Round 3 of the 2020 Surgery Sprints

Round 3 started out like any normal day, but cold and windy and that feeling of rain. it held off for a good position of the morning and then the heavens opened. It’s probably the most rain we have seen at a sprint meeting for some time. Regardless there was another great turnout and a lot of action on the track as the day evolved.

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06/08/2020 The Surgery 0 Comments

MTA Members

A bit of exciting news this week as The Surgery becomes a member of the MTA

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Classic Car Pre-Purchase Inspection

We had a rare car in today for a classic car pre-purchase assessment, a 1961 Pontiac Star Chief.

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International variety

All in one day, we go form working on a Fiat Bambina to a VW Kombi and a Jaguar Xk150. Can’t beat a good bit of international variety 

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Harley Davidson Paint Protection

This amazing Harley Davidson received the full paint protection treatment from CarPro Cquartz at The Surgery. Cquartz Finest Reserve for the paint, Cquartz DLUX to protect the satin black and exhausts, finished with Cquartz Fly30 on the screen. The gloss was just stunning when finished

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Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider is ready to get back on the road after some maintenance work. Great sunny day for a convertible too.

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Project EV – John’s VW Karmann Ghia – Part01: The Plan

One of our own EV (electric) conversion projects will be documented start to finish on DriveLife. Part 01 has just been published and can be found via the link below. If you are keen on following our journey, keep an eye out for regular updates. DriveLife Link – Project EV – John’s VW Karmann Ghia – Part01: The Plan

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Old school cool is a Porsche 911SC

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Round 2 of the 2020 Surgery Sprints

We may have missed out on Round 1, but that just meant that we had to kick Round 2 off with a bang. The weather was perfect and the turnout was amazing. Great to see many of you back once again and to see so many new faces too. Great day all round. P.S Next round we will be having the Sausage BBQ and prize giving.

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Frank’s Dream – 1949 Ford Bonus F1

Perhaps one of the greatest classic pickups of all time, the Ford Bonus F-1 is a study of simplicity and style. By Ashley Webb, photography John Galvin During the 1940s, Ford battled financial issues but fought back with several successful new products. Although the decade will always be remembered as ‘The War Years’, Ford produced some vehicles outside of its war effort that are still very much sought after by enthusiasts today. In January 1948, a new era began at the Ford Motor Company with

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Frank’s Ford Bonus

Check out the latest NZ Classic Car for the massive 8 page feature on the mighty Ford Bonus.

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20/05/2020 The Surgery 0 Comments

So Many Parts

How do we store several thousand parts for all the vehicles in the workshop? Carefully, methodically and securely, so that nothing is damaged or lost.

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Little and Large

All things great and small inside The Surgery. Two vehicles undergoing finally reassembly in the workshop, 1960 Fiat Bambina and 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 just waiting for a few more parts to arrive. Unfortunate delays due to the global covid situation.

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E-Type Lines

A pleasant sight to end the week.

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