New Zealand Classic Car 379, July 2022

The new(ish) time trial category in the Targa New Zealand rally has been a boon to classic car owners who no longer want to hammer their precious cars at ten tenths, but who still relish competition and keen driving on closed tarmac roads. This year, managing editor Ian Parkes went along as navigator in John Corbett’s magnificent Series 1 E-type to see why the event brought so many previous entrants back and nearly doubled the entry overall. He is enchanted by Emma, the Jag, and his experience of the event is also an education. 

Also in this issue: a mint Datsun 240K, New Zealand’s own version of Bruce McLaren’s road car project, and a look at the magnificence on offer at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.