British car day 2017

Another customer car spotted at the British car day, Stunning MKII Jaguar looking very sharp!

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Mini at the 2017 Britsh car day in Trentham

Was nice to get to the British car day, and run into a few customers, including Graham out in force in his new mini….

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LiquiMoly Bathurst 12hr endurance race

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.,

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Below; The one and only Ferrari on track makes P1 for race day.

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Aston, one of the first cars in.

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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’.

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A nice walk around the top of the mountain

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Oops, looks like someone’s writing more cheques, Lamborghini pushed off…(

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The winner, last lap!!!

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Rangerover run to the mountain

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.

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This ones on my way home on Sunday… Good times…

 

Bluefin and Superchips remapping JANUARY 2016 DISCOUNTS

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

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Here is a typical spec sheet for a Land Rover Discovery 2.7TD

2004 on

Engine type : Turbocharged Diesel

Engine size : 2720

Cylinders : 6

Original bhp : 187

Original nm : 440

BHP increase : 40

NM gain : 85

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VW Golf R32 Miltek complete system

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ToyShopWellington Manfeild Playday

Manfeild Racing.

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.

#racecar …haha

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325 Automatic race machine… Only just run in with 210,000kms

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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!!

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Documentation happening, followed by a drivers briefing.

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V10 Audi there, running in one of the other groups, very nice

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A real mixture of cars, wish I had taken some more pics….

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End of the day and no damage, opted out of the last run as the rain started coming down

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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!!

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Ferrari Testarossa and Mondial in for some late night pics

Ferrari Testarossa and Mondial in for some late night pics

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