Customs & Classics

MG wins best ride

norman bunt

Classic car buff Norman Bunt loves converting petrol into pleasure.

Sir Stirling and Maserati

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

A classic 30 year wait

Don Burgess and his British built MGB.

Mechanic Don Burgess has long coveted a car he regularly serviced but had to wait nearly 30 years before he could buy it.

Tow away motoring history

1970 Daimler Limousine

It does not go but that has not stopped Christchurch's mayoral Daimler attracting 60 online auction bids.

Camaro is his passion

1968 chevrolet camaro

Doug James' hunt for his dream car ended 12 months ago and don't expect to see anyone else driving it.

Phantom no Alien for this fan

Terence Costello's Ford Customline The Phantom

The only way to ensure you are driving the rarest cruiser in town is to invest in a one-of-a-kind, custom-built auto.

Record Ferrari price predicted

1954 Ferrari 4.9-litre 375-Plus

An incredibly rare race-winning Ferrari from the 1950s is tipped to set a world record when it goes to auction.

Treasure, mystery, intrigue

Donald McNamara's 1967 Corvette coupe pictured just before it went auction.

This started out as a story of buried treasure. Then it turned into the story of mystery and intrigue.

MG cars turn 90


If you like MGs and you're in Wellington, you're in for a treat.

Muscle car's mega price

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible

Rare American classic muscle car that cost just US$5000 when new has been sold at auction for over NZ$4 million.

Loving his 'big red bus'

pete cummings

Most people who have classic cars get them for the pleasure of doing them up.

Minor's major restoration

matthew milne

Rusting wreck transformed into a working-horse for its proud Timaru owner.

Jags personify perfection

A long, rewarding and thrilling road for Dave

Dave Brown

Dave Brown doesn't make your average kitset car.

The legend's dawning

Bruce McLaren's 1929 Austin 7 Special

After a painstaking restoration in Nelson, the car Bruce McLaren learnt to drive in has been unveiled.

American beauty

Brian Rasmussen's 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe.

Brian Rasmussen began restoring an American classic for his partner but fell in love with it and kept it for himself.

Restoration was a struggle

Joe Fraser's 1955 Hillman Californian

What started out as an enjoyable restoration project soon became a headache.

A Ford fascination

1936 Ford

A man's fascination with 1936 Fords led him to collect 23 various models and they are now all going to auction.

Replica is 'close enough'

Jag replica

A rare and expensive recreation of a 1938 Jaguar SS100 car is for sale in Wellington.

International interest

Mark Bowers, Turners Auckland branch manager, with the 1929 Marmon Roosevelt Collapsible Coupe.

One of the world's rarest cars is expected to race off the auction block for about $300,000.

Bel Air is the prince

Allan Simons with his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

Allan Simons knows there are no age restrictions when it comes to car enthusiasm.

Black Pearl wins 'Goodguys'

James Hetfield's Black Pearl

This Euro-American custom blend crafted for Metallica's James Hetfield has taken America's most sought-after hot rod gong.

Mustangs rule

Mustang enthusiasts Gary Fraser with his 1966 Notchback original and Carl Hinton with his 2006 Roush Stage 3.

Finding common ground with in-laws is often an arduous challenge, but not for one family who share a mutual passion for Mustangs.

Rally inspires restoration

1972 volkswagen Beetle 1302

After 15 years of restoration work, Don Martin's 1972 Volkswagen Beetle is almost ready for it's debut.

A Minor love affair

Marie Hunneyball

TARA SHASKEY - Taranaki Daily News

When it comes to selecting a vehicle, Marie Hunneyball will opt for history over modern luxuries every time.

From wreck to wonderful

1941 741B Indian

Larry Moolenaar's 1941 741B Indian wasn't much to look at when he first came across it.

Cruising Chev delights

Ian Carter's 1959 Chevrolet Impala.

Ian Carter isn't worried his classic Chev isn't the quickest of its vintage. He's just happy to have it.

Worth waiting for

Mike Hodgkinson and his 1953 Peugeot 203.

