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Title: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on January 01, 2017, 11:25:21 pm
As always, new Year, new thread. Welcome to the 2017 edition of VASK spotting!

I spotted/followed a nice blue B8 RS4 down SH1 between Waiouru and Taihape today. Also saw Nik's face on a billboard south of Taihape! Haha
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on January 03, 2017, 06:28:37 pm
was driving past rose city cars, palmy.

they have a new focus rs, new impreza sti and new 991.2 carrera on the yard.

and the imminent arrival of a low mileage, eu spec e30 m3 for $120k

not bad for p-town

 :P

http://www.rosecitycars.co.nz/vehicles
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on January 03, 2017, 06:57:17 pm
Red 991? Saw that there last week.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: NasTnaS on January 03, 2017, 09:50:32 pm
Red Seat Leon Cupra this morning in east Auckland. Very very cool
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on January 04, 2017, 12:02:11 pm
Red 991? Saw that there last week.

yes, red 991.2, turbo, pdk, sports exhaust, big wheels

looked good.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on January 06, 2017, 02:14:43 pm
Saw a yellow D2 S8 in Levin on Tuesday (Ash's old car?) and an orange Audi Cabrio on a trailer bring towed by a Tiguan on SH3 near Palmy on Wednesday.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowmo on January 07, 2017, 12:22:38 am
Spotted a coupe quattro (maybe) parked just outside Waikanae Train Station.

It was black/charcoal, white ronal wheels and a white cage inside. Didn't get a good look at the rego but something like PF7xxx
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on January 07, 2017, 10:56:59 am
^^^  seen that too.

agree with your spotting

 ;)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: John Stone on January 07, 2017, 11:35:45 am
Spotted a coupe quattro (maybe) parked just outside Waikanae Train Station.

It was black/charcoal, white ronal wheels and a white cage inside. Didn't get a good look at the rego but something like PF7xxx

Could be the ex-Stewart Motorsport quattro that was on Trade Me a few months back??
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: tandy on January 17, 2017, 06:26:57 pm
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af322/elmonkieo/IMG_0858.jpg)
Stumbled upon this randomly today in Dunedin
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: 89 Coupe on January 26, 2017, 10:31:57 pm
Ash's old S4 at the Christchurch Adventure Park this arvo!
Now on charcoal wheels with blacked out badges front and rear mhmm  8)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2875/33570203973_2fb18e6e1d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: VW'n on January 27, 2017, 09:37:47 pm
Stopped in to a cafe in Otane after the morning surf.
Stumbled across this line up.
"Petrol heads car club".
One of the old timers summed it up pretty good.
Basically you have to like cars anything really and be a good sort.
My pick was the fiat x 19 such a unique car.
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag362/mattknox2008mattknox2008/20170127_093017_zpstcfkbuip.jpg) (http://s1373.photobucket.com/user/mattknox2008mattknox2008/media/20170127_093017_zpstcfkbuip.jpg.html)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag362/mattknox2008mattknox2008/20170127_094551_zps6ogb2do2.jpg) (http://s1373.photobucket.com/user/mattknox2008mattknox2008/media/20170127_094551_zps6ogb2do2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: wsnownz on January 29, 2017, 10:36:15 pm
Jay driving through Otaki in the white GTI,
Distinctive car with yellow fogs and roof racks!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: VW'n on January 31, 2017, 09:02:34 am
nordschleife in his gold mk1 gti.
Rare sight!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowmo on January 31, 2017, 11:30:25 am
Jay driving through Otaki in the white GTI,
Distinctive car with yellow fogs and roof racks!

Hi!

Meanwhile, this morning I spotted the bro TOMAZ in his white GTI, also with yellow fogs!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on January 31, 2017, 12:46:17 pm
nordschleife in his gold mk1 gti.
Rare sight!

Haha, that it is.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on January 31, 2017, 02:04:52 pm
silver SEAT Toledo rental in Spain
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Pushbutton_auto on February 10, 2017, 01:24:59 pm
Black late model RS6 on Lincoln road, gdamn, with the factory exhaust, they are just wicked, under the radar racing machines.

It was even quieter than the S8, but the acceleration was awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.   >:D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: McDoof on February 14, 2017, 03:49:31 pm
Not a VAG but not a very common site
1967 Jag E-Type out in the rain this morning
(http://i1033.photobucket.com/albums/a418/nschlabitz/the%20E_zpskowj3uqm.png)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 16, 2017, 10:48:07 am
spotted in palmy.

pink (with vinyl roof)

ugly

nz new !

