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’s the go on the new S5000 class?

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You’ve got to laugh – or cry. Honestly, I’m not sure which. A guy – a Kiwi at that –…

Catch my drift?

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I still remember the day when the then all rather new sport/activity/lifestyle of Drifting grabbed me by the throat, slapped…

Let’s hear it for the fans!

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For a while there I honestly thought we had cracked it. For six or seven heady summers our annual NZ…

Which is ‘The Classic Kiwi Club Car ‘?

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One of the good things about my late-life dalliance with drifting – and the greater drift world – is that…

Mt Wellie – A memoir of a ‘special place to race’

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It was always going to come – the day the leaseholders (an Auckland City Council trading entity) pulled the plug…

Rugby and the media money-go-round

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For as long as I have been writing about cars, motorcycles and the local competition scene, fellow enthusiasts have been…

The Common Denominator

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There I was, all serious like a proper racing driver, doing a track walk of what then was known simply…

Looking on the bright side

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If I had to choose I’d say I’m more of a Goons fan, yet here I am tapping away at…

The best place to race

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As someone with a foot in both camps (having been born and raised in the South Island but spent most…

Sponsors, what sponsors?

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Me? Yep I’ve been ‘sponsored.’ I’ve also put together and either directly pitched or been part to the process thereof,…