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! :)
I LOVE this. That interior is so glorious. Nice work Dino!
2 days, 14 hours ago on Resurrecting A Mach 1 Mustang
@Cotnyjoe Lol! Suddenly a wild watermark appears… good spotting there haha
1 week, 2 days 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 week, 4 days 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 week, 5 days 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
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Cars Of November Revisited
@TROLLS ROYCE Thank-you!
4 weeks 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 :)
1 month 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.
1 month ago on Highway Runners: <br />Chasing The Kaido Racer
1 month, 1 week 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. :)
1 month, 1 week 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!
1 month, 1 week 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 :)
1 month, 2 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
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Liberty Walk That Runs
1 month, 2 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. :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast
@DylaniusDecimusMeridius That's so awesome :)
@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!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast
@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!
@Jonnybimmer Of course, Michèle Mouton is another great example. I certainly could have used more than three examples of inspirational women in this :)
@ATLshine Haha, maybe not take over… but definitely take part in! :)
@JasmynCochrane That's awesome! Keep it up :)
2 months ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast
@niZmO_Man Michèle Mouton is a legend!
@shovanisticass So I think… you are agreeing with what I'm saying then, right? It doesn't matter what sex you are. And women can do whatever they want. Exactly what I'm trying to get at :)
@SimonJennings Emma Gilmour is amazing!
@this.guy.said Michèle Mouton should have been mentioned! She is actually my #1 :)
@SadReally Haha. You're right. There are far too many photos of me wearing bathing suits on my Instagram. I better sort that out…
Also, it's not sad that Pedey & I are sharing a similar career path, it's awesome! :)
@AirLift_Brian This is so cool!
@guber959 Thanks for your feedback. We actually have some really cool technical stories coming up next month, which from the sounds of things you'll really enjoy. Don't give up just yet :)
@Anthraxxx Too cute!!
@Angelo Well… she's probably got bigger balls than you, that's true!
@Simon Just because they're not in here doesn't mean I don't think they're incredibly rad! I just had a short amount of time to gather photos for this story :)
@JDMDONG best ever username
@JennaVanHezewijk I got to do my first two laps a couple of months ago and it was crazy! Only in a Rent 4 Ring Swift, but holy shit it was cool! I'm determined to moved to Europe next year and build a track car, so maybe we can do some laps together. :D
@JennaVanHezewijk Love this input! So jealous of your time at the Ring too… I would LOVE to drive an MX-5 there… I think that has just become my new life goal :)
@TROLLS ROYCE Re. Maria de Villota, most definitely! Could have made that list much longer. Re. the other stuff, I'm so glad to hear my writing has that effect on you! And Elizabeth has left the team, sorry!
@The One Otaku When I was 17 I hated cars and drove a Volkswagen new beetle - the ones with the vase with the Gerbera flower in it… So yeah, things can really change over time! Trust me :D
@KillerRaccoon Oh good spotting, I'll change that! Cheers
@VictorVanderpooten Yes, I could go on for ages about other female drivers. Pat Moss was another!
Hi @dangina, I'd be lying if I said I didn't see this comment coming. When I put out the word on my Facebook page about wanting a collection of photos for this, I received over 200 images which was an overwhelming response! It was actually incredibly difficult to select which images to use, but I narrowed it down to those which included both quality photography and a variety of different women, all who I know are genuinely interested in cars. That's all there really is to it - please don't think anything more of it! :)
@fifteen52_coneklr That is too cute :)