1967 ford chunderbird

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/CameraZOOM-20170214124943033_zpsz1szccnh.jpg)
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/CameraZOOM-20170214125018280_zpsa48ckz76.jpg)
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/CameraZOOM-20170214125039024_zpssptclwiq.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on February 16, 2017, 11:14:23 am
Possibly bound for here (New Plymouth) as next week is the Americana festival .
I see that they have 800 entries so I think gridlock will be the order of the day.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: FFS on February 16, 2017, 11:25:16 am
Wow, brave colour choice.

I sat in a Thunderbird at Ted Tracey Cars in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, about 30yrs ago when I were car shopping ($9,995, - same price as an HX Holden Monaro there, which I bought). There was a plate attached to the inside of a door panel which read something like:

Do not lower windows at speeds in excess of 100mph.

I were 18 or so and don't think I'd ever sat in a car which would do 100mph, let alone travelled at over the ton. Coming from a CNG powered 161 cubic inch (2600cc) 1960's Holden, I were impressed with that Thunderbird. But it didn't look anywhere near as cool as the Monaro GTS.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 17, 2017, 03:16:51 pm
tidy metallic brown AUDI A2 on Akoranga Drive yesterday
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 22, 2017, 08:26:12 pm
kamm tail Alfa Spider in heavy traffic on the Southern motorway this morning
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on February 27, 2017, 04:29:38 pm

Mirage Panther:

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e348/Golfboy666gti/Panther_zps8m2uepqp.jpg) (http://s42.photobucket.com/user/Golfboy666gti/media/Panther_zps8m2uepqp.jpg.html)

Haven't seen one for years. I thought those graphics were so cool when I was a kid.

Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 27, 2017, 04:33:52 pm
the twin shift gearbox not so much cool

 ;D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on February 27, 2017, 07:25:25 pm
the twin shift gearbox not so much cool

 ;D

Can't say I've ever had the pleasure.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on February 27, 2017, 07:46:28 pm
Can't say I've ever had the pleasure.

Slow and slower were the two options
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: FFS on February 27, 2017, 08:39:42 pm
the twin shift gearbox not so much cool

 ;D

Called Super Shift I think? A separate lever for overdrive, but you could apply it to any gear if I recall right.  Later models (like the Sigma) used an electronic motor to select overdrive when you shifted into fifth gear (manual) so it only had the single gearstick again. 
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 27, 2017, 08:40:18 pm
AUDI S5 on the bridge Saturday afternoon, not so much notable for the car, but rather for the ahem, gentleman behind the wheel

I'm headed into town on lane 1, towing the trailer to help No2 son shift, Mr S5 comes steaming up and tailgates the car in lane 2, then changes to lane 1 passes the car on his right and back into lane 2 showing that he saved money on fitting indicators to his purchase; net gain, one car length gained!  he falls back and on the downslope, I change to lane 2 in front of him because he dozed off, he wakes up and realising that he's been overtaken by a wagon with trailer, sits about 2 metres off the back of the trailer, then tries to change into lane 1, narrowly missing a flash Commodore and slinks back in behind me, once the way is clear he races off to sooth his ego

he should move back to a BMW so people would be forewarned!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: VW'n on February 27, 2017, 08:44:20 pm
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag362/mattknox2008mattknox2008/20170227_142747_zpsexy7pxci.jpg) (http://s1373.photobucket.com/user/mattknox2008mattknox2008/media/20170227_142747_zpsexy7pxci.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 27, 2017, 08:52:07 pm
thanks ffs, super shift it was.
power and economy, the reality was brian's slow and slower.
iirc it also worked on reverse gear.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Poonmobile on February 27, 2017, 09:35:30 pm
4 B8 RS4's, 2 C7 RS6's on my 4km trip to the gym including 2 Teslas...
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Worms on February 27, 2017, 10:26:10 pm
he should move back to a BMW so people would be forewarned!

Audi is the new BMW - Did you miss the memo?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: McDoof on February 28, 2017, 09:04:39 am
4 B8 RS4's, 2 C7 RS6's on my 4km trip to the gym including 2 Teslas...
Did you drive past a dealership  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 28, 2017, 12:32:32 pm
Audi is the new BMW - Did you miss the memo?

no, up to date there and I have noticed the general ability of AUDI drivers has deteriorated over the past few years, not to mention the Amarok drivers who are just driving "utes"
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 28, 2017, 01:29:48 pm
audi is the new bmw in every way !

 :P

meanwhile ...

black mac parked in mobility space without a mobility card ...  tsk, tsk

 >:D

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/CameraZOOM-20170228114128458_zpshzsygs6v.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowmo on February 28, 2017, 01:51:46 pm
didn't do well with the parking either  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on February 28, 2017, 03:13:47 pm
[quote

 :P

meanwhile ...

black mac parked in mobility space without a mobility card ...  tsk, tsk

 >:D

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/CameraZOOM-20170228114128458_zpshzsygs6v.jpg)

That doesn't suprise me at all
[/quote]
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowburn on February 28, 2017, 05:34:37 pm
Palmy don't care,ZERO damnS GIVEN!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 28, 2017, 06:17:57 pm
this was the same little mac i posted a few months ago, parked with the front wheel hard against the kerb.

