Out in the land of The Lord of the Rings, known to the common man as New Zealand is the annual 4 & Rotary Nationals held in its largest city, Auckland. This is one of the biggest events for the New Zealand automotive scene and it lasts for two whole days. Giving everyone a blend of showing off their car builds and speed/drift challenges.
Equipped with BN Sports front/rear bumpers, wing, and rear wide body fenders. Dmax front fenders and hood. All coming together to create this wide body beast of a FC.
Stunting on a set of Weds Kranze LXZ all around.
So aggressive that you can see the barrel of the wheel very clearly between the stretch of the tire’s sidewall and rim of the wheel. The previous set of rear wheels were 18×11.5 -36 Weds Kranze Bazreia, that should give you an idea on what these specs might be.
Stripped interior with Bride Low Max seats, hydrolic hand brake, Sparco steering wheel, and more. If you think this is just a show queen, then you are mistaken. This beast gets drifted hard when it wants!
This NB MX-5 (Miata) also got a lot of attention with its low placement NA 13B setup. You could probably eat food of the engine bay.
Of course it wouldn’t be a New Zealand event without the infamous Mad Mike. Mad Mike showed off his 26B quad rotor 1996 Mazda FD3S RX-7 on the display floor and his 20B three rotor 2004 Mazda SP3 RX8 on the drift area (not pictured).
These are some of the Mazda platforms we decided to highlight in our coverage. There were many other rotary based vehicles and even regular piston based ones as well. So, this event does not discriminate anyone to enjoy the fun. Nevertheless, we could not have gotten this coverage to share without our NZ friend, David Atkinson. A very deep thank you for David’s help on this one. Check out this work at the following link, and some of the other cars that came to this years 4&Rotary Nationals: www.flickr.com/genocidenz