Ross MacKay

Ross MacKay is an award-winning journalist, author and publicist with first-hand experience of motorsport from a lifetime competing on two and four wheels. He currently combines a day job editing NZ4WD magazine with contract media work, weekend Mountain Bike missions and towing his 1989 Nissan Skyline drifter to grassroots meetings around the North Island.

Latest Posts:

Ken Block on the Motu, Colin McRae and ‘the best rally roads in the world’

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Everyone – thanks to the global media phenomenon known as YouTube – knows who Ken Block is – or do…

Look back in history Sunday: Dixon and kartsport

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It was in 2008 that Scott Dixon won the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday 25th May.  He…

From Formula Vee to Formula First……and beyond

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Yes, I know, to a lot of Talk Motorsport readers karts are probably still ‘pissy wee toys’ which are ‘great…

(Formula) First amongst equals

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In the days before TradeMe, the ‘go-to’ place if you were interested in buying a car for competition was Autotrader….

Karting – Start as you mean to go on!

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You’d think that by now there would be a well-worn path from karting all the way to Formula 1. Yet,…

Scott McLaughlin – Good bugger!

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Remember when many of our motor racing heroes were grumpy, taciturn men of a certain age whose social skills were…

Look forward to go forward, look backwards to,,,,,,

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Yes, well, MotorSport NZ has just completed a ‘comprehensive review of its strategy for top level saloon car race categories…

McLaughlin is something special alright

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As I write this, defending Virgin Australia Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin has just contested the third round of the 2019 series…

NZTCR? Bring it on!

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Like most Kiwi motorsport nuts this whole TCR (which stands simply for ‘Touring Car Racing,’ by the way) thing has…

Getting Older

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Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all maudlin on you this week, though the subject of my column is,…