 :P
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 28, 2017, 08:41:59 pm
lime green Macca on Wellesley St with spoiler on full alert to ensure best braking at 30K!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on March 01, 2017, 10:40:34 am
from the sparsely attended playday at manfeild last sunday,

2003 e46 m3 with porsche brakes   :o

and zestino gredge tyres  ???
they look like a copy of the old bs potenza re01r

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/DSCF5124_zps9poeosbf.jpg)
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/DSCF5125_zpsqaje8url.jpg)
(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w414/schattenblau/DSCF5127_zpsmsctepbm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on March 01, 2017, 11:12:24 am
from the sparsely attended playday at manfeild last sunday,

2003 e46 m3 with porsche brakes   :o

and zestino gredge tyres  ???
they look like a copy of the old bs potenza re01r



Never heard of zestino gredge tyres before.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on March 01, 2017, 12:49:17 pm
ditto.

had to google them...

from their website
https://www.zestinotyreusa.com/

"  Zestino is a new tire brand intended for motorsports– from drifting to any form of Road Racing. The design and production technology is from Japan. It has been proven in many racing environments with podium results in many countries around  the world. "

sounds like a nitto wannbee ?

adens tyres sells them in nz alongside brands like linglong, windforce, greenmax, laufenn (another new one - sounds like laffin  ?)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: luckychum on March 01, 2017, 03:16:16 pm
I've noticed a ton of Maserati Levante's getting around now.  Honestly what a massive disappointment styling wise, looks more or less like an Infiniti FX45.


Also saw for the first time ever today a Citroen XM station wagon in Newmarket.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on March 01, 2017, 04:24:55 pm
SM or CX?
I'm not aware of an SM wagon but would be happy to be enlightened
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on March 01, 2017, 08:23:07 pm
SM or CX?
I'm not aware of an SM wagon but would be happy to be enlightened

XM, google is your friend

(http://images.honestjohn.co.uk/imagecache/file/fit/730x700/media/7032270/Citroen%20XM%20(6).jpg)

white McLaren on Spaghetti Junction this arvo, they're getting common
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on March 01, 2017, 08:26:25 pm
OOPS , sorry, I misread the original post and thought SM, hence my query :-[
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on March 01, 2017, 08:51:10 pm
google "Citroen SM Break" and it gets interesting

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/19/e5/94/19e59498b44b875d0164b8915ffc1c11.jpg)

some more successful

than others:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/54/60/2e/54602ee0c1bea1e7a7aba8406eaaae34.jpg)

once apon a time, one of these with the GTI turbo engine would have been in my ideal 3 car garage as the load lugger/holiday car
(http://www.motorstown.com/images/citroen-cx-2.5-01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on March 15, 2017, 08:02:24 pm
Fazza 550 Maranelo on the southern a couple of days ago, it has aged really well, same can't be said of the Scaglietti I saw yesterday
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: robh on March 24, 2017, 03:55:15 pm
Black RS2 at tunetechnic, yours Jon?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: wilco on March 26, 2017, 07:51:16 pm
Nice Imola B5 S4 at Cathedral Cove today.  Thinking the B5 is becomīng a classic shape, doesnt seem to age.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on March 30, 2017, 01:31:40 pm
Lancia Beta coupe broken down on St Marys Bay yeaterday, wonder if it overheated in the traffic or rain got into the electrics?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on March 30, 2017, 01:53:51 pm
Lancia Beta coupe broken down on St Marys Bay yeaterday, wonder if it overheated in the traffic or rain got into the electrics?

I suspect we can read a bit into that statement ;)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on March 30, 2017, 02:26:17 pm
yeah, but I'd have one in a flash, or maybe an HPE
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: le mans on March 30, 2017, 04:40:06 pm
Nice Imola B5 S4 at Cathedral Cove today.  Thinking the B5 is becomīng a classic shape, doesnt seem to age.
No argument here. I had my S4 parked next to a late model S3 sedan a couple of months back and it didn't look at all dated in that company.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on March 30, 2017, 05:29:39 pm
No argument here. I had my S4 parked next to a late model S3 sedan a couple of months back and it didn't look at all dated in that company.

