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A sneak peek inside NZV8’s hot new August issue

24 July 2016

The latest and greatest issue of NZV8 (August, Issue No. 135) is hot off the presses, and will be appearing on shelves throughout the country today. Here’s a little teaser of what you can expect!

This issue’s cover car certainly deserves all the praise it gets — the famous ‘Hollywood Nights’ ’57 Chev Bel Air from the ’80s has been reborn as a modern-day showstopper. Read all about how this custom-chassis’d, 502ci big block–powered tourer made it to completion, against all odds.

Then there’s Steve Walsh’s iconic Holden ‘One Tonne’ ute — a vehicle that’s recognized across the country, thanks to its eyeball-frying green hue and stack of chrome coming out the bonnet. It’s taken 30 years for Steve to build the Aussie-style street machine of his dreams, and now he’s got it, he ain’t looking back.

We’ve also got event coverage of the Nagoya Speed and Custom Show, and a bonus image gallery here if the magazine article left you wanting more. If you didn’t know just how well the Japanese build traditional American hot rods, low-riders, and kustoms, you’re about to learn …

For a collection a little closer to home, we get an inside look at what’s got to be one of the coolest sheds we’ve featured — Frank and Maree Wilson’s collection that’ll have any petrolhead green with envy. You can see a little more of the collection here.

And, for Kiwi ingenuity, you can’t look past Graham Steel’s ‘DATRAT’ hot rod, and you can get a closer look here. While it is a rat rod in appearance, it would be a grave mistake to write it off as a ‘just another rat rod’. This thing is better built than a lot of cars we’ve seen, and styled the way Graham wanted it to be — if you don’t like it, Graham couldn’t care less.

For all this, and a whole lot more, grab a copy of the August issue of NZV8 in stores, at, or simply grab a print copy below now!