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Selwyn Times: August 29, 2017

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24 Tuesday August 29 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi MY PRIDE AND JOY Motors on show at Selwyn Fest Vince Jackson with his 1972 Chevy Nova. SELWYN TIMES Fiona McLachlan and John Alexander’s 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT. 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT When young, John Alexander walked past a car yard on his way to school. He would admire the Ford Falcons, a vehicle raced by Canadian born Australian racing driver, Alan Moffat who won the 1971 South Pacific Touring Series and 1973 Australian Touring Car Championship in a Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3. John fulfilled his dream when he and partner, Fiona McLachlan purchased their 4-door, 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT saloon a number of years ago and recently added stickers to replicate Alan Moffat’s racing car. John says it handles really well for a 40 year old car, perhaps because it was built as a production race car. This might also explain the 351 Cleveland engine that John recently rebuilt when there was 67,000 original miles on the clock. The vehicle has a manual 4-speed gearbox and top speed around 130mph. It was built in Australia explaining its 36 fuel tank that costs close to $300 to fill though lasts about 500 kilometres. Fiona and John enjoy driving their car. They have taken it to Taupo, Invercargill and Westport and won numerous prizes including Best Muscle Car at the Kaikoura Hop. It has also featured in the Aussie Street Machine magazine. John and Fiona’s Ford Falcon will be at the Selwyn Motor Fest in November, an event they are helping to organise. 1972 Chevy Nova Vince and Kari’s satin silver, 2-door, 1972 Chevy Nova has been built as a Yenko tribute with custom graphics, 355 decals and black widened steel wheels to make it stand out in the muscle car crowd. With drop spindles and adjustable suspension, this Chevy Nova has the prefect stance and the motor an angry note that lets you know it means business. The Chevy Nova arrived in New Zealand four years ago and was in storage until last year when Gareth, the previous owner, began restoring it. Vince and Kari saw the car at Muscle Car Madness this year. They decided they had to own it so made an offer, before the car was completed. They are not concerned about fuel consumption having bought the vehicle because they liked its look and sound. It is a little different, due to Nova’s being rare in New Zealand. When restored, the Chevy’s interior was found to be minimal and the engine mounted in a way that suggested the vehicle might have been a prop car in American movies, a suspicion that Vince has not yet been able to confirm. Vince and Kari love to burn fuel and drive the tyres off the Nova. Their Chevy Nova will be at the Selwyn Motor Fest in November, an event Vince is helping to organise. Selwyn Motor Fest Selwyn’s first Motor Fest will be held in Rolleston on Sunday, 26 November, from 10am until 3pm. To learn more, email: crcraig.watson@selwyn.govt.nz or call 027 807 2097. Jones Road Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston www.jonesroadauto.co.nz 9198779AA Jones Road, Rolleston, RD 7 Christchurch Ph 347 8703 Fax 03 347 9576 Mob 027 228 2854 Email cameron.hcc@paradise.net.nz • Panelbeating • All insurance claims • Sandblasting • Spray (Bake) Painting • Truck Refinishing • Windscreen Replacments • Chassis Straightening • Motorhome Refinishing • Loan Cars

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 29 2017 25 MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS A lifetime love of motorcycles A passion for motorcycles shared by high school friends led to four becoming professional racers and Lindsay Williamson starting his own motorbike business. That was in 1975 and Christchurch Motorcycles has been serving motorcycle enthusiasts in Christchurch and further afield ever since. The business was one of the first Harley Davidson franchises in New Zealand, then in 1995 Lindsay decided to focus on importing and trading New Zealand second hand Harley Davidson, Victory and Indian motorcycles, along with some Japanese bikes. Five years ago, Christchurch Motorcycles moved from Hornby to their current premises near Lincoln. They sell motorcycles, tyres, batteries and other parts, and services customer’s bikes. Lindsay believes in providing a high level of service. He enjoys the challenge of sourcing quality parts that represent good value at affordable prices and likes to assist customers, advising them on how best to keep their machine running smoothly and in a safe condition. “Whether a customer spends $2 or $2,000, it makes no difference,” says Lindsay. Lindsay likes the day to day contact with those who come into the shop. “Our customers are great. I value them and their loyalty,” adds Lindsay who advises that their customers travel from across Canterbury and even further. Lindsay’s love of motorcycling includes bike racing. Over the years, he has been a supporter of BEARS motorcycle racing in Canterbury, seeing it as a great discipline for young men and women who become involved with the sport. He is also proactive in lobbying for rights for motorcyclists such as more realistic ACC levies on motorbike 1450cc, 1998 Harley Davidson Super Glide. registration. Christchurch Motorcycles’ Lincoln location is particularly handy for people living in Selwyn who can pop into the store on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am until 5pm, or on Saturdays between 9am and 2pm. At other times, there is a good chance the team at Christchurch Motorcycles will be working out the back so if you need help with a repair to your trusty steed, why not give Lindsay a call on 0274 386 934. Lindsay on a 1690cc, 2006 Harley Davidson Fat Boy. 1450cc injected engine, 2006 Harley Davidson Road King. Specialists in Collision Repairs From small dings to major repairs CHRISTCHURCH MOTORCYCLES LTd • Two great locations • Collision repair specialists • Free loan cars and vans • Insurance repairs, smash repairs, rust repairs, fibreglassing • From motorbikes to horse floats • No job is too big or small • Open most Saturday mornings for customer convenience BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER 107 St Asaph St, City Central www.rojones.co.nz PH 0800 RO JONES 1993 HARLEY dAVIdSON 1340 SOFTAIL CUSTOM, NICE bIkE....$8,988 1992 Yamaha XJ1200 great tourer .....................................................$3,888 2013 Triumph America 900 immaculate ............................................$10,988 2016 Indian Chief Darkhorse ..............................................................$25,888 2016 Harley Streetbob AS new.........................................................$18,588 2013 Harley V-Rod 1250cc.................................................................$18,588 1998 Harley Davidson Dyna Superglide 1450cc ................................$11,588 2006 Harley Fatboy Loaded ...............................................................$16,888 2000 Harley Dyna Lowrider sp ...........................................................$12,488 1998 Harley Sportster 1200cc ..............................................................$7,688 2016 Indian Scout 1200cc ..................................................................$16,588 2006 Ford Territory 2wd as is ..............................................................$2,888 2013 Victory Vegas 1730cc 90hp ......................................................$13,988 Finance insurance pH 0274386934 | VIEwINg wEd, FRI, SAT Supporting motorcyclists to reduce UNFAIR ACC levies 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm, Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213