Auckland, New Zealand
Cars are my passion and my whole life revolves around them! I started blogging about my automotive-related adventures back in 2010, and haven't looked back since! :)
@EhruMejil We didn't get that many rotary submissions, but if you're a rotary fan then you're in for a treat with our upcoming coverage of the 4 & Rotary Nationals in New Zealand. Stay tuned!
2 days, 7 hours ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER:</br> A Carbs Only Feast
@lgunnz I've heard that Oman is beautiful… definitely on the to-visit list!
6 days, 2 hours ago on UAE’s Best Kept Secret:<br/> The Hill Climb To Nowhere
@EvolveWRC Maybe it just felt like that because I'd got used to driving cheap rental cars everywhere :)
@Revtil9k Yeah, it made me realise how terrifying Pikes Peak would be without any guard rail/barriers near the top… I hate heights!
@Ice Age It's a very different landscape to what I'm used to in New Zealand, that's for sure!
@RemiM That's some awesome feedback, thank-you!
@MarekAz Haha, no, not exactly. This text is really a condensed version of what took place over half a day :)
That P1800 though… damn!
1 week, 2 days ago on Turbo Bricking It:</br> Riding In A 740hp Volvo
@TROLLS ROYCE Glad you like the new format. I have to say I'm really loving it too!
1 week, 5 days ago on UAE’s Best Kept Secret:<br/> The Hill Climb To Nowhere
Thanks @LukeEVOVIII! @TROLLS ROYCE Correct, Dino has reviewed the Nismo GT-R here: http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/12/nismo-gt-r/
This is more of a travel story as opposed to a car review, hence why I've tried to focus more on the incredible location :)
@zz Hmm I'm not quite sure what you mean. If you mean mobile data, we all just have tremendous phone bills! If you mean GPS navigation, generally I just always make sure I have a car with built-in GPS, but I know that some of the guys have their own Nav system they take with them when travelling.
@DonHoonigan Still plenty more to come from TAS. Though I agree, there's some incredibly cool stuff in this post, nice one Jonathan!
1 week, 6 days ago on Buy It, Build It, Race It, Drift It:</br> Autosport Racing Car Show
@cjhcjh Soon… we can't post the best stuff first, you know :P
@C4RBON94 It's an Opel Calibra :)
2 weeks ago on The Craziest Car Show In Europe
@Anymouse I have to strongly disagree here as I think Dino has done an absolutely fantastic job with these images. Dino, I am so so jealous of you getting to attend this!!!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Climbing The Hakone Turnpike
@JDMjunkies_ch It's normal for us to showcase some retrospective stories at this time of year - always good to reflect on what people have enjoyed and the highlights of the year! We've all taken a little bit of a break over the last fortnight but we're getting back into the full swing of things this week: expect TAS 2015 coverage from Dino and Larry and plenty more coming up over the next fortnight!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Top 25 Liveries Of Formula Drift
@TROLLS ROYCE Thanks for your support Mr Royce! I think that Creators Theme story was actually really close to making the top 10 still :)
Also we're basing all our top stories on page views as we feel this is a more accurate representation of what people have enjoyed throughout the year, rather than public voting.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Top 10 Special Features Of 2014
@Turdburglin Yeah it surprised me how much pocket money I had spare when I went overseas and left the car at home… when I was in NZ every cent was going on the Datsun! And as soon as I got back that started up again straight away haha
1 month ago on 10 Things To Do</br> On Your Speedhunting OE
@vroomtothetomb Never too old for a Eurotrip! Cool idea with the travel guide, but that's really the reason we write stories like this and try to include as much info as possible. Everything you need to know is out there, you've just got to do your homework and get researching :)
@MikeDonnelly Nope… of course not! :)
@Beany Haha too much smoke? No such thing mate!
1 month ago on Uphill With The Tires Roasting: <br />Tuerck’s New Toy
I LOVE this. That interior is so glorious. Nice work Dino!
