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Tough Terrain and Tight Times in Tuakau

They used to say, with absolute certainty, that to finish first, you first have to finish – and nowhere does that hold true more than motorsport! Well, it did until a few years ago when Jim Richards beat Dick Johnson in a very wet Bathurst, after a big pile-up, and cemented his place in...

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...

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...

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...