Customs and Classics

Petrolheads in Porirua

Colin Wansbrough, club president of the Western Bays Street Rodders, with his 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air.

It was petrolhead heaven in Porirua when the Western Bay Street Rodders car show roared into town.

Kiwi's Detroit built classic a rarity

Kevan Dudson with the original 1934 Hudson Terraplane, one of the last of its kind in the world.

An original 1934 Hudson Terraplane now housed in Wairarapa is thought to be one of the last in the world.

Jaguar and Shelby set sale records video

This 1955 Jaguar D-Type set an auction price record for a British car when it was sold for NZ$29.9m in Monterey, California.

Monster prices paid for classic sports cars, including a Le Mans winner, at auction in the US.

Best of the best show car

A 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C owned by French Art Deco car collectors Peter and Merle Mullins has won the first inaugural ...

A 1937 Art Deco-styled French car has been named best of the best from the world's most prestigious car shows.

Want to race like Stirling Moss?

Lister Motor Company's Knobbly Stirling Moss edition.

British company has built a NZ$1.79m racing time machine.

NZ classic car gifted to British museum

James Welch's restored 1948 Riley RMB which he has donated to Britain's National Motor Musuem.

A 68-year-old New Zealand-owned classic car now has a new home in England.

Kingi of the road

Matt Kingi's 1975 Holden HJ ute, which will appear in Western Bays Street Rodders Hot Rod Show.

Matt Kingi's poured his heart - and at least $25,000 - into restoring a 1975 Holden ute. For 10 bucks you can see it at a Porirua car show.

Please don't revive these cars

The Ford Festiva. Not a Fiesta. A Festiva. There's a big difference.

Here's our pick of terrible cars that should never make a comeback.

Classic Caddy coupe coming

The Chip Foose rendering of an 80-year-old Cadillac design that was never built.

A classic car that has only existed on paper for nearly 80 years is being brought to life.

Old schoolbus unveiled

Schoolbuses like this were used in the King Country in the 1920s, but now there's another one in town.

Model T plus passenger compartment equals New Zealand's first schoolbus.

Chev 'Bomb' actually a beauty gallery

The fabulous front of Jonathan Gilbert's low-riding 1948 Chevrolet Fleetliner.

Jonathan Gilbert's car is a "bomb" but not in the rusted bucket of bolts way of thinking in New Zealand.

Restored Elvis Presley roadster revealed

The restoration of this BMW 507, once owned by Elvis Presley, involved the remanufacturing of many components from ...

It seems BMW couldn't wait for its own date to show off the restored 507 sports car once owned by the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Mint Mini was a good cop

Flashback to the 1960s and how Mark Bassett's little Mini Cooper S looked in its early life as a patrol car with the ...

This reborn car has plenty of Kiwi history.

'Petrolhead heaven' gallery video

Cars on display at the Palmerston North Hot Rod Club's annual swap meet at ManFeild in Feilding.

Wet and windy weather couldn't keep hot rod fans away from their annual pilgrimage.

Monster VW is size of a big ute video

The big and the regular. The VW Beetle at left has been made 40 per cent bigger than a normal sized version.

The licence plate says it all: HUGE BUG.

Elvis Presley's '57 roadster is restored video

This dilapidated 1957 BMW 507 was once owned by the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley.

Two years ago it was a case of "Now or Never" for the restoration of a decrepit classic once owned by Elvis Presley.

Meet the all-carbon Bullet sports car video

Cruising a London street in the Bristol Bullet.

Low volume British carmaker Bristol Cars unveils a limited edition all-carbon sports car.

A fabulous old Ford Cortina

A 1963 Ford Cortina 1500 GT that is headed to auction in the UK on August 20, 2016.

The fussy owner of this 53-year-old Ford Cortina once refused to drive it on wet roads.

Record pre-war car price tipped video

A 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Spider is displayed at Sotheby's in New York City.

This 1939 Alfa Romeo is a stunning combination of speed and beauty.

Life-saving rally victors video

Bruce and Harry at a stop on their epic Peking to Paris rally journey.

When Bruce and Harry Washington arrived at the car crash, they could see the man was dead.

Historical Packard pursuit stalls

Packard vehicles like this 1927 model are a rare treat for classic car enthusiasts.

German man discovers rare 1934 limo came from Oregon, USA, raising even more questions.

Old Kombi, new attraction video

It took about seven years of searching for Pienaar to find this 1967 VW Kombi van - in South Africa.

It took a seven-year search, but Rocco Pienaar's finally got the Kombi he was after.

The real Porsche 718

Later 718 W RS had a larger-capacity 2.0-litre engine. It won the European Hill Climb Championship in 1963-64.

The 718 name comes from a minuscule racing car with a massive reputation.

Kiwis win Peking to Paris rally

Bruce and Harry Washington, of Timaru, celebrate in Paris after winning the Peking to Paris endurance rally.

Timaru's Bruce and Harry Washington have won the Peking to Paris endurance car rally.

Rare Studebaker sells at last

Sweet enough to make your gran green with envy: The Studebaker Champion has just 116 km on the clock.

After a few false starts at auction, the rock 'n roll era saloon pulled in nearly a grand for every mile it travelled.

Speed record car headed to auction

The 1960 Abarth 1000 Bialbero Record Car "La Principessa".

One of the rarest land-speed record cars ever made is making its first appearance on the auction block in 56 years

Automotive art at its best

Car collector Larry Klairmont, 89, at his showroom in Chicago on June 17, 2016.

Larry Klairmont is nearly 90, rides a Can-Am Spyder and owns a collection of vehicles that represent motoring history.

Dumped Soviet cars auctioned video

Finnish customs officials auctioned off more than 100 Soviet-era Volga and Lada cars used by refugees to cross the ...

Finland has auctioned off ramshackle vintage Soviet-era cars abandoned by asylum-seekers in the desolate Arctic border area.

Savouring the Lamborghini Miura video

The Lamborghini Miura.

We head to Italy to sample a supercar ahead of its time.

Studebaker auction hotting up

The mint condition Studebaker has just 74 miles on the clock - it has traveled a nudge under 0.8 miles per year since it ...

Classic car courting clicks at auction.

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