Rivers Speed & Spares

Rivers Speed & Spares

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Congratulations team Rivers on your fantastic win of the National Drag Racing Title. Amazing effort by the three of you - very proud of you all 👏👏👍👍
want to thank grant and dean and the team for fixing my 72 camaro for me thanks guy's drove back to auckland good cheers i appreciate it.

We specialise in engine rebuilding & build cars from the ground up. We provide WOF, general mechanic

Operating as usual

18/09/2022

Another one finished and ready for the dyno!

13/09/2022

Another 2 cool cars finished and ready for the trip to the Kaikoura Hop, have fun!

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 02/08/2022

Was great to be asked to go to Canada and help with the tuning of the engines for Valleyfeild, tested in Valleyfeild on the Wednesday and made good power improvements, but these big races are never easy! Boat handling issues were a problem all weekend, Amazing event to be a part of, thanks, Congratulations to Andrew Taite on the win! And good luck to the boys this weekend!

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 25/06/2022

Been a busy couple of weeks so thought I better put this up, Ford 357ci Cleveland, grouse little engine, made 702hp and 598ft/lbs on 91 pump gas, smooth as a baby, in the car now and a dream to drive!

14/06/2022

First time I’ve put new crate motor on the dyno, after running in was done, tuning for our fuel it made exactly what the specs said, 620hp, great day and ready for the car

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 30/05/2022

Spent the weekend racing at the final HRC meeting at Hampton Downs, I had a good test day on Friday but overheating issues on Saturday saw me out early. Adrian had another fantastic weekend, won the round again, 4 from 4 and the Pro Street title! Bring on next season!

03/05/2022

Just finished another little Ford,406ci, pump gas,street engine, [email protected] 6200 and 501ft/lbs @ 4800, going into a Pantera.

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 26/04/2022

Was a fantastic weekend in Taupo at the HRC race meeting ,l qualified 7th and had 3 top 5 finishes with a 1.32 flat best lap, getting more used to the car ever lap. Adrian in IPC had 2 3rds and a 2nd, with some great driving, from 7th to 2nd in last race, Big congratulations to Craig Buchanan, coming 2nd overall in TCM extreme class.

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 07/04/2022

Well had a fantastic couple of weekends racing my new DB4Swift, 26-27th March at Hampton Downs, first time in the car, best lap a 1.06.8, qualifyed 7th, and herld my own all weekend,great to drive but alot to learn, then Manfield 2-3rd April , best lap 1.092, 7th again, lots of fun, Adrian in his Silvia won his class again with a 1.15 flat and Nicole in the BMW went quicker every run, great weekend, all had loads of fun, now change to funny car and head to Masterton this weekend

05/04/2022

Just finished another Supercharged BBFord,make a nice Street car engine, 758hp and 722 ft/lbs @6200, great engine to keep the greenys happy!

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 14/03/2022

Well another great weekend of racing for our engines in David Alexander’s GP , 3 from 3 on Saturday and a Title, shame it was windy on Sunday so no racing to be had, Bring on next season,

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 21/02/2022

Well,had a great weekend with our engines at the GP test session at Mangakino, 3 GPs and ran 4 of our 468 BBChevs, they ran with no problems and good to be able to try different tunes, Then the added bonus of getting my first drive of a GP boat, what a buzz.

05/02/2022

Another 2 blown BBCHEV engines finished and ready to be picked up, bring on the next race meeting!

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 11/01/2022

Well another great weekend at Taupo Motorsport Park for us and our customers, Adrian and Nicole running in Superlaps, Adrian winning Pro Street, Nicole learning heaps on a new track, Ken Lupton and Craig Buchanan in T.C.M had a great weekend with several podiums and they all drove onto there trailers ready for the next meeting. Bring on this weekends racing at Masterton Drags,

24/12/2021

Well another year bites the dust, been a busy one, last engine for the year out the door, little 02 based Windsor going into a Mustang, 595hp and 485ft/lbs, ready for the January meeting at Taupo

06/11/2021

Well after a massive effort from a lot of people to get the Funny Car finished for Masterton this weekend,it’s been a rain out, big thanks to a lot of people,bound to forget someone, Lupton family,Warwick, Jack & Ken for organising Ray to fix and paint the body, Di and Buck from Nelson for there fantastic repair job on the chassis, Phil from P N Engine Rebuilders, for all the machining, Brendon Mallinder for the great sign writing job at the last moment, Adrian for a fantastic wiring job at the last minute ,and of course our sponsors, Total Transport Ltd, Hell Gloss Marine, Repco, Penrite Oils, Buck Engineering,Lupton MotorSport, and our crew, Phil, Nicole, Dave, Fiona, a big thanks again, bring on December

07/10/2021

Finished a great little 350ci Chev Engine for a up and coming young boatie,be an exciting new experience for him, made 565 hp and 462 ft/lbs.