Mind you, that is the beauty of the VAG evolutionary styling rather than wild styling changes model to model.
The 'bright young things ' call it boring or 'photocopy' styling but for anyone with an ounce of nouse, it is a great process
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on March 30, 2017, 05:56:46 pm
yeah, but I'd have one in a flash, or maybe an HPE

i had an hpe ie

it was a nightmare

 :-\
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 12, 2017, 02:43:13 pm
Two of the 40 Golf Mk7 R wagons to come into NZ:

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e348/Golfboy666gti/Mk7%20Golf%20R%20Wagons_zpsnxdghqdi.jpg) (http://s42.photobucket.com/user/Golfboy666gti/media/Mk7%20Golf%20R%20Wagons_zpsnxdghqdi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: curts on April 13, 2017, 09:54:51 am
Two of the 40 Golf Mk7 R wagons to come into NZ:


Very nice, there was one on TM recently? They are very nice indeed.

Spotted this Macca the other day

(http://i.imgur.com/DAmkdoB.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 13, 2017, 10:19:43 am
Very nice, there was one on TM recently? They are very nice indeed.



This one?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1298128206

They were 80K new. 20K loss in a year and 20,000kms. It is a UK import though.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: 89 Coupe on May 03, 2017, 12:32:20 am
Not really sure if the owner of this Audi V8 knows how rare their car is, considering it has a number of tacky incorrect badges...
Also for the VW fans, photo includes my dad's Syncro Tristar

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4194/34245991862_cf73766273_o.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4164/33595043073_5371c8ffa6_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Worms on May 03, 2017, 06:49:25 am
Meh! ... more Syncro Tristar, please  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on May 05, 2017, 10:10:35 am
The view from the office this morning:

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e348/Golfboy666gti/991%20R_zps9n5jy3vx.jpg) (http://s42.photobucket.com/user/Golfboy666gti/media/991%20R_zps9n5jy3vx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on May 10, 2017, 08:30:25 pm
Lambo Gallardo on the Harbour Bridge shoulder by the Ponsonby off-ramp with a blown right rear tyre, the sidewall looked about as flimsy as the kevlar beaded tyres on the MTB!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowmo on May 22, 2017, 08:16:50 pm
Two RS2's in Welly on Saturday.

JY's red RS2 and the Polar Silver one, rego TBxxxx
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on May 22, 2017, 09:58:00 pm
haven't read about the red rs in ages.

has it been restored to full health ?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on May 23, 2017, 10:43:31 am
Two RS2's in Welly on Saturday.

JY's red RS2 and the Polar Silver one, rego TBxxxx

Once owned by the same owner at the same time.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowmo on May 23, 2017, 09:06:54 pm
Haven't heard either but I see it being driven around regularly so guessing it might be ok now?

Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: weta.worker on May 24, 2017, 09:13:46 pm
Haven't heard either but I see it being driven around regularly so guessing it might be ok now?

Yeah, it's back on the road after sorting electrical issues which is great, but too be honest, I don't get to drive it that much anymore.  (which has it's pluses and minuses).  The wife and I drive to work (via daycare drop off) together and it's easier to chuck the kids into the old beater Hilux.

RS4 is still waiting for parts (new turbo cartridges) - head and top end work is all done and I'm getting gearbox rebuild parts from overseas (may as well sort that 1 > 2nd sticky collar issue while the engine is out!  Plus it'll get a new cambelt, water pump and most likely clutch. 

(http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt111/wetaworker/IMG_6534_zpsz6nj0iok.jpg)[/URL]

Then I plan to rotate between the 2 and the 4 - but it looks like they'll only get the occasional weekend run)

We're also looking at a 7 seater still and I also think I want to buy a Leaf - SACRILEGE!  (we live so close to work , all the short cold runs won't be doing the cars any favours!).

Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: HaNs on May 25, 2017, 10:43:12 am
Yeah, it's back on the road after sorting electrical issues which is great, but too be honest, I don't get to drive it that much anymore.  (which has it's pluses and minuses).  The wife and I drive to work (via daycare drop off) together and it's easier to chuck the kids into the old beater Hilux.

RS4 is still waiting for parts (new turbo cartridges) - head and top end work is all done and I'm getting gearbox rebuild parts from overseas (may as well sort that 1 > 2nd sticky collar issue while the engine is out!  Plus it'll get a new cambelt, water pump and most likely clutch. 

(http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt111/wetaworker/IMG_6534_zpsz6nj0iok.jpg)[/URL]

Then I plan to rotate between the 2 and the 4 - but it looks like they'll only get the occasional weekend run)

We're also looking at a 7 seater still and I also think I want to buy a Leaf - SACRILEGE!  (we live so close to work , all the short cold runs won't be doing the cars any favours!).

How where the heads? Any cracks?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: weta.worker on May 25, 2017, 02:15:34 pm
How where the heads? Any cracks?

Nah, they were fine  (well thats what they told me!)

