Nathan Howe and Mike Howe, who talked with us all the way from New Zealand, are part of the Hooncorp racing team and our guests for this weekâs episode. We had to learn about the racing, the tracks, and the amazing roads in New Zealand from some locals. New Zealand has been on our bucket list and has moved up several spots after this discussion. The team has been racing longer than many of our team has been alive, so there a several pearls of wisdom in here along with our usual off tangent banter. We hope you enjoy the episode.
Highlights from this episode include:
- An introduction to Nathan, Mike, their team and racing in New Zealand
- Tracks and notable roads in the area and quick track impressions and reviews
- Thoughts on how their team has done so far, including our traditional Good, Bad, and the Ugly
- Holden Commodore VN
- Nissan Pulsar
- Nissan Lucino
- The Muttstang
- Holden Commodore VK
- Suzuki Ignus
- Their cars and several we donât usually find here in the US including:
- Jen has geographical issues between New Zealand and Australia, luckily she doesnât follow rugby
- Their team history of over 30 years and counting
- A great quote âThere is no point being the fastest car in the pitsâ
- We had several other âpeopleâ chime in during the episode
- Several of the teams and themes in there New Zealand racing series
- SpeedyCop’s great impression on the New Zealand racers
- Several local Lemons penalties
- A rather embarrassing story about Liam’s friend driving a “stick”
- Nathan has a Nissan issue; it appears to have centered on the GT-R area of his brain
- We make a trade for seats in their Commodore for seats in our Capri. I guess we have to finish the Capri now.
On this weekâs Dominating with Dawson segment, Ben covers the optimal seating position and driver positioning in high performance driving and racing to improve your comfort, performance and safety.
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Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Hooncorp/
or on Instagram at HooncorpNZ
or on GT Planet
or on a great video at https://youtu.be/H-WJqni76rY
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Bill, Vicki, Jennifer, and Alan
Hosts of the Garage Heroes In Training podcast
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Immature Endurance Racing Team
GHIT 0097: Nathan and Mike Howe from the Lemons New Zealand racing team Hooncorp