ADVENTURE

TEST DRIVE

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Adventure Beckons

I still recall my first experience in an Outlander. We used it as a ‘support car’ at an early Mamaku Winch Challenge, and though it looked wildly out of place, it did its job really well. And that’s what I thought about the latest iteration of Mitsubishi’s mid-size SUV. Not that it looked...

TRIALS

Derek Smyth, latest winner in NZ 4×4 Trials Series

It’s getting interesting at the top of the NZ National Trials Series. IMAGES THANKS TO SAM BOLTON PHOTOGRAPHY Derek Smyth is starting to show keen form at the sharp end of the season. From a mid-field 20th at round 3 Smyth and co-driver Paul Chapman bought their 6.2 litre Nitro truck home...

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

It was all Ruiterman at Castlecraig – Again!

It’s just another day at the Office! You would have to be wondering if that thought was going through Carl Ruitermans’ mind, at the 2020 Daltons backed Castlecraig 250 Off-road Enduro where he took yet another win in the  E & H Motors prepared S-Class Yamaha YXZ But there...

NEWS

First-Ever Mazda CX-30 a Complete Sum of all Parts

MAZDA MEDIA RELEASE: April 2020 To successfully add another SUV to an already award-winning line-up, Mazda had to ensure all aspects of the First-Ever Mazda CX-30 came together seamlessly – and the finished product indicates they have succeeded. Mazda New Zealand Managing Director David...

INTERNATIONAL

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Throwback Thursday – ORANZ 2013

Just before we bring you the latest round of racing from the Waikato, the Castlecraig 250, we thought this official ORANZ report would make an awesome throwback Thursday. As a bonus it includes a number of  spectacular photos from Mark Baker that probably remain unpublished till today...