:D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on May 29, 2017, 08:54:15 pm
Tesla Model X in the carpark at the Y on Akoranga Drive, I think the driver works for Tesla from the way he was talking to his mates, asked him to open the back doors actually very cool in the metal
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Fizz on May 30, 2017, 03:54:26 pm
Tesla Model X in the carpark at the Y on Akoranga Drive, I think the driver works for Tesla from the way he was talking to his mates, asked him to open the back doors actually very cool in the metal

White one? if so saw this on Friday on Queen street with the rear gull wing doors.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on May 30, 2017, 09:18:00 pm
White one? if so saw this on Friday on Queen street with the rear gull wing doors.


white, yes
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: deedub on May 31, 2017, 05:33:31 pm
Meh! ... more Syncro Tristar, please  ;D

^^ This!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: robh on June 09, 2017, 08:18:26 am
NASTNAS B7 RS4 Chapel Road last night on my way to help Martin put gearbox back in his mark 1 convertible.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: weta.worker on June 10, 2017, 07:33:36 pm
Saw 2 Red Ferraris (one a 458?  And something else) in Petone closely followed by a yellow Mclaren. 

Didn't realise how wide the 458 was!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on June 16, 2017, 06:14:47 pm
The view from the office this morning:

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e348/Golfboy666gti/991%20R_zps9n5jy3vx.jpg) (http://s42.photobucket.com/user/Golfboy666gti/media/991%20R_zps9n5jy3vx.jpg.html)

holy chit !

that's a 911R 

 :o
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on June 18, 2017, 08:55:35 pm
holy chit !

that's a 911R 

 :o

That it is
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on June 18, 2017, 11:17:58 pm
took a closer look after you told me   ;)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: weta.worker on July 09, 2017, 06:33:12 am
Mate of mine in AKL saw this a few days ago.

My twin (ish!)

(http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt111/wetaworker/Misc%20Cars/RS2_AKL_zpsvbnwkmm9.jpg) (http://s603.photobucket.com/user/wetaworker/media/Misc%20Cars/RS2_AKL_zpsvbnwkmm9.jpg.html)

https://carjam.co.nz/car/?plate=hqh939
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: WRURQ on July 18, 2017, 09:33:40 pm
Saw the great looking Blue RS4 GWK 110 heading to the Airport in Auckland this morning, looks awesome... Let me know if you ever consider selling.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Naekyr on July 27, 2017, 02:13:39 pm
Tesla Model X in the carpark at the Y on Akoranga Drive, I think the driver works for Tesla from the way he was talking to his mates, asked him to open the back doors actually very cool in the metal

living on the shore, driving in the mornings on the motorway I see a lot of model s' on the road and few model x as well (seen that white one few times now)

saw an alfa romeo 4c on the bridge the other day, looks very sporty in red - speaking of which, the quatro foglio mama mia or whatever its called, the v6 twin turbo $130k model - I haven't seen a single one on the roads, has anyone seen it? sales must be terrible..
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: curts on July 27, 2017, 03:19:33 pm
living on the shore, driving in the mornings on the motorway I see a lot of model s' on the road and few model x as well (seen that white one few times now)

saw an alfa romeo 4c on the bridge the other day, looks very sporty in red - speaking of which, the quatro foglio mama mia or whatever its called, the v6 twin turbo $130k model - I haven't seen a single one on the roads, has anyone seen it? sales must be terrible..

Guilia Quadrifoglio? I have seen a few of them, maybe 5? They sound amazing in the flesh.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on July 30, 2017, 09:50:13 am
New RS 5 at Audi City in London. Fantastic looking.

And a bit of a spotting overload in Mayfair this afternoon... Countach, Murcielago, Aventador S, Testarossa, 355, 488, California T, Cayman GT4, 991 911 GT3 RS, DB11 and Chiron.

Also had a look through the Range Rover Velar and the new Rolls-Royce Phantom (revealed less than two days before - a ridiculously opulent car)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RobClubley on August 27, 2017, 10:01:51 pm
Spotted a silver 80's Audi Coupe heading South on SH1 near Pukerua Bay tonight. Made me smile to see one.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on September 11, 2017, 06:50:05 pm
uk import 2015 rs6 in palmy with the crazy paint that goes from black to purple as you walk alongside the car

 ;D

(http://i66.tinypic.com/dzbig8.jpg)

Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Fizz on September 13, 2017, 02:46:05 pm
White his (sedan) and hers (hatch) RS3's in Auckland CBD this morning. I assume they together as they were waving and blowing kisses to each other while in traffic  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Filx on September 13, 2017, 03:06:16 pm
White his (sedan) and hers (hatch) RS3's in Auckland CBD this morning. I assume they together as they were waving and blowing kisses to each other while in traffic  ;D

Nah, that's just how all RS3 owners greet each other.  >:D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Fizz on September 13, 2017, 03:50:40 pm
Nah, that's just how all RS3 owners greet each other.  >:D
If that's the RS3's then I'd hate to know what the RS4 guys get up 2 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: McDoof on September 14, 2017, 10:16:29 am
If that's the RS3's then I'd hate to know what the RS4 guys get up 2 ;D ;D