When Mike Hodgkinson first laid eyes on his classic Peugeot it was love at first sight -and it was a love worth waiting for.

Rallying to auto history


Looking at the Whites and their veteran vehicle, it is easy to believe the year is 1908.

A part of the family

Denis Adlam

To Denis Adlam his 1939 Citroen Traction Avant Light 12 is more than just a car.

'Beautiful Bugattis'

David Havili

Bugattis of a bygone era, some worth several million dollars, are cruising NZ roads as part of an international rally.

A family affair

Sister and brother, Anna Etheridge (left) and Lloyd Garrick, with their 1932 and 1934 Ford hot rods.

A fascination for all things cars has generations of one New Plymouth family bonding under the bonnet.

Carmel's special ride

Carmel Graham straop

TARA SHASKEY - Taranaki Daily News

Stereotypically the expression car enthusiast is used to identify a car-obsessed male.

Elegance on tour

Ivan Fuller plans to take his restored 1958 Porsche on a tour of the South Island.

Ivan Fuller has transformed his Porsche from a rusty hulk to an award winner.

'Moving works of art'

Alan Warner strap

For Alan Warner there is no sweeter sound than the roar of a big-block V8 engine.

A special Corvette

Chris Judd's 1969 Corvette Stingray.

ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily News

A standout vehicle in the Corvette Nationals in Taranaki will be a special example owned by Chris Jury.

All fired up

Sunbeam 350hp is fired up.

Sir Malcolm Campbell's record breaking 350hp Sunbeam has been fired up without mishap for the first time in over 50 years.

A car fit for a king

Elvis figurine on dashboard of Wayne McCurdy's 1976 Cadillac Eldorado.

Kiwi's restored 38-year-old "Yank-tank" honours Elvis Presley.

'It's like Peter died again'


Classic car theft leaves Levin widow feeling like she's lost her husband all over again.

Police need help to recover classic car

1965 Mark III Zephyr

Motueka police are searching for a stolen collectible 1965 Mark III Zephyr.

Fake antique sales boom

A 1952 Jaguar C-Type XKC 023 owned by Christian Jenny.

In the 1930s, British sports-car maker MG made exactly 33 K3 open-top race cars. There are more than 100 to choose from now.

Mustang racer replicated

Mike Small's 1967 Mustang which has been turned into a replica of the 1967 Mustang GTA that Australian Ian

A Timaru man who loves driving fast has faithfully replicated a famous Ford Mustang racer.

The $3.5m truck

1960 Commer TS3 three-car transporter

A motor racing enthusiast has paid the extraordinary amount of NZ$3.58 million for the 1960 Commer TS3 three-car transporter for the Ecurie Ecosse race team.

Home Sweet Beetle

Oscar Almaguer lifts the hood of his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle to show some of the belongings he stores there, including a bucket of water for washing, gasoline and a pair of shoes, in Apodaca on the outskirts of Monterrey.

His 1967 VW Beetle may seem battered, but for Oscar Almaguer, 83, it's been home for 10 years.

Great Grilles of the 50s

Five Great Grilles of the 50s

As well as rocketship like fins and long voluptuous bodies, the US cars of the 50s had fascinating front ends.

Kiwi motoring showcased

Studebaker Dictator

Kiwi car lovers can take a drive down memory lane with a new display at Auckland's Motat Museum.

One Volvo, 3 million miles

Irv and his Volvo P1800 on the Seward Highway Alaska.

A 47 year old Volvo clocks its three millionth mile to reach a driving milestone.

Bathurst Falcon tribute

Kiwis build True blue Tru Blue Falcon tribute

True-blue Kiwi motorsport fan builds a tribute Tru Blue Bathurst Falcon.

Famous Datsun being restored

Datsun 240Z rally car being restored.

Nissan's Restoration Club has decided to bring the famous Safari Rally Z back to its original running condition.

Mustangs they never built

Five Mustangs never built.

Here are five Ford Mustangs that were never built.

Smooth lines on vintage ride

Rob Robinson's 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe.

What you see is what you get as far as Rob Robinson is concerned when referring to his 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe.

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