Wairarapa News : February 8th 2012
39 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 news 4188310AA Bill: 027 674 4955 Tim: 027 458 4003 Ph: 06 377 0177 • 51 Dixon St, Masterton www.hintzmotors.co.nz 2010 Award Winning Dealership $20,990 $6,990 2.2L, Auto, Aircon, Airbags, CD player, Towbar, NZ new 2003 BMW X5 2002 Toyota Camry GL wagon $12,990 1.8, 5 Speed Manual, Air Con, Air Bags, Full Electrics, New Tyres, NZ New 2002 Toyota Corolla GL 2003 Nissan March Auto, 63,000 Kms, Air Con, Air Bags, Electrics, Economy Plus $10,990 CAR OF THE WEEK $16,990 2001 BMW 530i 3.0, Auto Tiptronic, Petrol, All Power Options, Trip Computer, Only 80,000kms $10,990 2002 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 ltr V6, 7 Seater, Nudge Bar, NZ New only 2 owners, 4WD, 5 Speed Auto, 78,244 km 2.0L, Auto, Alloys, Body Kit, Full Electrics, Remote Locking, NZ New, Only 95000Kms. $33,990 3.0L Diesel, Auto, 19"Alloys, Full Leather, Full optioned, Tow bar, 88000kms "stunning in black" 2001 BMW 5 j 3941253AK 3941253AK 2004 Mitsubishi Galant Have car, will travel--alot TALKING OTORSPORT KEVIN BALL MO On show: Concours judging at Hood Aerodrome. Proud owner: Carterton man Nev Taylor with his entry. Strap-on: Luggage space can be an issue in a sports car. Although this 1960 MGA solves the problem. Tight turn: In a hurry at the autocross, The Wanderer at speed. And where are you from?'' It's a standard question journalists ask a subject, in this case MG driver Rob Douglas, taking part in last weekend's national MG conven- tion in Masterton. Rob's reply was unexpected: From Kati Kati in the Bay of Plenty. Well, actually, from Barnsley (in the UK) via Russia, Mongolia, China, Singapore, Perth. . . .'' The Union Jack fluttering from the back of the little 1948 MGTC Midget should have forewarned me, as should the name The Wanderer'' printed along the bon- net and the collection of Can- adian, American and South Amer- ican stickers on the boot. Literally an I've been everywhere man'' situation. The story of Rob and his wife Julie's expedition is an amazing one and worth following up on tcthewanderer.com. After a couple of years' planning they and a Kiwi couple in a similar car drove over- land to the Chinese capital in an effort to follow the course of the 1907 Paris to Peking Rally. The Kiwis flew home at that point, while the Douglases carried on to Singapore, from where they shipped the MG to Perth for the final couple of legs. They arrived in New Zealand in June last year. A surprising highlight of the trip for Rob was the friendliness and generosity of the Russian people. And I guess they found the same friendly welcome in Masterton where they joined a couple of hundred MG nuts for the convention.
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