Motoring

‘Very collectable’ Japanese models take centre stage

WHEN Darren Robbie was young, people usually did not regard Japanese cars as classic, he says. "They were almost considered a throwaway commodity. Everyone collected American, Australian cars But as he grew up, people started to...

Club to celebrate loyalty with a bang

THINGS will be a little different at Riverside Speedway on Saturday night. X Factor Cars will step aside just for this meeting and the place will be renamed the ILT Foundation Riverside Speedway, marking the...

Classic car owners connect in the south

ABOUT 45 Zodiac and Zephyr enthusiasts from throughout the South Island lined up their cars in the Ascot Park Hotel car park in Invercargill last Saturday for the Southern Connection car meet. Southland Zodiac Zephyr...

Electric car creates interest at Clubsport

A HOMEBUILT, electric-powered vehicle created plenty of interest at round three of the Southland Sports Car Club's Evolution Motorsport Clubsport Championship at Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, last Sunday. Duncan Cairncross, of Gore, entered the autocross...

Southern Connection showing off

PEOPLE will be able to relive their youth while viewing vehicles from the 1950s to early 1970s at the Zodiac Zephyr Club (Southland) Southern Connection car show on Saturday. Club secretary Jenny Scobie said the...

Speedway fans return in droves

IT was obvious speedway fans have been missing their fix of action with the long break putting paid to any racing for many months. The team at X Factor Cars was expecting a fairly quiet...

Young guns to fire at opener

X FACTOR Cars Riverside Speedway will open its gates for the first time since March when the club hosts its season opener and Flooring Xtra Demolition Derby Teams Championship on Saturday. Two young drivers eager...

Strang wins 2nd consecutive rally

CARTER Strang, of Wallacetown, took his second successive victory in the Eastern Southland Car Club’s MLT/Heartland Hotels Ernslaw One Ltd Rankleburn Rally in West Otago last Saturday. Strang, the defending champion and top seed, along...
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