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:

The kids are alright!

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It’s a story I never tire of telling, and – sorry, you’ll just have to believe me – I recycle…

Arise Sir ‘Mad Mike, ‘Bruce McLaren’s legacy is yours

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I’ve written before about the late, great Bruce McLaren and the role he played on putting New Zealand motorsport –…

Low flying – the case for another Ohakea, Ardmore or Wigram

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The Nissan Mobil 500 (aka the ‘Wellington Street Race) is probably  our best known and best remembered race meeting on…

Nature or nurture? – watch this space!

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I think it was former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone who was quoted as saying that ‘the next F1 superstar could…

Classic movie car chase scenes

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Yeah, I know, it’s all a bit ‘adolescent’ and I’m sure there are all sorts of more worthy subjects for…

Because the night……is made for driving!

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I’ve been travelling to and from motorsport meetings for (gulp!) close to 50 years now yet – in all that…

NZ’s toughest motorsport category

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Sure, it’s hard being a rally co-driver. You try taking your eyes off the road and reading from a notebook…

All-change as Castrol TRS gets new turbo FT-60 car/Gazoo Racing makeover

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It’s a case of all-change for New Zealand’s world-renowned Castrol Toyota Racing Series with the official launch today (Wed May…

Here’ mud in your eye……ear and pretty much everywhere else!

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Hmmmm, a suitable column subject for Tuesday May 28? Right.  If I was any other ‘motorsport commentator’ I’d sit down…

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…