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....
River City Park Up

River City Park Up

Rivers Family Racing were on show at the River City Park Up in Wanganui on April 9th 2017. The Dragster did two start ups making plenty of noise for the crowd. All up there were 8 cars and one boat on show from Rivers Speed and they were just a small part of over 500...
NZDRA Nationals March 17th – 18th 2017

NZDRA Nationals March 17th – 18th 2017

Big Weekend for the Whole Team with the Dragster in the running for the National Series Title and Nicole running the Mustang and Adrian also driving  his Nissan Silvia. Adrian and Nicole had both done a Qualifying run by the time the team lined up the Dragster for its...
Wanganui Street Drags March 5th 2017

Wanganui Street Drags March 5th 2017

There was no post-anniversary lag for the Wanganui Road Rodders as the 31st edition of their annual Street Drags down Taupo Quay pulled in another good crowd of locals who saw the fastest times in two years being recorded on the sensors yesterday. After Taupo Quay was...
NZDRA Nelson Meeting 4th Feburary 2017

NZDRA Nelson Meeting 4th Feburary 2017

  Rivers Family Racing traveled to Motueka for the 3rd round of the NZDRA National Series A one day meeting which is good keeps everyone on there toes. Not many cars in the comp class but we were hoping to run a 200mph run down the strip. The Nelson team always have a...