So much for blogging more.  It’s been just over a month and I haven’t put fingers to keyboard.  Whoops. However, it’s not been all fails.  The busy times have started.  Dual event weekend back in mid Feb with Millstream Road.  Nice piece of gravel road up near Dannevirke. Lesson learned […]

Goal fail


So, 2017 has turned up and with it, the realisation that my goal of Rally NZ is now less than a year away.  Scary. Along with that, 26 other events already on the calendar, no doubt with more to come as events get promoted.  Aiming for plenty of seat time […]

2017 and some goals to achieve



I had a couple of wet days over New Years so decided to actually do another section of the build. As you can see, there was a fair amount in it.                     The mostly completed box two is fairly substantial and […]

Box 2


What a week that’s been. The weekend was busy with two first aid jobs, firstly quad biking on the Rimutaka Incline for the Incline half marathon run/walk.  That was quite wet all day but nothing particularly unusual.  Sunday saw the team head down to Brookfield Scout Camp to fill the […]

Shake, rattle and swim



It’s November.  Means a break for a few weeks after 6 events in 6 weeks.  Good for the budget.  And the various small jobs that need doing on the car now. For example, during some of the commuting to the further away events I started noticing some shuddering from the […]

Busy busy


It’s been a busy few weeks and feels like I’ve spent most of the time driving.  Not that that’s a particularly bad thing as I do like driving.  Handy given my main hobby. The last two weekends have seen us covering around 1200km in touring, firstly to TECT All Terrain […]

Road tripping



It’s been longer than I planned between blogs and I have been working on this on over the last couple of weeks.  Been a little bit busy with road trips, car repairs and events.  Plus that work thing that I have to do to pay for it all.  But here […]

Digital Revolution


Well, finally, after just under a month, I’ve managed to find enough time to complete box 1.  Still another 3 to go yet.  For those with good memories wondering what happened to the 5th box?  That’s just wheels and tyres.  They’ve been fitted and balanced already and are awaiting the […]

Box 1 is complete



G4, 36, 185, 362, VF28, VF30, VF37, 250,000, 1150. Just some of the numbers from the last 4 days. Starting with the biggest.  250,000 is about the number of kms I suspect the turbo has done.  It’s certainly the factory spec VF28 turbo, whether or not it’s previously been replaced […]

It’s a numbers game


One of the many things on the To Do list was to replace the front brakes as they were approaching end of life. Several phone calls later, mostly to Steve up at RaceBrakes, we settled on a new brand for me.  Previously I’ve been running Mintex 1166 compound pads on […]

Braking News