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Rotary Hoed: NZ’s favourite gravel shifter

If there was an award for NZ’s favourite rally car, Marcus van Klink’s triple-rotor Mazda RX8 would go close to winning it.

After successfully running a Group B replica Mazda RX7 for several seasons, van Klink went down the RX8 route. His 2006 model RX8 was purchased in 2016 and built by the Buist boys at Palmside in Christchurch.

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Peter Whitten

Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.