NZV8 128, January 2016

The latest issue of NZV8 is the home of tough, as evidenced by some of the incredible machinery we’ve stuffed into the pages. The cover car should really speak for itself — a ’68 Dodge Charger packing a blown 528ci Ray Barton Hemi needs no introduction.

Gary Cawthra’s amazing Procharged Falcon XA coupe is one hell of a machine, built almost entirely in his garage, with his own two hands. As much of a DIY guy as you may be, you ain’t got anything on Gary’s immaculately built and finished Falcon.

We’ve also got Bob Owen’s instantly recognizable ’34 Ford Coupe — a real deal tough street rod that can, and does, get beaten up on every opportunity. It’s still looking fresh after over three decades of ownership, and has an epic story behind it, too. Of course, there’s a lot more in the way of feature cars, including a Corvette showdown, and a beautiful, home-built ’54 Chev Delivery.

If it’s tech you’re after, we’ve got a look into radiators. Yeah, they stop your engine from overheating, but have you ever wondered how they work or are put together? We got a behind-the-scenes look at core manufacture, from start to finish, at Adrad National Radiators.

And, event-wise, we’ve got coverage of the NZV8 Pickup Roundup, a look at some of the latest trends at SEMA, and the two latest rounds of the Enzed Central Muscle Cars’ 2015–’16 season — including the action-packed ITM 500 Auckland round at Pukekohe Park Raceway.