In this issue of NZ Performance Car, we take a look at Stu Rodger’s amazing R32 Group A remake of the 1990 Gibson Motorsport–built machine — the R32 that started it all in Aussie. The level of detail that Stu and the team at Rapid Performance have put into the build would easily make it one of the best cars built in New Zealand in 2017, and we are only in February.

That mythical BMW I have personally been slaving away on, finally breaks cover after a four-year shed stint — I hope you all enjoy what is essentially the first look at me in a car.

We also mash the throttle on a V12 Toyota Mark II, 20B RX-8 Rally car, Dragon Ball Z–inspired S14, and all the other regular features.

This issue is bumper when it comes to event coverage with 10 pages of Nationals, five pages of REunion, five pages of Mad Mike’s Summer Bash, and five pages looking at suspension set-ups at the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship.

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Marcus Gibson

Marcus Gibson has spent his life getting a little grease under his fingernails growing up with a fascination for all things loud, fast, and low. Growing up during the boom of the import scene, the last ten years have seen him work for a few publications, as well as running his own website before taking up a role at NZ Performance Car in 2011. Marcus is as at home with a keyboard or camera in-hand as he is getting dirty in his workshop or at the track, championing that Kiwi DIY attitude.