1 month, 1 week ago on Resurrecting A Mach 1 Mustang
@Cotnyjoe Lol! Suddenly a wild watermark appears… good spotting there haha
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is This The Future Of Drifting? <br /> Red Bull Drift Shifters
@MyLifeAsLouis Yes - I want to go to the uphill sand drags next time! Looks amazing but apparently it's extremely difficult to shoot haha
1 month, 2 weeks ago on December Editorial: More Than Just Sand,</br> Supercars & Skyscrapers
@Chris In regards to women in general society, the UAE is ranked as one of the world`s top countries for respecting women! There aren't as many women involved in the automotive scene, but I actually asked quite a few people about this and they were all very open to the idea of encouraging more women to get involved in modified car culture and motorsports. I think I overheard someone talking about a female drifter who is becoming quite well known there now - so yeah, the opportunities are there and the environment is right if women decide they wish to take an interest in cars, for sure! I drove a few cars while I was there too, great fun. More on that soon :)
@kphillips9936 Each feature we publish is catered to a different audience and that's the way it's always going to be. Variety will always be the spice of life here at Speedhunters, so if you're not a VIP fan, that's not a problem! :)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Homemade VIP Hero
Pipey's Golf/Beetle for #1! Can't get the image of it scraping around the airfield throwing sparks everywhere out of my head. That Supra is also next level. What a crazy month! :D
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Cars Of November Revisited
@TROLLS ROYCE Thank-you!
2 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: Built Not Bought
@kamenkachev It's just personal preference. Also, the owner drives it as a daily and gets it sideways. It's not meant to be perfect, it's just a car for having a bit of fun in. Gets my approval :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Keeping It Real… Low & Fast
@Mike Not a full feature, just a spotlight for this car. It's not that often we get the opportunity to show the 280ZX some love!
Not jealous of you at all Mike... not at all! That Hakosuka was possibly my favourite car from my last trip, so gorgeous.
2 months, 1 week ago on Highway Runners: <br />Chasing The Kaido Racer
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Blue Bunny
@gtuned We finished the photography back in March. #IATS is now extended not just to those with exceptional photography skills; instead we've now opened its doors to the whole community. The whole reason this changed is because making IATS about photography made it only exciting for a narrow selection of people to participate. Now each month, it's about something different, but it always still relates to cars of course. :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER</br> Show Us Your Fabrication Skills
@maxvr6 Hmm… if it's done by the 18th, but this would be at the very latest… sorry!
@Jjaeger240 Just give it your best shot. You could always ask a more photography-savvy friend to take a few photos for you too - you've got a week! :)
@Gianluca FairladyZ @RensAdams YES!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Art Of Taking Risks
@greenroadster We were thinking of bringing the Zed to Sweden. I want to take it to the Nurburgring… ;)
@mrmike0c As long as you have an Instagram account, you can enter :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on It’s Competition Time: </br> Win With CSF Cooling At SEMA!
@turbo BEAMS ae86 I much prefer the riveted look personally… it's a style thing
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Liberty Walk That Runs
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge: Your Help Needed
@HeatherSabin That's awesome! And who's to say we wouldn't feature your car? If the build is of a high quality, if it's interesting and unique - these are the qualities we're looking for. :)
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast
@DylaniusDecimusMeridius That's so awesome :)
3 months ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast
@k1llsh0rty I'm extremely glad to hear you agree with the general theme of the story. In regards to the selection of images used, I only had a short amount of time to put together a collection of high quality photos to support this story, and this is what I managed to put together. Due to the nature of the subject, I knew the fact that the girls were all nice looking would cause this sort of reaction, but I didn't have any other images to use. Besides, all of the girls in the images are either friends or mutual friends… none of them are models. They are all normal, nice women, all interested in cars, and most importantly I know they all have nice personalities which is what I judge people on anyway.
@Samuel Mayhan These aren't available in high res. Plenty of great wallpapers of cars available in our other stories though.
@OfficialWCP None of these women are models. They're all friends or friends of people I know. All normal, nice people who love cars.
@rpoole217 Aw that's such a sweet story, thank-you for sharing!
@Sir Rob Of course - her name has come up many times in the comments! She was/still is super bad ass.
@hurrderp I'm pleased this story has provoked such a detailed response from you. But really, what I'm suggesting here is that as car enthusiasts, shouldn't we be wanting to ensure that there's a positive and encouraging environment for all people to learn about the hobby that we all love and enjoy so much - if they so choose to take an interest in it? I don't think that's silly.
@Murph You know that is my 280z aye? :P thank-you!