Some days are just perfect for a drive and this day was no exception. I had arranged to meet Drew and Jodie in the morning, at their workshop down in Tauranga, so it was an early start for a Saturday. Fortunately it was one of those days where there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the crisp morning air make the cars engine purr happily as I headed out of Auckland and though the rolling hills of the Waikato.
I arrived, welcomed by their dog and found the couple along with friends and crew getting ready, coffee in hand, for a day of working on the cars in preparation for the new season.

drew and jodie DLNZ 2
After brief introductions and a quick look at the cars, we sat down for a chat.
You can find more info on what Drew and Jodie are up to at driftmotorsportnz.com or on FaceBook. And don’t forget to check out the Drift Nationals this weekend at Hampton Downs Race Track.

Images from: Drew and Jodies Facebook.

Roger Baillie (@Rojn8r)

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Roger Baillie
Brought up in a world of Mini's, road trips, rallying and tinkering it is unsurprising that among my passions, since I can remember, cars have been something very special to me. The way they look, the way they smell and especially the way the sound. This passion has grown over the years from a spectator's seat at Formula 1 and WRC events to active participation in events such as the Cannonball Run NZ and Stance Off Events. My current love affair is with a slightly tuned Mk4 Golf GTI which brings me nothing but joy on the road. This love for driving and cars has led me start a Podcast dedicated to my love of driving called Drive Life NZ where I hope to share my story while exploring the varied stories of other enthusiasts. Dispelling the myths surrounding car people and celebrating our diversity.


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