We hope you're ready for another dose of V8-powered goodness! We're thrilled to announce that the cover of NZV8 issue 216 is graced by none other than Dan Irvine's 1200hp ’70 XY Falcon, a true KING XY in every sense of the word. This beast packs a 521ci supercharged big-block Ford and is an absolute machine to behold. But that's not all we have in store for you in this issue. Trevor Tolhopf's ’73 Holden HQ Kingswood is also featured, and it's blown, bright, and beaten on. With its 407ci supercharged Dart block, this is one mean machine. We also have Allister Simson's ’68 Chevrolet C10 fleet-side, a sweet-looking truck that's running a late model GM LT4, and 1.7L Eaton supercharger combo. You may remember Jamie Waugh's Chev Nova that graced the cover of issue 215. Well, he's back with his next-level ’32 Ford Roadster. Building the perfect ’32 is no easy task, but Jamie has given it a good nudge and created a real head-turning Roadster that is sure to impress. For events, we take you north and south. Down south, we head to the beautiful town of Timaru for the Caroline Bay Rock & Hop, a four-day event that attracts 1100 vehicles from throughout the country. It's a real standout event on the rise that should be checked out. Heading up north, we take you to Taupo for the fifth instalment of Aussie Assault, two days of high-octane track action, show and shine, roll racing, burnouts, and cruise sessions at Taupo Motorsport Park. We're also thrilled to introduce our new Club Corner, where we showcase a different club each month. In this issue, we're proud to feature Americar Rod & Custom Club Inc. They have an incredible lineup of cars and a passionate community that we can't wait to share with you. And that's not all! Our Readers' Rides feature is packed with four awesome write-ups from our readers. It's always inspiring to see the incredible rides our readers own and the stories behind them. Get ready to be amazed and inspired by their passion for V8-powered machines. And if that's not enough, our new Burnout Files feature will keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings in the burnout world. Longtime wheel burner Hayden Wilby will be giving you the inside scoop on all the adrenaline-pumping action. But wait, there's more! We have a whole lineup of V8-powered goodness for you to sink your teeth into. In this issue, you'll find coverage of Central Muscle Cars round 4, where the beasts of horsepower go head-to-head. Don't miss our In the Build section, where we take you behind the scenes of some incredible V8 projects in progress. The Fabrication series showcases the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating V8-powered masterpieces. And, of course, we have the ever-popular Hot Rod Ramblings, Straight Talk, and Dragged Up to keep you entertained and informed. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of issue 216 and dive into a world of NZV8 excitement. It's packed to the brim with your favourite features and stories that will satisfy your V8 cravings. Don't miss out on this thrilling edition — it's guaranteed to leave you craving for more! Stay classy!