The new is Bi Turbo...  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Fizz on September 14, 2017, 12:29:50 pm
The new is Bi Turbo...  ;)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: McDoof on September 19, 2017, 03:23:20 pm
New Tesla Model X pulling into the Honda dealership in Wairau park. All the staff outside taking pics of it as it rolled in. It actually looks OK in the flesh
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on September 19, 2017, 07:56:54 pm
The Model X looks weird IMO... the roof is too bubbley. The rear doors are silly also
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: deedub on September 19, 2017, 08:40:22 pm
The Model X looks weird IMO... the roof is too bubbley. The rear doors are silly also

Agree entirely. I saw one the other day and thought it looked very awkward, and all the effort they went to with those doors...why?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Pushbutton_auto on September 19, 2017, 10:04:11 pm
That is why the scene is so fkd up ....  ::)  ...  compared to 110 years ago ...


ALL WE NEED IS A MODEL T, not a Duesenberg   ...........  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: wilco on September 29, 2017, 05:50:25 pm
Okay, who's the WO at Auckland Base with the red URQ today?  Snapped!  :police:
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Worms on September 29, 2017, 08:36:52 pm

ALL WE NEED IS A MODEL T, not a Duesenberg   ...........  ;)

We've got a Model A in the family... a '29.

I'd rather drive my '72 Beetle from Whangarei to Christchurch, than the the "A" from here to Auckland!  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on September 29, 2017, 09:51:49 pm
The Model X looks weird IMO... the roof is too bubbley. The rear doors are silly also

the argument for the rear doors is that they can be fully opened in a tight car park, a bonus if you have children in restraints in the back seats
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: McDoof on October 02, 2017, 09:38:10 am
2 Teslas inside Botany town Centre, opened up so you could get in and have a look. Very nice inside, but not a kid friendly place....
I think the Model X looks better in person than on paper. However those doors are just trouble. They work fine when you have limited space next to you, but I would hate to see the result trying to open them in a multi story car park. Can you imagine the scratches you would get from the low hanging fire sprinklers.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on October 04, 2017, 02:59:40 pm
today in palmytown...

a first gen vw phaeton in dark blue.

actually looked quite nice.

 :laugh:

Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on October 04, 2017, 04:00:57 pm
Nothing wrong with those but the snob factor was the killer I think
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on October 04, 2017, 04:49:07 pm
not sure if clarkson's top gear review helped or hindered ...

Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on October 14, 2017, 03:28:24 pm
in town this  morning...

yellow kia stinger

not sure which version but surprisingly good looking.

 :o
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on October 15, 2017, 04:02:44 pm
the orange tt 3.2 from a few weks ago...

(http://i64.tinypic.com/m9pqix.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/332td01.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/w829ok.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: brian on October 15, 2017, 04:09:35 pm
Orange quite suits it
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on October 15, 2017, 06:31:49 pm
it caught my eye from across the road.

same dealer has a similar age red/black roof a3 3.2 quattro.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on October 16, 2017, 04:19:18 pm
another colourful one

 ;D

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2aaj60x.jpg)
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2mljk2.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/51398m.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on November 17, 2017, 07:29:26 pm
new FIAT 124 spyder, interesting approaching, underwhelming departing
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on December 21, 2017, 09:49:32 pm
mint orange 69 Pontiac Firebird convertible on the Northern this arvo, shame he had the top up

a taxi, unremarkable except this was a black Tesla, Model X I think
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on December 21, 2017, 10:15:37 pm
oh, and a black Ferrari FF on dealer plates
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: DAPPR on January 27, 2018, 11:04:35 pm
No 2018 thread yet :(

I'll pop this in here then :)

Spotted in Straya:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4763/28143424079_f1af0ae970_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on January 28, 2018, 03:40:32 am
Good point! Things have been a bit quieter on the spotting front lately, so I've just removed the year from this thread for now...
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on January 28, 2018, 03:18:32 pm
why yellow fogs ?
style ?

 ???
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on January 31, 2018, 03:05:03 pm
someone mentioned there was no spotted 2018 thread yet so...

ktm xbow in mautoz new napier road palmerston north showroom

(http://i67.tinypic.com/34zeic7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: weta.worker on January 31, 2018, 06:56:47 pm
someone mentioned there was no spotted 2018 thread yet so...

ktm xbow in mautoz new napier road palmerston north showroom

(http://i67.tinypic.com/34zeic7.jpg)

Wow!  Go P Naughty!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowburn on January 31, 2018, 11:07:29 pm
I'll say it again....palmy has huge amounts of super dope cars....tucked away and in the open....
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: wilco on February 01, 2018, 09:03:34 pm
Has to have something going for it.  >:D  Spent too long there in the 80's...
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 01, 2018, 09:45:26 pm
'80s in palmy was full of escort sports, lasers, toyota twin cams, mitsi turbos and the odd fiat - 131 racings, 130 abarths

 ;D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: slowburn on February 02, 2018, 11:55:15 am
rx2s,datsun 1200s,1600,mk1 cortinas with serria cosworth transplants >:D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: le mans on February 13, 2018, 11:48:18 am
Quite interesting in the flesh. Does that sticker have anything to do with VASK?

