This week’s Express Wheels – 1992 Honda Civic

Sam Hole with his 1992 Honda Civic.

Name: Sam Hole

From: Invercargill

When and why did you acquire it? Three years ago. I wanted to build a race car for entry-level motor sport

What is the vehicle’s history? I bought if from an impound lot

Have you altered it in any way? Stripped out the interior, put in a roll cage and custom dash. Painted it in a variety of colours. I had the image in my head and we [myself and Bree] did lots of colouring-in pictures that month

What’s it like to drive? On-track: Very loud. It’s pretty good for what it is

Where’s your favourite stretch of road? Levels Raceway, Timaru

Top speed? On-track: 165kmh

Best driving experience? In this

Worst driving experience? Coming back from Queenstown and nearly got wiped out just before Winton

What other vehicles of note have you owned? Falcons, Citroen, Mitsubishi

Best music to drive to? A bit of everything

Describe your driving style: Controlled

If you could go for a drive in any vehicle it would be a… ? Honda S 2000

What was the first vehicle you ever bought? Ford Laser

Do you belong to any clubs? Southland Sports Car Club

Event: Drive 4 Life: A non-profit fundraising event to raise awareness and funds for mental health organisations in the local community. A day of touring laps, motorkhana, car show, parade, children’s entertainment and more. Teretonga Park, Sunday, February 24, 10am. Entry by donation.

To register for the car show or track events, go to or Facebook@drivefourlife2019

Engine: 1600cc dual cam

Colour: Multi-coloured including red, green, yellow, orange and blue, with black strips

Photos: Janette Gellatly

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