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! :)
Personally loving this, and great photos Louis! Also, congrats Pat - a picture we posted of your car on @thespeedhunters Instagram account is now (by a long way) our 'most liked' post. :)
5 days, 9 hours ago on Do It Differently:</br> A Wide & Boosted E46
Hah that video is amazing
1 week ago on Bulldog: The New Civic Type R’s Ancestor
Great story Otis!
1 week, 2 days ago on A Vacation In Disguise:</br> The BMW Launch Experience
Urghhh this is so perfect and I NEED it in my life!!!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Hakosuka Gone Wild
@MrSOLOMON85 No, unfortunately not! Still a good variety of cars though, right? :)
4 weeks ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: Wagon Lovin’
@Mfabs @biohazardnico @cox I'll try and track down an image for you! Kicking myself, as I did take one of the R32's dash but it got deleted or lost somehow - really bizarre! I did manage to get an image of the inside of the R34 from the owner though :)
1 month ago on GT-R Hunting In Ras Al Khaimah
@FaisalMalki Variety is the spice of life!
@matthewyaa I'm really glad you enjoyed it! :)
Nice one, Larry!
1 month ago on Through My Dusty Lens:</br> King Of The Hammers
@MariusEngenSkinnes Hey Marius! I wrote this further below in the comments, but unfortunately I somehow managed to misplace the interior pictures I took. I've been talking to some of the owners though and they're going to share some with us soon :)
@biohazardnico I would love to show you pictures, but unfortunately I somehow came home from this trip without the memory card that had them on it. Super fail, I know! I'll see if I can find some other images though :)
@Chris 'Haffy' Hafner There's a link to the video in the last paragraph!
1 month ago on Project RADBUL:</br> Mad Mike’s 26B-TT MX-5 Comes Alive
Here are a couple of photos of the car in 'show mode'...
1 month, 1 week ago on Built To Drift: The N-Style Supra
@yentran422 Personalised plates with these kind of abbreviated words are such a huge tradition in NZ car culture. Some of them are so stereotypical it gives me the giggles sometimes. We're only allowed 6 letters so people get really 'creative' with them…
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Holeshot Heroes:</br> Racing At The 4&Rotary Nationals
@Spaghetti We had a chat to the owner at the show and asked him 'Why?' His response was 'Why not?' Haha. Seemed like a nice dude.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on How To Kiwi:<br /> The 2015 4&Rotary Nationals
Glad to see I'm not the only one who plays this game!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on $3.5 Million To Spend:<br/> What Would You Buy?
@Pete the perfect pilot It was a shame we couldn't feature more rotary content in the theme, but we have some seriously awesome rotary goodness coming up very soon in our V 4 & Rotary Nationals coverage. Stay tuned :)
1 month, 4 weeks ago on An AE86 On A Carbs-Only Diet
@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 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER:</br> A Carbs Only Feast
@lgunnz I've heard that Oman is beautiful… definitely on the to-visit list!
2 months 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!
2 months, 1 week 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!
2 months, 1 week 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!
2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks 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
3 months 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!
3 months ago on Uphill With The Tires Roasting: <br />Tuerck’s New Toy
I LOVE this. That interior is so glorious. Nice work Dino!
3 months, 1 week ago on Resurrecting A Mach 1 Mustang
@Cotnyjoe Lol! Suddenly a wild watermark appears… good spotting there haha
3 months, 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
3 months, 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! :)
3 months, 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
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Cars Of November Revisited
@TROLLS ROYCE Thank-you!
4 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 :)
4 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.
4 months, 1 week ago on Highway Runners: <br />Chasing The Kaido Racer