Masterton December Drag Racing

Masterton December Drag Racing

December 8th and 9th saw a great weekends racing at the Masterton Motorplex. the weather was very hot and sunny which saw the track temperture up to 130f. This meant the track was too hot for the vht to be applied during the day and cars and bikes had some diffulculty...
Nelson Drag Racing 25th Anniversary Easter Event

Nelson Drag Racing 25th Anniversary Easter Event

The Team travelled to nelson for the one day Drags. Nelson is always an enjoyable Event and Andrians favourite track. The Kieth Whiting North v South is also an important part of the trip. Beautiful day in Motueka but with the hint of showers in the late afternoon....
Two Runner up places at NZDRA 50th Nationals

Two Runner up places at NZDRA 50th Nationals

History repeated for Adrian Rivers (pictured) and sister Nicole at the 50th annual National Drag Racing Championships in Masterton at the weekend. By: Iain Hyndman Iain Hyndman is a reporter for the Wanganui Chronicle iain.hyndman@wanganuichronicle.co.nzLoveThisPaper...
David Alexander in “Steeler” Wins the Masport Cup

David Alexander in “Steeler” Wins the Masport Cup

Waverley racer David Alexander (centre) is flanked by his GP777 The Steeler crew Fraser Middleton, Mark Crawford (left) and Phil Crawford and John Hodges. Absent: Grant Rivers. PHOTO: Jeremy Ward By: Iain Hyndman Iain Hyndman is a reporter for the Wanganui Chronicle...
Dean Scott Holden Ute Super Sedan

Dean Scott Holden Ute Super Sedan

Dean Scott can now claim fastest Street Car in Waganui after the weekends Drag racing saw  him shave half a second off his personal best time. Running 7,81 @177mph. Dean and his crew had a frustrating year last season fighting  to get the power to the track without...
Rivers Family Racing Dragster

Rivers Family Racing Dragster

The Team travelled to Taupo for a one day meeting on New Years Eve 2017. The Dragster was using the liltte 427 Blown Engine with big gears and wheels suited to the big Engine and a geasy at times track the best pass was 7.60 at 177mph. The Team made it through to the...
Gerald Smith Engine

Gerald Smith Engine

  Engine built by Rivers Speed & Spares. 1250hp and 1050 ft/lbs at 6300 rpm. Starting to get a good base tune, 1250hp and 1050 ft/lbs at 6300 rpm, more to come. Posted by Rivers Speed & Spares on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 Sudden Impact Super Charged Outlaw...
Torana GTR Rebuild

Torana GTR Rebuild

1970’s Heatwave Rally Torana GTR full rebuild All Mechanical work by Rivers Speed & Spares. Panelwork by Tom Ditchfield Panelbeaters two doors down from Riverspeed workshop and Paintwork by Colourcode located right next Door.    ...
2017 NZDRA Awards Night

2017 NZDRA Awards Night

Life Members of the NZDRA 2017 Grant Rivers and Garth Hogan New Zealand Drag Racing Association Awards Night 24th June 2017. Great night for the Rivers Family Racing Team at the NZDRA Awards Night picking up the  the NZDRA 1st place Trophy for the Compitition Class....