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New Zealand Hot Rod Magazine

New Zealand's Longest Established Automotive Magazine

Featured inside the current issue:

NZHRM’s October issue features of contrasting mix of a traditional hot rod, a full-house muscle car, a restored early Ford and a homebuilt phantom pickup built with recycled parts and a ton of ingenuity. 

A detailed view:

Our special interest articles feature a salute to the 90th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford with Part 3 of an expose of some of the Deuce Fordor sedans currently in NZ. Then we lift the doors at Gravel Motor Garage and peruse the fantastic fabrication work there. There’s coverage of Bay Rodders 55th Anniversary and flying farewells to Bill Casey, Graeme “Plank” Sherwin, Ross Walker and Pat Ganahl. Our events coverage includes a visit to England to take their inaugural Deuce Day and then to Reno, Nevada, for Hot August Nights before the homegrown success of the Father’s Day Drags and the Zone 2 Memorial Run. Those are bookended with our regular columns and pages. There’s a ton of great reading for everyone from NZ’s longest-running automotive and number one hot rod magazine. 

This months feature cars:
  • Graham Freeman’s ’34 Ford Cabriolet, Christchurch.
  • Andrew Sinclair’s 1970 Plymouth Superbird replica, Auckland.
  • Ron and Shirlee Gubb’s 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe, Papamoa.
  • Ray McGuigan’s 1937 Ford Pickup, Christchurch.
The Voice of the NZ Hot Rodding
Published continuously since 1967, NZ. Hot Rod magazine is dedicated to portraying every sphere of Kiwi Hot Rodding and stands firmly in place at the top of this country’s Hot Rod publications.

It carries the torch as NZ’s longest-running automotive publication and in fact, the second longest-running hot rod magazine in the world, after the USA’s Hot Rod magazine. It’s NZ’s most widely read Hot Rod magazine and is recognised as “The Voice of the NZ Hot Rodding”. It’s an excellent read for the enthusiast and does it all with style and much, much more.

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About New Zealand Hot Rod Magazine

Superb content, world-class photography, carefully selected feature locations, well-written stories, creatively designed layouts, high-quality paper and packaging and presentation lead the way in every issue.

The magazine’s pages are filled with a broad and comprehensive variety of traditional and modern Hot Rods, Street Machines, Muscle Cars and Race Cars. NZ Hot Rod features them all. Plus, there’s coverage of many of the 300 or so hot rod events including drag racing from around New Zealand. NZ Hot Rod also features Flashbacks of NZ’s unique hot rod history, and we’ve been there almost every step of the way to record our unique Kiwi hot rod heritage.

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With issues topping 84 pages each month, it is available via subscription directly from us here or nationwide through 800 retail outlets which include major supermarket chains, gas stations and bookstores.

There’s also a digital version which is available on the world’s largest online newsstand (www.zinio.com), and it’s ready for download anywhere, anytime 24/7. Additionally, there’s a range of high-quality men’s and woman’s T-shirts featuring unique designs and in a range of sizes. Complementing them are Trucker caps with logo and a range of decals.

Trade Directory

We think it’s vitally important to serve readers with quality and easily accessible information on products and services pertaining to the hot rod segment of the market.

Most of the products and services they/you need are highly specialised, custom made, one-offs, so finding the right suppliers is critical to meeting the hot rodders vision for his own unique creation.

For those reasons, we created the hot rod digital online Trade Directory so readers can find what they need.


NZ Hot Rod magazine stands out as the preferred choice of print magazines for those dedicated to the hot rod niche.

Its intrinsic value is appreciated by readers, many of whom retain collections right back to our number one issue in 1967 and it’s that longtime readership and engagement which has resulted in a deep and stable database.

Advertisers in NZ Hot Rod magazine are primarily established suppliers in the hot rod and high-performance industry who are looking to maximise their advertising reach and budget with our wide distribution and very affordable rates. 

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