NZ Performance Car 268, April 2019

From an era when sex was, um…. ‘safe’ and drag racing ruled the roost of cool, Pro Street was born — more drag car than street car, but with a WOF in the window. While it might have died out in the early 2000s, it’s making a comeback and Chopper Keen’s Datsun 1200 is proving that this style should never die! We check out the 400-strong field at Reunion, and attend Concourse, and the first annual South Island Minitruck meet. Feature cars include the ‘SWAGER’ RB30 Laurel, Cameron Jones’ 20B turbo Trans-Am, and a 1JZ powered Hilux. For the tech heads, we delve into the CMR 1200hp SR20 build, explain diff ratio calculations, detail the world’s only 6-second BMW, and look at the Death March’s new 4WD conversion. Jaden also sits down with the Kiwi international rally campaigner Mike Young to talk gravel and chasing your dreams. All this and plenty more can be found in the April edition of NZ Performance Car.