Autospeed website with lots of informative articles - www.autospeed.com
For information on types of modifications that can be done legally and types that require certification please see the following site - Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association - http://www.lvvta.org.nz/
HCMC Motorsport Club
The Hibiscus Coast Motorsport Club was originally founded in the 1960's as a club catering for car enthusiasts on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast. The local constable was instrumental in setting up the club, and the first members were upright citizens who were willing to stop and help anyone stranded on the side of the road with car problems. Not your typical young hoons. Today, HCMC is still a club for car enthusiasts, but unlike many car clubs in NZ they cater for the whole family, actively encouraging the female contingent and younger members to compete as well as the traditional males (in fact, one of their most successful club members one year was both female and under 15 years old!)
Being family oriented HCMC generally holds informal grass-root type events such as Trials, Motorkhanas, Autocrosses, Hillclimbs and Rallysprints which the whole family can get involved in. - http://www.hcmc.org.nz/
The Governing Body For Motorsport In New Zealand - This is the website for all the rules and regulations as well as a motorsport calendar of events happening around the country. - http://www.motorsport.org.nz/
K.I.C. stands for Kids in Cars and was originally set up as a charity to raise money for Children living with Cancer. Five years on from it's introduction, K.I.C. is now expanding and will now also be known as Kids in the Community.
Nigel Karl founded Kids in Cars in 2005 with his PlaceMakers shadow car. Over the years Nigel had been asked to drive all around Auckland events, not only to display the vehicle, but also to talk to kids (young and old) about driver safety and awareness.
Five years ago, Nigel received a call from a colleague at PlaceMakers that would plant the seed for K.I.C. This phone call asked Nigel to display his shadow car at an upcoming event and opened Nigel up to the world of Camp Quality - the not-for-profit organisation that supports and helps young children living with cancer and their familes.
When the event arrived, Nigel had managed to arrive with not only his shadow car, but also four more! Nigel spent the day driving kids through the "boondocks" of Henderson and seeing the joy on their faces, decided that he could do much better than this. As it happens, this was the beginning of Kids in Cars and the 2006 event planning took off.
Today, Kids in Cars is a well oiled engine and an absolute fun family day day out. Held at Pukekohe Park Raceway for the past four years it has grown in leaps and bounds and now has concreted itself into many young children and family's calenders. The annual event is always held in conjunction with the beginning of Camp Qualities week long camp for the children and they spend the day at the Park busying themselves with riding around the track in cars and trucks, eating yummy food and playing on many of the entertainment rides. Racing Ray Williams, Shane van Gisbergen, Angus Fogg and Greg Murphy are just a few celebrities that have been seen supporting the Kids in Cars cause in the past, and there has even been the odd Shortland Street actor attend!
The K.I.C. cause, although originally set up to raise funds for Camp Quality, has become so successful that Nigel is now taking the next step with Kids in the Community.
Established in 2006 and have sinced moved from Auckland to Whangarei. Manaia Espresso is a privately owned artisan coffee roaster committed to providing premium espresso blends and exceptional service to the hospitality industry, businesses and individuals.
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Sades New Zealand was born from the desire to find and bring the best quality gaming peripherals based on value for money to New Zealand gamer's; which Sades believe has been lacking.