Sunday, September 18, 2016

The South coast cuda, now in LA

The barracuda has made its way across the ocean. I've found a place where I can begin work, to get it running and onto the LA roads. Some of which are a big change from those in NZ! Here's a photo from its last drive around Wellington's beautiful South coast.

I had to do some work in NZ to get it legal for import into the US, so it will take a while before the engine bay looks like this again. But it will be even better, after I get the factory 318 out and this 440 back in, with some upgrades and new stuff!

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Drive

The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders

400 pages, 112 amazing cars, great stories, some of the worlds best automotive photography, along with a killer layout and high quality print... The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders, by renowned publisher Gestalten, is one of the best books on unique cars you'll ever see.


It's truly a superb, high quality publication, and I'm honoured and humbled that my kuda project is featured amongst the likes of the Hoonicorn, Rusty Slammington, Ring Brothers builds, and so many more incredible machines.

Big thanks to Max, the rest of the team at Gestalten, and everyone else involved with this iconic production, for bringing to life an incredible compilation of automotive inspiration and passion. Cheers!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

pretty pictures



Saturday, April 16, 2016

NZV8 magazine cover car!

If you're in New Zealand, check out the latest issue of the always awesome NZV8 magazine, as the Kuda graces the cover! This is a dream come true, the cover of NZV8 magazine is pretty much the highest honour for a kiwi bogan.

The article turned out great, there's a good amount of the story and build of the car thanks to a great write up from Todd at NZV8, and seeing my photos in print is always a thrill.

So if you're in NZ pick yourself up a copy! They're also available internationally in print and PDF from magstore.nz. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

I love LA...

The joy of an F80 M3 up Angeles Crest. An incredible machine for an incredible road.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Farewell 2015

2015 has been another fantastic year. I (just) got the car to Beach Hop, and have since greatly enjoyed the machine on many little drives around Wellington. Especially the trips around the stunning South Coast of this beautiful city. It's a real treat to have such great roads and epic backdrops just down the road from my house.

2016 begins with a big move over to Los Angeles, which is super exciting. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to live and work over there, being the center of the film design industry I fell in love with thanks to films like Aliens and Star Wars. I've spent over 4 months this year in LA, and love it. I can't wait to enjoy the Kuda on some of the awesome canyon roads around the place. I have big plans for photo and film productions once I get the car over there too, the opportunities are endless!

As much fun as I'll have hooning the car up Angeles Crest and taking it to Supercar Sunday, I think I'll miss these scenic trips around the South Coast on the way to a delicious brunch at Maranui cafe (ok, mostly I'll be missing the coffee and the epic food, New Zealand could sure teach the US a thing or two about good coffee and cooked breakfasts!). I still have a few weeks before I head to LA though, so I'll be sure to get a couple more trips in.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Stormy fish

A little trip to the coast after fixing the cuda from it's last trip out.

Snapped a rear universal joint testing the traction of some 325 wide Mickey Thompson ET Streets. It was nice to feel the car grip and go instead of blazing the tires. Till it went bang.

All fixed now. But I'll have to leave those fat tires off till I get a new driveshaft with bigger universals. Lucky burnouts are almost more fun than launches.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dash light

Got the dash lighting wired up. Been looking forward to seeing this for a while, it was always one of my favourite things about the old car. Dim green top-down lighting, such awesome cinematic 70s style.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

70s F1 at the Corkscrew

Some of the awesome 70s F1 cars that were at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. A real treat to see and hear! Such iconic shapes and colours.













Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rennsport Reunion V

Enjoy a bunch of my favourite pics from an epic time yesterday at the fantastic Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca Raceway. Cheers!