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.

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Look back in history Sunday: Inkster and Winn win Targa NZ (2014)

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Today we look back to 2014 and the first visit to the South Island for Targa New Zealand.  Here’s Ross…

The secret to Scott Dixon’s success Pt 4 – Because racing IS life!

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Look, if I was Scott Dixon I’m be getting a bit embarrassed about all this attention. That said the rest…

The secret of Scott Dixon’s success Pt 3 – Ken Smith

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Right. Where was I? Let’s see, that’s right, I was writing about Scott Dixon and how he got to where…

We interrupt this Sky TV show to bring you……..nothing?

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Yes, well, there I was busy researching the second – let’s call it the ‘show me the money’ – column…

The secret to Scott Dixon’s success Pt 2. Money x 1

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Money, they reckon, makes the world go round. It certainly helped Scott Dixon get where he is today. Though I’m…

The secret to Scott Dixon’s success Pt 1. Talent

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Five IndyCar series titles and one Indianapolis 500 win. Scott Dixon is a phenomenon, there is no doubt about it….

In praise of motor racing ‘PR’

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In theory ‘PR’ stands for ‘Public Relations,’ a catch-all term for advice and activity in the area where you or…

(Anti) Social Media

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You can’t seem to go anywhere these days without (sometimes literally as happened to me the other day) walking into…

Look back in history Sunday: Trifecta for Baird in Hamilton (2008)

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2008 and the Battery Town Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Championship was in its heyday. This week we look back to…

Defining the way we drive

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Do Kiwis have a definitive driving style When, way back now in 2007, I was asked by Publisher Random House…