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:

Qualifying what the guy on TV said

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Right-o then, it’s taken years, but Virgin Australia Supercars championship Pit Reporter Mark Larkham has finally pissed me off. To…

Getting older

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Confession time; I turned 60 last week. There, I said it, put it out there. For everyone to see. 60….

When you can’t see the wood for the trees

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As community recreation facilities go TECT All Terrain Park in the Bay of Plenty has got to be one of…

So, is a picture REALLY worth a thousand words?

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As a bloke who makes a living – such as it is, but hey, I’m not complaining – out of…

‘We don’t know how lucky we are, mate!

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It is wholly appropriate – in this case anyway – that it was one of New Zealand’s greatest home-grown comedic…

Renewed deal offers best of both worlds

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First came an all new Briggs & Stratton kart engine to help KartSport New Zealand clubs around the country attract…

What might have been?

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It’s a question I’ve often pondered in the years since mechanical engineer and motorcycle designer/builder John Britten’s death from cancer…

When good drivers go bad

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You’ve got to love – or frankly, be appalled by – the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing’s (NASCAR…

Event duo offering their peers a Choice!

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OK, I know that as a drifter – albeit probably the oldest one in the country – I’m supposed to…

How to watch a motor race?

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Look, I was sure I was simply adding to a great existing body of ‘How to watch a…….’ knowledge via…