NZV8 129, February 2016

 As you can see from the cover, Issue No. 129 of NZV8 is packed with some of the toughest cars in the land and much more.

It’s hard to go past a ‘Blue Meanie’ VK Commodore in standard form, but when the owner of ‘SXYHDT’ got his hands on one, there was no chance it’d ever stay stock. The 6/71 blower and massive Simmons wheels are just the tip of the iceberg on this wild machine.

We’ve waited many years for the chance to feature Miles Edmundson’s Pro Street Camaro, and when we finally got the chance, it was well worth the wait. The car is channelled  two inches over an aftermarket clip, and tabbed in the rear to fit some serious Mickey Thompson rubber. Add to this a manual box behind the tunnel-rammed big block, and you’ve got a seriously cool car like no other.

If you like pickups, or utes, then there’s a double treat inside, with not only a very cool retro-style Ford Ranchero, but also a radical show-spec long-bed GMC. And if drag racing is more your thing, we’ve also managed to squeeze in a blown and injected A-body Cuda.

If it’s tech you’re after, we’ve got an exclusive look inside the motor that powers New Zealand’s quickest and fastest–ever car, the Marsh Motorsport / Mount Shop Top Fuel Dragster. From valves to rods, pistons to blocks, no aspect of the engine is left unexplained.

And, in terms of events, we’ve got coverage of the Burgerfuel Port Road Drags, Petrolhead Father’s Day Drags, and Cambridge Charity Car Show, as well as round four of the Enzed Central Muscle Car Championship.

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