the brake lights to the horn, you respond by upping the ante and suggesting reversing the steering so turning the wheel right makes the car go left. And at this hour everyone in the team is just drunk enough to think this…
After reading that headline you probably have a couple of questions. Is there really a weeklong event in a beach side town on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsular dedicated to pre-1972 American cars? And the answer is yes.