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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Vlogging – a new way to look at motorsport

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I could be all dramatic here and start with a statement like (puts on evangelic James Brown-as-the preacher-in-The-Blues-Brothers voice) ‘…

A silver lining over local rallying’s clouded future?

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Me? I blame Brian Tressider.   You see, gravel road rallying is the only form of mainstream motorsport I haven’t…

The Porsche path

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I can remember the day as if it was yesterday. Car and racing mate Stich (as in the late, great…

Now that’s my kind of charity fund raiser!

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Ever wondered why so many actors and musos used to turn up on Top Gear doing the ‘Star in a…

Spark it up!

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You know what? I’ve had a change of heart. In fact I’m now of the opinion that the advent of…

Boom! Why F5000s and Muscle Cars are still favourites with the fans

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The difference could hardly have been more marked – or perhaps that should be ‘marqued.’ Whenever the 14-strong field of…

Look back in history Sunday: Roller Coaster ‘Home’ meeting for van Gisbergen (2008)

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This week we look back in history to 2008 and the inaugural Hamilton 400 street race for the V8 Supercars….

Targa – ‘Like an episode of Top Gear turning up in your town!’

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For a while there – literally – everyone in my wider ‘motorsport’ circle was building a car ‘to do Targa;’…

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…