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4712/26359305758_2d18d1d2fc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GahkfW) (https://flic.kr/p/GahkfW)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RobClubley on February 13, 2018, 11:54:23 am
It should! I thought the Q2 was kinda "meh" to drive.

No photo but I saw a metallic pink F-Type Jag in Wellington yesterday. With gold wheels.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 13, 2018, 05:09:08 pm
i saw a dark blue maserati levante suv cruise through town.

fugly as.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 14, 2018, 03:45:10 pm
pale aqua Citroen Dyane in Northcote just now, I think I've only ever seen one here before

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Citroen_Dyane6_front_20071115.jpg/1200px-Citroen_Dyane6_front_20071115.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Pristle on February 15, 2018, 01:45:55 am
The new Alfa Guilia Quadrofoglia.

Out the corner of my eye I first thought it was a tweaked Lexus IS-F. But then when I looked at it I realised it was much more than that. I just want to hear one now.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Stickman on February 19, 2018, 03:26:34 pm
someone mentioned there was no spotted 2018 thread yet so...

ktm xbow in mautoz new napier road palmerston north showroom


I have seen their AMG GT car at Hamptons quite a few times. Can't quite work out...are they a car dealership, a racing team...both?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 19, 2018, 04:54:07 pm
both

http://www.mikeracing.co.nz/Home/

http://www.mautoz.co.nz/Home/


back to spotting...

saw what looked like an old saab 900 turbo aero in the distance, 3 door, black with the trispoke wheels.

Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 19, 2018, 05:47:57 pm
1949 Chrysler, very nice in metalflake blue, slight rake and whitewalls, yesterday

1940ish Ford drophead today,

Hamilton is Mustang central!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on February 19, 2018, 07:37:38 pm
lot's 'stangs in shannon yesterday but not a single new one.

no matter as soon a s i returned home saw three - 2x orange, 1x dark blue/black.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on February 23, 2018, 06:05:34 pm
Stratos replica outside the dairy on Sunnybrae Rd, Shore, dark blue and tidy
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: robh on April 12, 2018, 11:11:51 pm
White ur Quattro opposite pakuranga shops around 6pm.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: WRURQ on April 15, 2018, 12:03:16 pm
That will be mine ....  :) :)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on April 19, 2018, 11:23:49 am
Porsche 550 replica, Northcote yesterday, looked new, no windscreen
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on May 31, 2018, 07:36:33 pm
FIAT Tipo 16V in white, Northcote yesterday
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on June 05, 2018, 03:27:24 pm
62 Chev Impala wagon lowrider parked on Barrys Point Rd this morning
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on June 20, 2018, 09:31:20 am
McLaren M23 F1 car in the showroom on Great North Rd
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: le mans on June 24, 2018, 09:26:46 pm
Not a bad day for spotting today. Saw a white UR Quattro and a red B5 RS4 heading in the general direction of Auckland. Probably both vaskers! Also a few classics of other marks - 2 mustangs and a corvette.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on July 18, 2018, 01:56:45 pm
Crafter with a truck tray on the Northern, only seen vans here before
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: ziptie.nz on August 02, 2018, 08:30:33 am
Good to see this peice of crap rusting in peices now

https://www.trademe.co.nz/trade-me-motors/car-parts-accessories/audi/auction-1712082883.htm
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Worms on August 02, 2018, 03:39:39 pm
Good to see this peice of crap rusting in peices now

https://www.trademe.co.nz/trade-me-motors/car-parts-accessories/audi/auction-1712082883.htm

Someone put a lot of time into that... in all the wrong places!
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on August 02, 2018, 04:42:22 pm
there's a granny running around Northcote/Birkenhead in a silver/gray MK5 R32
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: McDoof on August 03, 2018, 09:03:35 am
there's a granny running around Northcote/Birkenhead in a silver/gray MK5 R32
Reminds me of the elderly couple (at least in their 70s) I saw driving around a few weeks ago in version 6 WRX Sti. A white one with the standard massive wing on the back etc. It actually looked very well looked after
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on August 03, 2018, 11:01:23 am
kudos to them.

oldies would be the only ones able to meet sti running costs.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on August 29, 2018, 07:57:00 pm
in palmy...

a black hyundai i30n.
very anonymous except for the red trim on the rear diffuser.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: 80 Vert on August 30, 2018, 12:39:27 pm
Lincoln Beach Oregon hwy 101 heading north a blue Audi RS2 with either french or belgian plates.
Never thought I'd see one of those on the roads here in the US
Nik, wasn't there a foreign one touring nz years ago?
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on August 30, 2018, 01:34:28 pm
Lincoln Beach Oregon hwy 101 heading north a blue Audi RS2 with either french or belgian plates.
Never thought I'd see one of those on the roads here in the US
Nik, wasn't there a foreign one touring nz years ago?

