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:

What our sport can learn from Bungy Jumping

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Look. Like any parent I want the best for my kids. And like – I’m sure – most Dads with…

Record numbers to celebrate 60th anniversary of KartSport series in HB this weekend

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This weekend, July 11th and 12th, we will see over 175 drivers from all over New Zealand meet at the…

NZ Drifting – an ‘insider’s’ perspective

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I am, I certainly hope those of you reading this realise, taking the mickey with that headline. Where once, when…

Motorsport is back – and so is Targa event specialist Leigh Hopper

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What a difference a year makes. Over the weekend just passed (July 04/05) tarmac rally specialist Leigh Hopper and co-driver…

Hopper ends dominant first day well ahead of Targa Hawke’s Bay field

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As first event days it could hardly have gone better. After  covering 138.7km over five closed special stages between the…

Huge ‘Nationals-level’ entry plus live-streaming for big Hawke’s Bay kart meet

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Talk about pent-up demand to get back in their karts and race each other at a major regional meeting…..The re-scheduled…

Hawke’s Bay claims honour of hosting first major post-Lockdown Targa

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The eyes of Kiwi motorsport fans from Kaitaia to Bluff will be on Havelock North and environs this weekend as…

Clark Proctor takes his place amongst the greats of Kiwi motorsport

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Even before his death last Friday (June 26) Auckland-based businessman and racing driver Clark Proctor’s place amongst the greats of…

Ford’s motorsport heritage to be celebrated at Taupo Historic GP meeting in January

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The fifth edition of the Taupō Historic GP next January will continue the now annual tradition of celebrating a marque…

The Write Stuff – Journalism in the age of the Virtual race meeting

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Journalism, by and large, is a thankless task (or ‘calling’ as I prefer to think of it.) I would have…