It’s no surprise that the Australians can build a nice rotary. They might not be any good at rugby, but their talent with classic Mazdas always had us envious. Petrolicious features Jason Humble’s 1971 Mazda RX-2, which is a true labour of love — a vehicle that, after racing, is pulled apart, polished, buffed, and shined in order to keep it in immaculate condition. 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy another spectacular Petrolicious production. 

René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.