Quick visit to the British and European car day today, prompted me to pull a few photos from a few years ago when I took my Cortina, which is currently locked up in the back corner of the shop needing some attention. Lack of time so the poor cars being neglected.
So 2018 has been an exciting time for us, our previous ‘brand’ licence came to a close in April. We have had a busy 6 months tidying up some of the entrance way and rooms on the southern side of the workshop, still a work in progress. We have also had on offer the possibility to take on some more real estate within our current building (areas used as storage by the previous owner of the building and business).
This deal has now been done and the timing couldn’t have been better. We’ve gained some valuable floor space as well as two mezzanines. Looking forward to moving into these areas and continue with the clean up/organizing.
May 1st is getting close, areas been cleared out so we can start to move in, I can see a wall coming down and an extra hoist going in!!!
Old car, New look. Had three of these BMW’s, just cant say goodbye to this one……
Left in charge to 2 classics and some engines, not a bad view for us car guys….
I think the wall has to go!!!
Soon to be branded MK5 Golf, new courtesy car to replace one of our BMW’s
Audi RS4 getting an engine refitted….
This pic was few months ago, when we started on some reno and spruce up of the shop, for those who are familiar with our shop, hopefully you will see some big changes…. And the Landy is mine!!!! You should see the blog!
Office Exterior had a tidy up, new paint and now one colour…..
Entrance way all tidied up, new doors, paint etc, much brighter, we like and hope you do too…..
Below, 1 of our new battery supports to compliment our growing requirement with service and diagnostics work
Courtesy cars, first time we had these both at the shop at the same time since the rebrand… working for their keep!!
Another customer car spotted at the British car day, Stunning MKII Jaguar looking very sharp!
Was nice to get to the British car day, and run into a few customers, including Graham out in force in his new mini….
So we got lucky and was were invited along by our NZ oil supplier of LiquiMoly to attend the 12hr endurance race in Bathurst Australia. Being a car guy this was an opportunity I just could not turn down. Its a circuit and atmosphere that did not disappoint!!! I thought I would share some pics from the weekend….
Pre race day, our first visit to the track.,
Below; The one and only Ferrari on track makes P1 for race day.
Aston, one of the first cars in.
Sunrise, the cars have been out for a while, best part of the day before the Australian heat came on.. Great time for ‘cars and coffee’.
A nice walk around the top of the mountain
Oops, looks like someone’s writing more cheques, Lamborghini pushed off…(
The winner, last lap!!!
So a while ago I was invited along on a road trip with the ‘New Zealand Range Rover and Land Rover Discovery’ club, after following their Facebook page. I thought I would pop up a few of the pics that appeared on FB.
Was great to be a part of the convoy of Wellington Rangies. We had a meet up in Paraparaumu, as I was a newbie I got to meet the group and as it turned out I new a couple of the vehicles and drivers. (Scarey when I remember regos…)
From here we convoyed through to Sanson where we picked up a couple more and made our way through to the army museum in Waiouru. We had a great line up of range rovers and a landy. Not sure I’ve seen so many in one spot outside of the workshop.
I had other plans from here and had to leave the group.. Looks like a great time had up in the snow off the dessert road.
For me coming home to Wellington on Sunday I encountered a lot of snow, grateful to be in my 4wd.
This ones on my way home on Sunday… Good times…
Late January 2016 we have organised Bluefin/Superchips to be onsite.. As we have a few vehicles lined up while they are here we are able to offer a 10% discount this time around.
We’ve had a huge amount of interest lately for VW Golf GTi and R32, as well as the 2.7 and 3.0 TD Discovery and Range Rover sport engines.
The Turbo engines respond especially well to stage 1 remaps and in a lot of cases fuel efficiency gains have been reported back to us. This is definitely the case with the Discovery/Range Rover engines we have remapped where there is nearly an additional 100NM’s of torque added.
Here is a typical spec sheet for a MK5 GTi Golf with a Stage 1 remap
Volkswagen Golf Mk5 GTI 2.0T FSI (200PS)
9/2004 – 9/2009
Engine type : Turbocharged Petrol
Engine size : 1984 cm3
Cylinders : 4
Original bhp : 197 (147kW)
Original nm : 280
BHP increase : 41 (31kW)
NM gain : 54
Speed Limit Removal : Not Available
Here is a typical spec sheet for a Land Rover Discovery 2.7TD
Engine type : Turbocharged Diesel
Engine size : 2720
Cylinders : 6
Original bhp : 187
Original nm : 440
BHP increase : 40
NM gain : 85
VW Golf R32 Miltek complete system
So I’ve been invited along to a ‘playday’ track day by one of our good customers so thought I would put one of our courtesy cars on the track…
Our suppliers were nice enough to donate some high temp brake fluid for the track so I thought we would add some more stickers for the weekend.
325 Automatic race machine… Only just run in with 210,000kms
Graham and I on track doing some hot laps, what a great day!!! Had guys asking what was done to the car, response…”it got 98 at BP”… Haha, courtesy car racing!!
Documentation happening, followed by a drivers briefing.
V10 Audi there, running in one of the other groups, very nice
A real mixture of cars, wish I had taken some more pics….
End of the day and no damage, opted out of the last run as the rain started coming down
Very nice in black, rare model, 4.2L Supercharged
Enjoying looking after this car!! Just in for the annual WOF today and some high spec LiquiMoly brake fluid went in!!