I can’t work like this


Drifting the Crown Range [VIDEO]

The Crown Range, near Queenstown is a specific exclusion on many rental car agreements. If you drive it, you lose your insurance.

Imagine drifitng it:

The Crown Range, New Zealand. 47 corners, 1076 metres elevation, 10.4km long. The country’s highest paved roadway. For a moment in time it belongs to one man, Mike Whiddett. The moment will become, the drive of a lifetime.

The former state highway cuts a path between Queenstown and Wanaka. It is a short cut, which has long been a route for travellers. The first track dates back to the early gold rush days. The road now is still one of the most demanding and technical drives of the country.  Read more »

Car acrobatics? Car acrobatics!

This is something else altogether.  Check this out

And if you like that, you might enjoy this too – from the same event.  Mind you, it helps if you know a little Portuguese…    Read more »

And the pinkos thought car crushing was extreme


Last week the first car was crushed under the car crushing legislation.

Predictably the left wing are all wailing and gnashing their teeth in anguish over the “waste” and the “civil rights” of the poor kid who had his car crushed. While they do that most sensible Kiwis were quietly saying “Good job”. The car crushing legislation and the response by the left wing to it show just how out of touch labour and others still are with the ordinary working man.

Of course their world view is so cosseted that they have no idea how other countries deal with similar crimes. Take Saudi Arabia, they really know how to slow down the boy racer problem over there:

A Saudi court sentenced a middle-aged joy-rider to death by beheading for accidentally killing two people while performing a car stunt near the capital Riyadh, the Saudi newspaper Al Watan has reported.

A pastime known as “drifting,” in which drivers make their cars spin and skid at high speed, is popular among Saudi men with few options for entertainment in a conservative kingdom where cinemas do not exist and mixing between unrelated men and women is forbidden.

Al Watan reported that the defendant, which it said identified himself as “Mutannish” – “he who ignores” in Arabic, struck and killed two men while performing the thrill-seeking stunt and fled the scene before being arrested.

“The court of Onaiza handed down a sentence to kill the drifter ‘mutannish’ by beheading as punishment for his heinous deed and to deter others who tamper with the nation’s security,” the report stated.

Al Watan did not say when the sentence would be carried out. A Justice Ministry spokesman could not be reached for comment.

Saudi authorities have treated deaths resulting from acts of “drifting” as criminally negligent homicides.

In 2005, a Saudi naval officer found guilty of killing three minors in a stunt-driving accident was handed a death sentence that was subsequently reduced to 3000 lashes and 20 years in prison, according to local media.