31/08/2021

Hi everyone

Following the government’s announcement of a reduction to level 3 we will be operating as below

*We will be practicing strict hygiene and social distancing
*All customers will need to ring and make an appointment for work to be carried out, no walk ins
*Customers and trade reps will not be able to enter workshop and wait by chains at doors to be meet
*All vehicles shall be dropped off in a clean and tidy manner
*All surfaces touched before and after working on vehicle will be sanitized
*Gloves will be worn whilst work is carried out
*Please leave drivers window down and A/C turned off
*We will not be able to provide a pick up and drop off service

Contact numbers are as follows

Grant 3454402 or 0274441744

Thanks for understanding and we look forward to seeing you again.

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 27/08/2021

A couple of engines we finished before lockdown, 409 Chev W engine, first on we’ve built,very different inside,nice engine,made 530hp , and 427 methanol Ford for a dragster back for a freshen up after 8 years.

17/08/2021

Another Ford 51 based engine finished and ready for a 70 Mustang, make a great Sunday cruiser,618 hp and 585 ft/lbs!

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 03/08/2021

Been a long time since we have done a drive in,drive out repower on a grouse XY Falcon Ute like this one, nice little 302W and 4speed.

08/07/2021

Just finished another little 302W , 385 hp going to the Waikato for a great little hotrod

18/06/2021

Well,a different sort of engine this week, cool as, takes me back to my apprenticeship days, all ready to put back into the Dodge next week

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 20/05/2021

Well was a great weekend at Hampton Downs for the final HRC, great weather, I finished off my season in the Swift and won the Class 2 championship with a 100 percent finish, Car is a pleasure to drive, like every racer, just want more speed, Adrian had a great weekend as well, top 5 in Superlap, Big thanks to our main sponsor, Total Transport Ltd, Bring on next season.

26/01/2021

Another legal 468ci engine ready for Taupo this weekend

Photos from Rivers Speed & Spares's post 03/01/2021

Another great weekend at Masterton Motorplex, Nicole in the Mustang taking the win in Super Street I an all Wanganui final, thanks to all our sponsors, Total Transport, Penrite Oils, Repco, Engine Rebuilders P/ North.

19/12/2020

Well,what a good weekend it was at Mastertons Central Nationals, Won Competition Division, and the National Prizegiving on Saturday night rapt to receive our NZ 1 trophy plus Crew of the Year and the Milestone award for our three in a row wins, 3 different drivers at 3 different tracks! Big thanks to our sponsors, Total Transport, Penrite Oils, Repco, Engine Rebuilders Palmerston North, KAR Motorsport

02/12/2020

Yet another Xmas present done and ready for the dyno,next in line

12/11/2020

Another beautiful Mustang finished and ready for a big weekend at Manfeild

09/10/2020

Well another one finished and waiting for the customer to pick up, nice little 430hp SBChev under the hood,

08/10/2020

Another couple of engines ready for the boys to play with

08/09/2020

Another job done and given back to a happy owner ready for the coming season,first one of these we have done in a long time.

25/07/2020

Another blown engine freshened with new rods etc ready for the upcoming season, bring on another great seasons racing

15/07/2020

Another blown BBChev built and dynoed ready for a local hotrod, a nice lazy 700hp and 692 ft/ lbs

09/07/2020

Another grouse XAFalcon Coupe rebuilt by us ready for the owner to cruise off into the sunset.

25/06/2020

Jasmine Cain "Burnout"

Well it’s been a while since we have put anything up on our page,what with the Covid thing and myself being out of action for a while, well we are back into it and Dean has kept the shop running in my absence, so here’s a look back at the past couple of seasons of our car, different engine combs and drivers, looking forward to the new season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUuGjP7yI04

Jasmine Cain song "Burnout" from the Album "Seven" with video of mostly the Blu's Brothers Rivers Family Racing Dragster from NZ. Footage from my Gopro camer...