John, sure was, but it was green. It was owned by an American who sorted the car in Canada.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: RS ZWEI on August 30, 2018, 02:21:43 pm
Lincoln Beach Oregon hwy 101 heading north a blue Audi RS2 with either french or belgian plates.
Never thought I'd see one of those on the roads here in the US
Nik, wasn't there a foreign one touring nz years ago?

John, I just messaged a person who I thought it might have been. I was correct! His name is Dave and he's from Canada.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: le mans on August 30, 2018, 10:13:45 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/29425350787_64b51b067f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LQdBCg)
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: 80 Vert on August 31, 2018, 03:45:14 am
John, I just messaged a person who I thought it might have been. I was correct! His name is Dave and he's from Canada.

Small world huh.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: beeker on September 07, 2018, 03:22:46 pm
Sat in this last night, genuine dtm a4
Talk about a tight fit!

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/noelsimpson/0D87757E-0917-4DF8-88E3-CDC6EAFACE1C_zpsqgbvbcfb.png) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/noelsimpson/media/0D87757E-0917-4DF8-88E3-CDC6EAFACE1C_zpsqgbvbcfb.png.html)


(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/noelsimpson/4D091F8B-8E60-4F8E-853C-59BCDF8EDBAA_zpsfwsyjpif.png) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/noelsimpson/media/4D091F8B-8E60-4F8E-853C-59BCDF8EDBAA_zpsfwsyjpif.png.html)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b239/noelsimpson/6581EC32-92EA-4889-9531-AC58F297E14C_zpsk0bqvyhf.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/noelsimpson/media/6581EC32-92EA-4889-9531-AC58F297E14C_zpsk0bqvyhf.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on September 07, 2018, 10:07:14 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/29425350787_64b51b067f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LQdBCg)

not seen that badge on an audi before.

what is 35 tfsi
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on September 07, 2018, 10:45:12 pm
not seen that badge on an audi before.

what is 35 tfsi

It's the new Audi model Variant identification system, been in place in China for a while. In this case probably a 1.8T...

http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,43325.0.html
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on September 08, 2018, 10:49:11 am
arggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 :o
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: weta.worker on September 10, 2018, 10:08:11 am
Just Saw a B5 Imola S4 wagon driving into Wellington (just south of Porirua on SH1) - looked very nice.  :D
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: The Red Warrior on September 10, 2018, 12:03:37 pm
On Saturday while washing my car pulling out from the road opposite me:

A new Civic Type R. I liked the look of it in white more than photos would have led me to believe.

A new style Dodge Charger in orange. Seen that one plenty of times before though.

And then a Ferrari Portifino. Had to look up the personalised plate on car jam to find out what model it was. Looked and sounded very nice.

Continued to wash my car worth a small fraction of the price ☹️
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: the phantom on September 10, 2018, 05:05:12 pm
ZB Commodore cop car in Northcote today
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: rambo_005 on September 19, 2018, 10:52:05 am
Ingolstadt registered LHD Mk2 Q3 parked off Haymarket (near NZ House) in London on Sunday. I don't think it's had a motor show appearance yet, so was surprised to see it parked randomly on the street. It was being polished, so it may have been filming for an advert...
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on September 19, 2018, 04:35:09 pm
saw a white ferrari portifino in welly on saturday.

2 or 3 Maserati ghibli saloons in palmy.
one a fawny colour, two black - or the same black one twice, though they were in opposite sides of town.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Brett on September 19, 2018, 05:14:37 pm
saw a white ferrari portifino in welly on saturday.


Are you sure? We have only had the red demonstrator in so far and no cars for clients yet. Bit early for imports.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: schattenblau on September 20, 2018, 10:21:56 am
it was all white.

maybe a california but the nose looked different.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: The Red Warrior on September 20, 2018, 09:42:01 pm
Are you sure? We have only had the red demonstrator in so far and no cars for clients yet. Bit early for imports.

Is the demonstrator the one with CCS as the rego? That was the one I saw.
Title: Re: The Official Spotted Thread
Post by: Brett on September 21, 2018, 07:39:37 am
Is the demonstrator the one with CCS as the rego? That was the one I saw.
Yep that's the one. Will be out and about a lot.