NEWS

FK BEARINGS AND ROD ENDS – THE CHOICE OF WINNERS

Look under most of the top American off-road racers, and some of the most common things you are going to see are FK Rod Ends and Ball Joints. And FK hardware dominates in their Rock Bouncers, and Ultra 4 weapons as well.   Across the Tasman, FK is what you will find as the suspension...

TEST DRIVE

Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki Jimny: A Far Better Vehicle Than It Has a Right to Be

Motoring journalists all around the world have been impressed by the new Suzuki Jimny since its release. And after a weekend using the Jimny as a camera car at the Tararua Winch Challenge, we agree. Sure it gets knocked for its lack of highway sophistication, but that’s almost exclusively...

ADVENTURE

Raglan Safari, Day 2: Murray Taylor

Day 2 of the 2019 Kawhia Safari and we rejoin Murray Taylor, and just under 80 adventurers as they head South from Kawhia Village, up the Hauturu Valley, before returning cross country alongside the inner reaches of Kawhia Harbour. Sunday started bright and sunny, and with Saturday’s...

TRIALS

WINCH

BRENT HOLDEN IS CROWNED 2019 NOVAWINCH KING OF CANTERBURY

A new format combining winch challenge and offroad racing was introduced to the NZ 4WD competition scene at the 4×4 Events promoted Novawinch King of Canterbury extreme off-road race,  just up the road from Methven. Although a number of pretenders to the throne turned up, and it got...

OFFROAD RACING

Southern Dirt Fest – Off Road Racers Go Long At Kurow

PHOTOS BY DENA PLUMRIDGE The day following the final round of ORANZ’s South Island Championship decider, the Otago Offroad racing club held a special endurance race for the survivors.  By extending the short course track out into the surrounding farmland at Slim and Janina Slee’s Timaru...

INTERNATIONAL

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