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Coming Soon...

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

By Patrick Harlow (Author of New Zealand Manufactured Cars)

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 around 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.

RRP $65.00


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