Category Archives: Classic

Building ’68 Dodge Charger Rat Rod. Perfect post-Christmas viewing!

It is the weekend following Christmas. You may well have emerged from a food coma by now and are looking for something to watch that isn’t an ’80s sitcom repeat, wrestling or The Crowd Goes Wild. Here is a particularly awesome episode of “Roadkill” from Motor Trend where the boys build a Mad Max-esque Rat Rod out off a 1968 Dodge Charger and… erm… a motorhome… Sounds weird, I know, but the video is 40 minutes of pure awesome and finishes with the ...

The Racers

This is brilliant. The wonderfully talented and passionate Antti Kalhola has just done another video that perfectly explains WHY F1 drivers race using just archival footage and perfectly judged quotes. It is compulsory viewing if you have forgotten why you love Formula One. Six minutes of pure awesome.

“When this baby hits 88 mile per hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit…”

If you love movies and cars, then you have to check out the AFICIONAUTO YouTube channel. In each episode photographer and filmmaker Chris Rutkowski looks at a different iconic movie car and the people that own them. The videos are fascinating, fun and beautifully filmed and well worth a look. Check out the first episode above, all about a certain DeLorean, then head over to the YouTube channel by clicking here to check out the episodes on the 1969 TV Batmobile, Magnum P.I’s Ferrari ...

Serious muscle

Check out this video of an utterly incredible Hot Rod called Double Trouble. It is a 1927 Ford Model T sitting on a custom-built 1.5-inch tube chassis. It is powered by TWO 4.6-litre Ford modular V8s with FOUR, yep that’s right, FOUR superchargers that produce an approximate power output of around 900kW!! And it is built by a kiwi! The first thing that Gordon Tronson, the creator of this magnificent beast, says in the video is that he grew up in New Zealand. As if this explains it. ...

Lady Wigram Revival – by Terry Marshall

Lady Wigram Revival – by Terry Marshall
More fantastic Terry Marshall shots – this time from the Lady Wigram Revival meeting at Ruapuna. The legendary Kenny Smith took out the Lady Wigram Trophy for the fifth time and seems to be immortal. He isn’t getting slower, that’s for sure!