OR4Gs Maniototo Muster – Ida Valley

I was told to stand in the middle of the Ranfurly Motor Camp and turn through 360degrees. “See all those Peaks and Ranges,” said Greg Carroll from the Otago Recreational 4WD Group, “well we are going to get you to the top of all of them by the end of the week!” And they did!!! The third...


A Masterpiece of Technology – Mazda’s CX30

Most times when we get a new vehicle to drive, the first thing we start to think about is where we can take it to get it off the tarseal. Ute, SUV, or full-size 4WD, that’s always the plan. The new Mazda CX30 GTX has been a little different. Doing a bit of advance reading on the CX30, the...



Team ‘Manic Cow’ Win 2020’s ‘Battle of the Palace’

Like most forms of Motorsport around the world, the New Zealand Winch Challenge scene has suffered badly through the Covid pandemic, with the South Island Series cancelled, and most North Island events postponed or cancelled. One venue to buck the trend was the Far North’s Possum Palace...


Hall and McCall: “Bringing racing to the people”

WORDS AND IMAGES BY MARK BAKER: VERITAS COMMUNICATIONS  A 13 year epic tale of passion, dedication and perseverance will be completed at the end of 2020 when Auckland’s newest race circuit is opened. Runciman’s Kevin Hall and Manukau racer Tony McCall – both offroad racing national...


Ford Ranger FX4 MAX Makes a Statement

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 18 September 2020 The first-ever Ford Ranger FX4 Max will make its New Zealand debut in early 2021, delivering customers a new factory-built, fully warranted Ranger with extended off-road capabilities inspired by the Ford Ranger Raptor. With specialised suspension...



Throw Back Thursday – 2013 Top of the South Winch Challenge

Bogs, Boulders and Boys at the Top of the South Challenge! WORDS AND PICS BY LUCY JACKSON  Broken drive shafts were the order of the day at the first round of the 2013 Mainland Winch Challenge Series. The event was held at Mt Riley Farm over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, and saw trucks from...