27/04/2020

Hello everyone.

Following the government’s announcement of a reduction to level 3 we would like to advise we will be open from 8am 28/04/2020.

Things will operate a bit differently than before which will be outlined below

*We will be practicing strict hygiene and social distancing
*All customers will need to ring and make an appointment for work to be carried out
*Customers and trade reps will not be able to enter workshop and wait by chains at doors to be meet
*All vehicles shall be dropped off in a clean and tidy manner
*All surfaces touched before and after working on vehicle will be sanitized
*Gloves will be worn whilst work is carried out
*Please leave drivers window down and A/C turned off
*We will not be able to provide a pick up and drop off service

Contact numbers are as follow

Dean 063454402
Fiona 0276817831

Thanks for understanding and we look forward to seeing you again.

25/03/2020

As we are all aware we have been put into lock down. We are still avalible to repair your vehicle if it is need for essential business use. Any quarries please don’t hesitate to get in contact. Please stay safe and we will all get through this tough time together. Thanks for the support

16/02/2020

Another great weekends racing at Masterton Motorplex, Nicole driving on Saturday and Adrian Sunday, made to the final and had another great win, very close, was won by reaction time, Awesome, now all 3 of us have had a win! Big thanks to our main sponsor Total Transport Ltd, P N Engine Rebuilders, Penrite Oils, Repco, and all the crew.

12/02/2020

Hi guys and girls, only 2 weeks till the Taupo Quay Street Drags so get those entry’s in, it will be a fantastic day of racing with loads of prizes

05/02/2020

Well another great weekend of racing at Motueka,Round 6 of the National Championship,Nicole and I drove the dragster, Qualifed No1, low et and top speed of the meeting, won the meeting in a great final against Ana Paterson, set a new National Record, and now back leading the championship,Big thanks to C J, for helping, Thanks to our sponsors Total Transport Ltd, Penrite Oils,

08/01/2020

Well a fantastic start to the 2020 Racing Season ,with a win with Adrian in his ATR Automotive S13 Nissan Silvia at the 2nd round of the Prowear Time Attack Series , in the Pro Street 2wd class, at Taupo Motorsport Park, also made the Top 10, finishing 3rd with 1.42.2 lap, was a great drive ,tuning the car to suit the conditions, thanks to Chris from Prestige for his help. Big thanks to our main sponsor Total Transport LTD, also Penrite Oils and Repco.

05/01/2020

Well a great way to end the 2019 racing season competing at the Taupo Summer Nationals on the 29th December. Big thanks to Paul and all his crew for running a great meeting. Great drive by Nicole in the final to cap off a top day. Number 1 qualifier in the comp field, a new PB of 7.24 @ 183mph and also low et and top speed of the meeting. Great final win with a 7.4 over Grant Briffault with a 7.6. Great start to her season after a 7 year hiatus not driving the car. Big thanks to our main sponsor Total Transport, also Penrite oils and PN engine rebuilders.
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Videos (show all)

Another blown BBChev street engine finished for a happy South Island customer,600hp and 590ft /lbs
Just finished Gareth’s Engine tuning on the dyno,ready for the 50th nationals next weekend, 612hp @ 7200rpm and 501 ft/l...
Another Ford finished on the dyno,400 ft/lbs at 4800 and 375 hp, 351, 9 to 1 comp on 95 pump gas
Starting to get a good base tune, 1250hp and 1050 ft/lbs at 6300 rpm, more to come.
Another step closer to the race track,drive able now,wheel alignment Friday then back to the body shop for doors and gla...
Here's a pull on dyno, soft safe tune, 941hp @ 6500 and 852ft/lbs at 5600 rpm on gas.
Blown BBChev on dyno, 1st runs, gets ready for some full pulls.
351C all finished and ready for the Mustang, run in,retorqued and tuned, made 359 hp @ 5400rpm and 370ft/lbs @ 4900rpm.
The Rivers Family Racing Dragster, built and tuned by Grant at Rivers Speed and Spares was at the Wanganui Street Drags ...

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26 Hatrick Street East
Whanganui
4500

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm

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