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Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it

Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it (Hardback)

By Harlow, Patrick

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Ireland has its DeLorean, England had Lotus and, for a short time, New Zealand had the Heron MJ1, these three cars were similar with their supercar look and sports car handling and performance. Ross Baker, a Rotorua A-Grade Mechanic, had a look at the supercars which existed arou...nd the world and decided to design and build his own in New Zealand. Being of fibreglass monocoque construction it stretched the boundaries of both design and materials and became New Zealand's most successful factory produced supercar. This book looks at the man and the wide range of cars he created and then focuses on the Heron MJ1. Despite less than 30 of them being produced, this car plays an important part of New Zealand's automotive history. The fact that the car went into production at all is a tribute to Ross, his vision and his charisma. The '80s were an amazing time for small manufacturer car production. With the current multitude of regulations, it would cost millions to manufacture a similar car today.
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ISBN 9781877427596
Published NZ 30 Apr 2020
Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781877427596
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
Imprint Willsonscott Publishing
Published 30 Apr 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Harlow, Patrick
Category Automotive (Motor Mechanic) Skills
Motor Cars: General Interest
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 204
Dimensions Width: 246mm
Height: 286mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Road & Motor Vehicles: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade