Workshop Update

Workshop Update

Adrian Rivers has gone into business for himself operating ATR Automotive Servicing & Repairs Ltd based in the Rivers Speed & Spares Workshop. The workshop is getting a third lift installed and the machine shop has been extended and remodelled for better use....
NZDRA Nationals

NZDRA Nationals

Only the 3rd run for the Dragster this Season with a new Motor Combination the desire to set everything slowly meant we had yet to make a full power pass in the Car. The first pass a three quarter run by grant show a lot of promise. Ardians turn behind the wheel was...
New Drag Car for Dean Scott

New Drag Car for Dean Scott

Dean Scott recently purchased a New car. The purpose built Drag car was built in the USA by Jerry Haas Race cars. More recently it was raced in Australia. Dean picked it up as a rolling Chassis just 3 days before the NZDRA Nationals. After hard work by his loyal team...
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...