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What’s been at the workshop lately?

How ‘bout this wicked looking 1936 Ford Business Coupe.

With that colour combo it sure looks the business!

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What’s been at the workshop lately?

How ‘bout this awesome 1929 350cc Harley Davidson “Peashooter”.

Harley-Davidson started producing 21 cubic inch, or 350cc, light weight single cylinder motorcycles in 1925.

This was in response to the American Motorcycle Association's new 21-inch racing class, meant to reduce the costs of competition to the rider.

Harley offered simple side-valve engines along with more sophisticated overhead valve engines.

Harley-Davidson's race version, the Model S, made popping noises through its abbreviated exhaust stack and became affectionately known as the "Peashooter".

The Peashooter racer made its debut at a race meeting in Milwaukee in 1925. It weighed only 215lb (98kg), giving it a competitive power-to-weight ratio and its good handling enabled successful racing both in the USA and abroad.

The name stuck and was eventually used on both road models and race bikes.

At The Classic Workshop we’re all about keeping classics of all types on the road.

Let us help you get the most out of classic motoring.
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What’s been at the workshop lately?

How ‘bout this awesome 1929 350cc Harley Davidson “Peashooter”.

Harley-Davidson started producing 21 cubic inch, or 350cc, light weight single cylinder motorcycles in 1925.

This was in response to the American Motorcycle Associations new 21-inch racing class, meant to reduce the costs of competition to the rider. 

Harley offered simple side-valve engines along with more sophisticated overhead valve engines. 

Harley-Davidsons race version, the Model S, made popping noises through its abbreviated exhaust stack and became affectionately known as the Peashooter. 

The Peashooter racer made its debut at a race meeting in Milwaukee in 1925. It weighed only 215lb (98kg), giving it a competitive power-to-weight ratio and its good handling enabled successful racing both in the USA and abroad.

The name stuck and was eventually used on both road models and race bikes. 

At The Classic Workshop we’re all about keeping classics of all types on the road.

Let us help you get the most out of classic motoring.Image attachment

What’s been at the workshop lately?

How ‘bout this gem of a 1963 Vauxhall Victor Super.

The Vauxhall Victor was produced from 1957 until 1976.

The four-cylinder engine on the Victor was always a good puller but became even better from 1963 on with a bonus of an extra 100cc, going from 1508cc to 1594 cc.

All models, including the wagon version, could cruise quietly at 70-75 mph., and peak at a maximum of around 85mph.



1963 was also the year when front disc brakes with larger 14 inch (360mm) wheels became an option.

Most car journalists agreed - the most outstanding attributes of Vauxhalls were their impressively increased low and medium-speed torque, and very high standard of finish - and this well-loved example is proof of that.

At The Classic Workshop we’re all about keeping classics of all types on the road.

Let us help you get the most out of classic motoring.
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What’s been at the workshop lately?

How ‘bout this gem of a 1963 Vauxhall Victor Super.

The Vauxhall Victor was produced from 1957 until 1976. 

The four-cylinder engine on the Victor was always a good puller but became even better from 1963 on with a bonus of an extra 100cc, going from 1508cc to 1594 cc. 

All models, including the wagon version, could cruise quietly at 70-75 mph., and peak at a maximum of around 85mph.



1963 was also the year when front disc brakes with larger 14 inch (360mm) wheels became an option. 

Most car journalists agreed - the most outstanding attributes of Vauxhalls were their impressively increased low and medium-speed torque, and very high standard of finish - and this well-loved example is proof of that.

At The Classic Workshop we’re all about keeping classics of all types on the road.

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Future F1 contender Liam Lawson visits The Classic Workshop

What a treat it was to have the 19-year-old Red Bull junior and quite possibly New Zealand’s next F1 driver call in to the workshop over the weekend.

On Saturday Liam set the third unofficial lap record in succession driving the Rodin FZED in a demonstration run at Ruapuna, beating Scott Dixon’s 1998 best time at Ruapuna Raceway by 4.6 seconds.

Liam had previously clocked the fastest ever lap time during demonstration runs at Dorrington in the UK last year.

A week ago he went under his own lap record at Highlands circuit near Cromwell by 6 seconds.

The Cosworth V8-powered FZED produces 675hp and can rocket from 0-160kph in 5 seconds. It has been developed and built at Rodin Cars' manufacturing and test-track facility at Mt Lyford, North Canterbury.

Rodin Cars are joint naming right sponsors with Red Bull for Liam’s 2022 FIA Formula F2 campaign.

In 2022 Liam will drive for UK-based Carlin team with pre-season testing in Bahrain in March.

All the best Liam. You do us all proud.
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Future F1 contender Liam Lawson visits The Classic Workshop 

What a treat it was to have the 19-year-old Red Bull junior and quite possibly New Zealand’s next F1 driver call in to the workshop over the weekend.

On Saturday Liam set the third unofficial lap record in succession driving the Rodin FZED in a demonstration run at Ruapuna, beating Scott Dixon’s 1998 best time at Ruapuna Raceway by 4.6 seconds.

Liam had previously clocked the fastest ever lap time during demonstration runs at Dorrington in the UK last year. 

A week ago he went under his own lap record at Highlands circuit near Cromwell by 6 seconds.

The Cosworth V8-powered FZED produces 675hp and can rocket from 0-160kph in 5 seconds. It has been developed and built at Rodin Cars manufacturing and test-track facility at Mt Lyford, North Canterbury. 

Rodin Cars are joint naming right sponsors with Red Bull for Liam’s 2022 FIA Formula F2 campaign.

In 2022 Liam will drive for UK-based Carlin team with pre-season testing in Bahrain in March.

All the best Liam. You do us all proud.
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What’s been at the workshop lately?

How ‘bout this rare low production 1923 Buick Type 55 Sport Tourer.

The Model 23 ‘Master Six’ was a range-topping model fitted with a 241 cubic inch version of the legendary overhead valve Buick Six, clad in desirable bodywork by Fisher.

The 60 horsepower inline six meant excellent performance for the period.

Now that’s one handsome old timer!

At The Classic Workshop, we’re all about keeping classics of all types on the road.

Let us help you get the most out of classic motoring.
... See MoreSee Less

What’s been at the workshop lately?

How ‘bout this rare low production 1923 Buick Type 55 Sport Tourer.

The Model 23 ‘Master Six’ was a range-topping model fitted with a 241 cubic inch version of the legendary overhead valve Buick Six, clad in desirable bodywork by Fisher. 

The 60 horsepower inline six meant excellent performance for the period.

Now that’s one handsome old timer!

At The Classic Workshop, we’re all about keeping classics of all types on the road.

Let us help you get the most out of classic motoring.Image attachment
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